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:

FCC Commissioner: Internet Access Shouldn't Be a Partisan Issue

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be voting on the future of net neutrality this week. She discusses what's at stake, and how it will impact the lives of all Americans.

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead at 65

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lee was the city’s first Asian American mayor, and a former civil rights attorney known for his progressive immigration policies and support for a higher minimum wage.

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Zimbabwe Has A New Leader. What Does it Mean for Democracy?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What can the U.S. do to encourage Zimbabwe to bring in democratic and economic reforms? The Takeaway hears from the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe.

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Healthcare Insecurities Keep Workers Locked in Jobs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Half of all Americans are insured through their workplace. But millions don't seek new opportunities because they're afraid to go without benefits.

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Why Language Matters When It Comes to Addiction

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Words can carry huge weight for those struggling with addiction.

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FCC Commissioner: The Internet Shouldn't Be a 'Partisan Pinball'

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be voting on the future of net neutrality this week. She discusses what's at stake, and how it will impact the lives of all Americans.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Deadly Attack in The Congo

Monday, December 11, 2017

At least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers were killed by rebels in Eastern Congo. Officials are calling it the worst attack in the organization's recent history.

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Your Healthcare: What Happened?

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Your Healthcare: What Happened?" is a new series from The Takeaway. This week we'll explore what went wrong with the U.S. healthcare system, and how we might get it right.

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Predatory For-Profit Colleges Thrive in The Trump Era

Monday, December 11, 2017

While the Obama Administration had guaranteed debt relief for students defrauded by these businesses, under President Trump, financial restitution has been pushed further out of reach.

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Parsing Through the Research That Links The Pill to Breast Cancer

Friday, December 08, 2017

A new study out of Denmark says hormonal birth control may increase the risk of birth control. We get one doctor's take.

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The Fight Over Jerusalem: How We Got Here

Friday, December 08, 2017

In the wake of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, we look at the symbolic importance of the city, and how Palestinians are responding.

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All Politics is Local, Bitter Divisions Included

Friday, December 08, 2017

Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district reveals the ideological split dividing the GOP. 

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Belle and Sebastian Want to Solve Our Human Problems

Friday, December 08, 2017

Indie darlings Belle & Sebastian have a new trilogy of EPs out, and this time they're doing something special for their fans. 

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Belle & Sebastian Want to Solve Our Human Problems

Friday, December 08, 2017

Indie darlings Belle and Sebastian have a new trilogy of EPs out. Stuart Murdoch and Sarah Martin of Belle and Sebastian discuss their new project.

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Senator Al Franken Announces Plans to Resign

Thursday, December 07, 2017

At least eight women have come forward and alleged that Franken engaged in a range of sexually inappropriate behavior.

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Day Laborers Left Vulnerable After Natural Disasters

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Day laborers are often relied upon for construction work following natural disasters. But the undocumented status of many of those workers makes them vulnerable to exploitation. 

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Wildfires Engulf Southern California

Thursday, December 07, 2017

More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in and around Los Angeles.

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'It's Pretty Much Died': How The Anti-Establishment Took Over the GOP

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Though the Republican Party is in control of the White House and Congress, anti-establishment conservatives say the GOP is not in a position of power, and is actually an empty vessel. 

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After 'Hamilton,' Leslie Odom Jr. Tackles Film and Music

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr., who played the part of Aaron Burr in the hit musical "Hamilton," is putting out a number of creative projects. 

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After 'Hamilton,' Leslie Odom Jr. Tackles Film and Music

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr., who played the part of Aaron Burr in the hit musical "Hamilton," is putting out a number of creative projects.

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