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:

In Washington, A #MeToo Moment of Reckoning

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sexual harassment seems to be a grim and persistent part of politics. As high-profile men are finally held accountable, will the effects of the #MeToo campaign reach the U.S. Capitol?

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The Trump Administration Smiles On Big Game Hunters

Friday, November 17, 2017

Since taking office, the Trump Administration has enacted a number of decisions that affect wildlife both at home and abroad. 

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Unpublished Raymond Chandler Story Tackles the Healthcare Crisis

Friday, November 17, 2017

A recently unearthed Raymond Chandler short story is a far cry from the detective novels he's known for. Instead, it tackles the healthcare crisis head on.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reviews of the new action-fantasy film "Justice League," starring Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot; and the comedy-drama "Wonder," starring Owen Wilson and Izabela Vidovic. 

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Can Zimbabwe Have a Peaceful Transition of Power?

Friday, November 17, 2017

South African envoys in Zimbabwe held talks yesterday with detained President Mugabe and his army chief, in an effort to form consensus on the military coup launched earlier this week.

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Fighting The Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

Friday, November 17, 2017

Preschool is supposed to be a time of discovery and play, but new national data reveals a troubling trend when it comes to the way that some young children are disciplined.

Read My Lips: Exploring The Origins of America's Anti-Tax Political Culture

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When looking at other developed economies, U.S. tax rates are below average. How has that reality led to a tax reform plan that would add $1.7 trillion to the deficit?

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Reading By Candlelight, Boiling Water: Puerto Rico Struggles to Recover

Thursday, November 16, 2017

As Hurricane Maria fades from the news, most Puerto Ricans are still living without power.

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War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Became the New Battlefield

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Journalist and author David Patrikarakos talks us through his new book about how social media is changing the face of modern-day conflict.

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Read My Lips: Exploring The Origins of America's Anti-Tax Political Culture

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When looking at other developed economies, U.S. tax rates are below average. How has that reality led to a tax reform plan that would add $1.7 trillion to the deficit?

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Digital Pills: The New Frontiers of Medicine

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Newly approved digital medications allow doctors and patients to track a pill via Bluetooth after it's been swallowed. Is this the future of medicine?

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Eyes Turn to Navy SEALs After Green Beret's Mysterious Death

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Last month, a media firestorm erupted after four Green Berets were killed in Niger. Now, the death of another Green Beret, this time in the country of Mali, is raising several red flags.

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Military Takes Over in Zimbabwe, President Mugabe Detained

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe’s long-serving president is under house arrest according to the country’s military.

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Poll: For Women at Work, Harassment Complaints Fall on Deaf Ears

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A majority of Americans feel more comfortable speaking out about sexual harassment. But only 22 percent say they feel that way because they think their company would be supportive.

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Poll: For Women at Work, Harassment Complaints Fall on Deaf Ears

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A majority of Americans feel more comfortable speaking out about sexual harassment. But of that group, only 22 percent feel that way because they think their company would be supportive.

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After a Brief Plateau, Global Carbon Emissions Rise

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

After a three year period of stability, carbon emissions are expected to reach record highs in 2017. 

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Scott Pruitt is Slowly Remaking the EPA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has prohibited recipients of EPA grant funding from serving on its scientific advisory committees. 

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When Coercion Enters The Interrogation Room

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A look at the complex and often blurry laws surrounding police conduct during interrogations. 

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Fifth Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Beverly Young Nelson says U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore assaulted her decades ago, when she was just 16 years old. 

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For Many American Women, Sexual Harassment Comes With the Job

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

As many as 75 percent of women of all ages say that they have experienced sex-based harassment in the workplace.

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