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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

When the Map No Longer Knows Your Home

Monday, May 05, 2014

This November marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. For the millions of people living in the German Democratic Republic, that day marked the end of their country—literally overnight the GDR disappeared.

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Introducing The Takeaway Book Club

Monday, May 05, 2014

No two book clubs are alike. What makes yours one-of-a-kind? As part of a new reading series, The Takeaway is showcasing unique book clubs from around the country.

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Why One Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 02, 2014

More than five years after the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, only one major banker has gone to prison for crimes contributing to the Great Recession. The lack of prosecutions have deep roots in the Department of Justice.

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Kidnappings Open Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians

Friday, May 02, 2014

With more than 150 girls still missing in Nigeria, and many now believed to be sold as brides, we explore what this tragedy means for the country with Okey Ndibe, a Nigerian author and visiting professor of African studies at Brown University.

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News Quiz | Week of May 2

Friday, May 02, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty

Friday, May 02, 2014

Doctors take the hippocratic oath to do no harm. Why wasn't this conflict of interest considered more carefully before lethal injection became the go-to method for humanely enforcing the death penalty in the United States?

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Should Sexual Assault Stats be Part of College Rankings?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One Congresswoman thinks so—she’s pushing for U.S. News & World Report to incorporate assault data into its ranking methodology.

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Sinn Fein Leader Arrested Over 1972 Killing

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In Northern Ireland, revelations about a 1972 murder uncovered by Boston College students may have led to the arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who has spent a night in jail and is being questioned by police.

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Careful Posting Online Reviews, You May Get Sued

Thursday, May 01, 2014

What happens when an online review, one of the most basic forms of public participation online, calls into question larger issues of anonymity and libel? Alex Goldmark, senior producer for WNYC's New Tech City, reported on this topic with a focus on two cases playing out in the U.S. 

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Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigeria

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Hundreds of Nigerian citizens took to the streets yesterday to demand the safe release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, calling on government and military officials to do more to rescue the girls who have now been held captive for more than two weeks. 

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Saving Classical Music With House Parties

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A Boston-based startup is trying to attract 20-somethings to classical music. Groupmuse offers students and young professionals a chance to listen to live classical music performances in relaxed house party settings, including their own homes.

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Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In the days before the nation's first election since American withdrawal, Iraqis have continued to face deadly violence. The election is being held amid tight security provided by hundreds of thousands troops and police.

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Oklahoma Inmate Dies 43 Minutes After Botched Execution

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clayton D. Lockett suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday night after a bungled execution by lethal injection. Critics say secrecy laws in Oklahoma and other states about both the drugs and the manufacturers turn inmates into guinea pigs.

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Today's Highlights | April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Also on Today's Show: First quarter GDP numbers were released today and the growth rate was just 0.1 percent...The Supreme Court has issued a major victory for environmentalists—and the Obama Administration.

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Why Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How does the banning of one NBA owner impact the lived racism of minorities everyday? Are sports really the right arena to examine issues of racial equality and prejudice?

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Inside The Secret History of Invisible Ink

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The history of invisible ink is filled with secret messages. Author Kristie Macrakis explains why invisible ink continues to mark the pages of history, fueling torrid affairs, world wars, and every kid's imagination. 

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This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand'

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's the last day of April, which means it's also the last day of National Poetry Month. Today also marks the end of The Takeaway's month-long poetry series called "This Is Where."

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Are New Russian Sanctions a Lost Cause?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Monday, President Obama announced new sanctions against Russian politicians and companies close to President Vladimir Putin. But if Putin has the Russian people in his pocket, he may not need the rich as badly as the West thinks.

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NBA Bans Sterling For Life, Issues $2.5M Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The NBA has made a decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and fine him $2.5 million—the maximum amount allowed by the league. Sterling is barred from any contact with his team or the NBA.

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Today's Highlights | April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Also on Today's Show: If all goes according to plan, a 32,000-ton arch built to contain remaining radioactive dust at the Chernobyl reactor will be completed...More than three decades after the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown, is the country’s nuclear technology any safer?

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