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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, DC 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:

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kristen Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, is here to review the new releases hitting the box office this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Clean Up Continues Along Santa Barbara Coast After 'Nightmare' Oil Spill

Friday, May 22, 2015

After an oil pipeline dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the California coastline, environmental groups are starting to tally up the damage.

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Nebraska Fights to Ban the Death Penalty

Friday, May 22, 2015

On Wednesday, the Nebraska state legislature voted to ban the state's death penalty. But will they have enough votes to override the governor's promised veto?

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ISIS Controls Nearly Half of Syria

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Syrian military has not been able to prevent ISIS from seizing large portions of land. The militants now control about half of Syria, though it’s mostly uninhabited desert.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Perfecting the Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Memorial Day Weekend, and if you are planning to head to your local park for a picnic, we're here to help you get it right. 

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To Explore the Final Frontier, Corporations Want Complete Immunity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The House of Representatives passed the SPACE Act today. Advocates say the bill gives corporate space exploration companies immunity from liability in the event of crashes or accidents.

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In Age of Digital Art, Pencils Still Have a Place

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A new photography exhibit in London shows how artists' pencils reflect their personalities. Photos of pencils from Stephen Fry, Dave Eggers and others are featured. 

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Risky Stem Cell Clinics Take Root in U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patients looking for a cure for disease or a quick-fix for cosmetic issues are frequently turning to the procedures offered at stem cell clinics cropping up across the country.

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Lynch Hits Mega Banks With $5 Billion in Fines

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that five banking giants will pay more than $5 billion in fines and plead guilty to multiple crimes. 

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Texas Bans Fracking Bans

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Texas, the biggest producer of oil and gas in the United States, has passed a law that bars local communities from banning fracking in their area.

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How Working Moms Benefit Children

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 40 percent of Americans believe that working mothers are "bad for society." But a new study from Harvard finds distinct advantages for children of working mothers.

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From Ukraine to Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last month, 24-year-old Ukrainian guitarist Marko Topchii made his American debut at Carnegie Hall after playing for nearly his entire life in Ukraine.

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Migrant Crisis Brews in the Bay of Bengal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim ethnic group from Myanmar, are stranded adrift in the Bay of Bengal, and the situation is quickly turning in to an emergency.

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The Remarkable Man Who Invented BASE Jumping

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Carl Boenish is credited with inventing the extreme sport of BASE jumping. His widow talks to The Takeaway about her husband, and the new movie that tells his story, "Sunshine Superman."

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Democrats Deal Blow to White House on Trade Agreement

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Senate Democrats blocked debate on a bill to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority on a major accord with 11 Asian nations. 

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Your Guide to the 2016 GOP Candidates

Thursday, May 07, 2015

By our count, at least 10 Republican candidates are running or have expressed interest in being the next president of the United States. Here we explore the field for the 2016 election.

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Infighting Over Iran Nuclear Deal Creates Headaches For the GOP

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

To the dismay of Mitch McConnell, conservative junior senators are threatening to compromise a bill that would give Congress review power over a nuclear deal with Iran. 

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Two Indicted in NJ Bridgegate Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

After a 16-month-long federal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal dubbed "Bridgegate," two indictments have come down.

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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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