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:

Parsing Through the Research That Links The Pill to Breast Cancer

Friday, December 08, 2017

A new study out of Denmark says hormonal birth control may increase the risk of birth control. We get one doctor's take.

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The Fight Over Jerusalem: How We Got Here

Friday, December 08, 2017

In the wake of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, we look at the symbolic importance of the city, and how Palestinians are responding.

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All Politics is Local, Bitter Divisions Included

Friday, December 08, 2017

Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district reveals the ideological split dividing the GOP. 

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Belle and Sebastian Want to Solve Our Human Problems

Friday, December 08, 2017

Indie darlings Belle & Sebastian have a new trilogy of EPs out, and this time they're doing something special for their fans. 

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Belle & Sebastian Want to Solve Our Human Problems

Friday, December 08, 2017

Indie darlings Belle and Sebastian have a new trilogy of EPs out. Stuart Murdoch and Sarah Martin of Belle and Sebastian discuss their new project.

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Senator Al Franken Announces Plans to Resign

Thursday, December 07, 2017

At least eight women have come forward and alleged that Franken engaged in a range of sexually inappropriate behavior.

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Day Laborers Left Vulnerable After Natural Disasters

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Day laborers are often relied upon for construction work following natural disasters. But the undocumented status of many of those workers makes them vulnerable to exploitation. 

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Wildfires Engulf Southern California

Thursday, December 07, 2017

More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in and around Los Angeles.

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'It's Pretty Much Died': How The Anti-Establishment Took Over the GOP

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Though the Republican Party is in control of the White House and Congress, anti-establishment conservatives say the GOP is not in a position of power, and is actually an empty vessel. 

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After 'Hamilton,' Leslie Odom Jr. Tackles Film and Music

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr., who played the part of Aaron Burr in the hit musical "Hamilton," is putting out a number of creative projects. 

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After 'Hamilton,' Leslie Odom Jr. Tackles Film and Music

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr., who played the part of Aaron Burr in the hit musical "Hamilton," is putting out a number of creative projects.

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Democratic Lawmaker Forces Impeachment Vote in the House

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

In a Republican-controlled Congress, this is a political stunt to be sure — but it's one that could have a big political impact in 2018.

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Russia Barred from 2018 Olympics Over Doping Scheme

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The International Olympic Committee has barred Russia’s Olympic team from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as punishment for its systematic, state-backed doping.

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Healthcare, DACA Could Trip Up GOP Tax Bill

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Republicans are trying to figure out how to reconcile the House and Senate tax plans, but there are some big snags up ahead, including how to deal with DACA and the individual mandate. 

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Imagining the GOP In a Post-Trump Era

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee, explains how the Tea Party paved the way for the president, and where the party is going after Trump. 

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Hockenberry's Harassment: A Former Takeaway Producer Speaks Out

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kristen Meinzer, a former producer for The Takeaway, is one of the women who spoke out with allegations against John Hockenberry, the show's former host. She shares her story here. 

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The Dreamers: The Key to Keeping The Government Open?

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

A look at young undocumented immigrants, their fate, and how it’s affecting everything from spending to taxes.

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A Reckoning in Our Own House

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

A deeper look at the allegations facing the former host of The Takeaway, John Hockenberry. 

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Is This a Case About Discrimination, or Free Speech?

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Today the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. 

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What Young Republicans Want from the GOP

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

As the demographics shift, young Republicans are trying to reshape the GOP. 

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