Todd Zwillich appears in the following:
Friday, April 30, 2010
Democrats unveiled a framework for immigration reform yesterday, just as cities across the country are bracing for big May Day protests by Immigrant advocacy groups. The groups are hoping to put pressure on Washington to speed up changes to current laws, which some say endanger families with members that have come to the U.S. illegally.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Black Farmers are on Capitol Hill this week lobbying for payment of a $1.2 Billion settlement ordered to them by a federal judge. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are on their side, so why is it so hard for them to get their check? Todd Zwillich speaks with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) about some of the bureaucratic snags facing groups who don't have the money for lobbyists.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
After blocking the debate for three days, Republicans in the Senate finally agreed last night to let Democrats move to a debate on the financial overhaul bill. However the Republicans still oppose much of the overhaul bill and have enough power to ultimately filibuster its passage.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thousands of African-American farmers are still waiting to receive $1.25 billion in government settlement money stemming from years of discriminatory loan practices by the United States Department of Agriculture. Congress had until March 31 to appropriate the funds but went on a two-week recess without addressing the issue. Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, joined a group of black farmers during a frustrating day on Capitol Hill as they tried to find out if they would ever get paid.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us why Washington lawmakers are ready to face-off against social networking giant Facebook and its Internet ambitions.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor, highlights the NHL playoffs as he recaps the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes, and previews game seven between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Senate Republicans held their caucus together and blocked debate on a bill to re-regulate the financial industry late Monday afternoon. Only one Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, joined the GOP in a procedural move to prevent the bill from coming to the Senate floor. Other Democrats indicated that they would delay the rest of their agenda in order to keep bringing the bill back, perhaps as soon as Tuesday.
Monday, April 26, 2010
- CONGRESSIONAL TAKEOUT: Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the new sense of urgency in Washington for immigration reform, and how the Democrats' agenda might get disrupted as a result.
- LISTENERS TAKEOUT: Friday, we talked to Todd Wilbur, a cookbook author turned master in the art of cloning secret recipes. This morning, we hear your take on what makes you keep or share kitchen secrets.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Every week, our own Todd Zwillich walks the halls of power in Washington D.C. and brings back an interview for our podcast, "Power Players." This week, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) talks about the chances for bipartisan financial reform.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
President Obama visits Lower Manhattan today, to make his case for financial regulation at Cooper Union, not far from Wall Street. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about Obama's visit. He looks at the continuing debate over reform in Congress as well, where it is 'bring your kids to work day.'
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The financial regulatory reform bill is moving quickly through Congress this week, having already passed the House. But Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at one of biggest flash points as the Senate debates the bill: Derivatives. It's an industry worth about $500-600 trillion and has remained largely free of regulation up to know. Todd explains how Congress is trying to bring sunlight to a typically murky practice.
Monday, April 19, 2010
- Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us with a look at what the legislative week has in store for us, up on Capitol Hill.
- Sports Takeout: Takeaway Sports correspondent Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps the first games of the NBA playoffs. He says there might just be an upset brewing.
Friday, April 16, 2010
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us with analysis of the first family's tax returns.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matini previews the best games to watch as the NBA playoffs get underway this weekend.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Every week, Todd Zwillich roams the halls of power in Washington D.C. and brings back his best interviews for Power Players. Today, on Tax Day, Todd brings two: the first, an interview with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) about potential nominees for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' seat, and second, an interview with Fair Tax Advocate Jim Tomasik, the permit holder for the tax reform rally held at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. today.
Takeouts: Arizona Passes Harsh Anti-Illegal Immigration Laws, Washington Lawmakers Investigate Mine Explosion
Thursday, April 15, 2010
- IMMIGRATION REFORM: In Arizona, state lawmakers approved some of the harshest anti-illegal-immigration measures ever. Mark Brodie, reporter and host at member station KJZZ joins us from Phoenix to discuss if these laws are tough measures for a tough problem or little more than legalized racial profiling.
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Following the tragic mine explosion, which killed 29 miners and injured others in Montcoal, West Virginia, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are not taking the institutional inertia that lead to this tragedy lightly. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.
Takeouts: Capitol Hill as Training Ground for Top Lobby Jobs, START Treaty's Journey Through Congress
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
- FINANCIAL TAKEOUT: What’s the difference between a Washington Lobbyist and a former congressional aide? It sounds like the setup to a bad joke, but in fact, Louise Story, The New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter, says that the question is actually very valid and becoming very hard to answer.
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: With the nuclear summit winding down, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, looks at the future of the START treaty, which President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed last week. The treaty aims to significantly decrease the amount of nuclear weapons between the two countries, but it looks like it's going to be a long and slow journey for START treaty in Congress.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us about Sidney Thomas and why his name is being floated as a possible replacement to Justice John Paul Stevens. We also talk about states that are challenging the constitutionality of the health care law, and Congress' decision on extending unemployment benefits.
- RESPONSES TAKEOUT: We hear from you, our listeners, and what you had to say about a replacement for Justice Stevens. And we hear the nominees for the Takeaway t-shirt contest.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Justice John Paul Stevens announced on Friday that he will retire this June, after spending 35 years on the bench. Democrats say they want to move quickly into the nomination process in order to have the next justice confirmed by the end of the summer.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Confederate History Month is officially back in Virginia, but not without its fair share of controversy. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell declared the month of April "Confederacy Month." The proclamation was met by fanfare, applause, and loud protest.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
- SPORTS: Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin analyzes the results of the NCAA championship and what the tournament success means for both Butler and Duke.
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: More than 200,000 people will lose their unemployment benefits today because of partisan bickering in the Senate. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains how “politics as usual” is hitting so many regular Americans where it hurts.
Friday, April 02, 2010
In the course of reporting last week's massive health care overhaul, Todd Zwillich came across a strange detail in the $25 billion legislation. He asks Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham about "black liquor" — a mysterious substance that affects many people in Graham's home state (even though he'd never heard of it).