T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

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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Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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Extended Interview: Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In this special extended interview, famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and her new documentary.

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Oklahoma City: 20 Years of Healing Continues

Friday, April 17, 2015

This weekend, the nation will pause to remember a dark moment in American history: The Oklahoma City Bombing, which took place 20 years ago this Sunday.

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Amit Chaudhuri on 'Odyssesus Abroad' and The Changing Identity of India

Friday, April 17, 2015

Writer Amit Chaudhuri discusses his latest novel, "Odysseus Abroad," and how the cultural inheritance of Indian writers spans multiple continents. 

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Imagining a World Without Birds

Friday, April 17, 2015

When he's not busy fielding nominations for Pulitzers, Jonathan Franzen is involved in a passionate fight against the poaching of endangered songbirds.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A puppet plays Rush, Esquire unearthed an outrageous 1991 commercial for the Sizzler restaurant chain, and a Frenchman draws the space between buildings.

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Scientists Close In on Alzheimer's Cure

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Researchers at Duke University blocked the progression of memory loss in mice, and they hope to do the same for humans. 

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Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and the new Disneynature film, "Monkey Kingdom."

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Retracing a Journey From Saigon to San Francisco

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In April 1975, author Andrew Lam fled Saigon for San Francisco. Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, Lam reflects on his homeland and the formation of his American identity.

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Watson: The Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sure, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, can win Jeopardy. But can he make dinner?

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How Policing Changes When Everyone's Filming

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A quarter of police departments are already using body cameras or are starting to implement them, and that number is likely to grow. How do cameras change police-community relations? 

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5 Things to Know Before Recording the Police

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You have a right to record. The police can't delete your videos. But you can't break other laws, like trespassing. Here's what you need to know before taping a police encounter. 

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ZIP Code Poetry: Listener Spotlight

Thursday, April 16, 2015

From Brooklyn, New York to Charlottesville, Virginia, Takeaway listeners from across the country share "Zip Odes"-- poetic homages to their ZIP Codes. 

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