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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Takeouts: Dalai Lama's Presidential Treatment, Olympics Update

Monday, February 15, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: We talk to Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times who describes the political cost of the president's upcoming meeting with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT:  New York Times' sports reporter John Branch joins us from Vancouver with the latest Olympic news and previews the week of winter sports ahead.

branch@nytimes.com.

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NATO-Led Offensive Continues in Afghanistan

Monday, February 15, 2010

U.S., U.K. and Afghan forces continue a military assault against Taliban fighters in Marjah, Afghanistan this morning. Plans for the offensive were widely discussed by U.S. and NATO commanders before the operation began, in an attempt to warn civilians in the area and limit civilian casualties. But on Sunday, two coalition rockets missed their mark, killing 12 civilians. We look at how coalition forces are doing in this critical operation with Jeffrey Dressler an Afghanistan expert with the Institute for the Study of War and Global Post correspondent, Jean MacKenzie, who is on the ground in Afghanistan.

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Takeouts: Mourning in Haiti, Jobs Bill

Friday, February 12, 2010

  • National Day of Mourning in Haiti: Gepsie Metellus, executive director of Sant La, a Haitian Neighborhood Center in Miami talks about the impact of the earthquake on Haitians throughout the world.
  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich brings us the latest on whether we'll see a bipartisan jobs bill.

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Power Players with Todd Zwillich

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich spends most of his days chasing down lawmakers in the halls of the House and Senate. Each week we bring you some of his conversations.

Today, Arizona Republican Jon Kyl, who is responsible for keeping his party members in line as the Senate's Minority Whip. Todd asks Sen. Kyl why his party is continuing to rebuff President Obama's attempts at bipartisan outreach.

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Remembering Charlie Wilson

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-Tex) died yesterday at 76.  A member of the House Appropriations Committee, Mr. Wilson was best known for funding CIA support for the mujahedeen in Afghanistan in the 1980s, and of course, the movie, "Charlie Wilson's War."  We hear about Charlie Wilson's legacy with Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, and then with former CIA operative, Mike Scheuer.

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Takeouts: Health, Beetles, Roadblocks for Congress

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says that the feet of snow that blanket Capitol Hill isn't the only thing slowing Congressional appointments to a halt
  • Health Takeout: Brazillian health officials are distributing 55 million condoms during Carnival. We talk with BBC reporter Paulo Cabral about the efforts to combat HIV and AIDS during the annual festival.
  • Beetles Takeout: A species of beetles is eating away at trees, leaving them dead in forests around the country. We talk with Richard Hofstetter, a forest entomologist, about the noisy techniques he's using to save the trees.

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Takeouts: China is World's Top Exporter, President Obama's Surprise Press Conference, Listeners' Tips on Weight Loss

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

  • Money Takeout: Yesterday, China unseated Germany’s long held position as the world’s top exporter.  New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story analyzes the country's achievement and predicts what may be in store for its booming economic engine.
  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich examines President Obama's unexpected press conference yesterday, where he made another call for bipartisanship on the Hill.
  • Listeners Takeout: Listeners give us their tips on how to get healthy and stay in shape.    

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The Local Influence of Rep. John Murtha

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

John Murtha died yesterday at 77. He is being remembered as a national figure, but Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich brings us more about his influence in his home district of Johnstown, PA.

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Takeouts: Remembering John Murtha, 2010 Olympics

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich helps us remember Pennsylvania Congressman John P. Murtha, who died yesterday at 77.
  • Sports Takeout: The 2010 Olympic Games kick off this week in Vancouver and Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us to profile figure skater Johnny Weir.   

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TAKEOUTS: Terrorism, Business, Your Political Party

Monday, February 08, 2010

  • TERRORISM: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich goes back to Sarah Palin's comments on terrorism at the Tea party keynote convention.
  • BUSINESS: New York Times financial reporter Louise Story tells us how Goldman Sachs pushed A.I.G. over the edge.
  • RESPONSES: We've been asking listeners to suggest a name and a platform for a new political party. We hear some more suggestions.

