Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

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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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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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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When Culture and Identity Collide at The Dinner Table

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

A new series from The Sporkful podcast, “Your Mom’s Food,” explores why some cultural traditions are passed down through generations, and others aren’t.

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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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A Game of White House Survivor, A Single-Payer Shift, Family Food Traditions

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

On today's show: Another staffing shake-up in the Trump Administration; the fight for universal healthcare; stories of food passed through generations. 

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LeVar Burton: Everyone Loves Being Read To

Monday, July 31, 2017

Actor LeVar Burton, known for his work on "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation," is launching a new podcast that taps into the appeal of his successful "Reading Rainbow" program.

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Putin Retaliates Against U.S. Sanctions with Major Embassy Cuts

Monday, July 31, 2017

Both houses of Congress have passed legislation to place new sanctions on Russia. In response, Russia is calling for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to cut hundreds of staff members.

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Fighting Trafficking on the Ground in Vietnam

Monday, July 31, 2017

For an anti-trafficking children's organization in Vietnam, picking up the phone means taking responsibility for another life.

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Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Years of Environmental Lies

Monday, July 31, 2017

Thousands of pages of documents dating back to the 1920s indicate a history of fraudulent science and regulatory collusion between pesticide companies and the government.  

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Violence Mars Controversial Election in Venezuela

Monday, July 31, 2017

On Sunday, Venezuela voted in favor of a controversial new legislative body tasked with rewriting the constitution. At least nine people died protesting the election over the weekend. 

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Juvenile Lifers Get a Second Chance

Monday, July 31, 2017

An AP investigation has found that the Supreme Court's ban on mandatory life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders has resulted in an uneven patchwork of state responses.

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