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:

Republicans Block CDC Research on Gun Violence

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the immediate aftermath of the Charleston massacre, the House quietly rejected an amendment that would've allowed the CDC to study the underlying causes of gun violence.

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More Than 800 Die in Pakistani Heat Wave

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A heat wave in the southern Sindh province of Pakistan has killed more than 800.

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Stop Saying Mass Shootings Are 'Unthinkable'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Todd Zwillich weighs in on the danger of calling the Charleston shooting and others "unthinkable," and why politicians and the news media shouldn't get away with it.

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Senate Votes on Obama's Free Trade Bill

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains whether this is the end of the line for President Obama's trade bill.

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Watch Out, Hillary: Bernie Gains Steam in NH

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New polls show presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is doing well with voters in New Hampshire.

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GOP Scrambles Ahead of Obamacare Ruling

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Democrats are scared of the chaos that will come if the Supreme Court invalidates key parts of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans fear that they will be blamed for it all. 

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Wait Not Over For Last 'Angola Three' Member

Friday, June 12, 2015

A federal appeals court has blocked the release of the last imprisoned "Angola Three" member, Albert Woodfox, who has been in solitary confinement for 43 years.

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Inside Greece’s Troubled Debt Negotiations

Friday, June 12, 2015

Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund called off its latest round of negotiations with Greece over its crippling debt. We look at what's ahead for Greece.

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Jurassic World," "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," and "Live From New York!"

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Restaurant Bans Tips—And Profits Nearly Triple

Friday, June 12, 2015

At Bar Marco in Pittsburgh, tipping has been banned and workers are paid at least $35,000 a year and are provided health insurance, vacation days, company shares, and annual bonuses.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Wolfpack brothers do insanely good impressions of Batman and Joker to win the internet this week. Plus: little girl does a mean Aretha Franklin and robots fall down a lot. 

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Crackdown on The Catholic Church

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are facing criminal charges for its role in the failure to protect children and covering up sexual abuse. 

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Sen. Gillibrand: Obama Failing on Military Sexual Assault Reform

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Defense Authorization Bill is back, and so is Senator Gillibrand on the issue of military sexual assault.

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kristen Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, is here to review the new releases hitting the box office this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Clean Up Continues Along Santa Barbara Coast After 'Nightmare' Oil Spill

Friday, May 22, 2015

After an oil pipeline dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the California coastline, environmental groups are starting to tally up the damage.

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Nebraska Fights to Ban the Death Penalty

Friday, May 22, 2015

On Wednesday, the Nebraska state legislature voted to ban the state's death penalty. But will they have enough votes to override the governor's promised veto?

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ISIS Controls Nearly Half of Syria

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Syrian military has not been able to prevent ISIS from seizing large portions of land. The militants now control about half of Syria, though it’s mostly uninhabited desert.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Perfecting the Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Memorial Day Weekend, and if you are planning to head to your local park for a picnic, we're here to help you get it right. 

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To Explore the Final Frontier, Corporations Want Complete Immunity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The House of Representatives passed the SPACE Act today. Advocates say the bill gives corporate space exploration companies immunity from liability in the event of crashes or accidents.

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