Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Trump Reverses on Charlottesville, Toppling Confederate Monuments, A Vet's Warning

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On today's show: The president doubles down; Baltimore quietly takes down a Civil War monument; a World War II veteran has a warning for the world. 

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Alabama Primary Turns Into Referendum on McConnell Vs. Trump

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today, Alabama primary voters will select a new candidate that may go on to fill the seat left vacant by Attorney General Sessions, but there's more to this election than meets the eye.

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Tracking American Hate, From the Nazis to the Nationalists

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The number of hate groups in the U.S. rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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As Political Tensions Swirl, Music Legends Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Turn to the Blues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two of the most prolific blues artists of the day — Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' — say this music is meant to uplift in a political and cultural climate that often weighs people down.

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Is Netanyahu's Political Future in Jeopardy?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a potential suspect in two ongoing criminal investigations. This month, a former top aide agreed to testify against the prime minister. 

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Former Skinhead Tells Alt-Right to Wake Up: 'You're a Pawn.'

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What drives people to join white supremacist groups? Timothy Zaal, a former skinhead and current speaker at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, weighs in. 

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White Supremacy's Resurgence, Reflections From a Former Skinhead, Signing the Blues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

On today's show: The growth of hate groups in America; one man's journey away from white supremacy; blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. 

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Citizen Scientists Aim to Collect Data During Eclipse

Monday, August 14, 2017

Citizen scientists involved in a project called EclipseMob have been preparing for an experiment ahead of next week's solar eclipse.   

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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Women of Color

Monday, August 14, 2017

A new book examines the realities of police violence against women of color, both historically and in the current political and social climate.

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The United States: Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Pick a Fight With North Korea?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon’s former top policy official as the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy between 2014-2016, discusses the latest escalation with North Korea.  

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In Charlottesville, Brutality Takes to the Streets at White Supremacist Rally

Monday, August 14, 2017

An eye witness weighs in on this weekend's violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and one Kentucky mayor explains why he's expediting a plan to remove a Confederate statue.

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Using Music and Art to Reconcile America's Troubled History with Race

Monday, August 14, 2017

In the wake of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, one professor at the University of Virginia is using music to examine the nation's troubled past and present.

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Roundtable: Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' Draws Praise and Criticism

Friday, August 04, 2017

The director's portrayal of the 1967 Detroit uprising has drawn mixed reviews from a variety of audiences

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Film Review: 'The Dark Tower'

Friday, August 04, 2017

A review of "The Dark Tower," a Stephen King movie adaptation that brings Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey together in an eternal battle of good and evil. 

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Making Sense of The Economy in the Trump Era

Friday, August 04, 2017

From the Russia investigation to continued staffing shake-ups, why are the markets performing so well when the country continues to face political turmoil?

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NAACP Travel Advisory Conjures Fears from Years Past

Friday, August 04, 2017

The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations. 

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A Son's Pain Turns to Activism Five Years After the Oak Creek Massacre

Friday, August 04, 2017

Five years after the Oak Creek massacre, a son remembers his father, who died that day, and how that put him on a path of "forgiveness with vengeance."

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Vote to Unionize Nissan Plant May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Friday, August 04, 2017

A vote on whether to unionize the Canton, Mississippi Nissan plant has implications for workers' rights in the 21st century. 

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Making Sense of The Markets, An African-American Travel Advisory, A Fight to Unionize

Friday, August 04, 2017

On today's show: An evaluation of the economy under President Trump; why the NAACP is telling its members to use caution in Missouri; Nissan workers in Mississippi vote on unionization.

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Immigration in America: The Politics and The Personal

Thursday, August 03, 2017

On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in the Senate introduced legislation to cut legal immigration by half over the course of 10 years.

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