Streams

T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Today's Highlights | March 14, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are experiencing a disagreement over what to do about the Ukraine crisis...It's been more than a month since protests broke out in Venezuela, with no signs of ending soon. With violent clashes taking place between opposition and government forces, some worry the country may be on the brink of an even bloodier battle...The Takeaway's Movie Date team reviews this weekend’s releases.

Comments [1]

Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA?

Friday, March 14, 2014

There are only two weeks left for Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, and this week, President Barack Obama made a comedic appeal to young people by appearing on Zach Galifianakis’s web show, “Between Two Ferns.” Now web traffic at HealthCare.gov is up 40 percent. How many young people still need to enroll and why are so many still resistant? Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and Josh Carpenter, explain.

Comments [6]

Inside the Paralympics: Ice Sled Hockey

Friday, March 14, 2014

It is finally a joyous day for the Americans in the U.S.-Canada hockey rivalry: The U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team defeated the Canadians 3 to 0 in yesterday's semifinals. Team USA's preparation and grit has certainly paid off. The Paralympic sled hockey players bring a fierce athleticism to the ice, with flips and turns that seem to defy nature. Nikko Landeros is a key player for the U.S.

Comment

The Economics of Sex Work

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The sex trade is a lucrative business, nowhere more than in Atlanta, where it rakes in $290 million every year—more than the underground drug and gun trades combined.

Comments [4]

Today's Highlights | March 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Also on Today's Show: As President Barack Obama and acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk meet in Washington, it’s looking increasingly likely that the people of Crimea may vote for annexation...Six days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, the country's leaders are facing pressure from around the world to supply some answers about just what happened to the flight.

Comments [1]

Teenage: Inside The Invention Adolescence

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Where did teenagers come from? During the end of the 19th century and into the first half of the 20th, a population that once went straight from childhood to adulthood now had another stage entirely.

Comments [1]

Adapting Society to a Growing, Aging Population

Thursday, March 13, 2014

This week, we've been pondering the significance of aging, and aging well in today's world. Detecting cancer or picking up on genes for Alzheimer's sounds pretty great, but many agree that our society may not have the infrastructure in place to adapt to an ever-growing, ever-aging population. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the intersection between the aging and the economy is Courtney Coile, associate professor of economics at Wellesley College.

Comments [9]

Inside the Paralympics: Wheelchair Curling

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wheelchair curling is one of the five unique sports in the Winter Paralympics. You might have a hard time finding someone who loves the sport more than Team USA wheelchair curler James Joseph, or "Jimmy Jam" as he is called by his teammates. After surviving a vehicular accident in 1987, Jimmy continued to pursue his passion for sports. The 51-year-old athlete says that curling is "in his blood."

Comment

Living to 100: Science Takes on Life Expectancy

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Would you want to live to be 100-years-old, or even older? And if everyone could, what excites or worries you about what the future has in store? S. Jay Olshansky, a professor in the school of public health the University of Illinois at Chicago, knows a lot about human aging through the centuries and what society stands to gain—or lose—from having a much larger, older human population. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the history of life expectancy.

Comments [8]

Today's Highlights | March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Each year, Americans generate more than 10 million tons of electronic waste and three quarters of these discarded gadgets go straight to the trash...Last week, eight Democrats joined a large group of Republicans in voting against confirmation for Debo Adegbile, a former NAACP lawyer who was being tapped to head up the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Unit...Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, decodes the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW interactive conference this week.

Comments [4]

Should the Word 'Bossy' be Banned?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg is tired of the word "bossy," so much so that she's launching a campaign against it. Sandberg says "the other B-word" discourages girls from thinking of themselves in positions of leadership. Is it so much the word "bossy," or the way we teach young girls to think about themselves? Sarah Burningham, author of "Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body" and two other books for teen girls, and Micki Maynard, contributor to Forbes.com, weigh in.

Comments [21]

Inside the Paralympics: Snowboarding

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Snowboarding makes its debut at the Paralympic Winter Games this year in Sochi. The inclusion of the sport is crucial to the growth of the Paralympic movement, which strives to gain more viewers, athletes, and supporters. Athlete Cristina Albert  is making her first-ever appearance at the Games as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Snowboard Team. She joins The Takeaway to tell her inspiring journey to the top of her sport.

Comment

The 1,179 Mile Journey of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

For the last five years, environmentalists and energy companies have lobbied, protested and fought over the Keystone XL Pipeline. Whether or not the Alberta-to-Nebraska leg of the pipeline is approved, the Canadian oil sands are already up and pumping. Journalist Tony Horwitz traveled the length of the proposed pipeline, and he says that North America could become the Saudi Arabia of the Western Hemisphere.

Comments [1]

Living Well to the Age of 150 and Beyond

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Would you want to live to 150? What would be the impacts if everyone could? Genomic and synthetic life scientist J. Craig Venter says aging is a phenomenon we can control and arrest.

Comments [27]

Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The economic climate of today's Russia is nothing like the Soviet Union's was two decades ago — and that could be the crucial factor that prevents the current conflict over Crimea from escalating.

Comments [2]

How Does a Plane Go Missing?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It's the mystery that has captured the world's attention for the last four days: The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 a Boeing 777 carrying 239 people on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. How does a plane simply vanish? Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent and a contributor to Condé Nast Traveler, weighs in.

Comments [3]

Sen. Feinstein: CIA is Spying on Congress

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, has launched a scathing attack about the behavior of the very agency she has spent years defending: The CIA. Senator Feinstein says the CIA has been spying on Congress. Other than what this means for the separation of powers, she says the agency has been involved in a catalog of cover-ups, intimidation and smears. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, has been on the ground in D.C. following these developments.

Comments [1]

Inside the Paralympics: The Biathlon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Paralympic Winter Games offer an opportunity for people with a wide range of disabilities to compete in adjusted versions of popular Olympic sports. As part of our week dedicated to America's Paralympians, The Takeaway speaks to Kevin Burton, a U.S. Paralympic Biathlete, who breaks down how he's able to navigate the kilometers of courses and shoot a rifle all while being visually impaired. He discusses what inspired him to become a competitive athlete.

Comments [1]

'House of Cards' Story Mirrors Real D.C. Vote

Monday, March 10, 2014

The battle between Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill over a military sexual assault bill sounds eerily familiar if you've been keeping up with Season Two of "House of Cards." 

Comments [1]

Can Overwhelmed Immigration Courts Be Fixed?

Monday, March 10, 2014

It's estimated there is a backlog of more than 350,000 immigration cases nationwide, and the number of deportations is set to top two million under President Obama. Immigration judges say change is necessary.

Comments [4]