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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

U.S. Tackles Tensions Between Japan & China

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo today, the first stop on his week-long trip through Southeast Asia. At the top of his agenda are the rising tensions between Japan and China.

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Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For some, conversations about gender identity have gone from a collection of awkward, teachable moments to a much more open, cultural dialogue that can lead a whole group of people to become accepted and not as sidelined as "other."

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Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vast changes in the ecosystem have caused five mass extinctions throughout history. The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert argues that humans are causing the sixth.

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Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

While Russia and Ukraine dominate the headlines, President Obama embarks on a long-awaited trip to Southeast Asia. As Vice President Biden practices Containment 2.0 with Russia in the West, can President Obama do the same with China in the East?

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SCOTUS Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In a 6-to-2 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan state ban on affirmative action in public higher education. Kareem Crayton, a professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law School, explains the ramifications of this ruling.

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Today's Highlights | April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Las Vegas could be facing a dire water shortage...The death count rises as each new body is brought to the surface from the South Korean ferry disaster, and now more than 100 are confirmed dead.

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Science and God: Can They Co-Exist?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Can science and God co-exist? For centuries, science and religion have been at odds, with some fearing that the more scientists uncover, the more religious theories may unravel.

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Turning to Brain Scans to Find Consciousness

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thanks to improved trauma care, more people are surviving brain injuries. But many patients end up in vegetative or minimally conscious states. A look at the tools and technology that better identifies hidden consciousness.

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Today's Highlights | April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Tensions remained high over the weekend in Ukraine...There are more grim details emerging about the South Korean ferry crash...This week the Retro Report documentary team looks back at the Terri Schiavo case...

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How Much Is This Man's Life Worth?

Monday, April 21, 2014

About $408, according to the Nepalese government, which offered this amount as compensation to the families of the 13 Sherpas who died in Friday's massive Everest avalanche. The tragedy is raising questions again about the treatment of Sherpas, who earn as little as $3,000 a year in one of the world's most dangerous professions. 

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SCOTUS Weighs In on the Future of Cable

Monday, April 21, 2014

Today the Supreme Court hears ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, a case about copyright law, digital technology and the definition of free access. It pits the biggest moguls in television against each other in court.

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Can New Web Reality Experience Promote Empathy for the Homeless?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Want to see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the homeless? One entrepreneur in California is giving portable, wearable cameras to homeless people to record what life is really like when you live on the streets.

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Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, examines the crisis in Ukraine, and urges a more hawkish response from President Obama.

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News Quiz | Week of April 18

Friday, April 18, 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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Emotions Run High for Boston Marathon Director

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray has run in 41 Boston Marathons and overseen the past 26. He joins The Takeaway before the most emotional race he has ever prepared for in his career.

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Should We Teach Kids To Be Entrepreneurs?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

College students learn how to build their own businesses. But what if the process started with even younger students?

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Lethal Clashes Mark Start of Ukraine Peace Talks

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Despite violence that erupted last night, negotiations have begun in Geneva between officials from the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the E.U.—they are the first talks between the four parties since the political crisis began.

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Today's Highlights | April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Also on Today's Show Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea...New statistics indicate that the number of deportations cases has decreased by 43 percent over the last five years.

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Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Amid celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, Rosa Parks' belongings are trapped in a Harlem warehouse, and important pieces of her legacy have remained hidden from public view.

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From Wall Street to the Trailer Park

Thursday, April 17, 2014

For around 12 million Americans, a trailer park home is simply the best bet financially. That's why two former Wall Street investment bankers are getting into the business.

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