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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

As Clock Ticks, ACA Seeks Minority Enrollment

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31 is the deadline for most Americans to sign up for health insurance. The White House reports that 6 million people have signed up for coverage so far, but some of the most important groups for the ACA—minorities—have yet to get on board.

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Today's Highlights | March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Also on Today's Show: How did the United States enter into such a dire debt crisis? What went wrong?...In the 1980s and 1990s, reports first started to emerge about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. This week’s Retro Report examines the bishops who covered up the crimes.

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Could the NCAA Union Ruling Help Women's Teams?

Friday, March 28, 2014

College sports are in the spotlight after a landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board determined that athletes on Northwestern University's football team have the right to unionize. But the ruling could also mean more money for women's teams.

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Misbehaving Secret Service Agents Raise Questions

Friday, March 28, 2014

New incidents of unruly behavior by Secret Service agents are again raising questions about the culture of the agency. From prostitutes to excessive drinking, are these incidents a sign of a bigger problem with the agency's culture?

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News Quiz | Week of March 28

Friday, March 28, 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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House Passes Last Minute 'Doc Fix' Bill

Friday, March 28, 2014

Through a controversial and surprise voice vote, the House passed legislation yesterday that temporarily patches up Medicare physician payments. The bill now goes to the Senate, which has until Monday to act before doctors face a 24 percent cut in Medicare payments.

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Labor Leader Reflects on Chavez's Legacy

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ahead of Cesar Chavez Day—a multi-state holiday designed to honor the Chavez's service to the community—Dolores Huerta joins The Takeaway to reflect on the era the work of Chavez and what still needs to be done for farm workers and other laborers in this country.

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Water Shortages Spark Fights Over Access to H2O

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The U.S. is experiencing an increasing frequency of water supply problems—from dry conditions in California to strong drought conditions in Texas. David Sedlak, co-director of the Berkeley Water Center and author of "Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource," looks back at the history of this most precious resource. Two water-rights lawyers, Sarah Klahn, and Stuart Somach, show us how droughts play out in the courtroom. 

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Social Networking With the World's 1%

Thursday, March 27, 2014

With a database of more than 3 million people, a new online service maps your connections to the rich and famous, no matter how distant.

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Today's Highlights | March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Also on Today's Show The Russian economy is nowhere near as strong as it once ways. A decade ago, the Russian economy was growing at a rate of 7 percent a year, but in 2013, it grew by just 1.3 percent...On April 12, 50 dancers in Miami and around 1,500 more from 30 states around the country will come together for a "water dance," a project to draw attention to water issues around the country...

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An Epic Tale of Hollywood and The Bible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This weekend, the big budget biblical adventure "Noah" hits the big screen. The biblical film isn't new, but these movies raise questions about Hollywood's fascination with The Bible. Do biblical movies bring non-believers back into the fold? Do they challenge us to think a little differently? We explore these questions with Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, and Krista Tippett, the host of the public radio program On Being.

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Is Technology Dehumanizing the Workforce?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In a push for workplace efficiency, are we losing the human expertise and interactions that fuel new ideas? In his new book, "Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans," Simon Head, associate fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, argues that large-scale computer business systems are actually making us dumber. 

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A World on The Edge: Echoes of 1914 in 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yesterday President Barack Obama promised to use the U.S. military to protect NATO nations against outside threats. "History has a funny way of moving in twists and turns, and not just in a straight line," he said. History also tends to repeat itself, as Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at Oxford University, knows well. She reflects on the fateful summer of 1914 and compares that century-old conflict to the current issues facing the West and Russia.

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Reigniting The Flame of Women in Tech

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Did you know the first computer programmer ever was a woman? Yet in recent decades, things have changed—today, men far outnumber women in computer science majors. Nowadays, only about 10 percent of computer science majors are women but that wasn't always the case. New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to professors and students about why more women don't pursue computer science majors and how we can change that.

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Washington's Mudslides: An Unfolding Tragedy

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's day four in the rescue effort to find survivors after a mudslide devastated a community in Washington State. Residents are crying out for stability in the wake of this unfolding tragedy that has left many missing and at least 14 people dead. Ed Ronco, Morning Edition host and producer for KPLU in Seattle, weighs in on the rescue and recovery efforts and the way forward for Washington.

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As Deadline Looms, Some Still Wary of ACA

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

As of March 17th, over five million Americans had signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Eric Sturgis, a 47-year-old business owner from Tacoma, WA, tried to sign up at Healthcare.gov but, because of tech issues, he's still in limbo. Others like Chad Lindsey, a 31-year-old from Arlington, TX, say it's cheaper to pay the fine than to pay for insurance because his deductible is so high.

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Today's Highlights | March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Also on Today's Show Last week, Transnistria’s leaders asked Russia’s parliament to consider its request to join the Russian Federation...With less than a week left for Americans to enroll in a healthcare plan, Oregon is still struggling with what's been dubbed "the nation's worst Obamacare site."...Hundreds of protesters marched on the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on Tuesday against what they call a cover-up and mishandling of the disaster by Malaysian authorities.

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Inside the World of Corporate Idealism

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Can you work for one of the world's largest oil companies and still advance the causes of climate change and human rights? Former BP Oil employee Christine Bader says yes. In fact, nowadays she says that there is a whole army of corporate idealists working to fight the good fight to prevent the next Deepwater Horizon explosion—all from within the corporate world. 

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Do Corporations Have a Right to Religious Freedom?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case that will determine whether for-profit corporations must provide insurance coverage for contraception.

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Never-Published Tennessee Williams Story Surfaces

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drunken antics and foiled romance mark Williams’ campus story that sat on a shelf for years. But its new publisher says it showed signs of the genius to come.

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