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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Show Us Your World Cup Swag

Monday, June 09, 2014

Do you have an awesome jersey that you're wearing for the World Cup? Is your friend painting their face for a game? Do you wear a special hat every time your team steps on the field? If so, we want to see your best World Cup swag.

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Protests Erupt in Brazil Ahead of World Cup

Monday, June 09, 2014

Later this week, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the long-term economic impact of the game on Brazil still appears limited, and critics say money spent in preparing for the games should’ve been put towards more vital public services like education, and health care.

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Proposal Looks to Ease the Burden of Student Debt

Monday, June 09, 2014

President Obama is issuing an executive order today ensuring that young people who take out federal loans have their loan payments capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. 

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Heat and Spurs Superfans Face Off

Monday, June 09, 2014

It was a steamy start to the NBA finals Thursday night when the air-conditioning system failed in San Antonio's AT&T Arena. But fans say it's not over yet. Joining The Takeaway are superfans Jordan Melnick from WLRN in Miami and Giovanna Carlotta from KSTX in San Antonio.

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Help Us Map the World Cup!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Help us and our friends at PRI's The World map out the bars, restaurants and other places where you and fellow fans will flock for World Cup action. Our guide is only as good as the information you and others provide.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Bad Grammar, Boston Accents, and Music as Therapy

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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LeVar Burton Aims to Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow'

Friday, June 06, 2014

LeVar Burton wants to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the web and into classrooms. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to to raise a funds with the goal of giving "Reading Rainbow" away to low-income schools for free. He says there’s simply not enough quality educational programming for kids.

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World Leaders Gather for 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

Amidst the D-Day remembrances, President Obama and European leaders find themselves gathered at a time of great political turmoil that once more calls upon the solidarity of allied nations as Western countries put pressure on Russia over aggression in Ukraine. 

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An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Friday, June 06, 2014

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.

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Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.

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News Quiz | Week of June 6, 2014

Friday, June 06, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? 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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Voting Rights 50 Years After Mississippi's Freedom Summer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize and lead the Mississippi Freedom Summer movement, which began 50 years ago this month. She reflects on the volunteer's accomplishments, the movement's confrontation with President Lyndon Johnson, and the state of voting rights today. 

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New Doc Explores LGBT Love & The Law

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Legal battles aren't often the stuff of compelling cinema, but a new documentary taking a close-up look at the fight to strike down California's Proposition 8 is a drama about love and the definition of partnership. Ben Cotner and Ryan White produced and directed "The Case Against 8."

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Sgt. Bergdahl: America's War-Weary Lightning Rod

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has demonstrated that many lawmakers in Washington, and perhaps others, are quick to judge whether or not the POW deserved to be freed. Vanessa Gezari, a journalist who has reported from Afghanistan on and off since 2002, weighs in.

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The Public Health Consequences of Air Pollution

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Politicians often find it difficult to justify climate change legislation. Unlike climate change, air pollution seems to have specific and pressing consequences,  particularly for public health. 

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China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

It turns out that China's ready to compete with the U.S. on carbon, too. This week, a Chinese government advisor declared that China will limit total carbon emissions for the first time, with an absolute cap in place by 2016.

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Revisiting Tiananmen Square 25 Years On

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Twenty five years ago today, student protests in the Chinese capital turned violent when troops closed in on civilians demonstrating for democratic reforms in Tiananmen Square.

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Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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How Detroit & Henry Ford Helped Win WWII

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In 1941, Detroit answered the call of the nation - and ultimately the world - when Henry Ford and his son Edsel were asked to deliver 50,000 airplanes. The scale of production of military technology in WWII radically transformed Detroit and the Ford Family.

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Mastering the Boston Accent is Wicked Hard

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

What does it take to sound like a Bostonian? Johnny Depp is getting flack for his Boston accent in the upcoming film "Black Mass" about crime boss Whitey Bulger. A longtime Boston casting director breaks down what makes the Boston accent so unique.

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