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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Risk & Rebellion: The Keys to Creativity?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

For renowned high-wire walker Philippe Petit, embracing life is about really living with the world as your stage and the people and objects around you as your props. Philippe Petit's creative process is the subject of his new book "Creativity: The Perfect Crime."

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The Psychology Behind the 9/11 Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

As the September 11 Memorial Museum opens, The Takeaway talks to a psychologist who consulted with the museum designers on how to create a tribute to a traumatic event that doesn’t exacerbate the feelings of trauma.

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How We Invented Illegal Immigration

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.

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Obama Nominees Come Under Fire

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two of President's Obama's judicial nominees are facing sharp opposition from both sides of the aisle. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains the push back and the possible way forward for the Obama White House.

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Syrian Medical Infrastructure Under Assault

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A new map out today by Physicians for Human Rights documents the deliberate targeting of the Syrian medical infrastructure, which has led to the deaths of more than 450 medical personnel since the conflict began in March of 2011. 

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Sen. Al Franken: Save the Future of Media

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.

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How to Survive Without Sriracha

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The spicy condiment maker may be forced to shut its lone factory after nearby residents complained about the ill effects of chile odors. The decision could mean the difference between a mediocre stir fry for dinner and a great one - here's what you use instead of the chili sauce.

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Alzheimer's Through One Family's Eyes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2014 an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. A new film called "A Short History of Decay" explores what the disease can teach us about end of life challenges.

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A New Song for the Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After one researcher peeled back the racist undertones of a popular jingle played on many ice cream trucks, we looked for alternate song—and stumbled on an entire album of them.

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Turkey Mourns After Coal Mine Disaster

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today, Turkey is a nation in mourning after a coal mine suffered one of the worst mining disasters in the nation's history. More than 200 people have died in the explosion and fire that was followed by the mine collapse.

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Elderly Patients Left Out of Medical Trials

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For the doctors of elderly patients, medical care can become a guessing-game when it comes to prescription medication. And that's primarily because older patients are often excluded from medical trials.

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Should We Have the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Online?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Europe's highest court is giving a little bit more power back to the people. On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that in some cases, Google must grant users a so-called "right to be forgotten."

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Using Innovation to Fight Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Not everyone believes that we're doomed when it comes to climate change, and one of those hopeful few is Robert Bryce. He says that innovation is the key to future global prosperity, and eventually a cleaner environment for everybody.

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Michael Jackson Resurrected in New Album

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Michael Jackson died in 2009, but for the second time since then, the King of Pop has a set of new songs coming out. The album, Xscape, goes on sale today, and features demos of unreleased vocal tracks that Jackson recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Sleepy New Mexico Towns See Oil Boom

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The oil boom of the southwestern United States has rapidly transformed Hobbs, New Mexico and other once-sleepy towns into the stereotypical boom towns. But the environmental impacts are acute in one of the most water-stressed regions of New Mexico.

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Ukrainian Journalists Navigate the Fog of War

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For Ukrainian journalists in the middle of it all, political pressure and violence plague their quest to tell the stories of the Ukrainian people, and the future of the nation.

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Tracing An Ill-Fated Voyage to Escape the Nazis

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today marks the 75th anniversary of a ship setting sail. It's a ship you probably haven't heard of, but one that tells an important and dark story about our country's past.

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Audio Essay: A Poignant Warning from The Past

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Writer Stefan Zweig tried to warn the world about the future, but he gave up and committed suicide in 1942 as the world was engulfed in the flames of World War II. As tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine, what can we learn from his writings?

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Vietnam: The Ukraine of the Pacific?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, a giant Chinese oil rig suddenly stopped and began exploring waters claimed by Vietnam. Is this conflict a hint of things to come? As China flexes its muscles, will Vietnam become the Ukraine of the Pacific?

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Nigerian Officials May Have Ignored Warnings

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to Amnesty International, the Nigerian military had more than four hours of advance warning about the kidnappings of schoolgirls by the terrorist organization Boko Haram, but it failed to act.

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