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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

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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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Takeouts: The Week, Congress, Haitian Community

Friday, January 15, 2010

  • GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK: Our regulary segment with The Week Magazine. We reflect on the past seven days to see who had a good week and who didn’t. We’ll take your nominees anytime.
  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Lawmakers, labor leaders, and President Obama were on Capitol Hill last night saying significant progress has been made towards a final health care bill. Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich was there.
  • COMMUNITY TAKEOUT: The crisis in Haiti has affected many American Hatians living in New York. Takeaway Correspondent Femi Oke reports from a community center in Brooklyn that has become a hub for sending aid to the country. 

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Haiti Takeouts: On the Ground, Congress, Family

Thursday, January 14, 2010

  • ON THE GROUND: We talk with Marc Lacey, Caribbean correspondent for our partner The New York Times, who surveyed Haiti's earthquake wreckage from on high in a small jet. He reports on large buildings that are destroyed and early relief responses.
  • CONGRESS: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the U.S. government's efforts to help with Haiti's earthquake recovery.
  • FAMILY: Yesterday on the Takeaway, we united by phone Mallery Thurlow, founder and director of Haiti Foundation Against Poverty, in Grand Rapids, Mich., with her boyfriend France Neptune, an aid worker in Haiti. We speak to her today to see if she's had further contact with him.

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Takeouts: Washington, Money, Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Lawmakers in Washington have been deadlocked in negotiations to reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Healthcare bill. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about the negotiations that have made some Democrats really sour.
  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT: Leaders from the big four Wall Street banks were summoned to Capitol Hill yesterday. We speak with New York Times finance reporter Louise Story about these hearings.
  • HAITI TAKEOUT: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke yesterday, saying recovery and aid workers are facing "a disaster of yet unknown magnitude" with conservative estimates of a death toll in the high thousands.

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Takeouts: Sen. Reid's Gaffe, Cardinals Top Packers, Cold Weather

Monday, January 11, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich on how comments by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from 2008 could hurt him in 2010.
  • Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin discusses last night's highest scoring playoff game in NFL history, in which the Arizona Cardinals overcame the Green Bay Packers in overtime, 51-45.
  • Weather Takeout: For much of the past couple weeks much of the country has been shivering as frigid temperatures sweep through, especially down south and in Florida where it has affected crops, tropical fish and other wildlife that have had to be saved from frigid waters. Robert Oravec, from the National Weather Service, joins us to look at how much more of the deep-freeze to expect.

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Takeouts: Security Statements, Listener Responses

Friday, January 08, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: Todd Zwillich was at the White House yesterday, and gives us his read on statements by Homeland Security advisor John Brennan and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to stories on security, cable television, and legal rights for dolphins.

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Intelligence Report on Christmas Day Plot Released

Friday, January 08, 2010

According to an unclassified intelligence report released by the White House on Thursday, several security agencies failed to act on available information that could have prevented the Christmas Day bomber from boarding the plane. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich and Emile Nakhleh, former senior intelligence officer and director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the CIA, discuss what went wrong and the recommendations for improvements announced by the administration.

 

Read the White House Unclassified Review at The New York Times

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Takeouts: 'Cadillac' Plans, Dawson to Hall of Fame, Dolphins

Thursday, January 07, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: President Obama has taken sides in a debate over one aspect of health care reform: whether to tax high-cost insurance coverage, sometimes called "Cadillac plans." Many labor unions oppose the idea, but the president is backing it. Todd Zwillich has the details.
  • Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin talks about Andre Dawson's induction into Baseball's Hall of Fame, and the NBA's suspension of Gilbert Arenas.
  • Personhood Takeout: We've known for a long time that dolphins are very smart creatures. Our guest says that's an argument for giving them legal rights as "non-human persons." We're joined by Lori Marino, neuroscientist and senior lecturer in the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program at Emory University. [Read "Are Dolphins People, Too?", from The Week]

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President Calls Out Security 'Screw-Up'

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

President Obama said intelligence officials failed to connect the dots to prevent the Christmas Day almost-bomber from boarding a Northwest flight in Amsterdam bound for Detroit. We talk with our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich about yesterday's meeting between the president and intelligence agencies, and with Michael Hurley, the senior counsel on the 9/11 Commission, about what went wrong and how intelligence officials can better communicate to prevent terrorism plots in the future.

