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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

How Hate Speech and Extremism Went Mainstream

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The number of hate groups in America is on the decline, but there is a growing trend of extremist ideology making its way into mainstream politics.

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Sugar Lobby Scores Sweet Deals by Souring Government Research

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Takeaway discusses how the influential and powerful sugar industry has shaped government research on dental care for years.

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Drama With The Dalai Lama

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In China, government officials are locked in a bureaucratic battle with the Dalai Lama over the Tibetan Buddhist leader's plans for the afterlife.   

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Sorry. The Iran Letter Is Not Treason.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyperbole isn't unprecedented in Washington, and neither is the behavior of the 47 Senate Republicans who penned an open letter to Iran's leaders, undermining the Obama Administration.

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The Poetry of Immigration

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Writer Luis Alberto Urrea's latest book is a collection of poems that explores the fractured identities of men and women torn between Mexico and the United States.

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A Second Nuclear Age

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nuclear weapons have become an inextricable part of how major powers conduct international politics.

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What the Hillary Clinton Email Drama Means for 2016

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One thing this controversy highlights is Clinton's lack of a real press team apparatus, and it may force her to declare her bid for the presidency and hire a team earlier than planned.

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Former Navy SEAL Considers Bid for Missouri Governor

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Former Navy Seal Eric Greitens is the author of a new book all about resilience. And now he says he's exploring running for governor of Missouri as a Republican next year.

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The Hills Are Alive With a New Generation of Von Trapps

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

When we hear the name Von Trapp, the "Sound of Music" often comes to mind. But a new generation of Von Trapps is reinventing their family's musical identity.

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Our Social Media Profiles, Ourselves

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Jacob Silverman is author of "Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection." He says that our use of social media is fundamentally changing how we live. 

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Pay Attention To Ellen Pao

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In her gender discrimination lawsuit against Silicon Valley's top venture capital firm, plaintiff Ellen Pao takes the stand.

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Florida Officials Ban The Term 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former employees at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection say they were banned from using phrases like "climate change" and "global warming." 

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Goodbye Homework, Hello Playtime

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As another elementary school abolishes homework, a debate is reignited over whether young students benefit from homework. 

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Nuclear Fall Out Over GOP's Letter to Iran

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearly every Republican Senator has signed on to an open letter to Iran's leaders, saying that any nuclear deal struck with the White House could be reversed. 

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Hollywood's Competition: China's Booming Film Industry

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The film industry is booming in China. In February, China's domestic box office revenue surpassed that of the U.S. for the first time. 

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Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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A Passionate Call to Leave Zoos Behind

Monday, March 09, 2015

Zoos have a long history. But Outside Magazine contributor Tim Zimmerman argues that zoos are bad for animals and don't do much good for people, either.

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From the Pocket Watch to the Smart Watch: A Short History of Timekeeping

Monday, March 09, 2015

If you're a little tired today, it might be because it's the first Monday after daylight saving time. We trace the history of standardized time and the rise of portable timepieces. 

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50 Years After Martin Luther King, Racial Tension Haunts Alabama Town

Monday, March 09, 2015

Retro Report explores the legacy of the voting rights movement in the small town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, where a fight over a small ferry inflamed race relations for decades.  

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CIA Torture Report Makes Waves at Gitmo

Monday, March 09, 2015

At the Guantánamo Bay detention center, stall tactics and dysfunction escalate in the wake of the Senate Committee’s report on the CIA's use of torture.

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