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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines

Friday, November 08, 2013

One of the strongest storms every recorded on the planet, Super Typhoon Haiyan, smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, bringing winds of 195 mph and gusts of 235 mph—some of the highest speeds ever recorded in human history. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the storm is Aaron Aspi, Emergency Communications Officer for World Vision, a relief and development organization that works in countries around the world, including the Philippines.

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Friday, November 08, 2013

A Marvel superhero, a young girl in Nazi Germany, and a Texan with HIV prove that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes as "Thor: The Dark World," "The Book Thief," and "Dallas Buyers Club" go head to head at the box office this week. The Takeaway's Movie Date Team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, walk us through these new releases.

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Jewish Art Owners Face Long Restitution Process

Friday, November 08, 2013

Calls have already been made for the German government to operate with more transparency as they move ahead to address claims of ownership over Nazi-confiscated pieces of art. And some, like Marianne Rosenberg, are calling for restitution. Joining The Takeaway to explain how the process is playing out in Germany is Dr. Imke Gielen, a Berlin-based lawyer specializing in restitution claims.

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For a Name to Change, Mindset Must Come First

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Today The Takeaway looked at the controversy surrounding the name of a school in Florida. But that’s just one example in the nation—there are also race-based names attached to creeks, street signs and sports teams. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in on the psychological effects of a name and whether any historical value is lost in the changing of a name is Dr. Leah Wright, professor of history and African American studies at Wesleyan.

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POLL: Should Institutions with Offensive Names be Changed?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Are we too easily offended? Would a name change matter? Here you'll find a poll that includes some institutions that have changed their names, and some that are currently facing challenges. Have your voice heard by taking the short survey below. You can also leave a comment below, on our Facebook page or send us a tweet if you'd like to weigh in further. You can also give us a ring at 1-877-869-8253 add your take.

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In India, Changing Mindsets to Empower Women

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A woman in India is raped every 20 minutes, according to the National Crime Records Bureau in India. One organization is trying to change those numbers.  Jameela Nishat runs the Shaheen Resource Center for Women in Hyderabad's Old City. Her organization attempts to aid and empower women—particularly those in Muslim and Dalit communities—to reclaim their lives.  

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Fallen Giant Blockbuster Video to Close Last Remaining Stores

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Blockbuster has announced that its last 300 stores are closing down early next year. Back in 2004, Blockbuster had more than 9,000 stores with 60,000 employees. Aaron Hillis once wore the Blockbuster brand as a helpful blue shirted clerk—today he's a film critic and owns Video Free Brooklyn in the borough's Cobble Hill neighborhood. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the closing of Blockbuster.

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Harassment and the NFL Locker Room

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This month, ESPN reported that Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin had left the team after allegedly enduring repeated incidents of harassment and bullying by teammates. Martin was reportedly not the only victim. Richie Incognito, Martin's teammate, was fingered as the ringleader of these incidents. Today The Takeaway explores the culture of the NFL locker room with Wade Davis, a retired NFL player.

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160,000 Petition to Change Name of Florida High School Named for KKK Leader

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Jacksonville, Florida's Nathan B. Forrest High School was named for a Confederate general and the first “Grand Wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan. More than 116,000 people have signed a petition to rename the school. But some residents and alumni are fighting back against a name change. Joining us to explain what's next in Jacksonville is Karen Feagins, director of programming and news for WJCT.

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Disabled Athlete Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon Grand Slam

Thursday, November 07, 2013

On Sunday at the New York City Marathon, disabled athlete Tatyana McFadden became the first person to complete a marathon Grand Slam after winning races in Boston, London, Chicago and New York all in the same year—a feat never done by anyone before. McFadden joins The Takeaway to discuss her remarkable achievements and the next steps in her career.

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Senate Considers Extending Americans with Disabilities Act

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering extending the Americans with Disabilities Act to help bolster international support for disability rights. Judith E. Heumann, the Special Adviser for International Disability Rights at the U.S. State Department, joins The Takeaway to explains why some Republicans are opposed to a United Nations disabilities treaty being considered by the Senate.

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For Veterans Day, Advice for Veterans from Veterans

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This Veterans Day, we're teaming up with the Center for Investigative Reporting to hear from veterans about how they've tackled the obstacles of coming home. We want to know: What advice do you have for veterans who have recently returned? What advice do you wish you’d been given after your service? We also want to hear from veterans who have recently returned: What questions do you have? What advice are you seeking?

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What's a Social Network Worth?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Our Twitter feeds and followers, our Facebook friend lists, our LinkedIn connection network, and what comes up in a search on us is part of our value and identity—in theory and in terms of hard cash value. What is a social network worth? And what is your own social network worth to you? Joining us to answer these questions is Josh Klein, is author of the new book “Reputation Economics: Why Who You Know Is Worth More Than What You Have.”

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Chrysler Revs Up to File IPO

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Chrysler is a company that has recovered dramatically since the recession brought the American auto industry to near ruin. Now the company has plans to proceed with a public offering of shares before the year’s end. And for Chrysler, IPO success could be a milestone following the company’s 2009 bankruptcy. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst for Edmunds.com, a car shopping website.

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Detroit's New Mayor Inherits Host of Problems

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

With its list of lengthy problems, people are wondering: Who would want to be the mayor of Detroit? The city's dwindling population elected Mike Duggan, a former hospital executive known for rehabilitating troubled institutions. Quinn Klinefelter, reporter for WDET in Detroit, discusses his city's new mayor, and the long list of problems the city's new leader will inherit.

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Church, State & the Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The small town of GreeceNew York is thrust into the national spotlight this week as the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether the town’s council can open its meetings with Christian prayers. Sarah Barringer Gordon, professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, examines the Greece case and the historical role of religion in public life.

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Analyzing Ballot Measure Votes Around the Country

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Election Day has come and gone, and in addition to choosing mayors and governors, six states took up a total of 31 ballot measures. From Colorado to New Jersey and beyond, citizens weighed in on everything from the minimum wage, marijuana and genetically modified food. Joining The Takeaway to discuss these initiatives is Wendy Underhill, program manager at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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What Elections in New Jersey & Virginia Say About National Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Around the country, voters headed back to the polls yesterday to cast ballots in mayor and gubernatorial contests and to vote on a host of ballot initiatives. Anna Sale, a reporter for WNYC, has been covering races in New York City and neighboring New Jersey. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent has been following the Virginia gubernatorial race.

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The Woman Without A Memory, And What She Says About All of Us

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lonni Sue Johnson suffers from what's called profound amnesia. She can't form new memories or bring up old memories. But while her brain doesn't work the way it should, it does give us profound clues about how our brains work and can be improved. Michael Lemonick is a contributor to Time Magazine, where his piece about Johnson "The Muse of Memory" is published this week.

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Obama's Top Health Official Apologizes For ACA Website 'Debacle'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capitol Hill today answering questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “I apologize. I am accountable to you for fixing these problems And I'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site," she said. "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible." Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is on the ground in D.C. to give us the latest on the hearings.

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