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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

An Inside Look at the 1986 Challenger Disaster

Monday, June 02, 2014

This week, the Retro Report documentary team takes us back to Cape Canaveral, and the decisions that led to the Challenger disaster, the details of which emerged in a famous investigation that showed huge design and engineering flaws in the NASA Shuttle program.

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Donald Sterling and A History of Forced Sales

Monday, June 02, 2014

The NBA is set to meet tomorrow to determine if the Sterling family must sell the LA Clippers. Critics say it is deeply un-American to confiscate property because of someone's beliefs, but history professor Howard Pashman says it’s actually keeping with American traditions.

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Is the U.S. Policy Toward The Taliban Changing?

Monday, June 02, 2014

What does Sgt. Bergdahl's release say about U.S. policy toward the Taliban, and the conduct of the war? Joining The Takeaway to weigh in is David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for our partner The New York Times.

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Seattle Experiments With $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, June 02, 2014

Seattle is set to make history today as the first city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure is expected to pass city council, but implementing it will be a more complicated process.

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New Carbon Regulations May Provoke Political Fight

Monday, June 02, 2014

Today President Obama announces new rules on carbon emissions for existing, coal-fired power plants. The EPA’s proposals would cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent, but not without a few lawsuits and political battles in the process.

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FIFA Faces Accusations of Bribery

Monday, June 02, 2014

This weekend a report by The Sunday Times revealed damning evidence that FIFA members were bribed and bought off to support Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup. Andrew Jennings, the author of "Omertà: Sepp Blatter's FIFA Organised Crime Family," weighs in on the alleged plot.

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An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.

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News Quiz | Week of May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 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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VA Secretary Resigns Amid Healthcare Scandal

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Our veterans deserve the best — they've earned it," President Obama said today at a press conference. "General Shinseki offered me his resignation, and with considerable regret, I accepted.”

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Inside The Frat Past of Snapchat's CEO

Friday, May 30, 2014

Leaked emails from Evan Spiegel's undergraduate days show a culture of drinking, sex, and drugs. His comments about female co-eds are unflattering at best, misogynistic at worst. Is Silicon Valley sexism — "brogrammer culture"—all too prevalent?

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The Misogyny of Nerd Culture Can Have Terrible Consequences

Friday, May 30, 2014

Eleven-time Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu is a nerd champion, but he says the prevalent aspirational narrative of "geek gets girl as prize" is hugely problematic.

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Anxiously Awaiting Obama's Climate Address

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lawmakers and environmentalists in the real world are waiting anxiously ahead of President Obama's Monday announcement on how the administration will plan to reduce carbon emissions. Joining The Takeaway is Justin Gillis, who covers environmental science and policy for The New York Times.

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Jesse Eisenberg's New Role: An Angry Environmental Terrorist

Friday, May 30, 2014

The actor talks about the challenge of his role in "Night Moves," opening this weekend. It also stars Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard.

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The Unrealized Dream of the 3-Hour Work Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Economist John Maynard Keynes once predicted that technological innovation would make the U.S. fantastically wealthy and everyone would enjoy far more leisure time. He was right about one part.

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The Key to Better Sleep: A Digital Detox

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Tech City Host Manoush Zomorodi and Takeaway Host John Hockenberry compare notes on what they learned and accomplished—or failed to accomplish—while tracking and trying to improve their sleep patterns for WNYC’s Clock Your Sleep Project.

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Glenn Greenwald on Snowden's Latest Revelations

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The journalist who helped Edward Snowden reveal the NSA's secrets says Snowden sleeps fine at night. And he says John Kerry is sounding like Dick Cheney these days.

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VA Investigation: Delayed Care Is Rampant

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A new report on the VA by the Office of The Inspector General confirms that VA administrators manipulated medical waiting lists at one and possibly more hospitals. The report shows that that similar kinds of manipulation were “systemic throughout” the VA healthcare system.

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How Farmers Skirt Water Laws in CA

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New revelations uncovered by the Center for Investigative Reporting show that farmers who take most of the precious water in California do not want the government looking over their shoulders.

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The Curious Tradition of the West Point Goat

Thursday, May 29, 2014

All eyes were on President Obama at the West Point graduation ceremony Wednesday, drawing attention away from the graduating cadets. But one cadet was still singled out for a big cheer. We look at the West Point tradition of honoring the last-ranked graduate, dubbed “the goat.” 

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Exploring D-Day’s Underwater Secrets 70 Years On

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

D-Day was the largest military operation of its kind. As the 70th anniversary of this epic battle approaches, The Takeaway considers the extraordinary technology and engineering that contributed to the ultimate success of the invasion.

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