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:

Supreme Court Moves to Protect Kids With Disabilities

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In a unanimous decision on Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school districts must give students with disabilities an education that is held to a higher standard.

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Lebanese Women Fight to Overturn Law That Protects Rapists

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A vote is set to take place in Lebanon this week that could repeal Article 522 of the penal code. That article states that men who rape women can walk free if they marry their victims.

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Emmett Till Painting by White Artist Draws Protest

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An abstract painting of Emmett Till in his casket is causing outrage. When does art cross into appropriation and exploitation?

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Russia's $20 Billion Corruption Scandal

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Documents revealed this week show how a scheme known as "The Laundromat" moved at least $20 billion of mostly ill-gotten money from Russia to legitimate accounts around the world.

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Investigation Finds Greece Wasted Millions in Funds for Refugee Crisis

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A new investigation has uncovered how Greece wasted some $803 million in aid for the refugee crisis.

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Report Alleges Trump's Campaign Chair Was on Putin's Payroll

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A new report argues that Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort signed a $10 million contract with a Russian billionaire in 2006 to the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump's Growing Russia Problem, Terror in London, Art, Race, and Appropriation

Thursday, March 23, 2017

On today's show: Paul Manafort on Putin's payroll; a look at a domestic terrorist attack in the United Kingdom; controversy at the Whitney Museum of Art.

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Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary Heads to The Senate

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Labor Department, is unknown to most Americans and even many senators. 

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In the Heart of Trump Country, Some Ranchers Feel Left Behind

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wildfires ripped through Kansas earlier this month. Some area ranchers who voted for Donald Trump say they wish the president was paying more attention to them in their time of need. 

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New Research Shows American Divisions on Climate Change

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Yale has published research on American opinions of climate change. The data, which was collected over eight years, is the most detailed survey on climate opinion to date.

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Can Republicans Close the Deal on Healthcare?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

House Republicans are hoping a vote to pass the American Health Care Act will move forward a day after President Trump was on Capitol Hill to rally support for the legislation. 

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Supreme Court Takes on Reasonable Force Case

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, testing whether police can be held liable when they needlessly provoke a violent confrontation. 

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Closing the Deal on Healthcare, Police Accountablity, A Changing Planet

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On today's show: A look at the future of the American Health Care Act; liability for law enforcement heads to the Supreme Court; American attitudes of climate change. 

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Fighting in Mosul Displaces Thousands of Iraqis

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The battle for Mosul has moved into one of the most densely populated parts of the city, leaving citizens to seek shelter in overcrowded camps.

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Report: Happiness on the Decline in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The 2017 World Happiness Report was released this week, and the U.S. is now ranked as the 14th happiest country in the world. 

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The Case For and Against Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing continues today. Here's why some say he should be confirmed, and why others believe his nomination should be blocked.

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The Future of the Supreme Court, U.S. Military Might, Happiness on the Decline

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On today's show: A look at the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch; exploring President Trump's military strategy; analyzing the 2017 World Happiness Report. 

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Here's What's In President Trump's 'Skinny Budget'

Thursday, March 16, 2017

On Thursday morning, the Trump Administration released the “skinny budget,” a blueprint with total spending for each agency and department.

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National People's Congress Offers Glimpse into Chinese Politics

Thursday, March 16, 2017

China’s 2017 National People’s Congress concludes this week. Some 3,000 lawmakers convened in Beijing to discuss China’s economic outlook, President Trump, and more.

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President Trump: The Modern Andrew Jackson?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Some have said that the election of President Donald Trump marks the "rise of the Jacksonian Republicans."

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