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:

America First, Environment Last? Examining the EPA in the Trump Era

Friday, May 26, 2017

President Trump’s budget cuts about one-third of the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. In this special episode, we explore the future of the EPA in the Trump era.

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CBO: Millions Could Lose Coverage Under Republican Healthcare Bill

Thursday, May 25, 2017

If it becomes law, the Congressional Budget Office says the bill that passed the House earlier this month will cause 23 million Americans to lose health coverage over the next decade.

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Phoenix Takes on Problem of Disconnected Youth

Thursday, May 25, 2017

"If a kid is not working or not in school, what are they doing? They may be at home, out on the streets, basically not giving back to society. It has long-term consequences." 

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More Than 1,500 Migrant Deaths Reported in 2017 Alone

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In 2017 alone, more than 59,000 migrants and refugees have risked their lives to reach Europe. Of those that have attempted the journey, an estimated 1,500 are feared drowned.

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A Shifting Mission at the NAACP

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The rise of Black Lives Matter and the demands of a younger generation is forcing the 108-year-old organization to re-examine its mission.

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When Shooting Feels ‘Like A Drug’

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WBEZ’s series about gun violence, "Every Other Hour," presents a story of a middle aged man who is no longer a gang member, but still carries a gun and sometimes uses it.

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Rescuing Refugees, Rough and Tumble in Montana, The Future of the NAACP

Thursday, May 25, 2017

On today's show: Saving refugees in the Mediterranean; a congressional election in Montana and a reporter's alleged assault; the NAACP gets a leadership overhaul. 

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Outside Money Flows as Tight Montana House Race Draws Nation's Eye

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today, voters in Montana head to the polls to elect a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The race has been far from a mellow affair, and the nation is watching.

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Montana House Candidate Charged with Assaulting Reporter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly "body slammed" Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs after being asked a question about the GOP's healthcare bill. 

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New Report Warns of Growing Number of 'Disconnected Youth'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

There are an estimated 4.9 million young Americans ages 16 to 24 who are neither working nor in school. What are the social and economic conditions holding back these young people?

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As Trump Meets the Pope, American Catholics Watch Closely

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Early exit polls suggested that Donald Trump won 52 percent of the Catholic vote over Hillary Clinton, though later polling suggested that the split may have been closer.

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In Montana, Medicaid's Uncertain Future Stirs Worry

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In 2015, Montana's Medicaid expansion helped provide healthcare to more than 77,000 people across the state. More than 11,000 of those who received coverage are Native American.

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To Avoid Public Scorn, GOP Wants Healthcare Talks Behind Closed Doors

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office says the GOP healthcare bill would reduce federal deficits by $150 billion by 2026. It also found that 24 million more people would be left uninsured.

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How Terror Groups Prey on the Vulnerable for Maximum Impact

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Teens and children were killed during the attack at the Ariana Grande concert this week. Terror groups are targeting the most vulnerable parts of the population to evoke widespread fear.

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Targeting the Vulnerable, Disconnected Youth, The Pope and The President

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On today's show: Why terror groups are setting their sights on women and children; America's disconnected youth crisis; examining Donald Trump's visit to the Vatican. 

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West Dallas Residents Struggle to Keep Affordable Housing Amid Change

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hundreds of West Dallas residents have to find new houses in the midst of all the changes driving up costs, including fancy shops, restaurants, and new building codes.

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'Biggest Ransomware Attack Ever' Targets Countries Across The Globe

Monday, May 15, 2017

On Friday, hackers attacked dozens of countries, damaging Britain’s health system and freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry. Experts fear the next attack could be worse. 

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Backlash After FBI Director Firing

Monday, May 15, 2017

Questions remain about who will replace former FBI Director James Comey.

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Who Will Replace Comey?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

In a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, acting F.B.I. Director Andrew McCabe filled Comey's seat. Meanwhile, Washington is considering a permanent replacement.

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Three in GOP Join Dems to Block Repeal of Climate Regulation

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The first defeat in a wave of resolutions came on Wednesday in the Senate, in the shadow of the capital's continued shock and handwringing over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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