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:

Is the Doctor In? Fighting to Access The American Healthcare System

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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What does access to healthcare mean in a country where coverage isn't guaranteed? In this special podcast, explore healthcare access in America — what does it mean, and who has it?
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Is the Doctor In? Fighting to Access the American Healthcare System

Thursday, November 23, 2017

What does access to healthcare mean in a country where coverage isn't guaranteed? In this special podcast, explore healthcare access in America — what does it mean, and who has it?

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What Happens Next: The Future of Food

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Small farms can’t compete with large scale industrial farming in America, so what is the path forward for organic farms in the U.S.? 

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Bringing Churchill Back to the Big Screen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten talks tackling Churchill in 2017 for his latest movie, "Darkest Hour."

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Poll: Nearly Half of All Americans Avoid Politics at The Thanksgiving Table

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A new poll finds that 47 percent of Americans avoid discussing politics at all costs during the holidays. If politics does come up, 10 percent say they’ll drink more to power through.

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How the End of Net Neutrality Could Alter the Digital Landscape

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

As the FCC plans to vote next month on vacating net neutrality, consumers are starting to worry about how policy changes might affect Internet use for individuals and small businesses.

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Tracking U.S. Involvement in the War in Yemen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

As the war in Yemen continues, and Yemeni people face starvation and a cholera epidemic, the American media is failing to report on the U.S. role in the conflict. 

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Tracking U.S. Involvement in the War in Yemen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

As the war in Yemen continues, and Yemeni people face starvation and a cholera epidemic, the American media is failing to report on the U.S. role in the conflict. 

Argentine Submarine Remains Missing With 44 Crew on Board

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A search is underway to recover an Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew. Stormy seas have hindered rescue efforts, and there is a limited amount of oxygen available on board.

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A Dire Warning From The 'Father of Virtual Reality'

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"If we don't get our act together as a society, virtual reality could be so manipulative and so dark it could be the end of us," says Jaron Lanier, the man who helped invent VR.

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How Legal Gun Owners Fuel Violent Crime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Every two minutes, a gun is stolen in America. A new report argues that "American gun owners, preoccupied with self-defense, are inadvertently arming the very criminals they fear."

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How Legal Gun Owners Fuel Violent Crime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Every two minutes, a gun is stolen in America. A new report argues that "American gun owners, preoccupied with self-defense, are inadvertently arming the very criminals they fear."

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Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Last Major Hurdle

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Keystone XL pipeline can move forward after the Nebraska Public Service Commission decided on Monday to grant a permit for its construction.

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Mexican Farmers Band Together Against NAFTA

Monday, November 20, 2017

On the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, a similar fight is playing out with small Mexican farmers who want out of NAFTA, despite the government’s commitment to it.

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Mugabe Refuses to Resign After Coup

Monday, November 20, 2017

Following a coup last week, the people of Zimbabwe were thrown into confusion on Sunday as President Robert Mugabe refused to resign. 

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Raising Doubts About Evolution…In Science Class

Monday, November 20, 2017

A growing skepticism about science has seeped into the classroom, and it’s revived attacks on one of the most established principles of biology — evolution.

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A Violent Year for The Trans Community

Monday, November 20, 2017

On this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance, The Takeaway hears from a member of the transgender community about how to respond to recent waves of violence against trans individuals.  

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Corruption Investigation Into Baltimore Police Sweeps Up Philly Officer

Monday, November 20, 2017

Officer Eric Snell, who worked for three years for the Baltimore Police Department before moving to serve in Philadelphia, was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine.

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A Violent Year for The Trans Community

Monday, November 20, 2017

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, The Takeaway hears from a member of the transgender community about how to respond to recent waves of violence against trans individuals.

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In Washington, A #MeToo Moment of Reckoning

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sexual harassment seems to be a grim and persistent part of politics. As high-profile men are finally held accountable, will the effects of the #MeToo campaign reach the U.S. Capitol?

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