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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Expensive Election in America

Monday, May 19, 2014

Senate candidates in Kentucky have brought in millions of dollars in fundraising ahead of tomorrow's primary—amounting to one of the most expensive races in the country.

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Making the First Asian-American Sitcom in 20 Years

Monday, May 19, 2014

ABC has released a new fall line up, including two shows about American immigrant families. We talk to the young star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” Hudson Yang, about being one of the first Asian-American kids to head a major network TV show.

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Net Neutrality: The View From Silicon Valley

Monday, May 19, 2014

A new set of net neutrality rules by the FCC means that content from the big guys with deep pockets would be privileged, while the little guys—the start-ups—would take a hit.

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How DNA Forever Changed Forensic Science

Monday, May 19, 2014

Before developing DNA analysis, hair analysis played a key role in identifying and convicting crime suspects. But now exonerations are forcing the criminal justice system to confront the limitations of hair analysis from days past.

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Inside the Classroom, 60 Years After 'Brown'

Friday, May 16, 2014

Decades after the landmark Supreme Court decision, what are the realities of public education in under-resourced schools that may not be segregated by law — but are far from the integrated ideal?

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News Quiz | Week of May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

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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Why India's Elections are Massive — and Massively Important

Friday, May 16, 2014

There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.

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Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect

Friday, May 16, 2014

A doctor who tried came forward about service delays for patients at risk of committing suicide at a VA facility in St. Louis was sanctioned by his employer, demoted, investigated, and told he was creating a hostile work environment.

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Raising Minimum Wage is Hard — Enforcing it May Be Harder

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wage theft is rampant in low wage industries. While workers in cities around the U.S. are demanding a higher minimum wage, some say we should be focusing on enforcing the minimum wage we have.

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Putin is Mentally Ill: Ukrainian Ambassador on Russia's Sick Leader

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Yuriy Sergeyev is confident in his country's ability to hold free and fair elections. But when it comes to dealing with Moscow, the ambassador is not so confident, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "mentally ill."

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Today's Highlights | May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: In California, nine fires have caused tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes...Prime Minister Shino Abe is set to announce a radical “reinterpretation” to the Japanese Constitution.

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Risk & Rebellion: The Keys to Creativity?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

For renowned high-wire walker Philippe Petit, embracing life is about really living with the world as your stage and the people and objects around you as your props. Philippe Petit's creative process is the subject of his new book "Creativity: The Perfect Crime."

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The Psychology Behind the 9/11 Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

As the September 11 Memorial Museum opens, The Takeaway talks to a psychologist who consulted with the museum designers on how to create a tribute to a traumatic event that doesn’t exacerbate the feelings of trauma.

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How We Invented Illegal Immigration

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.

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Obama Nominees Come Under Fire

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two of President's Obama's judicial nominees are facing sharp opposition from both sides of the aisle. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains the push back and the possible way forward for the Obama White House.

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Syrian Medical Infrastructure Under Assault

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A new map out today by Physicians for Human Rights documents the deliberate targeting of the Syrian medical infrastructure, which has led to the deaths of more than 450 medical personnel since the conflict began in March of 2011. 

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Sen. Al Franken: Save the Future of Media

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.

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How to Survive Without Sriracha

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The spicy condiment maker may be forced to shut its lone factory after nearby residents complained about the ill effects of chile odors. The decision could mean the difference between a mediocre stir fry for dinner and a great one - here's what you use instead of the chili sauce.

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Alzheimer's Through One Family's Eyes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2014 an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. A new film called "A Short History of Decay" explores what the disease can teach us about end of life challenges.

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A New Song for the Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After one researcher peeled back the racist undertones of a popular jingle played on many ice cream trucks, we looked for alternate song—and stumbled on an entire album of them.

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