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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

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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Analyzing and Reacting to President Obama's State of the Union

Thursday, January 28, 2010

President Obama delivered his State of the Union Wednesday evening addressing jobs, the economy, health care and more. For help analyzing his speech, we talk with former Clinton speechwriter Ted Widmer and our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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TAKEOUTS: Congress and Health Care, 'Avatar' Breaks Records

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talks about the latest on Capitol Hill, including where Congress is at with health care reform.
  • MOVIE TAKEOUT:  Director James Cameron is once again 'King of the World' as "Avatar," his latest feature film, breaks the record for total box office receipts set by Cameron's "Titanic," a decade ago. Thom Geier, Senior Editor at Entertainment Weekly, joins us with a behind the numbers look at the business of blockbusting.

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Takeouts: State of the Union, President's Middle Class Task Force, Australian Open

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us for a look at what we might expect from President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night.
  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT:  The New York Times' Louse Story tells us about a new task force that President Obama promises will provide recovery and growth to a sector of the economy that’s been sorely overlooked in the recent spate of bail-outs and recovery bills.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us with the latest results from the Australian Open. Just this morning, Rafael Nadal bowed out of the contest after he suffered a knee injury during the quarterfinal against Andy Murray.

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Takeouts: Debt and Deficit, Music Merger, Your Take on Child Sex Abuse

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: In this week's State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to announce a three-year freeze in budget spending. Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the plan that will save an estimated $250 billion over 10 years.
  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT: Yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department cleared the way for a massive merger between two of the world’s biggest concert promoters, Live Nation and Ticketmaster. The New York Times' Louise Story tells us more.
  • LISTENER TAKEOUT: On yesterday's show, we talked with two doctors about how much child sex abuse is traumatic to the victim and when. It inspired one listener to call us about her own experience.

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Takeouts: Washington, Sports, Your State of the Union

Monday, January 25, 2010

  • WASHINGTON: Ben Bernanke is seeking confirmation as Fed chairman before his term ends next Sunday. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us if the Senate will play politics with the nomination.
  • SPORTS: After yesterday's NFL conference championships, we now know who's going to the superbowl: The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps the game.
  • YOUR STATE OF THE UNION: President Obama gives his first ever State of the Union speech this Wednesday. All week, we're asking listeners and guests for their own version — preferably in six words. We hear some submissions we've been getting so far.

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Takeouts: Power Dynamics in D.C., Air America Folds

Friday, January 22, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown arrives on Capitol Hill, and our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, looks at what's next for the Democrats and health care reform.
  • MEDIA TAKEOUT: Liberal radio network Air America will cease operations, filing bankruptcy after six years on the air. New York Times reporter Brian Stelter looks at why the network failed.

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In Washington: The F Word Everyone Says

Friday, January 22, 2010

This week in Washington has been all about the F word you can say on the air: 'Filibuster.'

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Takeouts: Washington, Starbucks, Your Responses

Thursday, January 21, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT:  We speak with our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich about how Congressional Democrats are regrouping on health care reform in the wake of losing the Massachussetts Senate race.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: Starbucks was hit hard by the economic crisis, closing hundreds of stores across the country. New York Times reporter Louise Story explains why things are looking up for the coffee company.
  • RESPONSES: Listeners weigh in on why Democrats lost their Senate seat in Massachussetts.


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Democrats on Health Care: Where Now?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First off, a personal note: Yes, I was wrong about Massachusetts. I predicted Martha Coakley would likely find a way to win in one of the bluest states in the nation. I also said I was fine with being wrong. So there you go, my crystal ball didn't account for a Democratic blunder this big.

Now then, onto the business at hand:

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Brown Wins Mass. Senate Race, Gives GOP 41st Seat

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Republican Scott Brown has won the late Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat after a heated battle in Massachusetts. Brown handily defeated Democratic candidate Martha Coakley. The win for Brown is a major defeat for Democrats, who can no longer muster 60 votes to overcome frequent Republican filibusters in the Senate.

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Takeouts: Mass. Election, The Fed and AIG, Listeners

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT:  Lawmakers in Washington went to bed yesterday knowing the dynamics of power in the capitol had changed. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich  looks at what's on today's agenda in the White House and Congress.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story talks about the Fed's audit of how it handled AIG - and a Senate re-confirmation hearing coming soon for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
  • RESPONSES TAKEOUT: We listen to some of our listeners' reactions to a story we aired yesterday about the media coverage of the Haiti earthquake - what worked and what didn't.

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Massachusetts Voters May Determine Fate of Health Care, Obama Agenda

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Today, Massachusetts voters decide who will fill the Senate seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

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Massachusetts and the 60-Vote Senate Fallacy

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

There is no doubt: Losing a Massachusetts Senate seat to Republicans on Tuesday would be a devastating defeat for Democrats. It will be a repudiation of President Obama's domestic agenda, a sucker-punch for health care legislation, and a blow to Senate Democrats and their 60-vote lock against filibusters.

But would a Martha Coakley loss to State Sen. Scott Brown really debilitate Obama's agenda in 2010? The answer to that is a lot less clear than you think.

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Takeouts: State of the Union, Conan's IP, Basketball

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT:  Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich looks ahead to next week's State of the Union address from President Obama and the political context into which he'll be speaking.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: Conan O'Brien is planning to leave NBC as soon as next week. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story gives us a rundown of the intellectual property he may leave behind.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin gives us a rundown of this weekend's basketball games and the players and teams to watch going forward.

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Takeouts: USAID, NFL, Civil Rights on MLK Day

Monday, January 18, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT:  The USAID says that the search-and-rescue operation in Haiti will officially end sometime today, as relief agencies transition to other recovery efforts. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich brings us the latest on this and the U.S. military's deployment in Haiti.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin tells about the big upset last night that ended the hopes of the Indianapolis Chargers and guaranteed the New York Jets a place in the AFC finals.
  • MLK DAY TAKEOUT: Femi Oke and Celeste Headlee went to a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and spoke about the future of the civil rights movement with Dr. Roscoe Brown.  Brown is a professor at CUNY graduate center and a former Tuskegee airman

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