T.J. Raphael

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T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Native Tribes Fight for Equality Ahead of 2016 Election

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Whether it's issues of sovereignty or access to quality education, Native Americans aren't staying silent this election season. 

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As Election Approaches, Border Towns Worry About TPP

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

In El Paso, Texas, one immigration advocate is concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could damage her hometown, and sister city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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U.S. Military Communities Stand on The Frontlines of America's Battle with PTSD

Monday, October 31, 2016

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About 9.7 million people in 89 counties live in “Military Post” communities across the country. A father of a deceased veteran explains how his area is fighting PTSD. 
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Porn vs. Air Pollution: Mormon Voters Divided on Public Health Threats

Monday, October 31, 2016

Salt Lake City and parts of Utah have some of the worst air quality in the world, but conservative Mormon politicians have been hesitant to address it. That could change soon.

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In the African American South, A Holistic Approach to Fighting Poverty

Monday, October 31, 2016

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One activist in Richmond, Virginia, says that a living wage will help lift people out of poverty.
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Graying America Struggles Under the Weight of Economic Pressure

Monday, October 31, 2016

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The number of homeless seniors is expected to double between 2010 and 2050 , even though older adults are working longer. 
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Native Tribes Fight for Equality Ahead of 2016 Election

Monday, October 31, 2016

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Whether it's issues of sovereignty or access to quality education, Native Americans aren't staying silent this election season. 
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As Election Approaches, Border Towns Worry About TPP

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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In El Paso, Texas, one immigration advocate is concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could damage her hometown, and sister city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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In Urban Suburbs, A History of Segregation Endures

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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"It’s almost like there’s these invisible lines."
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Population Drains Threaten to Erase America's Aging Farmlands

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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“Is this the death of rural communities or small family farms, or is it the birth of something?” asks 67-year-old Louise Ehmke of Healy, Kansas, home to about 200 people.
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Rural Middle America Fights to Get Nation 'Back on Track'

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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A Republican activist in Wyoming says slumping energy prices and economic development are a top priority this election season.
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In 2016 Election, Evangelicals Focus on ‘Religious Liberty’

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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"[T]he aggressiveness of the LGBT agenda is the best thing that’s happened to Evangelicalism,” says Rit Varriale, pastor at Elizabeth Baptist Church. 
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Twin Cities on a Search for Racial Justice this Election Season

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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“They call it the land of milk and honey, but it isn’t like that for all of us,” says Russel Balenger, a 66-year-old community activist in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area.
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Maine Governor Escalates Racist Rhetoric

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In an election cycle that has had Donald Trump at the center of controversy, Maine Governor Paul LePage's increasingly racist and bigoted statements are gaining national attention.

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The Earth Next Door: What You Need to Know About Proxima B

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had detected an Earth-like planet, Proxima B, in our neighboring solar system.

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The Fight to Clean Up 150 Million Pounds of Ocean Trash

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

At just 22-years-old, Boyan Slat has created a barrier that is designed to collect and remove trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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A Tribe Called Red: DJ Collective Fuses Native Beats, Electronica and Hip-Hop

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Tribe Called Red is working to define cultural identity on their own terms.

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State-Sponsored Killings Births Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Since taking power in May, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police and military to kill suspected drug dealers and users, without any semblance of due process or right trial.

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Donald Trump and the Pitfalls of Anti-Intellectualism

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

What happens when the anti-intellectual positioning of the Republican party results in a candidate who is actually unprepared?

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Trump: The American President Russia Wants

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Experts believe that Russian hackers are behind the DNC email leak. Why? Some say that the government of Vladimir Putin is hoping Donald Trump will get elected.

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