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:

Armitage on ISIS: 'Take a Deep Breath'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Richard Armitage has witnessed many foreign threats in his diplomatic career. He says that when it comes to fighting ISIS, the U.S. needs to slow down and "take a deep breath."

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Senate Votes to Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate approved a measure to keep the U.S. government operating. Within the bill was a key amendment to fund President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey answered questions about the president’s strategy for combating ISIS militants.

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What You Need to Know In the Run Up to Mid-Term Elections

Monday, September 15, 2014

We're in the final stretch ahead of the mid-term elections. To take stock of the issues that could determine the future of Congress, we turn to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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ISIS, Obama & Congress: Are the American People in For a Fight?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama called on Congress to authorize the resources needed to fight ISIS. Will lawmakers come out in support of the White House, or are the American people in for a fight?

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Are New Alliances Enough to Combat ISIS?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Will the need to fight a common enemy change alliances and shift power in the Middle East? And where will the US's efforts fit in along this shifting landscape?  

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Kissinger Talks ISIS, Confronts His History in Chile, Cambodia

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The former Secretary of State has always been known as a realist. In this wide-ranging interview, he assesses today's geopolitics and the critics who have labeled him a war criminal.

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Transcript: Henry Kissinger on The Takeaway

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

On September 9th, 2014, Takeaway Guest Host Todd Zwillich sat down with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. A full transcript of their interview appears here.

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When Violence at Home Enters the Workplace

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new video of football star Ray Rice assaulting his wife raises questions about what domestic violence policies the NFL—or any employer—should put in place.

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Declassifying the Future

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Since he joined the CIA 25 years ago, Mathew Burrows has witnessed dramatic changes in world affairs. His new book predicts the trends over the next 25 years.

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Ukraine Holds on to Shaky Cease-Fire

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A shaky ceasefire is holding in Ukraine, despite witnesses reporting renewed fighting in the city of Mariupol. Will this calm tensions enough to get a political solution?  

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Ferguson Introduces Court Changes, New Laws

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

For the first time since the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown exactly one month ago, the city of Ferguson, MO is announcing some major changes.

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Why Cockroaches Make Good Robots

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Scientists have found an unusual partner to potentially help find people caught under rubble or monitor conditions in hard to reach places: The much-maligned cockroach.

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The Power of the Pardon

Monday, September 08, 2014

President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon 40 years ago. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes and what it means to forgive and forget.

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With ISIS, A Long Road Ahead for U.S.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Over the weekend on "Meet The Press," President Obama's message on ISIS was clear: America should get ready for a lengthy campaign against the Sunni militant group.

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So You Want to Be a Doctor

Monday, September 08, 2014

Freshmen entering med school have about ten years ahead of them before they're practicing doctors. That's a long time for the healthcare business to change. Here's what they're in for.

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NBA Wrestles With Another Race Scandal

Monday, September 08, 2014

After dealing with the drama of Donald Sterling, the NBA has another scandal on it's hands involving an owner and his views on racial topics.

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White House Backtracks on Immigration Action

Monday, September 08, 2014

Back in June, President Obama promised executive action on immigration by the end of the summer. But over the weekend, the White House had a change of heart.

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Inside the Birth of America's SWAT Teams

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Retro Report team is back with a new season of mini-documentaries. This week, the team looks at the history of the militarization of the police and the birth of SWAT teams.

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The Takeaway Weekender: A Comedic Icon, GMOs, and a U.S. General

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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