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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Obama Wants to Fast-Track the Biggest Trade Deal in 20 Years

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Most of President Obama's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership has come from the GOP and big business. Democrats and others say it would drive wages down and encourage outsourcing. 

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Bhi Bhiman on The Music of Protest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For singer and songwriter Bhi Bhiman, the path to protest took form in his catchy and heartfelt compositions.

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An Inside Look at Life in Iran

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The images of Iranians chanting "death to America" don't reflect the fast changing culture of a country eager to mend ties with the West. 

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Too Rich But Too Poor: Falling Into the Health Gap

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too rich for Medicaid and too poor for marketplace subsidies: What happens when you fall into the healthcare gap? 

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Risking Death for Freedom: An Escaped Survivor Looks Back at Vietnam

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In 1975, just days before Saigon fell to the Viet Cong,13-year-old Pascale Phuong Dang escaped Vietnam with her mother. For Story Corps, Pascale recounts the tale to a friend.

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Baltimore Wants Answers: What Happened to Freddie Gray?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A 25-year-old African-American man named Freddie Gray died on Sunday of a spinal cord injury a week after being chased and tackled by police officers in Baltimore. 

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Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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How Western Greed Devastates Africa

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals has wreaked havoc in Africa. And the looting of Africa's natural resources is accelerating as never before.

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Love and Marriage on Trial Before SCOTUS

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A week from today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the latest case to challenge a same-sex marriage ban.

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A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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Drew Holcomb on Life, Music and 'American Beauty'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Folk rock musician Drew Holcomb jams with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry and talks about life, family, and growing up in the south. 

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Egypt's Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Morsi was sentenced today along with 12 other Egyptian officials. The charges are connected to protests in Cairo in 2012, which overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood government.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: Art Imitates Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"The Originalist," a world-premiere play at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Should Animals Have The Same Rights As People?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One advocate argues that science proves that apes, alongside elephants, dolphins and whales, are among a class of nonhuman animals that exhibit high cognitive ability.

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Challenging Turkey's Blind Eye

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's been 100 years since the Armenian Genocide, but the Turkish government won't acknowledge its role in the systematic killing of more than a million Armenians.

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FBI Gave Flawed Testimony in Over 200 Trials

Monday, April 20, 2015

An ongoing DOJ investigation has found that FBI examiners presented faulty hair evidence in 257 trials. At least 32 of those cases carried death sentences.

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Georgia Leads The Charge for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, April 20, 2015

Conservatives and liberals have found a common cause: Criminal justice reform. Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, is leading the charge, making his state a model for the nation.

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A Portrait of Resilience Five Years After Deepwater Horizon

Monday, April 20, 2015

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the owner of a small business dependent on the water and the environment in southern Mississippi weighs in on what's changed.

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Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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