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:

'Happy Birthday To You' Might Finally Lose Its Copyright

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New evidence in a lengthy legal battle suggests the song should already be in the public domain. Get ready to hear the "real" birthday song at your favorite chain restaurant.

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The Last Land Dispute Between the U.S. and Canada

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Off the coast of Maine, or off the coast of Nova Scotia? That's the question surrounding Machias Seal Island, where American and Canadian lobstermen fight for sovereignty. 

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Peace Talks Between Taliban and Afghan Government Postponed

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The announcement comes one day after officials confirmed the death of Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Omar.

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A New Strategy to Fight HIV and AIDS

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Obama Administration unveils its second national strategy on HIV/AIDS, but practitioners in Southern states, where half of new infections occur, worry it does not go far enough. 

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Cincinnati on Edge After White Officer Indicted in Murder of Black Driver

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A white University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted in the murder of a black driver, raising tensions around the city.

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Debris May Offer Clues to Missing Flight MH370

Thursday, July 30, 2015

More than a year after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, officials believe that a piece of the plane may have be found.

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A Strange Alliance Rallies Around Sentencing Reform

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Republicans and Democrats can't agree on much. But after decades of gridlock, there is new momentum in Congress to revise federal sentencing laws.

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Ted Cruz Gets Ugly With His Own Party

Monday, July 27, 2015

While Donald Trump appears to be leading in the polls, an attack led by Sen. Ted Cruz against Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is revealing cracks within the Republican party.

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'Bamboozled' & 'Fleeced': Rhetoric Flies in Congress Around Iran Deal

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lawmakers in Congress say the U.S. has been "bamboozled" and "fleeced" by the Iranians. But America's partners in the global community stand by the deal.

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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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