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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Egypt Frees Al Jazeera Journalist

Monday, February 02, 2015

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from an Egyptian prison over the weekend. Two other reporters with the company remain imprisoned. 

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Budget Showdown Begins in D.C.

Monday, February 02, 2015

President Obama is introducing a new $4 trillion budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, has the details.

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Bored & Brilliant Challenge: Put Away Your Phone!

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC's New Tech City is challenging listeners to put away their phones in their new "Bored and Brilliant" project.

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The Weekender: Code-Switching, Civics, and Gender Online

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

Friday, January 30, 2015

What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

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American Jails: A 'Desperate' Netherworld

Friday, January 30, 2015

Recent investigations have found myriad problems on Rikers Island, the biggest jail complex in New York City. A former corrections commissioner has ideas for lasting change on Rikers.

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Quiet Voices Not Required: Watching the Super Bowl in the Library

Friday, January 30, 2015

The sports bar might be the obvious spot for taking in the big game this weekend, but Seattle residents have found an unexpected gathering spot to watch their beloved Seahawks.

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As Ebola Case Drop, American Doctor Speaks Out

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.

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New Novel Explores Pressures of Undercover Cops

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Matthew Burgess's novel "Uncle Janice," a young undercover cop is anxious to meet her quota in order to earn a promotion.

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Want a Diploma? Pass the Citizenship Exam First

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. We created a quiz with real questions from the test—take it here. 

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Domestic Violence: Has the NFL Really Changed?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

After a controversial NFL season, The Takeaway looks at what the League has actually done to stop domestic violence as the Super Bowl approaches.

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New Musical Captures Great Migration & Journey Towards American Dream

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new musical "Stagger Lee"  features songs that tell the stories of the goodbyes and farewells that came with the Great Migration, a journey made by millions that reshaped our nation.

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DEA Spies on Millions of Drivers Across U.S.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The DEA is running a domestic intelligence-gathering program. If you drive in populated areas, your movements have very likely been tracked.

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QUIZ: Can You Pass the Citizenship Exam?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

To graduate high school in Arizona, students will now have to pass a citizenship exam. Do you think you would pass? Test your knowledge here.

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What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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President Putin 'Intent On Moving Borders'

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe says that President Putin has ambitions to re-draw the map and is intent on creating a new rift in Europe.

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Cop: Thank Community Policing for Drops in Crime

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

All this week, The Takeaway is exploring how law enforcement has changed in the era of community policing. What is the view of this behind the badge? A retired cop weighs in.

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Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Timbuktu" has been nominated for a best foreign picture Oscar this year, but it's also been accused of making apologies for terrorism.  

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Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Entree Dips

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into a hearty favorite: Entree dips.

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The Dark Side of America's Brightest Inventor

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A new documentary considers the reasons for Thomas Edison's enduring fame, and the darker side of the great inventor's fiercely competitive nature.

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