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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Was Shakespeare a Scientist at Heart?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

When most people think of William Shakespeare they think of his plays, not science. But how much did the real science of astronomy influence Shakespeare's writing? 

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After Tragedy, A Look Inside the Lives of Sherpas

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today, the Sherpa community mourns, after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 16 guides. Unless the Nepalese government meets certain demands, the Sherpas will strike.

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This Is Where: Deep in The Woods of East Texas

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Around the country, Takeaway listeners have been submitting their own poems about places that carry meaning, and among the memorable poems was this one from a listener from Palestine, Texas.

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U.S. Tackles Tensions Between Japan & China

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo today, the first stop on his week-long trip through Southeast Asia. At the top of his agenda are the rising tensions between Japan and China.

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What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius announced that she will resign from her position as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. What does the shake-up mean for the ACA and midterm elections?

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Climate Change Means Profits for Some, Meaningful Action for Few

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the impacts of a changing environment are here to stay. The panel concluded that global warming is real, it's affecting every continent, and time is of the essence.

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Today's Highlights | April 01, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Wisconsin has long been heralded as a place ahead of its time when it comes to environmentalism. But all that might change...Could an American who was convicted decades ago for spying for Israel be a key bargaining chip in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

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GM Faces Another Test for Survival: Congress

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

CEO Mary Barra testifies before Congress today as her company recalls yet another 1.3 million vehicles because of problems with electronic power-steering. Why the auto-maker's future might have more to do with lawmakers than car buyers. 

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This Is Where: Poems About Places That Matter

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Think of a place that carries a lot of meaning. Can you put that place into words? Our friends at WLRN in Miami are teaming with O, Miami, a regional poetry festival, to get members of their community to share poems about the places they care about with the hashtag #ThisIsWhere.

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How I Got Roped Into the #CancelColbert Twitter Drama

Monday, March 31, 2014

Stephen Colbert tried to make fun of racists by making a racist joke. It didn't go over well on Twitter. Here's the story behind the latest "weaponized hashtag."

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U.N. Top Court Rules Japan Must Stop Whale Hunts

Monday, March 31, 2014

The United Nations' top court—the International Court of Justice—has ruled that Japan must stop its whale hunts in the waters of the Antarctic. This is a battle that has been brewing between the Japanese and anti-whaling activists for decades.

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As Clock Ticks, ACA Seeks Minority Enrollment

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31 is the deadline for most Americans to sign up for health insurance. The White House reports that 6 million people have signed up for coverage so far, but some of the most important groups for the ACA—minorities—have yet to get on board.

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A Balloon to the Brink of Space

Monday, March 31, 2014

Space might be closer than you think. By the end of 2016, a private company, World View, plans to bring tourists to the brink of outer space in a high-altitude balloon.

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Today's Highlights | March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Also on Today's Show: How did the United States enter into such a dire debt crisis? What went wrong?...In the 1980s and 1990s, reports first started to emerge about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. This week’s Retro Report examines the bishops who covered up the crimes.

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Today's Highlights | March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Also on Today's Show President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah will meet in Riyadh today, during a period of time when the U.S. is importing the least crude oil from the region in two decades...Reviews of the new films hitting the box office...

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House Passes Last Minute 'Doc Fix' Bill

Friday, March 28, 2014

Through a controversial and surprise voice vote, the House passed legislation yesterday that temporarily patches up Medicare physician payments. The bill now goes to the Senate, which has until Monday to act before doctors face a 24 percent cut in Medicare payments.

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Do Corporations Have a Right to Religious Freedom?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case that will determine whether for-profit corporations must provide insurance coverage for contraception.

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Today's Highlights | March 18, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Searching the seabed for the missing airliner is a daunting task, as Mike Purcell knows well. In 2011, Purcell led sea search operations for the mission that found Air France flight 447 in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean...President Barack Obama’s pick for Surgeon General is facing tough opposition from the NRA that could ultimately tank his nomination. Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy is a Harvard- and Yale-educated doctor who has advocated for stricter gun control laws.

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Today's Highlights | March 14, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are experiencing a disagreement over what to do about the Ukraine crisis...It's been more than a month since protests broke out in Venezuela, with no signs of ending soon. With violent clashes taking place between opposition and government forces, some worry the country may be on the brink of an even bloodier battle...The Takeaway's Movie Date team reviews this weekend’s releases.

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Today's Highlights | March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Each year, Americans generate more than 10 million tons of electronic waste and three quarters of these discarded gadgets go straight to the trash...Last week, eight Democrats joined a large group of Republicans in voting against confirmation for Debo Adegbile, a former NAACP lawyer who was being tapped to head up the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Unit...Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, decodes the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW interactive conference this week.

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