Streams

T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Next Flint? Toxic Water Crisis Hits Small Town in Upstate New York

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The EPA has found that the water in Hoosick Falls, New York has high levels of perfluoroctanoic acid, a man-made chemical used in everything from Teflon to food wrappers.

Comments [4]

The 2016 Election: What Would Jesus Do?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

On Thursday, Pope Francis came out to denounce Donald Trump, saying his plan to build a wall along the border "is not Christian." One pastor says the billionaire has his support.

Comments [10]

A Small Town’s Advice for a Big City’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Want to introduce a plastic water bottle ban in your town? The residents of Concord, Massachusetts have some advice for you. 

Comments [5]

Ankara Attack May Complicate U.S.-Turkish Relations, Fight Against ISIS and Assad

Thursday, February 18, 2016

At least 28 people were killed in a car bomb in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday night. The militants accused in the attack are allies of the United States in Syria.

Comment

Fighting the Zika Virus on the Front Lines in Brazil

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A report from São Paulo, where teams of public health workers are going door-to-door to talk to residents about Zika virus prevention. 

Comment

War Worries Grow for GOP Convention

Thursday, February 18, 2016

If none of the candidates come away from primary season the requisite 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination, they could face a contested convention, which hasn't happened since 1976.

Comments [1]

Apple Vs. The FBI: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A judge has ordered Apple to build a technology to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The company says such a tool could be abused in the name of surveillance.

Comments [3]

Immigration Envy Grows as Cubans Get Easy Access

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Since normalizing the U.S./Cuban relationship, Cuban migration into the U.S. has spiked exponentially, which is upsetting Central Americans, Mexicans, and other immigrant groups.

Comments [3]

In Baltimore, A Healthcare Crisis for the Poor

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore—once home to Freddie Gray—life expectancy is similar to that of impoverished North Korea.

Comments [2]

Rollin' Down The Runway: What Happens When High Fashion Meets a Wheelchair

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Alexandra Kutas is a trailblazing Ukrainian fashion model and accessibility advocate who wants to change the world. 

Comments [3]

An Outsider's Perspective on an Insider Candidate

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Journalist Suki Kim had never covered a presidential campaign until last December, when The New Republic asked her to for an outsider's perspective on Senator Marco Rubio.

Comments [7]

The Judicial Branch: America's Newest Political Pawn?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

As the fight to replace Justice Antonin Scalia rages on, some are asking: Has the independence of the black robe lost its free spirit?

Comments [4]

New Hearings Aim to Uncover Mysteries of El Faro Sinking

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Last fall, the sinking of the 800-foot S.S. El Faro cargo ship killed 33 crew members. The incident is considered the worst commercial maritime disaster in the U.S. in decades.

Comment

VOTE: America's Greatest Innovation

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The United States is a nation of ideas, which is why we're asking you to help us select America's greatest innovation.

Comments [35]

Supreme Court Fight Could Reshape the Senate

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The GOP hopes to block President Obama from appointing a successor for Justice Antonin Scalia, something that could hurt Republican senators facing tough re-election campaigns.

Comments [2]

Unquenchable: Why America's Water is Under Threat

Monday, February 15, 2016

Robert Glennon, author of "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It," argues that the United States needs to change our water strategy before it's too late.

Comments [2]

Coal Country Wrestles With Hazardous Water in West Virginia

Monday, February 15, 2016

After developing brain tumors, dental problems, and fertility issues, residents in Prenter, West Virginia discovered toxic levels of chemical contaminants in their tap water.

Comments [11]

Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, drops by to review the new releases hitting the box office, including "Zoolander 2" and "Deadpool."

Comments [2]

Is Another Recession Coming?

Friday, February 12, 2016

This week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen moved to assure Congress that the economy is under control. But market indicators don't seem too convinced. 

Comments [2]

Is the Latino Vote Up for Grabs? Candidates on Both Sides Rush to Reach Voters

Friday, February 12, 2016

As the 2016 presidential campaign moves away from Iowa and New Hampshire, the candidates are trying to win over a more diverse electorate in South Carolina and Nevada.

Comments [3]