Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

As Consensus Around Pre-K Grows, Access Still Lags

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Across the country, 40 percent of four year olds are enrolled in some form of publicly-funded early education program. But the question of who gets access all depends on where you live.

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Moscow Mirage? New Reports Reveal Russian Trump Tower Plan

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

While Donald Trump was campaigning to become president, a business associate sought out commercial interests for him in Russia, including a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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War Gear, Coming to a Street Near You? Trump Lifts Police Ban on Military Equipment

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s plans to lift a partial ban on military equipment used by local police departments.

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Stories From The Storm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On today's show: An update on Hurricane Harvey, plus a look at a new investigation into Trump's business dealings in Russia, an analysis of early childhood education, and much more.

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National Weather Service Director: This is Why Harvey is Different From Other Storms

Monday, August 28, 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a dire warning about Hurricane Harvey. Louis Uccellini, director of the NWS, explains why the agency is calling this an unprecedented event.

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Overcoming Race in a Non-Traditional Adoption

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lakshmi Iyer, an Indian-American, and Brandy Stein, a white woman, have an unusual story to tell. Lakshmi adopted Brandy's two daughters at birth.

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Hurricane Harvey Causes Catastrophic Flooding in The Lone Star State

Monday, August 28, 2017

Thousands in Texas are facing catastrophic flooding, heavy rains, and power outages from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo weighs in on the response here.

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Atlanta Shutters Only Remaining Homeless 'Shelter of Last Resort'

Monday, August 28, 2017

Despite not having a new center to locate homeless persons, the city of Atlanta is closing its last so-called "shelter of last resort" in the city. 

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Trump's Arpaio Pardon Draws Bipartisan Criticism

Monday, August 28, 2017

On Friday, President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt in late July. Arpaio is notorious for his severe anti-immigrant policies. 

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Harvey Devastates Houston, Trump's Controversial Pardon, Race, Identity and Adoption

Monday, August 28, 2017

On today's show: A look at the catastrophic flooding in the Lone Star State; what Joe Arpaio's pardon means for the rule of law; two mothers open up about their interracial adoption. 

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A Week After Charlottesville, Where Do We Stand?

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's been a week since a terrorist drove a car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA. How has the nation reacted to the violence?

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, August 18, 2017

Reviews of the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including "Logan Lucky" and "Patti Cake$."

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Understanding a Total Solar Eclipse

Friday, August 18, 2017

A look at how humans have come to understand eclipses. 

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Burmese Rohingyas Persecuted in Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Friday, August 18, 2017

In an increasingly democratic Myanmar, growing numbers of Rohingya Muslims are still being forced to flee their country.

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How Athletes Are Responding to Charlottesville

Friday, August 18, 2017

While many athletes of color have denounced white nationalist groups, Takeaway sports contributor Dave Zirin argues white athletes needs to step up as well.

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Terrorist Attacks Wrench Spain

Friday, August 18, 2017

At least 13 people were killed on Thursday in a terrorist attack in Barcelona. Another attack in Cambrils occurred early Friday, killing at least one.

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Looking Back on the Week, Post-Charlottesville; Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees; Eclipse Science

Friday, August 18, 2017

On today's show: An analysis of the news that shaped the week, after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia; Myanmar's Rohingya refugees; and how eclipses have shaped science.

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With 'Hot Thoughts,' Spoon Continues Evolution

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Britt Daniel is the co-founder, lead singer, and guitarist for Spoon. The group just released their ninth-studio album, "Hot Thoughts," and are kicking off an international tour.

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Murderous Philippine Anti-Drug Campaign Shows Signs of Spreading to Indonesia

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Last month, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told his national police to ramp up their efforts to combat drug dealers. "Gun them down," he said, "Give them no mercy."

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Charlotesville Fallout: Big Business Bucks Trump

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump disbanded his Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum after several business leaders resigned following his comments about Charlottesville.

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