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:

The Eclectic Sound of DJ Goldroom

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

DJ, producer, songwriter, and bandleader Josh Legg, known as DJ Goldroom, is an electronic artist inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan and Nirvana.

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The Death of the Summer Job

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The summer job as we once knew it has become somewhat of an archaic concept, but don't be too quick to call today's youth lazy. Here's what's behind the summer's drop in teen employment.

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Shell Invests Billions Into Arctic Drilling

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

For the first time in more than two decades, Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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The Immigration Debate Heads to Class

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

With the 2016 election in full swing, the debate around immigration reform is raging across the country. And it's playing out in some unlikely places—America's classrooms.

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How National Landmarks Get Their Names

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Mount McKinley is now Denali. The Takeaway explores the history of national landmarks, how their names have changed over the years, and whether they should be changed back. 

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Austria Tightens Borders As Refugees Pour In

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

After 71 dead migrants were found abandoned in a truck on a highway last week, Austrian police officers have began conducting spot-checks of vehicles that are entering from Hungary.

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Remembering The Brilliance of Oliver Sacks

Monday, August 31, 2015

World-renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks died on Sunday at the age of 82. His friend and former colleague discusses his legacy and what made him so brilliant.

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The Uncertain Future of the Alaskan Arctic

Monday, August 31, 2015

President Obama is now the first U.S. president to visit the Alaskan Arctic. Will he support wildlife protection efforts or allow drilling in the region?

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Fighting Over Royalties in America's Coal Country

Monday, August 31, 2015

There is a debate raging in the West over raising the royalties that energy companies pay for coal extracted from federal lands. 

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Raising a Global Nation

Monday, August 31, 2015

The classroom is America’s future. But in an increasingly interconnected world, how do we raise a global nation? The Takeaway explores this in a multi-month series.

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If the Black Panthers Had Camera Phones

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Black Panther Party formed in response to police brutality against black Americans. What would've happened if the Panthers had other means to get their message across?

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Searching for The Next Tennis Superstar

Monday, August 31, 2015

With the start of the U.S. Open today, a new generation of tennis players are trying to make their mark as the generation of Serena Williams and Roger Federer fades.

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Takeaway Book Club: 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A roundtable of Takeaway listeners discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Takeaway Book Club: 'Between the World and Me'

Friday, August 28, 2015

A roundtable of Takeaway listeners discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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How Walmart Could Change the Gun Debate

Friday, August 28, 2015

The corporate giant says its move to no longer sell military-style rifles is simply a business decision. But what if corporate trends have the power to shift public attitudes?  

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Food Fight: How Chinese Spying Threatens U.S. Agriculture

Friday, August 28, 2015

After Chinese agriculture officials were caught spying, some FBI bureaus have made agriculture technology the number two most important security issue, second only to terrorism.

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kristen Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, discusses the thriller "No Escape," the coming-of-age drama "We Are Your Friends," and the Sundance hit "Grandma."

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Florida Lawmakers Play Politics With Voting Districts

Friday, August 28, 2015

Florida’s high court ruled that the legislature needs to redraw the state’s Congressional districts because they favored Republicans to heavily. But no resolution has been reached.

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Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To keep out migrants, Hungarian officials are building a wall along its border with Serbia, similar to what many U.S. presidential candidates hope to construct. But do such walls work? 

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