Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Is Defense Secretary James Mattis Taking on the President?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Department of Defense seems to be sending conflicting signals about President Trump's trans ban. 

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Why 80 Percent of Hurricane Harvey Victims Don't Have Flood Insurance

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This week there’s been a lot of focus on the immediate damage created by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, but it won’t be long before the focus will shift to Houston’s recovery.

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With Amazon-Whole Foods Deal, A New Era for the Grocery Industry

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Amazon officially took control over Whole Foods starting on Monday. The deal could have far-reaching consequences for the broader grocery industry, and consumers.

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Food Shortages Hit Houston as Stores Struggle to Restock

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The ongoing flooding in Houston has presented an enormous obstacle for delivery trucks trying to restock marooned grocery stores.

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In Houston, A Crisis for The Long Haul

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Congressman Joaquin Castro represents the 20th district in Texas. He joins us to talk about what type of action is needed from government officials locally and in Washington.

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Some Houston Families Lose a Vital Lifeline to Harvey: School

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The first day of the new school year is being pushed back after Hurricane Harvey. For the low-income population, school helps provide baseline services for kids in need.

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In Houston, A Crisis for The Long Haul

Thursday, August 31, 2017

About 80 percent Hurricane Harvey victims don't have flood insurance, schools in the community are being shuttered as the academic year begins, and Houston is seeing food shortages.

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Harvey Hits Louisiana

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall in the state of Louisiana, nearly 12 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. 

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Pre-K: Preparing for the Most Important Year

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As the benefits of early childhood education become increasingly clear, what kids are learning often does not match up with what's considered best practice. 

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Deadly Monsoons Leave Parts of South Asia Underwater

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

An extreme monsoon season has flooded vast swaths of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, leaving more than 1,200 dead.

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Deadline Looms in Texas Over Sanctuary City Law

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Texas law signed in May would undercut the abilities of "sanctuary cities" to protect undocumented immigrants. A federal judge has until Friday to grant an injunction.

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North Korea Bucks the U.N. With Latest Missile Test

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Early Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over a northern Japanese island. In response, President Trump said that "all options are on the table."

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Tropical Storm Harvey: As Waters Rise, Health Risks Swell

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

There are short-term and long-term risks associated with natural disasters, including exposure to chemicals, and the spread of infectious disease.

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Tropical Storm Harvey: As Waters Continue to Rise, Health Risks Swell

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

On today's show: There are short-term and long-term risks associated with natural disasters, including exposure to chemicals, and the spread of infectious disease. 

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Long Before Harvey, Scientists and Engineers Raised the Alarm on Houston

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists and engineers in Texas have been issuing warnings, saying Houston wasn't ready for a massive storm. Why weren't these warnings heeded?

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Illinois Moves to Protect Undocumented Immigrants With Trust Act

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The law, which has broad bipartisan support, prohibits state and local law enforcement from detaining undocumented immigrants based solely on their immigration statuses.

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As Consensus Around Pre-K Grows, Access Still Lags

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Across the country, 40 percent of four year olds are enrolled in some form of publicly-funded early education program. But the question of who gets access all depends on where you live.

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Moscow Mirage? New Reports Reveal Russian Trump Tower Plan

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

While Donald Trump was campaigning to become president, a business associate sought out commercial interests for him in Russia, including a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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War Gear, Coming to a Street Near You? Trump Lifts Police Ban on Military Equipment

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s plans to lift a partial ban on military equipment used by local police departments.

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Stories From The Storm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On today's show: An update on Hurricane Harvey, plus a look at a new investigation into Trump's business dealings in Russia, an analysis of early childhood education, and much more.

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