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:

Trump Administration Aims to Stop Teen Immigrant's Abortion

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lawyers for the Trump Administration are attempting to block a pregnant 17 year old immigrant in federal custody from having an abortion.

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How Google Shapes the Opioid Crisis in America

Friday, October 20, 2017

Large drug treatment centers are using Google to game the system and target addicts and their families. 

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Former Officer Seeks Accountability With Police Crime Database

Friday, October 20, 2017

A former-police officer turned researcher, Dr. Phil Stinson, has built a public database of police misconduct. He has documented over 8,000 police arrests across the country.

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Japan Heading to Snap Election

Friday, October 20, 2017

Critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have accused him of using the election to avoid recent corruption scandals and to take advantage of the fears of regional instability.

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Two Weeks Later, Questions Remain Over Niger Attack

Friday, October 20, 2017

Defense Sec. James Mattis says the Pentagon still does not have the details of the attack in Niger that took place two weeks ago and killed four U.S. soldiers, and wounded two others.

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After Russian Meddling, Lawmakers Seek to Regulate Political Ads Online

Friday, October 20, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a bill that would force political ads sold on platforms like Facebook to be regulated the same way as ads sold on television and radio.

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How Google Shapes the Opioid Crisis in America

Friday, October 20, 2017

Large drug treatment centers are using Google to game the system and target addicts and their families.

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To Fight Sexism and Harassment, France Considers Criminal Fines for Catcalls

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As debates continue over sexual harassment and assault, France may see something the U.S. is unlikely to experience anytime soon: Criminal fines for catcalling women on the street.

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Seattle Warns Cities as Amazon Looks For a Second Home

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.

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How Trump Could Reshape the Federal Reserve

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The president will meet today with Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as the head of the Federal Reserve.

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Panic In The Markets: Lessons From the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

On October 19th, 1987, the stock market dropped a whopping 22.6 percent. “Black Monday” as it’s come to be known sent the financial world into a tailspin.

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Rohingyas Face Brutal Atrocities as Myanmar's Military Goes Unchecked

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Since the end of August, nearly 600,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh amidst a brutal military campaign in Burma.

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Trump Pivots Again on Healthcare

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The president's actions and tweets on healthcare have caused a fair amount of confusion, both inside and outside of Washington. 

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Communist Party Elites Converge in Beijing

Thursday, October 19, 2017

President Xi Jinping is expected to solidify his leadership for another five years at the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

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A Warning for Cities as Amazon Looks for a Second Home

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.

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NFL Owners Won't Penalize Players for Kneeling

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NFL owners are meeting in New York this week to discuss a myriad of issues. Yesterday, news broke that the owners will not ask players to stop kneeling during the national anthem.

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Liberating Raqqa Comes With a Heavy Price

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have retaken Raqqa. But much of the city has been destroyed, over 1,000 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes, and 270,000 residents have been displaced.

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In Puerto Rico, Residents Get Creative to Stay Alive

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Many residents in Puerto Rico are still without power and water after Hurricane Maria, and are devising creative solutions to keep themselves and their neighbors alive. 

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The Las Vegas Shooting: Investigators Grapple With Multiple Unanswered Questions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

While the FBI has received more than 2,000 tips about Stephen Paddock, authorities still haven't uncovered a motive behind the massacre.

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Want to Fight Rape Culture? Start With Men.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When it comes to changing the culture around sexual violence and harassment, some argue that the fight should begin with men, not women. 

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