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Takeouts: 2008 Health Spending, Google Phone, Bowl Games

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: Todd Zwillich "wonks out" as he goes behind the report showing that Americans spent $2.3 trillion on health care in 2008: 17 percent of our economy.
  • Mobile Tech Takeout: Will Google's new phone change the way cell phone providers do business?  Wired.com's John Abell tells us why Google's as yet unreleased Nexus One smart phone is already affecting the mobile marketplace.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks back at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and previews the FedEx Orange Bowl between No. 10 Iowa and No. 9 Georgia Tech.

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Takeouts: Congress & Security, Unemployment, College Football

Monday, January 04, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: When the President and Congress finish up their winter vacations, they will return home to a very different national security landscape.  Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, joins the show to explain how lawmakers are going to have to play catchup to an evolving war on terror.
  • Jobs Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter with our partners at The New York Times, discusses an unmployment report due out later this week that is expected to show a drop in job losses last month.
  • Sports Takeout: Nando DiFino, sports writer for The Wall Street Journal, reviews the weekend's college football bowl games and previews Monday night's "Tostitos Fiesta Bowl" between Boise State and TCU.

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Takeouts: Bernanke, TSA Nominee, Broncos

Monday, January 04, 2010

  • Fed Takeout: Louise Story, financial reporter for our partner, The New York Times, talks about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech in Atlanta yesterday, where he said faulty regulation, not the Fed's interest rates policy, is to blame for the housing bubble.
  • Washington Takeout:  Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, explains how, in the wake of an attempted airline bombing on Christmas day, the routine appointment of a Director to the TSA will now be conducted under intense scrutiny.
  • Sports Takeout: Kim Constantinesco is a blogger for predominantlyorange.com, a Denver Broncos fan site, and she joins us to discuss the Broncos' last game of the season and their playoff fate.

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Remixing the Holidays: Twisted Sister, 'Twisted Christmas'

Friday, December 25, 2009

If you love guitar solos with your eggnog and mistletoe, then you're probably familiar with Twisted Sister's holiday album "Twisted Christmas." Dee Snider and Jay Jay French – lead singer and founding member of Twisted Sister – tell us about how this album came to be. They also share with us some of their favorite Christmas songs (full lists below). It's all for the final day of our week-long music series, "Remixing the Holidays."

JAY JAY’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS:

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (The Ronettes)
  • The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Dean Martin)
  • Run, Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry)
  • Also, any songs from:
  • Christmas With The Rat Pack
  • The Phil Spector Christmas Album

DEE’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS:

  • The Magic of Christmas (Celine Dion)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland)
  • O, Come All Ye Faithful
  • White Christmas
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Silver Bells
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Deck the Halls
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Unwed Mothers in the Gaza Strip

Friday, December 25, 2009

BBC correspondent Christopher Landau traveled to the Gaza Strip, where he reported on the lives of unwed mothers - and their children - in the region. He joins us with his account.

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Takeaway Listeners Sing the Songs of Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2009

All week long, our listeners called into 877-8-MY-TAKE and sang us their favorite Christmas tunes, and we share them with all of you.

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A Priest's Permission to Steal

Friday, December 25, 2009

    A priest is stirring a bit of controversy in the U.K. over what he said in his sermon earlier this week. Rev. Tim Jones, the parish priest for Saint Lawrence and Saint Hilda in York, told his congregation that under certain circumstances it is okay to steal.

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      Takeouts: Obamas' Hawaiian Holiday, New Movies, NFL Preview

      Friday, December 25, 2009

      • First Family Takeout: Politico's Carol Lee is traveling with the Obamas as they go on vacation to President Obama's boyhood home, Oahu.
      • Film Takeout: Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman runs down the new holiday films: "Sherlock Holmes," "It's Complicated," and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus."
      • Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin previews the upcoming weekend in the NFL. The playoffs are coming!

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