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:

A Week After Charlottesville, Where Do We Stand?

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's been a week since a terrorist drove a car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA. How has the nation reacted to the violence?

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, August 18, 2017

Reviews of the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including "Logan Lucky" and "Patti Cake$."

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Understanding a Total Solar Eclipse

Friday, August 18, 2017

A look at how humans have come to understand eclipses. 

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Burmese Rohingyas Persecuted in Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Friday, August 18, 2017

In an increasingly democratic Myanmar, growing numbers of Rohingya Muslims are still being forced to flee their country.

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How Athletes Are Responding to Charlottesville

Friday, August 18, 2017

While many athletes of color have denounced white nationalist groups, Takeaway sports contributor Dave Zirin argues white athletes needs to step up as well.

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Terrorist Attacks Wrench Spain

Friday, August 18, 2017

At least 13 people were killed on Thursday in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Another attack in Cambrils occurred early Friday, killing at least one.

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Looking Back on the Week, Post-Charlottesville; Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees; Eclipse Science

Friday, August 18, 2017

On today's show: An analysis of the news that shaped the week, after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia; Myanmar's Rohingya refugees; and how eclipses have shaped science.

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With 'Hot Thoughts,' Spoon Continues Evolution

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Britt Daniel is the co-founder, lead singer, and guitarist for Spoon. The group just released their ninth-studio album, "Hot Thoughts," and are kicking off an international tour.

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Murderous Philippine Anti-Drug Campaign Shows Signs of Spreading to Indonesia

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Last month, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told his national police to ramp up their efforts to combat drug dealers. "Gun them down," he said, "Give them no mercy."

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Charlotesville Fallout: Big Business Bucks Trump

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump disbanded his Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum after several business leaders resigned following his comments about Charlottesville.

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Everything You Need to Know About Antifa

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” is a loosely organized, wide amalgamation of leftist activists whose expressed purpose is to stand up against white supremacy and Nazism. 

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Deadly Sierra Leone Mudslides Claim Hundreds of Lives

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone have claimed the lives of hundreds of people, as mass flooding swept through the Regent area outside the capital city of Freetown.

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Federal Lawsuit in Arizona Puts Spotlight on Guest Workers

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Department of Labor is suing an Arizona farm for withholding pay from its foreign guest workers, and making them live in horrific conditions.

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Understanding Antifa, Business Bucks Trump, Spoon Frontman Britt Daniel

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On today's show: A look at the antifa movement; why the president dismantled his Manufacturing Council; Spoon's Britt Daniel on the group's new album, "Hot Thoughts." 

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After Tough Talk, NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of President Trump’s main talking points on the campaign trail was the issue of trade, and specifically NAFTA. Beginning today, President Trump has a chance to act on that.

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Unrest in Charlottesville Hastens Removal of More Confederate Monuments

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Overnight, Confederate monuments in Baltimore were removed from public spaces in the city, and many more statues are coming down around the country. 

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DOJ Request for 1.3 Million IP Addresses Raises Constitutional Red Flags

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Last month, the Department of Justice issued a warrant to a web hosting provider requesting user information, including 1.3 million IP addresses. Now, the provider is pushing back.

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For GOP, Tough Words, Little Action After Trump Doubles Down on Charlottesville

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A number of Republicans have denounced the sentiment behind President Trump’s latest comments on the events in Charlottesville. Will they do anything about it?

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Trump Reverses on Charlottesville, Toppling Confederate Monuments, A Vet's Warning

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On today's show: The president doubles down; Baltimore quietly takes down a Civil War monument; a World War II veteran has a warning for the world. 

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Alabama Primary Turns Into Referendum on McConnell Vs. Trump

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today, Alabama primary voters will select a new candidate that may go on to fill the seat left vacant by Attorney General Sessions, but there's more to this election than meets the eye.

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