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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Why D.C. Has Done Away With Bail

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our nation's capital effectively eliminated monetary bail in the 1990s and is held up as a model of what a better pretrial system could look like.

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Muslim Comedian Roundtable: Testing the Limits of Islam & Humor

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Joking about religion is controversial. But stand up comedians are jumping in at the Muslim Funny Fest in New York this week.

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What Aliens Would Hear if They Intercepted Our Radio Waves

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Once radio waves are transmitted from Earth, they travel indefinitely through space. Now there's an online program that lets you see how far certain pop songs have traveled. 

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The Story of Kenny Fomby, J.R.

Monday, July 20, 2015

We begin our series on the U.S. bail system with the story of Kenny Fomby, J.R., who, at the age of 19, was held in jail for over six months on charges that were later dropped. 

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Report Connects The Dots Between Drugs, Fame and Bill Cosby

Monday, July 20, 2015

So far, 36 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of inappropriate sexual behavior. 

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5 Years Later, Barney Frank Says the U.S. Financial System is Strong

Monday, July 20, 2015

It has been five years since the passing of the Dodd-Frank Act. We spoke to Barney Frank about how the Act has stood up, and the current state of the financial system. 

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Extended Interview: A Visit With The Queen of The Indies

Saturday, July 18, 2015

In this special extended interview, Parker Posey sits down with The Takeaway to discuss her huge career, working with Woody Allen, and the challenges of being a woman in Hollywood today.

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Why Does This Texan Fear a Federal Invasion?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blame it on a routine military exercise code named Jade Helm 15.

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NYT Sports Editor Defends Serena Williams Coverage

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The day before Serena Williams competed for—and won—her sixth Wimbledon title, a New York Times story on the body images of Williams and her rivals set off an avalanche of criticism.

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Atticus Finch as a Racist: Listeners React

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

With the knowledge that Atticus Finch is racist in Harper Lee's new book, "Go Set a Watchman," we asked listeners their thoughts on the new book. 

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The True Story Behind the World's Most Infamous Psychological Experiment

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A new film called "The Stanford Prison Experiment" looks at the now-legendary psychology study, which looked at the behavior of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison. 

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Secret Network Helps Women Escape ISIS

Monday, July 13, 2015

A secret underground network, which includes informants living within ISIS territory, is helping to rescue hundreds of Yazidi women and girls from captivity.

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Scott Walker Runs for President

Monday, July 13, 2015

The governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, is the last of the anticipated Republican candidates to announce his run for the presidency. 

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A Transgender Cast from Craigslist Shoots a Film on an iPhone

Monday, July 13, 2015

"Tangerine" is a thoroughly 21st century twist on the timeless friends-on-a-quest storyline. 

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European Leaders Reach Deal on Greek Debt Crisis

Monday, July 13, 2015

Liz Alderman, chief European business correspondent for our partner The New York Times, has the details.

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For Many Inmates, Parole is a Game of Chance

Monday, July 13, 2015

Every day, 50 parole boards across the country, often made up of fewer than ten people, determine the fate of the tens of thousands of prison inmates eligible to be released on parole.

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A Compound, A Cult, and Government Mistrust

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Retro Report documentary team explains how a government siege in Waco, Texas became a rallying cry for anarchists and extreme libertarians.

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Tales From The Towers

Friday, July 03, 2015

This holiday weekend, we're exploring a special place that's come to represent an enduring symbol of patriotism and freedom in American culture: The World Trade Center.

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Meeting Amy

Thursday, July 02, 2015

With the documentary "Amy" out in theaters, Movie Date Podcast co-host Rafer Guzman shares his own memories of being one of the first American reporters to cover Amy Winehouse.

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Reconciling with a Confederate Heritage

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The renewed debate over the Confederate flag's place in modern America has made one Confederate soldier's great-grandson think hard about what he might say to his ancestors.

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