Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

How Companies Make Millions Off Lead Poisoning Victims

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A new investigation finds that predatory companies take advantage of poor, minority lead poisoning victims—including Freddie Gray and his family.

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The Virginia TV Shooting: Listeners React

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some, the shooting hits close to home. For many, this event signals a need for gun control. Some of you admit that none of this is shocking to you. And many are feeling hopeless.

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Takeaway Book Club: 'Go Set a Watchman'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Three Takeaway listeners from Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Utah weigh in on "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. 

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Will There Ever Be Another Einstein?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, we explore how a scientist becomes an icon. We also wonder whether it can ever be done again.  

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Wildfires Consume Washington State

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 250,000 acres are believed to be burning, a rare event that's breaking records in the state's history.

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'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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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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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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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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