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 Trump's Border Wall Demands Could Lead to a Government Shutdown

Monday, April 24, 2017

Congress is facing a deadline to pass a new federal budget, but the fight over the president's border wall could result in a government shutdown.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, April 21, 2017

Reviews of the historical dramas "The Promise" and "The Lost City of Z," and the Disneynature documentary "Born in China."

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Why It's Never Too Late To Start Watching 'Doctor Who'

Friday, April 21, 2017

The long-running, time-traveling British sci-fi series has been on for over 50 years. The tenth season of the rebooted series started last week.  

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How the Latest Paris Shooting Could Shape the French Presidential Election

Friday, April 21, 2017

On Thursday, a gunman in Paris killed a police officer and seriously wounded two others. French voters will head to the polls on Sunday in their first round of presidential voting. 

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SCOTUS Ruling Opens the Door for Arkansas Execution

Friday, April 21, 2017

Late Thursday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a stay of execution for Arkansas death row inmate Ledell Lee, who was put to death by The Natural State shortly before midnight.

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Conservative Group Pushes for Clean Energy

Friday, April 21, 2017

When it comes to protecting the planet, some Republicans are siding with environmentalists. The Green Tea Party is fighting for a more environmentally friendly GOP.

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Politicizing Science? Some Take Aim at Earth Day March

Friday, April 21, 2017

Some within the scientific community says that this weekend's March for Science politicizes a field that should not be political at all.

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The Big Business of South Florida's Overdose Crisis

Thursday, April 20, 2017

South Florida's booming recovery industry is dealing with the challenges of handling thousands of opioid addicts in danger of overdosing, and the corruption within sober homes.

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An Uncertain Future for U.S. Marijuana Laws

Thursday, April 20, 2017

While the debate over marijuana use has gone on for years in the U.S., it seems that legalization has taken away some of the stigma. But a new administration may change that trajectory.

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In the Korean Peninsula, A New Chapter of A Complicated History

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

U.S. involvement on the Korean Peninsula is nothing new. But the history of China, North Korea, and South Korea informs the current moment of elevated political tension.

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The Power Struggle in The White House

Friday, April 14, 2017

As the Trump Administration inches towards its first 100 days, we explore the power struggle between two of the president's closest advisors: Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon. 

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GOP Deploys Senate 'Nuclear Option' to Push Through SCOTUS Nominee

Thursday, April 06, 2017

In an effort to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Republicans voted to change a Senate rule that requires 60 votes to confirm Supreme Court nominees. 

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Lawmakers Poised for Filibuster Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Senate Democrats are vowing to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and Republicans are promising to invoke the "nuclear option" to change the rules once more.

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Sen. Warner on Russia: There’s A Lot of Smoke, We Must Find the Fire

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discusses the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the election.

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Federal Government Rolls Back Data Collection on LGBT Seniors

Friday, March 31, 2017

Under the Trump Administration, two significant federal surveys have removed questions about sexuality, which is raising concern among LGBT advocates.

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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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