Matt Collette

Matt Collette is a producer for The Season. He's reported for organizations including WNYC and Slate and is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School.

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They’re Losing, Better

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Pretty much everyone at Columbia knows their football team's dismal record, but few are actually rooting for a win. The Lions need some fans.

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Episode 3: Scrub Talk

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Columbia football has an unwritten rule: no bragging about past glory. For former coach Bill Campbell, any past glory has been in his business career. Can he help the team win now?   

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Episode 2: 'Where Is It Written That You Guys Can't Win?'

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Columbia Lions played hard, but fell to Fordham in their season opener. And that brought them to a milestone in Columbia history: with 22 losses, they're halfway to "The Streak."

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Episode 1: The Closest Person You’re Gonna Get to a Miracle Worker

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In the first episode of The Season, meet the new head coach for the Columbia Lions football team. His mission? Turn around a team that hasn't won a game in two years.


Welcome to 'The Season'

Thursday, September 10, 2015

It's been two years since the Columbia University Lions football team won a game. ‘The Season,' a new podcast from WNYC, will follow the team in its quest to make a comeback.

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Local Efforts Underway to Integrate NYC Schools Start Small

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A look at grassroots efforts to counter segregation in the New York City schools.
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Meet the Teachers Crazy Enough to Teach Middle School

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sure, teacher turnover is higher in New York City middle schools than at elementary or high schools. But for those who stick around there's the potential for a very big payoff.
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Helping Students Give Back Before Holiday Fun Begins

Friday, December 26, 2014

It was a good week to get restless students outside, to help and give back a little. Better than trying to make them stay in class as they counted the minutes to winter break. 
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Teachers Take Student Data to the Micro-Level in One NYC School

Monday, December 08, 2014

The city cites this school as a model to follow but visiting educators wonder whether their teachers really would learn the data systems and log the hours that these teachers do. 
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One Middle School Pushes Families to Focus on the HS Application Process

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All the teachers at a Lower East Side school know how to help students apply to high schools. Last year, 90 percent of them got into one of their top three choices last year.
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What Happens When Teachers Are at the Helm of a School?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At several NYC schools, teachers decide on everything from field trips to who gets hired but making these decisions democratic doesn't make them easy.
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Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.


Wanted: A Few Brave Men Willing to Teach Pre-K

Friday, August 29, 2014

Men who teach pre-kindergarten do a lot more than teach the ABC's. Experts say male teachers model how to be both gentle and strong — and they say New York City needs many more of them.
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Bronx Seniors Bracing for Steep Cost of College

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For a group of honors students at one of the last big high schools in New York City, getting into college wasn't the problem. The struggle is how to pay for it. 

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Sleep's Mortal Enemy: Screens

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We don't sleep like nature intended, and technology is to blame. From the gaslight to the smartphone, technological innovation has been knocking the human body clock out of sync with nature. 

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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A new bill would let victims sue Google.

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When it Comes to Big Giving, New York Trails California

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.