T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and FOLIOMag.com. There she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.

As a staff reporter for The Legislative Gazette, based in the New York state capital, T. J. covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She's also been a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporter for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.

Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist and Mashable.com, among others. She graduated with honors from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael.

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Childless, Proud and Happy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writer Meghan Daum joins us for an honest conversation about why many adults chose not to have children. 

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As Yemen Unravels, Saudi-Led Coalition Moves In

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yemen's leader has fled, and the nation's defense minister was arrested. Amidst the chaos, Saudi Arabia is hitting back. Here's what the crisis means for a region beset by instability.

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Listeners Respond: Why I'm Childfree

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Takeaway listeners from around the country explain why they have decided to forgo parenting. 

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

According to reports, there was a terrifying life and death battle between members of the crew in the final moments before the crash.

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Thieves of State: How Corruption Poisons Governments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ahead of the Nigerian elections, we look at how shady government practices can lead to instability and violence. 

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Michael Lewis: Wall Street is Robbing Americans

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A year after the release of his book "Flash Boys," which exposed the dodgy practices of high frequency traders, author Michael Lewis says it is business as usual on Wall Street.

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Judgement Day Looms Near for Boston Marathon Bomber

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The prosecution in the trial of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is winding down.

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From Angelina Jolie to Me: Facing The Risk of Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allison Gilbert has a lot in common with Angelina Jolie Pitt. Both women lost their mothers to cancer, and both also made decisions to remove their ovaries and their breasts.

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What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In an effort to take America's temperature, a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks the health of each county across the nation.

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Future of Coal Industry Before Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The EPA says power plants that run on coal and oil emit too many harmful chemicals like mercury and arsenic. But industry backers say reducing emissions is too expensive. 

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The Veterans Who've Left Their Hearts in Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that a majority of U.S. veterans have "left their hearts in Afghanistan." Author & vet Elliot Ackerman reflects on the emotional aftermath of war.

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Mandela Autobiography to be Published Posthumously

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A highly anticipated autobiography under the working title, "The Presidential Years"  is due to be published posthumously by Nelson Mandela.

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A Long Search Over? Ohio Breaks Open Seals of Secrecy for Adoptees

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Starting last week, people in Ohio adopted between 1964 and 1996 could file to receive their original birth certificates, and with them, a piece of their own histories. 

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I Never Want Kids. I'm Not Sorry.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed: that's how a lot of adults get pegged for their decision to forego parenthood. Not so fast. Our listeners weigh in on being childless by choice.

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New Tech Maps Mass Transit & More for The Blind

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Navigating mass transit is hard enough for those who see. It poses even more challenges for those who are blind. But new technologies are changing that. 

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DOJ: Philly Police Shoot Locals Nearly Once a Week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The results of a DOJ investigation into the Philadelphia Police Department found that officers are shooting at citizens frequently and not receiving adequate training. 

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Why Texas Produces Colorful Candidates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially announced that he is running for president. What is about Texas politics that produces so many colorful characters that rise to political office?

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NSA's Secret Court Faces Challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The FISA Court issues classified warrants for domestic intelligence information—a key underpinning of the warrantless wiretapping program that was being used by the Bush Administration.

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Lost Tennessee Williams Horror Story Surfaces

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Strand Magazine's Andrew Gulli is something of a detective when it comes to lost literature. His latest discovery is a never-before published horror story by Tennessee Williams.

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Planting the Seeds of Revolution with Smuggled Episodes of 'Friends'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So no one told you life was gonna be this way...in North Korea.

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