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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Rejoice! The Horrible Election Ads Are Finally Over

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's Election Day, which means we can finally say goodbye to nasty political ads—at least for 10 minutes. To celebrate, we created some fake ads that are just as awful as the real thing.

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The Hypnotic Power of Bach

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This November, our friends at WQXR are bringing you a month-long tribute to the magnetic and hypnotic music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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It's Time to Rethink Counterterrorism

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Thousands of veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Middle East has grown only more chaotic with the rising tide of the Islamic State.

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U.N. Leader Offers Hope in Fight Against Ebola

Monday, November 03, 2014

Though the virus is killing thousands and frightening millions more, the fight against Ebola is in generating international cooperation on a scale not seen since the end of WWII.

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How the Fight for the Gray Wolf Was Won & Lost

Monday, November 03, 2014

The federal government’s reintroduction of the gray wolf in the 1990s was a success from a wildlife perspective, but a political disaster with lasting impact.

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A Midterm Prediction as The Clock Ticks Down

Monday, November 03, 2014

Election Day is almost upon us, and some wonder what's in store for not just the president, but the Democrats as well. You can also find your polling place here.

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Dallas Pulls Back the Curtain on Police Shootings

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Dallas Police Department is launching a website that details every officer-involved shooting over the last 12 years. Chief David Brown explains why. 

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It Started as Two Handkerchiefs and Some Ribbon

Monday, November 03, 2014

A hundred years ago today, a young socialite named Mary Phelps Jacob received the first patent for the modern bra, creating a radical shift in the way women dress.

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Report: 'Boko Haram is Winning'

Monday, November 03, 2014

In April, more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Months later, their fate still hangs in the balance.

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The Takeaway Weekender: The South Unbound Tour

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Biking & Ebola: Nurse Starts National Debate

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's likely to be a legal fight about nurse Kaci Hickox's choice to emerge from quarantine for a bike ride in Maine. But was her decision unethical?

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Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, October 31, 2014

T-Pain serenaded some NPR employees in his normal voice and he sounds incredible. R.L. Stine put out a spooky story. Taylor Swift got twitchy. Here's the best of what the web gave us.

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Experiencing Breast Cancer From a Distance

Friday, October 31, 2014

The friends and family members of the women of "Under Her Skin" share what it's been like to watch their loved ones battle breast cancer.

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Tensions Rise In Wake of Temple Mount Closure

Friday, October 31, 2014

A killing and an attempted assassination connected to the closure of one of Jerusalem's holiest sites has left tensions running high.

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South Unbound: An Election Portrait of Kentucky

Friday, October 31, 2014

Away from the press conferences and rallies, Takeaway Correspondent Todd Zwillich spoke with Kentuckians and found that many feel largely distant from this highly-watched Senate race.

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Do We Need Competitive High School Sports?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Has high school sporting culture become the main mission of high school? Should schools do away with competitive sports entirely?

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Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy site for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thomas Menino has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a hugely important figure in Boston, and was elected mayor five consecutive times.

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From Addiction to Champion: Lessons From a High School Coach

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Coach Martin Jacobson kicked his heroin habit and managed to stay off by playing soccer. It changed his life, he says, and now he's helping young New Yorkers to stay on track in school.

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South Unbound: The Battle for Hearts & Mines

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been touring the South all week. His latest dispatch comes from coal country—he explains the battle for hearts and mines in Centertown, KY.

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