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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:

52 Days Until the Election: What's Up With The Polls?

Friday, September 16, 2016

After Hillary Clinton's health scare, the polls say her lead is narrowing. But what does that mean at this point in election season? Are there any undecided voters left?

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on TV, Politics, and Cosmic Perspective

Friday, September 16, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to talk about the intersection of science and pop culture and the importance of always having a cosmic outlook. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, September 16, 2016

Reviews of the Joseph Gordon Levitt's film "Snowden," our next guilty pleasure "Bridget Jones's Baby," and the "Blair Witch Project" reboot "Blair Witch."

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Young Entrepreneurs Trying to Make It in Detroit

Friday, September 16, 2016

The new documentary, Generation Startup, tells the stories of six young entrepreneurs trying to make it in Detroit. 

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Our Picks for the Best Emmy Nominees

Friday, September 16, 2016

This week, Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker gives us her picks for the television shows that have the best shots at getting an Emmy.

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Celebrating Curious George With His Creators

Friday, September 16, 2016

Saturday is Curiosity Day, the 75th anniversary of Curious George! We celebrate by exploring the origin of everyone's favorite monkey. It's more dramatic than you'd think.

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Trusting Polls, The Origin of Curious George, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday, September 16, 2016

On today's show: What we really learn by analyzing polls; how Curious George's creators escaped Nazis; Neil deGrasse Tyson on the cosmic perspective.

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The Unregulated Databases of Local DNA

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Local police jurisdictions have increasingly used DNA testing to solve crimes, creating databases that often fall outside federal regulation. 

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Detroit: Growing For Some, Not All

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Downtown Detroit is booming but many residents in outer-lying areas worry they're being left behind. 

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U.S. Chief Technology Officer on Future of Digital Government

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The next president will confront a world being radically reshaped by new innovations. What are the cutting edge technologies just waiting to trip her or him up?

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What the World Wants from Our Next President

Thursday, September 15, 2016

We held a global town hall discussion about what the world expects from the next U.S. president. Questions were coming in from Egypt to Somalia to Germany.

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What Good Is a Naval Base That's Underwater?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A group of former top military leaders have warned that global warming is a direct threat to our national security. What might the military do to combat the effects of climate change?

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Chicago 'Super Gang' on Trial

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The biggest street gang trial in recent history has begun in Chicago. Months of testimony are expected to shed new light on violence that has plagued the city. 

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Policing DNA, Digital Government, "Super Gang" Trial

Thursday, September 15, 2016

On today's show: Local police making unregulated DNA databases; the future of government using data for good; the biggest street gang trial in recent history in Chicago.

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Todd Zwillich: Deplorable? Which Basket are You in?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump's supporters a "basket of deplorables." Todd Zwillich analyzes the media response and argues it will be good for her campaign.

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#BankBlack, This Election's "Baskets," The Reporter With Zika

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Black-owned banks getting a boost; Todd Zwillich on Trump's "basket of deplorables"; reporter with Zika describes what it's like.

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How #BankBlack Could Narrow the Wealth Gap

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Black-owned banks are getting a huge boost from the #BankBlack movement. But will this translate into long-term growth?

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Reporter With Zika: So Much is Unknown

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A reporter who contracted the Zika virus talks about what it's like to have the disease, and how little he knows about how it will affect him in the future.

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Republicans Scramble To Hold North Carolina

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Republicans are ramping up resources in North Carolina after facing backlash from the controversial 'bathroom bill,' formally known as House Bill 2.

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The Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Having a master's degree in geology was rare for a woman in the 1950s, but that didn't stop Marie Tharp from changing the field forever.

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