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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

What Jimmy Fallon Teaches Us About Keeping a Job

Friday, November 07, 2014

How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and the Tonight Show host climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion?

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Mass Protests Over Mexico’s Missing Students

Friday, November 07, 2014

There have been mass protests in Mexico this week over the slow pace of an investigation of 43 missing student teachers in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26th.

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The Keys to Success in a Tough Economy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in October. One small business owner explains how he's had success in the face of a tough economy.

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Star-Studded Cast Brings Industrial Disaster to the Big Screen

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The events leading up to 1984 industrial accident are fictionalized in "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain," a new film which stars Kal Penn, Martin Sheen, and Mischa Barton.

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Trouble Stirs For The Russian Economy

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Russia's economy is in trouble. Its currency—the ruble—has fallen to an all-time low. Against the dollar, the ruble is now 25 percent weaker than it was at the start of the year.

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Is the Reefer Revolution Beginning on Constitution Avenue?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. Is the reefer revolution finally beginning on Constitution Avenue?

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As the Dust Settles, What's Ahead for The GOP

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Now that the dust has settled after the 2014 midterm elections, what's ahead for the GOP? Former NRCC Chairman and Congressman Tom Davis explains.

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The Biggest Election Winner: Oil

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republicans now control the Senate, and they also support the $5.4 billion TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, which would link Canada's oil sands with refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Tennessee Lawmaker Hopes to Regulate Abortion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On Tuesday, Tennessee voters passed the controversial Amendment 1, giving the legislature greater leeway to regulate abortion. One GOP lawmaker explains what laws she'd like to see.

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New Album Features Obituaries Set to Song

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A few years ago, Jascha Hoffman was a freelancer writing obituaries and struggling to write songs for a third album. He soon realized that the two vocations went well together.

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The Impact of the Midterms at Home & Abroad

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What do the midterm election results say about the American electorate, and the country's place in the world? Listen to our analysis and share your own thoughts.

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Post-Midterms, The Future of the American Parties

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What's in store for the future of the donkey and the elephant? Two voices from the American political divide weigh in on the wins, the losses, and the future of their parties.

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Republicans Clinch The Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections were good to the Republican party, which gained seats at the federal and state level, even in Democratic strongholds. 

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Voters Gave Themselves a Pay Hike

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Working class Americans secured large victories during the 2014 midterms, with four red state Republican strongholds voting to raise the state minimum wages over the next few years.

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Judicial Elections: The New Political Battleground

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In the past, judicial elections were rarely politicized as judges managed stayed above the partisan fray. That's not so in 2014. 

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Following The Money in The $4 Billion Midterms

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

With a price tag of nearly $4 billion, the 2014 midterm elections are the most expensive in American history. An investigative reporter follows the money trail. 

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Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For years, Tom Magliozzi and his brother Ray—"Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers"—gave listeners more than just car advice. They redefined what public radio could be.

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The Politics of Playing Football

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Who plays and doesn't play football is an increasingly partisan issue, according to a new column by The New York Times' David Leonhardt.

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What Breaks an Addiction to War

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Filmmaker Sebastian Junger says the addictive nature of covering battle makes the transition to civilian life so difficult, but seeing a colleague die makes it too hard to keep going.

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Lone Star Nation: How Texas is Transforming America

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day in Texas may not have any big cliff hangers, but the state is proving to be a laboratory for 21st century American politics.

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