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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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A Timeline of Conflict and Struggle in Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

On August 9, the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what's happened since. 

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Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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An Update From The Streets of Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum has seen Ferguson come together. Today he shares the sentiments of both white and black Americans in the St. Louis area.

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Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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Recapping the #BeyondFerguson Chat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After our special, "Beyond Ferguson: America’s Struggle for Racial Equality," we also hosted a social media discussion to hear directly from you.

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ISIS Presents New Fear For Iraq's Christians

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For Assyrian Christians, the brutal victories of ISIS forces are just the latest bloody chapter in a story that spans centuries of slaughter, ethnic cleansing, and suppression.

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Clashes Continue in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The National Guard was deployed to Ferguson yesterday, and tear gas was reportedly fired into the crowds, and more than 30 people were arrested, including journalists.

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Can the U.S. Partner With a Terrorist Group?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the PKK, is officially considered a terrorist group by the U.S. But now, it's playing a growing role in the fight against ISIS.

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Ferguson's Tense Start to the School Year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As violence continues in Ferguson, teachers face the added task of comforting and protecting students, while some school districts have had to delay the start of school altogether. 

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Ebola Virus Could Take Months to Contain

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dr. Joanna Liu, President of Doctors Without Borders, estimates that tackling the Ebola epidemic will take at least six months.

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Playing Fantasy with Hollywood's Favorite Bro

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After a steady run of indie films, actor Mark Duplass has hit man-child stardom with "The League," his show about 30-something guys obsessed with fantasy football.

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Faith and the National Guard: Two Plans for Peace in Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri's governor sent the National Guard into Ferguson today. Local churches are taking a different approach.

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How Israel Fuels a Black Market for Organs

Monday, August 18, 2014

A mixture of religious law and cultural practices have led many Israelis to reject organ donation, creating a desperate market of patients who will do anything for a transplantable organ.

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Inside Iran's Legal Human Organ Trade

Monday, August 18, 2014

Iran is the only country worldwide where the practice of selling one's kidney for profit is legal and regulated. It is also one of the only places that has no waiting list for organs.

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Will Scotland Vote for Independence?

Monday, August 18, 2014

A month from today, just over 4 million people in Scotland will get to vote in a historic referendum on whether their country should become independent for the first time in more than 300 years. 

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Undocumented Children Strain Miami Schools

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miami has long welcomed droves of immigrants from Latin America. But the latest wave of unaccompanied immigrant children is straining the resources of this gateway region in Florida.

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'The Black Album' Puts The Beatles Back Together for New Generation

Monday, August 18, 2014

"The Black Album" reimagines The Beatles, providing a compilation of songs from the solo careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Missouri as a Mirror, Support for Victims, and The Beatles Reimagined

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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