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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:

How Conservatives Are Viewing the Week in News

Friday, December 09, 2016

From #PizzaGate to the Dakota Access Pipeline, how are the events of the week being discussed in conservative circles? The assistant online editor of Commentary Magazine answers.

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South Korean President Impeached

Friday, December 09, 2016

Today, the South Korean Parliament voted overwhelming to impeach President Park Geun-hye in response to a corruption scandal that has enraged the nation.

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Russia and U.S. Look to Evacuate Civilians from Aleppo as Crisis Deepens

Friday, December 09, 2016

A possible deal between the U.S. and Russia would permit Syrian rebels to leave Aleppo unharmed, but the likelihood of such a deal seems slim.

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The Fight Goes on For Americans With Disabilities

Friday, December 09, 2016

Last year, just 17.5 percent of people with a disability were employed. Sen. Tom Harkin who authored the ADA, reflects on the work that still needs to be done.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 09, 2016

Reviews of the musical "La La Land," starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and the raunchy comedy "Office Christmas Party," featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. 

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Disability Rights, Easing Conflict in Syria, 'The Underground Railroad Game'

Friday, December 09, 2016

On today's show: A conversation with Sen. Tom Harink, author of the American With Disabilities Act; a check-in on the crisis in Aleppo; actors Jennifer Nikki Kidwell and Scott Sheppard.

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How the Pentagon Wasted $125 Billion

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A suppressed 2015 report found that the Pentagon wastes $125 billion in its bureaucracy. 

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'Mad Dog' Mattis: What You Need to Know About Trump's Defense Pick

Friday, December 02, 2016

Mattis retired from the military in 2013 and would need a waiver from Congress to serve, based on a requirement that a defense secretary be a civilian for at least seven years.

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Alternative Christmas Songs to Get You Through the Holidays

Friday, December 02, 2016

Culture reporter Melissa Locker talks about alternative holiday songs to get you through the next few weeks from David Bowie, Paul "Fat Daddy" Johnson, and more.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 02, 2016

Reviews of the Jackie Kennedy bio-pic "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman, and a look ahead to some of December's big releases. 

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'Mad Dog' Defense, Alt Christmas Music, Cuban Poetry and Politics

Friday, December 02, 2016

On today's show: A look at Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary; Christmas songs you won't hear on the radio; Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco on the death of Fidel Castro.

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Without Action, Obama Will Leave Behind a 'Humanitarian Abomination' in Syria

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Ambassador Frederic Hof says it is not too late for this administration to offer some degree of protection to civilians in Syria. 

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Wildfires Engulf Cities in Eastern Tennessee

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Wildfires roared into Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the surrounding area, leaving at least seven dead, injuring dozens, and destroying more than 250 buildings.

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On World AIDS Day, Progress in Pediatric HIV

Thursday, December 01, 2016

It's World AIDS Day. Though progress has been made, globally, more than 35 million people are living with HIV today, and about 2.6 million of those people are children.

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South Korea's President Looks For a Way Out

Thursday, December 01, 2016

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has asked parliament to decide how she can step down following a corruption scandal that has created a political crisis. 

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Lows

Thursday, December 01, 2016

This could be the warmest November in the Arctic in recorded history.

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Aleppo in Rubble, Arctic Ice, Political Cartoons

Thursday, December 01, 2016

On today's show: The crisis in Syria; environmental dangers, Alison Bechdel on her comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."

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The Rise of the Global Far-Right

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Globally, the influence of the far-right continues to grow. Where will nationalist parties gain power next?

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House Democrats Select Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Despite challenges for new leadership after the election, Rep. Nancy Pelosi won over House Democrats in a vote of 134 to 63.

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Immigrant Due Process Reaches the Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning whether immigrants held for deportation must eventually be guaranteed a bond hearing and possible release from custody.

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