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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:

DNC Divisions Haunt Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Thursday, May 26, 2016

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she isn't letting divisive party discourse distract her. But not everyone is as confident that she can unify her splintering party.

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House Floor Erupts in Chaos Over LGBT Vote

Friday, May 20, 2016

Audible boos and cries of "shame" could be heard from the chamber.

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While Congress Debates Zika, Citizen Scientists Fight Mosquitoes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

After months of delay, Congress has yet to agree on a funding package for Zika virus research. But one group is empowering everyday people to help scientists track mosquitoes.

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Allies Puzzled, A Few Panic, Over Trump

Friday, May 13, 2016

How does Donald Trump’s rhetoric and haphazard approach affect foreign allies and adversaries around the world?

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'High Noon' on Capitol Hill: Paul Ryan Faces off with Trump

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In this western, it's Speaker Ryan that is refusing to stand down, despite pressure from everyone around him.  

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GOP Establishment Struggles to Embrace Trump

Friday, May 06, 2016

The GOP is still a bit shocked that Donald Trump will really be their party's nominee. At least a few politicians are struggling to get on board, including House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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What's Next for The Donald and The #NeverTrump Movement

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

As the path clears for Trump, a look at how his strategy might change in the general election, and whether the #NeverTrump movement will rally around him.

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New Hope for Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 29, 2016

Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley say they have enough support to pass a criminal justice reform bill that will help reduce the American prison population.

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These 54 Delegates Could Determine the Republican Nominee

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's primary day in Pennsylvania, and there are 71 Republican delegates at stake. But there's a catch: 54 of those delegates can go to the GOP convention and vote any way they want.

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Counselor-in-Chief? Obama Looks to Unite Europe

Monday, April 25, 2016

The European Union might need some family therapy as it struggles with the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism. Is President Obama the right counselor-in-chief for a strained EU?

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Big Money and Bad Blood for PA Democrats

Monday, April 25, 2016

In the Keystone State, the primary contest has turned into a fight about the future of the U.S. Senate and the Democratic Party, old rivalries, and payback.

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#StopTrump, Love, Romance & Race, America's First Ladies

Monday, April 25, 2016

On today's show: President Obama on European 'complacency,' love and romance within the context of race, and is Laura Bush privately supporting Hillary Clinton? 

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Workers Building Trump Golf Course Face Deplorable Conditions

Friday, April 22, 2016

A new VICE investigation discovered that migrant workers constructing the Trump International Golf Course in Dubai receive poor pay and live in squalor.

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The Mysteries of Prince, Trump's Migrant Workers, 'Game of Thrones' Doppelgängers

Friday, April 22, 2016

On today's show: A look through Prince's musical vault, a new investigation into Trump's golf empire, and comparing 'Game of Thrones' to the election.

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Charting Migration Through Art and Geography

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bouchra Khalili is telling the story of Europe's migrant crisis at a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Why Shakespeare's History is America's History

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Four hundred years after his death, high school students still study Shakespeare — an integral part of the American educational experience.

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India to Britain: Give Back Our Stolen Diamond

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The massive 105.6 carat Koh-i-Noor diamond was taken from a child king in India during British colonization. Is it time to return it?

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Deadly Mediterranean Crossing Claims 500 Migrant Lives

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The International Organization for Migration reports that 160,547 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean in the first three months of this year—almost eight times as many as last year.

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In Flint, Criminal Charges and a Search for Trust

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Though residents are happy that three people are facing criminal charges in connection to the Flint water crisis, they're still struggling to trust their local and state government.

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Purdue Introduces New Way to Reduce Student Debt

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Through an income share agreement, students can pledge to pay a percentage of their future earnings in return for money to pay for tuition today. 

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