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:

What You Need to Know About the Senate's Russia Investigation

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee holds its first open hearing on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

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The Great Equalizer? Rethinking the Myth of the Internet

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The internet is often perceived as the great democratizer and great equalizer, but one author argues that the networks we rely on are designed by elites, for elites.

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Should NCAA Student-Athletes Strike During the Final Four?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sports editor Dave Zirin argues that the NCAA is exploiting student-athletes, and that players should strike during the Final Four in order to change how they're treated.

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Internet Privacy, A Hockey Victory Off the Ice, Race and The American Jury

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On today's show: Selling online data; fair treatment for female hockey players; bias in the jury box. 

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Trump Targets Obama Era Climate Change Regulations

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

President Trump says his new executive order will bring back coal miner jobs, but economists aren't so sure. 

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Trump Advisor Roger Stone: 'I Really Have Nothing to Hide' on Russia

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Roger Stone, the self-described dirty trickster of the Trump campaign, has offered to testify before Congress about allegations of Russian meddling in the election. He tells us why.

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Britain’s Brexit Timeline: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Britain's plan to exit the E.U. becomes official this week when the government triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. It's never been done before. What potential pitfalls lie ahead?

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Why Roger Stone Would Testify, What's Next for Brexit, Erasing the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On today's show: Roger Stone on going before the House Intelligence Committee; what happens after the U.K. triggers Article 50 tomorrow; the environment under President Trump.

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American Strikes in Mosul May Have Killed 200 Civilians

Monday, March 27, 2017

On March 17th, a building collapsed in the highly-populated region of Mosul, Iraq. U.S. forces deployed airstrikes that day, and new reports suggest that some 200 civilians were killed.

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Using Conversation to Tackle Civil Rights and Native Issues in Alaska

Monday, March 27, 2017

Alaska Public Media's monthly dialogue series brought the Anchorage community together to talk about a range of topics, like the civil rights movement and Native issues.

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Senate Showdown Nears as Democrats Prepare to Filibuster Gorsuch

Monday, March 27, 2017

With Democrats opposing the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the only way forward for the GOP may be to invoke the so-called "the nuclear option."

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Pension Case Before the Supreme Court Could Impact Millions

Monday, March 27, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case with the potential to impact millions of American workers employed by church-affiliated organizations.

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The Gorsuch Gamble, Historic Lies and Leaks, Justice and Juries in America

Monday, March 27, 2017

On today's show: Filibustering Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination; the Retro Report documentary team drops by; the new series, "Of Our Peers: Improving the Jury System in America."

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, March 24, 2017

Reviews of the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Life," "Saban’s Power Rangers" and "T2: Trainspotting."

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Spring Cleaning: Update Your Queue With These Podcasts

Friday, March 24, 2017

Now that spring is here, you may find yourself in the park or on the beach with some earbuds in your ears. Here's a short list of what you should be listening to. 

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The Art of the Repeal? Trump Issues Healthcare Ultimatum

Friday, March 24, 2017

President Donald J. Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress on Thursday: Pass the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act stays. Here's what you should expect next.

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First U.S. Bumblebee Placed on Endangered Species List

Friday, March 24, 2017

The rusty-patched bumblebee used to be one of the most common bees in the U.S. Now, due in part to pathogens, its population has dropped more than 90 percent in the past two decades.

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U.S. Women's Hockey Team Fights for Fair Treatment

Friday, March 24, 2017

The team is asking for higher pay and more development programs as they negotiate a new contract. They've threatened to boycott the World Championships if they don't reach a deal. 

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The Art of the Repeal, Female Athletes Take a Stand, The Endangered Rusty-Patch Bumblebee

Friday, March 24, 2017

On today's show: The chaos surrounding the repeal of Obamacare; U.S. Women's Hockey fights for equal pay; the first species of bumblebee has been put on the endangered species list.

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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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