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Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, D.C. 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:

Senate Republican Majority In Jeopardy?

Monday, August 29, 2016

The polarizing Trump candidacy has some incumbent Republicans worried, and Democrats hopeful. 

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Trump Stumbles in Push to Reach Black Voters

Friday, August 26, 2016

Observers have said that Trump's appeal to African-American voters and his apparent pivot on issues like immigration are actually designed to win over white Republicans.

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Pick a Side in the Great Ice Cream Debate: Wafer or Sugar Cone?

Friday, August 26, 2016

When it comes to ice cream, which is better: Wafer cones or sugar cones? There’s more of a difference than you might think, and there are strong opinions on both sides.

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The Best Web Series on The Internet Right Now

Friday, August 26, 2016

Go beyond Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. 

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Clinton Attacks Trump for 'Radical Fringe' Ties

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton denounced the "alt-right" as a racist and paranoid fringe group on Thursday. The movement has been a big supporter of Donald Trump since day one.

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Racism, Misogyny & Tech: What We Learned from the Leslie Jones Hack

Friday, August 26, 2016

Leslie Jones has been the target of an aggressive online harassment campaign and subsequent hack, something that's triggered a debate about cyberbullying, racism, and sexism.

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The Alt-Right, Racialized Web Harassment, The Great Ice Cream Cone Debate

Friday, August 26, 2016

On today's show: A look at Hillary Clinton's latest attack on Donald Trump; the harassment campaign against actress Leslie Jones; whether sugar cones or wafer cones are better.

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The Earth Next Door: What You Need to Know About Proxima B

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had detected an Earth-like planet, Proxima B, in our neighboring solar system.

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Zika Fight: GMO Mosquitoes Spark Calls for Referendum in Florida

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Residents of Key Haven, Florida, aren't happy that their community has become a testing ground for genetically modified mosquitos. But such mosquitos may stop the spread of Zika.

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California Fights for Voting Rights for Disabled People

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ahead of the 2016 election, one California non-profit is fighting to make sure people with disabilities can keep or regain the right to vote.

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An Attack on Progress at American University in Afghanistan?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

On Wednesday, the American University in Afghanistan, thought to be of the major successes of America’s long presence in the country, came under attack by militants.

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Liquor Bans: The Solution to Alcohol Problems on Campus?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stanford has banned hard alcohol at parties after Brock Turner blamed campus culture for his sexual assault. But is a ban truly the most effective policy to curb excessive drinking?

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Child Soldiers, Alcohol and Assault on Campus, Life in the 'Goldilocks Zone'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

On today's show: What the U.N. is doing to help children forced into combat; tackling rape and drinking on campus; the discovery of an Earth-like planet in a neighboring solar system.

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Peace in Columbia and the Deal that Made the Difference

Thursday, August 25, 2016

After 52 years of fighting, the oldest war in the Americas has come to an end: Columbia's government and FARC rebels have reached a peace deal.

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What The Infamous Attica Riot Teaches Us About Prisons Today

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In September 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. What ensued was one of the bloodiest prison encounters in U.S. history.

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A Mother's Horror, A Prison Uprising, Protesting With Against Me!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On today's show: A woman whose son died fighting for ISIS shares her story; a look back at the 1971 Attica prison riot; Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace on protest music for the election.

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Why Some Liberals Say It's Time to Shut Down the Clinton Foundation

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Clinton Foundation continues to come under fire from the GOP, but now some on the left argue that Hillary Clinton must shutter the organization if she wants to win in November.

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Corporate Conflict for a Billionaire Presidential Candidate

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Most presidents put their money in blind trusts while in office to avoid conflicts of interest. Donald Trump says his children would run his operations if he's elected.

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John Krasinski on Crafting Characters from Behind the Camera

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

John Krasinski is giving directing another shot in a new feature film, "The Hollars." Krasinski also stars in the film with Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Margo Martindale, and others.

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Writing the President, Moon Discoveries, Actor John Krasinski

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On today's show: A creative writing initiative addressing the next president; the next phase of lunar exploration; actor John Krasinski on his new film, "The Hollars."

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