Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

The Quest to Save AM Radio

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As late as 1978, half of all radio listeners tuned in to the AM dial. But by 2011, AM listeners had fallen to just 15 percent of total listeners, an average of 3.1 million people. The...

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Recruiting & Retaining Women at the Top

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back in the late 1960s, when the first female traders were allowed on the floor of Wall Street, they were treated more like the butts of jokes than like trailblazers. Today, the finan...

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Humanitarian Crisis in Syria Worsens as U.S. Deliberates Action

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As President Barack Obama and politicians on both sides of the aisle debate whether to intervene in Syria, the humanitarian crisis in the region continues to grow. More than two milli...

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Why is the Expansion of the Universe Accelerating?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What if you could see a movie of cosmic history? Amazingly, a collaboration of research institutes and universities have begun to do just that. The project is called the Dark Energy S...

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Missouri Moves One Step Closer to Nullifying All Federal Gun Laws

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In May, Missouri's state legislature passed a bill that would nullify all federal gun laws, which Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed. But on Wednesday, the legislature convenes again—and it looks ...

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Syria: One Way Out?

Monday, September 09, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wants to avert an attack on his country, he should hand over all of his chemical weapons—and do it q...

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A Syrian-American's Case for Intervention

Monday, September 09, 2013

Basma Akbik left Syria for the U.S. 20 years ago with her husband. Her family and her husband’s family remain in war-torn Syria, and many of them are in Damascus awaiting an end to th...

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Five Years After the Financial Collapse, Is the Economy Still at Risk?

Monday, September 09, 2013

Five years ago this month, global markets were stunned when Lehman Brothers collapsed. Anat Admati is the author of “The Bankers’ New Clothes” and a professor of finance and economics...

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Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget

Monday, September 09, 2013

Today is the first day of school in Philadelphia, which is facing some of the nation's worst educational budget cuts. Karen Thomas is principal of Cook-Wissahickon Elementary, which h...

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Wall Street & The Role of Women

Monday, September 09, 2013

When Margo Epprecht worked on Wall Street in the 1980s, she noticed that after women rose through the ranks they left. She writes about the phenomenon in a new piece for Quartz. Ginny...

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Sen. McCain: "Do We Want to Sit By and Watch this Massacre Take Place?"

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

As Congress contemplates another potential conflict in the Middle East, the next few days will be a moment for you to hear from your elected representatives. Senator John McCain (R-AZ...

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Exploring The Road to U.S. Action in Syria

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Obama Administration has decided that the U.S. must take military action in Syria, though not before seeking congressional approval. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the next steps...

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Congress Goes to Recess With Unfinished Business

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The 113th Congress begins its summer recess tomorrow. It has a lot of unfinished business that it probably won’t manage to address before the recess starts. Congress can at least mark...

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GOP Divided Over Obamacare

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Congress is at war again, but this time the fighting isn't between Republicans and Democrats. With just a few days to go until August recess, the GOP is deeply divided over whether to...

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Tax Reform Proposals to be Kept Secret for 50 Years

Monday, July 29, 2013

Congress is undertaking broad reform of the tax code—potentially to the tune of trillions of dollars. As Senators prepare their input for tax code reform, they are promised complete c...

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Obama's Economic Address

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first address, in what will be a series of major speeches centering on the economy. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich translates the ...

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Are Congressional Leaders Failing?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Senate Democrats have been plagued with accusations of ineffectiveness. And the Senate is far from alone on that front—the House of Representatives has been unable to produce any resu...

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Making The Case: Arguments For and Against Solitary Confinement

Friday, July 12, 2013

About 30,000 inmates in California are on hunger strike this week protesting the state's solitary confinement policies and prison overcrowding. California holds some 4,500 inmates in ...

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The Story of One Soldier Challenging Military Uniforms

Thursday, July 11, 2013

How important is appearance when it comes to the ability to serve? When Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, an American Sikh, was told by the Army that he would be required to give up the be...

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Ramadan at Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sundown on Monday night. And with it, millions of Muslims around the world began abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours, in the...

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