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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

How Far Have Women Come in 20 Years?

Friday, September 04, 2015

20 years ago, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton declared that "women's rights are human rights" and launched a call for action on women's political participation. How far have we come? 

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Ballpark Figures: The Spanish-Language Voice of the Dodgers

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Jaime Jarrín, the Spanish-language voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, takes us from a fence factory in East L.A. to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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We The People: When Corporations Trump Human Dignity

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A new case is leading some to question who, under the current Supreme Court, qualifies for human rights and why corporations seem to be more protected than individuals. 

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An Inside Look at Gaza's Tunnels

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In a televised address late Monday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his citizens to prepare for a long fight in Gaza. 

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Nikki Giovanni on Langston Hughes' 'Conversation With the Future'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.

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What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans?

Friday, June 06, 2014

What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shr...

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Modern Slavery? Domestic Workers Fight For Fairness

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Labor laws of 18 states exclude home care workers from their state minimum wage laws. As the number of domestic care workers increases nationwide, the number of people working these j...

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VA Scandal Drives Senators Towards Reform

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Veterans Affairs scandal has caused outrage across the political spectrum. But lately, Republicans and Democrats alike have been crying for reform. This week, senators are introdu...

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Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies

Friday, May 02, 2014

According to the Kremlin, all hope may be lost for an internationally negotiated deal in Ukraine. With national elections in just a few weeks, will Ukraine really be prepared to hold a free and fair vote?

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A Look at the Project Congress Actually Agrees On

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Even when it seems like there is nothing Congress can agree upon, our representatives have come together to conclude that the broken structure that houses them—1,300 cracks and all—is...

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Views from The Eastern Bloc: Bulgaria

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Today, the voice of someone who grew up under communism in Bulgaria, watched the transition to democracy, and is now observing the crisis in Ukraine from the United States, reflects o...

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C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data

Friday, November 08, 2013

The New York Times has reported that AT&T is selling personal customer information to the C.I.A. for more than $10 million a year. There are no subpoenas or court orders involved. The...

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Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting Suspect

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Four years ago this November, Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, killing 13 people and injuring many more. Today, Major Hasa...

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Washington Post Sale: The End of a Family Dynasty?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Washington Post announced on Monday that is selling ownership of the paper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million. The Graham family has owned control and editorial leaders...

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Yankees' A-Rod, 12 Other Players Receive MLB Suspensions

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Yesterday, 12 players involved in the Biogenesis scandal each agreed to a 50-game suspension. Alex Rodriguez received a harsher penalty, banning him through the 2014 season, though he...

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Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

It's thought that Albert Einsten once said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Well, Einstein’s endorsement of the cluttered ...

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A Journey From Mythology to Reality: The Impacts of PTSD on Identity

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

This week we're exploring the individual and collective experience of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD in America as we enter the long aftermath of two wars in Afghanistan and I...

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A New Chapter for Iran & the United States?

Monday, August 05, 2013

Has there been a reset in the U.S. Iran relationship? Yesterday's inauguration of the newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani was a chance to assure Iranian and U.S. leaders that an op...

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TVs Stay Dark Amid Time Warner, CBS Dispute

Monday, August 05, 2013

You and your television set may be caught in a standoff between the Time Warner Cable and CBS Television. Time Warner's current contract with CBS expired this weekend, blocking out CB...

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McConnell Faces Off With Tea Party, Democratic Candidates at Fancy Farm

Monday, August 05, 2013

The fate of next year’s Kentucky senate race—and that of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell—might be tied to his oratorical performance at a picnic that took place on Saturday in Fanc...

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