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TAKEOUTS: Sports, Power Plant Explosion, Washington

Monday, February 08, 2010

  • SPORTS: Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints
  • POWER PLANT EXPLOSION: Lucy Nalpathanchil, WNPR reporter in Middletown gives us the latest on yesterday's power plant explosion
  • WASHINGTON: Obama announces a bipartisan meeting on the health care reform. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich brings us the latest from Washington.

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Takeouts: Congress, Sports

Friday, February 05, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich sets the scene of Sen. Scott Brown's swearing in, and the Massachusetts politician's thoughts on bipartisanship.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us with his prediction of who will emerge dominant in Super Bowl XLIV — the New Orleans Saints or the Indianapolis Colts.

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Vice President Joe Biden on the Filibuster

Friday, February 05, 2010

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich caught up with Vice President Joe Biden yesterday. Biden, who was traveling his old stomping grounds on Capitol Hill to swear in Senator Scott Brown, had some interesting things to say about the filibuster rule in the Senate.

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Power Players with Todd Zwillich

Friday, February 05, 2010

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich spends much of his days roaming the halls of the Capitol. We're bringing you some of the conversations he has with lawmakers and other insiders on the Hill.

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Takeouts: Taliban Leader Reported Dead, Bonus Time at Goldman Sachs, Super Bowl Kickers

Thursday, February 04, 2010

  • TALIBAN TAKEOUT: A senior intelligence official told the Associated Press that the U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died following a missile attack last month. We find out more from BBC correspondent Mark Dummetin Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times business reporter Louise Story says speculation abounds over what kind of bonus Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein might award himself.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks about the two kickers heading into the Super Bowl. This is a position that can make the difference between a Super Bowl champion or a complete afterthought.

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Takeouts: Pentagon Investigating 'Don't Ask Don't Tell,' Super Bowl Profiles, Listeners on Helping Unemployed Friends

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us with details of yesterday’s Senate Armed Forces Hearing which sent shockwaves through Capitol Hill after top ranking military members expressed their desire to see the repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ law.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul Matin counts down to the Super Bowl and talks about players and coaches that you might not know much about, like Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Larry Coyer.
  • LISTENERS TAKEOUT: Listeners tell us how they help their friends who are unemployed and give us their picks for what television shows need to call it quits.

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Takeouts: Obama in New Hampshire, Costs of Toyota Recall, Conservative Super Bowl Ads

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on President Obama's trip to New Hampshire — and on the continued reaction back on Capitol Hill to the president's budget.
  • AUTO TAKEOUT: We know that Toyota Motor Corporation’s recall of 6.5 million cars across eight of their product lines will cost the company at least $1 billion up front.  Advertising consultant Cindy Gallop tells us that it will end up costing the company much more to repair its damaged brand.
  • FINANCE TAKEOUT: New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story says the lifting of a ban on Super Bowl commercials with an activist message has paved the way for a commercial from the conservative group, Focus on the Family.

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President Releases Budget with Deficit at All-Time High

Monday, February 01, 2010

President Obama is sending a $3.8 trillion budget to Congress today. The new budget predicts an average deficit over the next decade of 4.5 percent of the size of the economy.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says the budget is a direct political challege by the president to an unpopular Congress.

 

 

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Takeouts: Bernanke Reconfirmed, Australian Open, Your Responses

Friday, January 29, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the re-confirmation of Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports Illustrated writer Jon Wertheim joins us with the latest from the Australian Open.
  • LISTENER TAKEOUT: Listeners react to Chris Matthews comment that he "forgot" the president was black during the State of the Union.

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Takeouts: Congress, Toyota, and the Federal Reserve

Thursday, January 28, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us from Capitol Hill with more reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.
  • AUTO TAKEOUT: Because of faulty accelerators, Toyota decided this week to stop building and selling eight of it's most popular models, including the Camry and Corolla. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, joins tells us about the recall.
  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The Federal Reserve decided this week to keep short-term interest rates near zero. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story joins us to discuss the Fed's move, and how it may help support economic recovery.

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