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.
Earlier this year, we reported that shortages of limes, avocados, and pork have sent prices of margaritas, guacamole, and bacon sky high. And now the unthinkable: Mars and Hershey have announced that they will be increasing the prices of chocolate products price by 7 and 8 percent, respectively. How will we cope?
Healthcare workers in some parts of Africa are now taking on two battles—the fight to control the growing threat of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in four countries since March, and now armed youths who are threatening doctors who they believe are spreading the disease, not containing it.
At this school, there are no tests, or textbooks—and the students are the teachers. Instead of textbook homework assignments, the usual line-up of pop quizzes, and final exams, each semester students design their own curriculum and carry out their own independent projects.
Gil Fulbright may have is very own campaign bus, but Gil won’t be featured on the ballot come November, because he’s not even a real person. He’s a satirical character, a product of the bi-partisan organization Represent.Us, designed to highlight the corrupting influence of big money in politics.
It's the last week before Congress heads home for August recess, and we may actually see a break from the usual congressional gridlock when it comes to veterans affairs. House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise over the weekend to help the embattled veteran healthcare system.
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It's been one of those weeks where the bad news just kept piling on: Gaza, Ukraine, plane crashes and an ebola outbreak, just to name a few. Sometimes, simply taking a vacation from the news seems like the only way to preserve some sanity.
The new movie “Lucy” is based on the oft-cited statistic that we only use 10 percent of our brains. But is 90 percent of your brain really just untapped potential?
Yesterday in Gaza, an apparent Israeli strike rocked a school run by United Nations relief workers and killed at least 10 people. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.
The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades.
Almost 40 years ago, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office, facing almost certain impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. The most damaging evidence implicating Nixon was 3,700 hours of tape, recorded by Nixon himself between February 1971 and July 1973.
A federal appeals court issued a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act by invalidating insurance subsidies in 36 states. Then a different circuit offered its own decision, upholding the Obama subsidies.
The tense debate over immigration is evolving into an intraparty fight for both liberals and conservatives. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, walks us through the conflict that's brewing in D.C.
When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible.
Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.
In 1992, KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin released thousands of original documents to England in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a veritable who's who of Soviet spying — and they have now been made public after being held in secret for two decades.
When we last left Doctor Who he had regenerated yet again from a young man, played by actor Matt Smith, to someone much older, but just as dashing. The season premiere is set for August 23rd, but much to the chagrin of the good Doctor's ardent fans, scripts from the first five episodes of the new season were leaked this week.
Tensions remain high in Israel and the Palestinian territories following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Israel last week. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has studied and written extensively about the conditions on the ground, and in particular the rise of what many call "price tag" attacks carried out by radical settlers.
Most Afghan interpreters who worked on the front lines with the U.S. military have not been granted transit to the U.S., according to new reporting.
It is official: the Republican party has nominated Cleveland, Ohio to host the 2016 G.O.P. convention. Ohio is a key swing state in presidential elections, and it went to Obama in 2012.