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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:

Gitmo Detainees, Coming to a Town Near You?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Officials are on the lookout for a place to put detainees from Guantánamo Bay. Some lawmakers are taking a stand, insisting that Gitmo prisoners are not welcome in their home states.

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The Power of An Iconic Image

Friday, September 04, 2015

After a photo of a drowned Syrian toddler went viral, we discuss how images can define a conflict. Warning: The photos in this story may be distressing to some viewers.

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States Struggle with Redistricting

Friday, September 04, 2015

The Supreme Court is set to hear three cases on redistricting in 2015-2016, indicative of a larger national problem that could affect election outcomes. 

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How Far Have Women Come in 20 Years?

Friday, September 04, 2015

20 years ago, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton declared that "women's rights are human rights" and launched a call for action on women's political participation. How far have we come? 

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Kim Davis is In Jail. Here's What's Next For the Religious Freedom Debate.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A federal judge in Kentucky has found Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. But that doesn't mean this issue is settled.

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Rhode Island Episcopal Church Confronts Slave Trading Past

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese is planning a Center for Reconciliation in acknowledgement of both the state and the Diocese's long involvement with slavery.

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If Your Vacation Turns Deadly, This Company Will Save You—For a Price

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Global Rescue is a private service that literally rescues its clients wherever they might be, whenever they're in need. It's a business that comes with a lot of ethical questions.

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How Cities Should Prepare For Natural Disasters

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Seattle is a city prone to earthquakes, landslides, and other potential threats. Luckily, city officials have a plan. 

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Chinese Military Cuts 300,000 Troops

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The People's Liberation Army will see a reduction of 300,000 military personnel, a move not necessarily aimed at reducing the military's capability.

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Why Technology May Be Killing Your Relationship

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Email. Twitter. Facebook. Netflix. How important is it to be technologically compatible with your other half?

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Supporting Immigrant Students in Miami

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A teacher describes a community that embraces diversity.

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Violent Crime Spikes in Major U.S. Cities

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

In Milwaukee, violent crime is up 76 percent from this time last year. More than 30 other cities have also reported increases, including St. Louis, Baltimore, D.C., and New Orleans. 

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These Huge Scorpions Patrolled the Seas 460 Million Years Ago

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Researchers just found the fossils of ancient scorpions, but these weren't the one- to three-inch critters scampering around your campsite. These were bigger -- about 5.5 feet long.

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How the Pope Will Influence the 2016 Election

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

From abortion to climate change and capitalism, Pope Francis has entered the debate surrounding a number of hot-button issues. Voters both Catholic and non-Catholic are listening.

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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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