Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Tulsa 2024: The Real Plan to Make OK the Home of the Summer Olympic Games

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Tokyo, Rio, Athens, London and Sydney: What do these cities have in common? They’ve all hosted the modern Olympic games. And if Tulsa (yes, that Tulsa—the one in Oklahoma) has its way...

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The Yarnell Hill Wildfire Leaves Residents Displaced And In The Dark

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

It's been a devastating week for the residents of Yarnell, Arizona. The entire town has been evacuated after a raging wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and took the lives of 19 fir...

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Protests Continue in Egypt As Demands Grow for Morsi to Step Down

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

After millions took to the streets on Sunday, protests continue in Egypt where hundreds of thousands continue to demand the ouster of the democratically elected President Mohamed Mors...

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The Economics of Food: Cookbooks and Global Development

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Having a large amount of diversity in our food can enrich our lives. But how come it's so hard to find cookbooks and restaurants that serve more exotic cuisines? Economist and author ...

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Takeaway Host John Hockberry Checks in From Africa

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry is in southern Africa all this week and is looking at the economic realities on the ground there. In townships where the economy and putting food on the...

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19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona Wildfire

Monday, July 01, 2013

Arizona resident and officials are reeling from the biggest loss of life due to a wildfire in 30 years. At least 19 firefighters died this weekend battling a wildfire in the Central A...

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The Changing Mission of the All-American Paratroopers

Monday, July 01, 2013

The 82 Airborne Division, the Army’s rapid-response force for global crises, is undergoing training exercises aimed at improving its ability to handle chemical weapons attacks. Major ...

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Nelson Mandela's Lifelong Friend Reflects on the Ailing Leader

Monday, July 01, 2013

Before John left for Africa, he sat down to reflect on the sentiments of South Africans as they prepare for the passing of one of history's greatest leaders and peace activists. Denis...

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C.E.O. Pay Continues to Climb

Monday, July 01, 2013

What does an annual raise look like to the top 200 chief executives at public companies? Try more than 1 million dollars. In 2012, the median pay package for CEO's was $15.1 million,...

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Millions of Egyptians Take to the Streets to Demand Morsi's Resignation

Monday, July 01, 2013

On the one year anniversary of the election of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square, and millions across the country, demanding his resig...

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The Battle of Gettysburg, 150 Years Later

Monday, July 01, 2013

When Union and Confederate soldiers clashed at the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 years ago today, The Saturday Evening Post sent reporters to cover the fighting. Today, the Post is one of...

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Special Session Marks Round Two in Texas Abortion Battle

Monday, July 01, 2013

Last Tuesday, Senator Wendy Davis filibustered her way to the national stage after spending nearly 11 hours speaking in order to block Senate Bill 5 from passing in the Texas legislat...

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Connecting the Voices of Democracy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Today, the overarching symbol of democracy is popular discontent—from Turkey and Bulgaria, to Brazil and again this weekend in Egypt, the language and the time zones may change, but t...

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New Mexico County Bans Hydrofracking

Friday, June 28, 2013

While industry experts point to hydrofracking's possibilities for U.S. energy independence, some are extremely concerned about the consequences for the environment, particularly groun...

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The New IVF: Genetic Material From 3 People

Friday, June 28, 2013

Normally babies are created with genetic material from two people—something that could soon change. According to The Gaurdian, the UK government is pushing "ahead with plans that woul...

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Senator Angus King Leaning Towards Treason On Snowden

Friday, June 28, 2013

While Edward Snowden waits for his application for asylum in Ecuador to be processed, we bring the story back to American soil. Why was the leak such a big deal, and how can we mainta...

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New Movie Releases: 'The Heat,' 'White House Down,' '20 Feet from Stardom'

Friday, June 28, 2013

Every Friday The Takeaway looks at the new films set to open up at the box office. In this week's look, our resident Movie Date Podcast team—Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and...

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Immigration Legislation Clears the Senate, Heads to House to Meet its Fate

Friday, June 28, 2013

We are one step closer to adopting the most significant immigration overhaul in the nation’s history—the Senate passed the reform bill yesterday in a 68-to-32 vote. Now it is headed t...

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President Obama's Trip to Africa Draws Protesters

Friday, June 28, 2013

President Obama heads to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania this week for a trip that will focus on trade and investment relations. But not everyone in these countries is excited abou...

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A Step Forward for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yesterday the Senate got behind a plan to increase security along the US-Mexico border. In a 67-27 vote, Senators agreed to double the number of agents along the border and finish 700...

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