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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

A New Song for the Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After one researcher peeled back the racist undertones of a popular jingle played on many ice cream trucks, we looked for alternate song—and stumbled on an entire album of them.

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Turkey Mourns After Coal Mine Disaster

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today, Turkey is a nation in mourning after a coal mine suffered one of the worst mining disasters in the nation's history. More than 200 people have died in the explosion and fire that was followed by the mine collapse.

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Elderly Patients Left Out of Medical Trials

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For the doctors of elderly patients, medical care can become a guessing-game when it comes to prescription medication. And that's primarily because older patients are often excluded from medical trials.

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Should We Have the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Online?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Europe's highest court is giving a little bit more power back to the people. On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that in some cases, Google must grant users a so-called "right to be forgotten."

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Using Innovation to Fight Environmental Catastrophe

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Not everyone believes that we're doomed when it comes to climate change, and one of those hopeful few is Robert Bryce. He says that innovation is the key to future global prosperity, and eventually a cleaner environment for everybody.

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Michael Jackson Resurrected in New Album

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Michael Jackson died in 2009, but for the second time since then, the King of Pop has a set of new songs coming out. The album, Xscape, goes on sale today, and features demos of unreleased vocal tracks that Jackson recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Sleepy New Mexico Towns See Oil Boom

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The oil boom of the southwestern United States has rapidly transformed Hobbs, New Mexico and other once-sleepy towns into the stereotypical boom towns. But the environmental impacts are acute in one of the most water-stressed regions of New Mexico.

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Ukrainian Journalists Navigate the Fog of War

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For Ukrainian journalists in the middle of it all, political pressure and violence plague their quest to tell the stories of the Ukrainian people, and the future of the nation.

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Tracing An Ill-Fated Voyage to Escape the Nazis

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today marks the 75th anniversary of a ship setting sail. It's a ship you probably haven't heard of, but one that tells an important and dark story about our country's past.

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Audio Essay: A Poignant Warning from The Past

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Writer Stefan Zweig tried to warn the world about the future, but he gave up and committed suicide in 1942 as the world was engulfed in the flames of World War II. As tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine, what can we learn from his writings?

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Vietnam: The Ukraine of the Pacific?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, a giant Chinese oil rig suddenly stopped and began exploring waters claimed by Vietnam. Is this conflict a hint of things to come? As China flexes its muscles, will Vietnam become the Ukraine of the Pacific?

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Nigerian Officials May Have Ignored Warnings

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to Amnesty International, the Nigerian military had more than four hours of advance warning about the kidnappings of schoolgirls by the terrorist organization Boko Haram, but it failed to act.

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NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to documents obtained by our partner The New York Times, a team of NYPD detectives have been going through the city's jails looking for Muslim immigrants in order to turn them into informants.

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Learn to 'Think Like a Freak' with Stephen Dubner

Monday, May 12, 2014

In his new book, "Think Like a Freak," Stephen Dubner, host of the Freakonomics, breaks down the decision-making process and explains why it’s often important to admit defeat.

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Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist author and activist bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't all that revolutionary.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Claim Victory in Ukraine

Monday, May 12, 2014

A vote on self rule in eastern Ukraine is threatening to throw the fragile government in Kiev off balance. What does the referendum mean within a historical context, and what impact will it have on the nation's uncertain future?

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Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Friday, May 09, 2014

Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.

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Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, and what it means when young girls become the battlefield for larger political struggles. 

 

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Will Dr. Dre Be Hip-Hop's First Billionaire?

Friday, May 09, 2014

According to reports, Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the headphone and streaming music company owned by music legend Dr. Dre. The deal could make Dr. Dre the first billionaire in hip-hop.

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News Quiz | Week of May 09, 2014

Friday, May 09, 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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