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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

News Quiz | Week of Oct. 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

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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A Symbol of Hope: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 10, 2014

The 17-year-old is now the youngest winner of the prestigious award, which will be shared with Indian human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.

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Banjos and Ballots: Mike Doughty Jams With John Hockenberry

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mike Doughty, the former lead singer of Soul Coughing, jams with John Hockenberry on the banjo, and chats about being a liberal from a conservative family.

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A Banjo Star Returns To The Roots of Bluegrass

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Noam Pikelny describes himself on the fringe of bluegrass, but he's often considered the best banjo player in the world—a title locked in with the 2014 Banjo Player of the Year award.

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America's Infant Mortality Problem

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other nation in the world, yet we also have one of the highest rates of infant deaths.

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ISIS Uses Water As a Weapon in Iraq

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Islamic State is targeting Iraq's water resources as it fights to take control of the country, flooding some citizens out of their homes.

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Why The Golden Years Are Now Our Best

Thursday, October 09, 2014

78.8 is the newest, and highest, year of life expectancy for Americans to date. But cabaret singer Marilyn Maye has surpassed that number, and at age 86, she is still singing strong.

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Missing: Kim Jong-Un

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Maybe there was a coup. Maybe he has gout from eating too many cheeseburgers. We're not sure. But the head of North Korea hasn't been seen in public in five weeks, and rumors are flying.

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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature Goes To...

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The odds had favored Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. But early this morning, the prize went to the French author Patrick Modiano, called a "Proust of our time" by the Nobel Academy.

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The Family Secrets of the AIDS Epidemic

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father died of AIDS in 1992. In the 20 years since, she's been trying to uncover family secrets about her father's past. 

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Go Crazy: The Secret to Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

One CEO explains why a little bit of crazy goes a long way when it comes to building a business.

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Fears of Ebola Touch Liberians in U.S.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

A Liberian-American immigrant explains how his community both in the United States and abroad has been affected by the deadly Ebola virus.

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Dallas Ebola Patient Loses Life to Virus

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,500 people in West Africa, and the deadly disease has now taken the life of at least one person in the United States.

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Your Response: Family Secrets Revealed

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

What's something you never knew about your family until you were an adult? Takeaway listeners share their stories here.

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America's Next Debt Crisis: Medical Costs

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

With the pace of medical costs on track to outpace real GDP and wage growth, a real medical debt crisis appears to be looming ahead.

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You Can't Get Ebola from a Doorknob

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

But as cases of Ebola infection spread to Dallas and now Spain, communities are questioning whether their public health systems are prepared to contain the virus before it spreads.

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Close Shave for the Constitution in Arkansas

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Today the Supreme Court hears Holt v. Hobbs, a case with potentially far-reaching consequences for the rights of inmates. 

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After Battlefield, Vet Finds Hope on Football Fields

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Daniel Rodriguez is an Iraq and Afghan war veteran first, and a collegiate football player second.

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The Epic Return of a Cult Classic: 'Twin Peaks'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

To the delight of its cult followers, "Twin Peaks" is returning to television in 2016, for a nine-episode run on Showtime. 

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Report: ISIS Weaponry Originated in U.S., China

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A new report finds that a majority of ISIS's ammunition originated in the U.S., China and Russia -- raising questions about the U.S. strategy against ISIS.

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