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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Takeouts: Health Care Bill, World Series, 'Squeezed' Listeners

Friday, October 30, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the details of the House health care reform bill.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reviews Game 2 of the World Series, as the Yankees tie things up with the Phillies, 1-1.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear from listeners about how employers are squeezing more work from their employees.

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Takeouts: Health Care Bill, Credit Cards, World Series Recap

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Our own Todd Zwillich joins us from Washington to discuss what may have made the cut in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's health care reform bill, due to be unveiled later this morning.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, says a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts [PDF, 910k] finds that 100% (yes, all) of the credit cards issued by the nation's 12 biggest banks are in violation of the recently passed Credit Card Act. The new law goes into effect in February.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports correspondent, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, recaps last night's World Series game: The Philadelphia Phillies came to the Bronx and routed the New York Yankees 6-1.

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Takeouts: Health Care, Home Sales, Listeners on Okra

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's man in Washington, Todd Zwillich, previews what we can expect from the House's version of health care reform, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will unveil in Congress later this morning.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, says Commerce Department data shows new home sales unexpectedly dropped in September.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners weigh in on our conversations about okra and the perennial battle over the toilet seat.

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Takeouts: Healthcare Rift, Excessive Pay, and the World Series

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich points out that within the halls of Congress, disagreements over health care reform go way beyond the public option. Look for fierce disagreement over abortion and its funding to enter the debate soon.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story previews what Obama's pay czar will tell Congress later today about "excessive pay" on Wall Street and what he's planning to do about it.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin previews the start of the World Series. Will the NY Yankees' star pitcher C.C. Sabathia rout the Philadelphia Phillies in their attempt to hold onto baseball's crown?

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Foreign Companies Manufacturing in America

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It might seem that globalization is a continuing and ominous threat to America's workforce. New York Times business correspondent Micheline Maynard, however, says foreign companies can help American communities — especially as they hire Americans in tough economic times. Maynard is the author of a new book "The Selling of the American Economy.” We're also joined by Amy Lindsay, a former Estée Lauder employee, now a factory worker for Toyota in Indiana. She tells us about her own experience switching from an American employer to a foreign one. Our own Todd Zwillich gives us an insider's view on the recent congressional decision to extend unemployment benefits again.

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Takeouts: Lieberman, Bailouts, and Listeners on Cleanliness

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwilich, explains the surprisingly staunch and early stance from Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) against the Democratic health reform bill ... in particular on the inclusion of a public option.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, brings us word of yet another government bailout with the hope of preventing another Lehman Brothers–style collapse.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear from listeners arguing whether or not women are more obsessed about cleaning than men.

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Reid Says Senate Health Bill Will Have Public Option

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

After months of wrangling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced yesterday that the health care legislation on its way to the Senate floor will include a public option. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to discuss the latest legislative moves, along with the option for states to opt-out.

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Takeouts: Public Option 2.0, Credit Card Bankruptcy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us with last night's startling announcement from Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that a version of the "public option," considered nearly dead for several weeks, will wind up in the Senate version of health care reform.
  • Listener Takeout: We talk to listener Kelly, from Charlotte, N.C., who called us with her story of going bankrupt from credit card debt.

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Takeout: Public Option, Big Banks, Baseball

Monday, October 26, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, tells us about the week ahead in the health care reform debate.
  • Business Takeout: Columnist for Slate and Newsweek Dan Gross gives us a hint at what the government might label "too big to fail" when it comes to banks.
  • Sports Takeout: Takeaway contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks about the Yankees' win in Game 6 of the ALCS.

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Takeouts: H1N1, Banks, Listeners' Responses

Monday, October 26, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich tells us why the Obama administration had declared H1N1 a national emergency.
  • Business Takeout: Columnist for Slate and Newsweek Dan Gross gives us a hint at what the government might label "too big to fail" when it comes to banks.
  • Listener Takeouts: On vaccinations, H1N1, and living without credit cards

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Bankruptcies Rise as Medical Debt Mounts

Friday, October 23, 2009

In this weak economy, more and more Americans are filing for bankruptcy. Contrary to what you might expect, the biggest reason people are doing so isn’t excessive spending or job losses. According to a recent study, 62 percent of the people who file for bankruptcy do so because of medical debt. After legislation in 2005 removed the distinction between bankruptcy caused by credit problems and medical expenses, many more people – even those with health insurance – found themselves losing their homes after catastrophic medical events wrecked their finances. We ask bankruptcy expert Henry Sommer and The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, to explain this phenomenon. We also speak with Kerry Burns, a social worker who is struggling to pay back medical debt.

