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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Break The Winter Chill by Celebrating a Summer Icon: The Frisbee

Friday, January 23, 2015

We're in the dead of winter. To break the chill, we're celebrating an American summer icon, the Frisbee, which first went on sale 58 years ago this week.

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The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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An Amateur's Guide to DeflateGate

Thursday, January 22, 2015

According to reports, The New England Patriots deliberately deflated balls in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts to give them an unfair advantage on the field. 

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How to Combat Anti-Semitism in Europe

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Israel expects 15,000 Jews to leave France for Israel in 2015, and Jews throughout Europe have seen an uptick in anti-Semitism. We explore how the E.U. should deal with this problem.

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A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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With the U.S. Gone, Iran Gains New Control in Iraq

Thursday, January 22, 2015

People on the ground in Iraq say that Iran is overshadowing the U.S., playing a more significant and strategic role in every aspect of society.

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White House Clashes With Senate Over Iran

Thursday, January 22, 2015

​On Wednesday​, the White House clashed with senators about whether a new round of sanctions against Iran might prevent the U.S. and Iran from reaching a deal in nuclear talks.

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X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Ancient Scrolls

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A team of researchers have used x-ray technology to see, for the first time, the ancient texts inside the scrolls damaged by lava during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. 

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As New Jersey Struggles, Christie Hits the Road

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is spending a lot of time away from his home state, and his popularity is starting to dip because of it. 

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SOTU 2015: Reading Between the Lines

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The president laid out an ambitious agenda in last night's State of the Union address. We parse through the proposals laid out in the address and the GOP response to the speech.

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To Counter Obama on Iran, Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is determined to make diplomatic progress with Iran. And now some say Speaker Boehner is raising the stakes by inviting Israel's prime minister to address Congress.

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Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.

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Accusations Fly in Wake of Argentine Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An Argentine prosecutor was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot just days after he accused President Kirchner of shielding Iranian suspects in the nation's deadliest terror attack.

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Why it Might be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The average rate for a 30-year fix-rate mortgage fell to 3.8 percent at the end of last week. Some experts say now is a good time to think about refinancing or buying.

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Can American Presidents Still Do Big Things?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What we expect of our president likely differs by party affiliation, but the historical records shows that some presidents are more effective than others. Why?

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ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

​On Tuesday, members of the Islamic State released a new video featuring two Japanese hostages. 

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Soap Opera Dramatizes Lives of Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Takeaway talks with the co-producers of a popular radio soap opera, airing in the Middle East, about the fictional lives of Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

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Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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Majority of Public School Students Live in Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the first time in at least 50 years, more than half of all U.S public school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We look at how this impacts their teachers.

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Syrian Exile Finds Her Voice Through Storytelling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Syrian exile in Washington, D.C. describes how the radio station she co-founded has created a voice for ordinary Syrians and humanized the Syrian crisis.

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