Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, DC for close to 15 years. Todd's first byline was as a science and medicine reporter in the trade press, but it didn't take long for him to find his way to Capitol Hill. Todd worked for several years for Reuters, wrote about new research for Science and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the British Lancet. He found his way to radio in 2006, becoming a public radio reporter on Capitol Hill. He covered the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for WAMU in Washington and several other public radio stations. Todd first appeared on the The Takeaway when it was in pilot and joined the show as Washington Correspondent in 2009.

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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Bourbon Heist Reveals Industry of Illusion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A series of bourbon and whiskey thefts have shook Kentucky. But one expert says the smuggling ring—which almost got away with $100,000 in spirits—tells us a lot about the industry.

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Giant Volcano Erupts in Chile

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Chile, a giant volcano has erupted twice in the past 24 after lying dormant since 1972. The eruptions sent a massive column of lava and ash miles into the sky.

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Obama Wants to Fast-Track the Biggest Trade Deal in 20 Years

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Most of President Obama's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership has come from the GOP and big business. Democrats and others say it would drive wages down and encourage outsourcing. 

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Bhi Bhiman on The Music of Protest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For singer and songwriter Bhi Bhiman, the path to protest took form in his catchy and heartfelt compositions.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: Art Imitates Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"The Originalist," a world-premiere play at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Congress & The Iran Deal: Set To Act or Acting Up?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Act, introduced today and co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez, would set limits on the Obama Administration's power to negotiate with Iran. 

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Frida Kahlo's Unpublished Love Letters For Sale

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This Wednesday, a New York auction house will put 25 love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo up for sale.

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Tension Between Iran & Saudi Arabia Grows

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iran's relationship with Saudi Arabia is under pressure due to the conflict in Yemen.

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The ACA & Your Taxes: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thousands may face penalties this tax season for not enrolling in health insurance. Many others will owe money or receive refunds. Like all things with taxes, it's complicated.

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A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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How Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Low Wages

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new study finds that companies like Walmart and McDonalds often pay employees such low wages that many are driven to federal assistance programs to make ends meet.

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Sen. Marco Rubio Announces Run for President

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The GOP pool of presidential candidates keeps growing bigger, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio being the latest Republican politician to throw his hat into the ring.

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Catalonia's President on The Push For Independence

Monday, April 13, 2015

Is the time right for Catalonia to declare independence from Spain? Catalonia's President Artur Mas thinks so. He joins us to discuss the future of his region.

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Georgia Golf Course Claims History in Civil Rights Movement

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1961, the Charles L. Bowden Golf Course became the first place in Macon, Georgia to integrate. Decades later, it's becoming a national historic landmark.

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The Secret War For Puerto Rico

Monday, April 13, 2015

In the 1950s, the United States violently put down a revolution in Puerto Rico and worked to cover it up. Now over 50 years later, the truth is coming out.

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American Man Sentenced to Life in Prison by Egypt

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Egyptian government has sentenced the father and brother of Hanaa Soltan to death and life in prison, respectively. Here he reflects on the fate of her family.

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Ballpark Figures: The Unsung Heroes of Baseball

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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