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Takeouts: War Funding, Football and Films

Friday, October 23, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, has found some interesting predictors of future war planning buried in a military policy bill. 
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, previews the upcoming NFL weekend matchups.
  • Movie Takeout: Newsday movie critic Rafer Guzman does a lightening round of previews for films being released today: Cirque du Freak: Vampire's Assistant, Lars von Trier's limited release Antichrist, and the re-release of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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The State of the Debate on the Public Option

Friday, October 23, 2009

In a seeming about-face, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is leaning toward adding a public option onto the Senate's health care reform bill. Reid met with President Obama yesterday to discuss the possible addition. Moderate Republicans, including Maine's moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, are not happy about the addition, even if states can opt-out of the public plan. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has more.

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Takeouts: Civil Rights, Playoff Baseball, Executive Pay Caps

Friday, October 23, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Congress has passed an expansion to the federal definition of "hate crimes"; the law will now include crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.  The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, has more about the bill now headed for the president's desk.  
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, takes a look at Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series. The NY Yankees lost last night to the Anaheim Angels and now lead the series 3-2.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our question on whether the government should regulate executive pay at bailed-out corporations.

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Takeouts: Public Option; Baseball; Responding to Henry Waxman

Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Washingon Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, continues reporting on health care reform's progress in Congress. Moderate Democrats may be warming up to the idea of a health care bill that includes a public option, especially if individual states could opt out.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks baseball after last night's NLCS game. The Philadelphia Phillies are headed to their 2nd consecutive World Series after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4. We also get a preview of tonight's Game 5 in the ALCS. Will the Yankees join the Phillies in the World Series or will the Angels fight them off?
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our interview with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) about health care reform and the public option.

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Takeouts: Health Care; Hedge Funds; Listeners on Credit Cards

Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, reports on health care reform in the House of Representatives as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks for the votes she needs for the public option.
  • Business Takeout: WNYC reporter Lisa Chow talks about the latest in the trial of two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers accused of fraud just ahead of the economy's collapse in 2007.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to Wednesday's conversation about banks closing credit card accounts without warning.

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Takeouts: Public Option; B2B Comeback; Homelessness

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Washingon Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gives us his reaction to our discussion with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) about the future of the public option in health care reform.
  • Finance Takeout: Newsweek writer Dan Gross joins with a look at the economic recovery of one aspect of the economy — the business-to-business sales market. But is this trend an indicator of an economy in recovery? Or just a small rebound?
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our conversation on the number of homeless increasing with the poor economy.

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Takeouts: Afghanistan Troops, ALCS, Winter

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Obama administration wants to wait until the disputed Afghanistan elections are resolved before deciding on a new war strategy, including new troop levels. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, looks at how that decision is playing out in the capitol.
  • Sports Takeout: Baseball's post-season is wrapping up, and two teams are a game away from the World Series. The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, discusses the NY Yankees' "trampling" win (10-1) over the Anaheim Angels in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees now lead the series 3-1. We also get a preview of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series with the LA Dodgers squaring off against the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our question on how you know it's winter and how you're preparing this year.

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Takeouts: Hoaxes on the Hill, Dollar's Decline, MLB Playoffs

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich describes some of the hoaxes that are making business not-so-usual on Capitol Hill this week. 
  • Business Takeout: Dan Gross, columnist for Slate and Newsweek, explains why the dollar continues to fall against other currencies. 
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin takes us through two exciting MLB playoff games, both decided in the final inning, and both with a final score of 5–4. 

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Takeouts: Fundraising, Football and Our Listeners

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Todd Zwillich looks at the latest fundraising filings for Senate candidates and what they portend.
  • Sports Takeout: An exciting Monday Night Football game hinges on punt returns and pass blocking, as Ibrahim Abdul-Matin describes. 
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our new series, "The Value," about what matters most in the changing economy. We also hear your takes on the bailout and a personal story of impending foreclosure.

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