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.

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After Tough Talk, NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of President Trump’s main talking points on the campaign trail was the issue of trade, and specifically NAFTA. Beginning today, President Trump has a chance to act on that.

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Unrest in Charlottesville Hastens Removal of More Confederate Monuments

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Overnight, Confederate monuments in Baltimore were removed from public spaces in the city, and many more statues are coming down around the country. 

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DOJ Request for 1.3 Million IP Addresses Raises Constitutional Red Flags

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Last month, the Department of Justice issued a warrant to a web hosting provider requesting user information, including 1.3 million IP addresses. Now, the provider is pushing back.

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For GOP, Tough Words, Little Action After Trump Doubles Down on Charlottesville

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A number of Republicans have denounced the sentiment behind President Trump’s latest comments on the events in Charlottesville. Will they do anything about it?

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Trump Reverses on Charlottesville, Toppling Confederate Monuments, A Vet's Warning

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On today's show: The president doubles down; Baltimore quietly takes down a Civil War monument; a World War II veteran has a warning for the world. 

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Alabama Primary Turns Into Referendum on McConnell Vs. Trump

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today, Alabama primary voters will select a new candidate that may go on to fill the seat left vacant by Attorney General Sessions, but there's more to this election than meets the eye.

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Tracking American Hate, From the Nazis to the Nationalists

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The number of hate groups in the U.S. rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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As Political Tensions Swirl, Music Legends Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Turn to the Blues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two of the most prolific blues artists of the day — Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' — say this music is meant to uplift in a political and cultural climate that often weighs people down.

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Is Netanyahu's Political Future in Jeopardy?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a potential suspect in two ongoing criminal investigations. This month, a former top aide agreed to testify against the prime minister. 

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Former Skinhead Tells Alt-Right to Wake Up: 'You're a Pawn.'

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What drives people to join white supremacist groups? Timothy Zaal, a former skinhead and current speaker at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, weighs in. 

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White Supremacy's Resurgence, Reflections From a Former Skinhead, Signing the Blues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

On today's show: The growth of hate groups in America; one man's journey away from white supremacy; blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. 

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Citizen Scientists Aim to Collect Data During Eclipse

Monday, August 14, 2017

Citizen scientists involved in a project called EclipseMob have been preparing for an experiment ahead of next week's solar eclipse.   

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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Women of Color

Monday, August 14, 2017

A new book examines the realities of police violence against women of color, both historically and in the current political and social climate.

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The United States: Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Pick a Fight With North Korea?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon’s former top policy official as the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy between 2014-2016, discusses the latest escalation with North Korea.  

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In Charlottesville, Brutality Takes to the Streets at White Supremacist Rally

Monday, August 14, 2017

An eye witness weighs in on this weekend's violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and one Kentucky mayor explains why he's expediting a plan to remove a Confederate statue.

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Using Music and Art to Reconcile America's Troubled History with Race

Monday, August 14, 2017

In the wake of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, one professor at the University of Virginia is using music to examine the nation's troubled past and present.

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Roundtable: Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' Draws Praise and Criticism

Friday, August 04, 2017

The director's portrayal of the 1967 Detroit uprising has drawn mixed reviews from a variety of audiences

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Film Review: 'The Dark Tower'

Friday, August 04, 2017

A review of "The Dark Tower," a Stephen King movie adaptation that brings Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey together in an eternal battle of good and evil. 

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Making Sense of The Economy in the Trump Era

Friday, August 04, 2017

From the Russia investigation to continued staffing shake-ups, why are the markets performing so well when the country continues to face political turmoil?

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NAACP Travel Advisory Conjures Fears from Years Past

Friday, August 04, 2017

The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations. 

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