Todd Zwillich

Interim Host and Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich is the interim host of The Takeaway and the program's longtime Washington correspondent. He has been reporting from Washington, D.C. for close to 20 years. Todd's first byline was as a science and medicine reporter in the trade press, but it didn't take long for him to find his way to Capitol Hill. Todd worked for several years for Reuters, wrote about new research for Science and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the British Lancet. He found his way to radio in 2006, becoming a public radio reporter on Capitol Hill. He covered the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for WAMU in Washington, and several other public radio stations. Todd first appeared on the The Takeaway when it was in pilot and joined the show as Washington Correspondent in 2009.

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Teachers Take to Streets in Colorado and Arizona

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teachers are planning strikes in Colorado and Arizona for better pay and more funding for schools. Will they continue to enjoy the public's support as has happened in other states?

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Arrest Made in Decades-Long Search for Golden State Killer

Thursday, April 26, 2018

After searching for more than 40 years, authorities believe they have identified the notorious Golden State Killer, a former police officer living in Citrus Heights, California.

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Alabama Memorial Confronts America's Legacy of Lynching

Thursday, April 26, 2018

America's first national monument dedicated to the victims of racism and lynching has opened its doors in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Toronto Van Attack Suspect Linked to 'Incel' Community

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Right before carrying out a deadly van attack that killed 10 people in Toronto, the suspect in the case, Alek Minassian, invoked 'incel' culture in a Facebook post.

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New Report Documents Physical, Sexual Abuse in I.C.E. Detention Centers

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Two years ago, Alice Speri began to investigate complaints of abuse in U.S. immigration detention centers. What she found reveals a staggering amount of neglect.

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Protests in Nicaragua Threaten Daniel Ortega's Grip on Power

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has held power in the country for decades, but his recent plan to overhaul social security has driven thousands of protesters to the streets.

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New York's Ballroom Underground Is a Queer Nirvana

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For decades, ballroom culture has been a safe haven for young queer people of color, a place where they could safely express themselves in ways society at large would not condone.  

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Newly Surfaced Allegations Derail Ronny Jackson's Nomination for V.A.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s pick to be the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, faces serious allegations about his conduct in the White House.

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Mike Pompeo Poised for Confirmation as New Secretary of State

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo is expected to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Trump's second Secretary of State in only one year's time.

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Laurie Metcalf Braves Motherhood in 'Lady Bird' and Sisterhood in 'Roseanne'

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Against a fraught political backdrop, Laurie Metcalf stars in the revival of the hit ABC sitcom Roseanne as the Hillary-supporting pussy-hat-wearing sister of Roseanne Barr's character.

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After Waffle House Shooting: Few Rules for Weapons Surrender

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

There are still many questions about how and why 29-year-old suspect Travis Reinking was able to have weapons. 

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Amid Yemen's Civil War, New Report Finds Beatings and Torture of Detainees

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A report from the Human Rights Watch alleges that one detention facility in Yemen is subjecting migrants in its custody to horrific treatment, including extortion, rape, and beatings.

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Cathy Myers Seeks to Replace Paul Ryan in Congress

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cathy Myers is a lifelong high school teacher, union leader, and a twice elected member of the Janesville school board. Now she wants to bring her experience to Congress.

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Supreme Court Takes Up New Gerrymandering Lawsuit

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the third redistricting case of the term, which alleges that Texas lawmakers intentionally drew maps that hurt black and Hispanic voters.

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The French Perspective on Macron's White House Visit

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

As French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington this week, we get the view from France. 

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"I Was Just Looking for Safety": Applying for Asylum in America

Monday, April 23, 2018

A look at how asylum works in America: from arriving at J.F.K. with nowhere to go, to being released out of a detention center without directions. 

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Death Toll Continues to Rise as Gaza Protests Enter Fourth Week

Monday, April 23, 2018

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops Friday, in the fourth consecutive week of protests along the Israel-Gaza border. The protests are expected to continue into next month. 

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President Trump Suggests Full Pardon for Jack Johnson

Monday, April 23, 2018

Johnson was arrested in 1913 for driving across state lines with his white girlfriend. The Nation's Dave Zirin argues that Johnson's family should refuse a presidential exoneration.

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Randy "Ironstache" Bryce Vying for Paul Ryan's Seat

Monday, April 23, 2018

Randy Bryce is an iron worker looking to swing Wisconsin's first congressional district, currently occupied by soon-to-be retired House Speaker Paul Ryan, from red to blue.

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Olivia Pope Hangs Up Her White Hat For Good

Friday, April 20, 2018

After seven seasons in the running, the hit ABC prime-time drama "Scandal" has come to an end. 

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