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:

Foxconn Announces U.S. Factory In Potential Win for Trump

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Foxconn, a major Taiwanese manufacturing company, announced plans to build a factory in Wisconsin yesterday. President Trump is hailing the news as a major personal achievement.

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Trans Military Healthcare Costs: A Doctor Speaks Out

Thursday, July 27, 2017

President Trump says trans service members make the military responsible for "tremendous medical costs." Is that true? One on-gyn who works with trans veterans weighs in. 

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Venezuela Resists Weekend Election

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In Venezuela this week, the chant of protests has been replaced by the silence of a 48 hour strike as many citizens stand against the leadership of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Looking to the Future of Healthcare from a Wheelchair

Thursday, July 27, 2017

As Congress looks to push health care repeal, millions of Americans face uncertainty about their future. Those with disabilities have some of the most to lose.

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50 Years On, Has America Learned Anything From The Kerner Commission?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Back in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Kerner Commission to investigate civil unrest amid a summer of violence. 

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Trump Looks to Mine in Afghanistan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Searching for reasons to stay in Afghanistan, the Trump Administration is turning to the country's estimated $1 trillion mineral reserves. 

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It's Tick Season. Here's What to Watch Out For.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

As temperatures warm, ticks are surviving the winters and moving geographically, leading to a wider spread in tick-borne diseases.

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Tension in Venezuela, The Cost of Trans Healthcare, Investigating the Detroit Riots

Thursday, July 27, 2017

On today's show: Day two of a 48 hour strike in Venezuela; the cost of services to transgender military members; a Senator looks at race in the U.S. fifty years after the Detroit riots. 

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The 20-Hour Mad Dash: What's Next for Healthcare

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senate Republicans made a major step forward in their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.

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Queer Service Member: Trump's Trans Ban 'Is About Fear and Loathing'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender service members on Wednesday. Two LGBTQ service members reflect on the policy here. 

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Russia Probe: The Senate Want Answers from Paul Manafort

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The growing investigation into Russian election meddling has turned its sights to Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager. 

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Why the E.U. is Worried About America's New Sanctions Against Russia

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Yesterday, the House voted to issue new sanctions against Russia and any companies that have Russian gas interests, something that could create a rift between the U.S. and E.U.

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How the DOD's Approach to Waste Harms Citizens and the Environment

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

There are 39,400 known or suspected toxic sites on current or former Pentagon properties encompassing over 40 million acres in total — an area larger than the state of Florida.  

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Syrian Actor Brings the Toll of War to a New York Stage

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mohammad Alrefai is a 27-year-old Syrian actor and the lead in a play about the Syrian civil war, called "While I Was Waiting."

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Trump's Trans Reversal, The Clock Ticks on Healthcare, Using Theater to Heal Global Divisions

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

On today's show: President Trump bans trans people from serving in the military; what's next for the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare; a look at the new play, "While I Was Waiting."

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President's Address to the Boy Scouts Triggers Outrage

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump addressed more than 35,000 Boy Scouts on Monday. His politically-charged speech has set off outrage among some inside and outside the organization. 

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Former DOJ Official Warns: A Voter Purge is Coming

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Under President Trump, the Justice Department is trying to purge voter roles, according to Vanita Gupta, former head of the DOJ's civil rights division under President Obama.

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The Trump Vs. Sessions Feud Escalates

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What started as a friendly relationship has turned sour between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

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Protests Swell in Jerusalem Amid Rising Israeli-Jordanian Tensions

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mass prayer protests have been taking place in East Jerusalem over the past week — a response to the recent installation of metal detectors by Israeli officials at the al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Republicans Try to Unite On Healthcare

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Senate Republicans are trying yet again to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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