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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

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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Boko Haram & ISIS Spark Fears of Transnational Terrorist Network

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Nigerian terrorist group, now allied with ISIS, has roughly 6,000 members and controls about 8,000 square miles of territory in northeastern Nigeria.

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How an 8-Year-Old Girl Became Queen of The Crows

Monday, March 09, 2015

What happens when some neighborhood crows befriend a little girl in Seattle? You might be surprised. 

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Retracing The Path from Selma to Montgomery

Monday, March 09, 2015

BBC North America Correspondent Aleem Maqbool retraced the the steps of those activists 50 years ago by walking from from Selma to Montgomery alongside one of the original marchers.

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The Takeaway Weekender...In SPACE!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! 

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A Kernel of Truth Behind the Myth of Atlantis

Friday, March 06, 2015

There really was a maritime city that Plato used to base his story of Atlantis, and there's a good chance a tsunami washed through it. But why are so many people still searching?

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U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February

Friday, March 06, 2015

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February 2015—the job gain pushed down the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent.

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Truth & Reconciliation: Building Bridges in Ferguson

Friday, March 06, 2015

This week the Justice Department released the results of its investigation into the Ferguson Police Department in a 105 page report highlighting countless incidents of racial bias.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, March 06, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Dwarf Planet

Friday, March 06, 2015

Early pictures of the planet Ceres reveal tiny bright spots that could be frozen ice, and further study of its surface could answer questions about the formation of our solar system. 

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Humans Are Made of Stardust: Discoveries From Exploring The Cosmos

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Do you dream of exploring the cosmos? NASA Astronomer Natalie Batalha tell us what it's like to be an exoplaneteer—and what it'll be like for humanity as we venture into the universe.

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The Dynamics of a Family Band

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Does talent run in the family? It does for the Durham's. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis discuss their creative process and the dynamics of a family band. 

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Oklahoma's New Gas Chamber: 'A Human Experiment'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Oklahoma is on its way to becoming the first state to use nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates. The method has never been used for executions anywhere in the world. 

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The Politics of Religious Holidays & School Breaks

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Muslim-Americans campaigning for school days off on holy holidays got a victory in New York. Other communities have recently struck religious holidays from the calendar. Who's right?

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The Clinton Email Scandal: All About Benghazi?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Clinton's use of a private email address to conduct official government business has drawn the ire of Republicans who have been investigating the attack on Benghazi.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Space?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

How much do you really know about the cosmos? Test your knowledge here. 

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Alabama High Court Halts Same-Sex Marriages

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court insists they have the power to “interpret the United States Constitution independently from, and even contrary to, federal courts."

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What A Habitable Moon Would Look Like

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It's possible that we might not find extrasolar life on another planet, but on a moon. The Takeaway explores what it would take to create a habitable moon around a Jupiter-sized planet.

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