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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Freedom of Speech, or An Excuse to Bully?

Friday, January 09, 2015

"Under the rhetoric of free speech and satire we see bullying of oppressed and marginalized communities. I think Hebdo mixed those lines," says religious scholar Hussein Rashid.

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Multicultural Mix & Europe On Edge

Friday, January 09, 2015

French politicians have moved quickly to blame "radical Islam." Germany's budding anti-Islam movement has called for sympathizers to wear black arm bands.

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The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 09, 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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Ben Folds on Why He Loves The Piano

Friday, January 09, 2015

The solo artist and frontman of Ben Folds Five discusses his first encounters with the instrument he loves. 

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Portlanders Struggle to Say Goodbye to Airport Carpet

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Portlanders are bidding a fond farewell to the carpet at the Portland Airport. Yes, the carpet. 

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Listen to The New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff Reflect on the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary cartoon editor spoke to The Takeaway's John Hockenberry about cartooning and the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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Dirt Doesn't Hurt

Thursday, January 08, 2015

About 2 million Americans a year are infected with drug-resistant bacteria, but researchers have high hopes for a new antibiotic that uses bacteria found in our soils.

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Full Interview: The New Yorker's Cartoon Editor on Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, reflects on the Charlie Hebdo attack and considers how cartoonists and cartoon editors balance questions of creative freedom.

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Art Project Puts Used Pianos In Public Spaces

Thursday, January 08, 2015

From Los Angeles to Melbourne, decorated pianos are showing up on sidewalks, under bridges, and in parks. 

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Boehner Takes Revenge on GOP Defectors

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Earlier this week, at least a few GOP lawmakers attempted to carry out a mutiny to unseat Speaker Boehner. And now some are facing retribution for voting against the Republican leader.

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Terror in France Highlights Tensions in Europe

Thursday, January 08, 2015

This week's terrorist attack in Paris underscored the longstanding tensions between immigrants—particularly Muslim immigrants—and citizens of the European Union.

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French Terrorists Armed and Trained In Syria

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Muslims account for ten percent of France's population but politicians refuse to have a debate about Islam's role. Will that change after Wednesday's attack? 

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CDC Declares National Flu Epidemic

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Normally, a break from the classroom or workplace helps curb the spread of disease, but the exact opposite is happening this year. The CDC declared flu to be an epidemic just last week.

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Gunmen Terrorize Paris With Attack on French Publication

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Today in Paris, gunfire rang out at the offices of a satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. As many as 12 people had been killed and 10 wounded as of Wednesday morning.

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Inside the Founding Fathers’ Time Capsule

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Revolutionary War patriots like Paul Revere stuffed this time capsule in 1795, making it our country's oldest. Last night, a Boston museum cracked it open. Hear what's inside.

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Palestine Pivots Towards International Community

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Mideast peace process has been at a standstill for more than a decade. Now, the Palestinian leadership is trying a new tactic: Appealing to the international community.

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The Sound of Passion: Falling in Love With the Piano

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

From teachers and students to tuners and technicians, the piano has a lot of dedicated fans. 

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America's Sunny Afternoon? Updating Reagan's 'Morning in America'

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared "morning in America" in a campaign ad in his race against Walter Mondale. Three decades later, is it finally afternoon?

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The Piano Industry's Quiet Decline

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The piano was once the heart of the home—in 1909, more than 364,500 were sold. But the TV has adopted that role in the modern era, and the piano industry has slowly declined.

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Ferguson Juror Makes Moves to Tell All

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A grand juror in the Darren Wilson case has filed suit against St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough, in an effort to speak publicly about the case. 

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