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:

One Company Wants To Tie The Internet To The Real World

Friday, March 27, 2015

A social media company called Banjo is trying to sort that nebulous cloud of tweets, trends, and posts to geography. The idea is to create an instant snapshot of any place at any time.

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Yemen: A Mess Gets Messier

Friday, March 27, 2015

With U.S. forces absent from Yemen, one of the world's leading Yemen experts says it will weaken the local fight against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

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The Five Best Things On The Internet This Week

Friday, March 27, 2015

Studio 360 producer Sean Rameswaram rounds up another five amazing gifts from the Internet. Charlie XCX skewers social media, and Vin Diesel trolls the planet.

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How Far One Astronaut Will Go to Age More Slowly Than His Twin

Friday, March 27, 2015

At 250 miles above the earth's surface, astronaut Scott Kelly will experience time a bit slower than his twin brother back home. Meaning, at the end of a 342 day trip, he'll be younger.

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Could The Germanwings Crash Have Been Prevented?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz might have 'hidden' evidence of illness from his employers according to prosecutors in Germany. Pilot and science writer Jeff Wise join us.

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Indiana: A Public Health Emergency Due To HIV Epidemic

Friday, March 27, 2015

Officials in Indiana have declared a health emergency after an HIV outbreak in rural Scott County.

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Will Not Seek Re-Election

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate minority leader from Nevada, Harry Reid, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016. It's a surprise move that leaves open a leadership position for the Democratic party.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Announces Bid For President

Monday, March 23, 2015

The 2016 presidential election is heating up, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially thrown his hat in the ring.

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Boehner and Pelosi Team Up on Medicare

Friday, March 20, 2015

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will work together to fix Medicare. But how will it play out in the Tea Party caucus?

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House GOP Looks to Cut Food Stamps, Increase Military Spending

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Republicans in the House unveiled their budget on Tuesday, which calls for big cuts to food stamps and huge increases in military spending. But it probably won't go anywhere. 

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Abortion Fight Delays Vote for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's been four months since President Obama nominated Lynch to be attorney general, but her confirmation has been delayed due to an abortion provision in a human trafficking bill. 

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A Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Monday, March 16, 2015

According to the DEA, marijuana is one of the "most dangerous drugs." But a new Senate bill would change that perception and help thousands of people who rely on it for medical reasons.

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Nuclear Fall Out Over GOP's Letter to Iran

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearly every Republican Senator has signed on to an open letter to Iran's leaders, saying that any nuclear deal struck with the White House could be reversed. 

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The Clinton Email Scandal: All About Benghazi?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Clinton's use of a private email address to conduct official government business has drawn the ire of Republicans who have been investigating the attack on Benghazi.

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GOP Senator: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality 'Smacks of Big Government'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Republican Sen. John Thune says that while he's not surprised by the FCC's decision, he is disappointed. 

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Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain future.

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Israel Is Your Home? Rabbi Urges European Jews To Stay Put

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has called for mass immigration from Europe to Israel after recent attacks in France and Denmark, but many want to fight anti-Semitism in their home countries.

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Judge Blocks White House on Immigration

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked key parts of President Obama's executive action on immigration. The ruling comes at a time when Congress is in a fight over this very issue.

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Libya: A New Frontier in the Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

With Sunday's beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS, experts are wondering: Was this an isolated terror attack, or has this opened up a whole new front in the fight against ISIS?

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Using Science to Resurrect Endangered Species

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At the San Diego Zoo, researches freeze genetic material from endangered species on the brink of extinction. 

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