Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

A Son's Pain Turns to Activism Five Years After the Oak Creek Massacre

Friday, August 04, 2017

Five years after the Oak Creek massacre, a son remembers his father, who died that day, and how that put him on a path of "forgiveness with vengeance."

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Making Sense of The Markets, An African-American Travel Advisory, A Fight to Unionize

Friday, August 04, 2017

On today's show: An evaluation of the economy under President Trump; why the NAACP is telling its members to use caution in Missouri; Nissan workers in Mississippi vote on unionization.

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Vote to Unionize Nissan Plant May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Friday, August 04, 2017

A vote on whether to unionize the Canton, Mississippi Nissan plant has implications for workers' rights in the 21st century. 

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Immigration in America: The Politics and The Personal

Thursday, August 03, 2017

On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in the Senate introduced legislation to cut legal immigration by half over the course of 10 years.

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Momentum Builds to End Surgery on Intersex Newborns

Thursday, August 03, 2017

There is growing support, from activists and former surgeons general, to stop surgeries on intersex infants, who are born with a mix of male and female biological traits.

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Study Shows How Gender Inequality Dominates Hollywood

Thursday, August 03, 2017

A recent study reveals that of the 900 top grossing movies released over the last nine years, only 34 were directed by women, and only five of those were women of color.

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Analyzing America's Terror Cases

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The U.S. government has prosecuted 807 people for terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Most of them never even got close to committing an act of violence.

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What Golf Can Teach Us About Donald Trump

Thursday, August 03, 2017

If golf is a measure of an individual’s character, then there is a lot of material to work with when it comes to President Donald Trump.

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Words as Weapons: Legal Questions Arise in Texting Suicide Case

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of manslaughter after she told her boyfriend to commit suicide over text, will be sentenced today. The case could have broad legal implications.

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A Revealing Presidential Pastime, Words as Weapons, Hollywood Bias

Thursday, August 03, 2017

On today's show: What golf can teach America about the 45th president; a controversial court case that could have wide-ranging legal consequences; fighting for women in film. 

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Former Joint Chiefs Head: Tensions With N. Korea Have Potential to 'Explode'

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

With the Trump Administration continuing to ramp up its rhetoric on North Korea, former Joint Chiefs Head Admiral Mike Mullen is keeping a close eye on Kim Jong-un. 

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In the Trump Era, The Agony of Asylum

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Fearing the outcome and lacking legal representation, Central American asylum-seekers aren't showing up to court, and are being deported in absentia.

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Trump Administration Ramps Up Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Last week was the first time the Trump Administration announced specific rules to crackdown on sanctuary cities, and applied them to an entire grant program.  

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After 43 Years Behind Bars, A Juvenile Offender Gets a Taste of Freedom

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Earl Rice, Jr. who was recently paroled after 43 years in prison after a robbery went wrong. He was 17-years-old when he was sentenced to life without parole. 

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DOJ May Sue Colleges Over Alleged White Discrimination

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Under the Trump Administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will take on affirmative action, with the goal of reducing discrimination against white students in college admissions.

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In Los Angeles, Some Tell the Olympic Committee to Find Another City

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Los Angeles city officials announced on Monday an agreement that would make it the host city for the 2028 Olympics. But some who oppose the deal are trying to block it from happening.

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The North Korean Threat, Olympic Drama, The Agony of Asylum

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

On today's show: Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen discusses the true risk of Kim Jong-un; why some in LA are protesting the Olympic Games; an immigration crisis. 

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Immigration Detention Quotas Costs Taxpayers Billions

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Back in 2009, Congress passed a law that requires no less than 33,400 beds in immigration centers to be “active” every night. This quota costs the U.S. about $2 billion a year. 

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Can John Kelly Stabilize a 'West Wing Populated By Enablers'?

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

General John Kelly served more than 40 years in the U.S. military. But being President Trump's chief of staff may be his most difficult job yet. 

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In Healthcare Debate, Single-Payer Option Moves Front and Center

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

While a single-payer healthcare system may feel like a political fantasy now, it’s certainly not far from the minds of many Americans.

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