Katherine Fung

Katherine Fung appears in the following:

Manhattan District Attorney's Office Failed To Prosecute Almost Half Of Sexual Assault Cases In 2019

Monday, July 19, 2021

A new analysis shows New York City prosecutors have continued to drop rape cases, despite a heightened scrutiny of their handling of these types of cases during the #MeToo movement. 


Super PACs Poured Millions Into NYC's Primary, But Most Of The Money Went To Losing Candidates

Friday, July 16, 2021

June's primary election proved to be the costliest in New York City history. 


The Sackler Family May Have To Give Up Their Charitable Naming Rights -- But Taking Their Name Down Is Another Story

Friday, July 09, 2021

Under a proposed legal settlement, non-profits wouldn't be able to name institutes or halls after the family behind Purdue Pharma.


New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Record High Budget For The 2021 Fiscal Year

Friday, June 25, 2021

The budget -- clocking in at more than $46 billion in spending -- represents a dramatic turnaround from last year. 


Identifying The Network Clusters of NYPD Officers Repeatedly Accused Of Misconduct

Thursday, June 24, 2021

With the help of independent data journalist EJ Fox, WNYC created a network map using civilian complaint data obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. 


Takeaways From The City Council Primary Results

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The New York City Council is poised to see a mix of new and veteran members assume power in 2022.


Police Commissioner Dermot Shea Looks Back On NYPD's Crackdown In Mott Haven

Monday, June 14, 2021

"I said at the time and I still say that I believe the officers that responded did a good job," says Commissioner Shea. 


What To Watch For In The Second Democratic Primary Debate For New York City Mayor

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

It will be the first time the eight leading candidates face off for an in-person debate. 


Pigeon Nests: Surprisingly Low Maintenance

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

One Washington Heights woman was surprised last week when two objects appeared on her bed: a stick and an egg. Luckily for her, she knew who to call. 


Why Critics Say The NYPD's Tracking Of Hate Crimes Is Flawed

Friday, April 09, 2021

They say the poor data is making it harder for law enforcement and officials to combat anti-Asian violence. 


The South Street Seaport Museum Is Keeping The Sea Shanty Tradition Alive

Friday, April 02, 2021

Sea shanties have found viral fame on the social media app TikTok. But WNYC's Katherine Fung reports, one New York City museum was years ahead of the trend.


How NYC Is Keeping Tabs On COVID Variants

Friday, April 02, 2021

WNYC takes a tour through the city laboratories that are tracking these mutants as they spread.


Diversity In Monuments Isn't Just About Who They Depict -- It's Also About Who Makes Them

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Public works made by women and other minorities are often overlooked in the debate over representation through monuments.


Latest Round Of New York State's Rent Relief Program Reaches Few People

Thursday, March 25, 2021

“How much more do I need to go through to qualify?” said one renter. “Do I have to be starving and living under a bridge to qualify? It makes no sense to me.” 


Brooklyn's District Attorney Weighs In On New York City's Response To Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Anti-Asian bias and hate crimes are on the rise throughout the country and in New York City - everything from cursing and shoving, to harassment and violent attacks, including murder. 


Anti-Asian Attacks Are Raising Questions About Why Hate Crimes Are So Hard To Prosecute

Monday, March 22, 2021

The shootings and other incidents of anti-Asian violence have renewed questions about whether hate crime laws effectively address acts of prejudice against marginalized groups. 


A Construction Company Tried To Conceal Broken Bolts On The Tappan Zee Bridge: Albany Times-Union

Monday, March 08, 2021

The new Tappan Zee Bridge opened to huge fanfare in 2018. But behind the scenes, workers knew that dozens of bolts being used to hold pieces of the bridge together were breaking. 

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New York City Is Re-Naming Some Of Its Parks And Public Spaces In Honor Of Black History

Friday, March 05, 2021

New York City's Parks Department has launched a project to make parks and other public spaces better reflect Black history. 


What Researchers Now Know About COVID-19's Origins, One Year After The Pandemic Started In New York

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A research mission conducted by the World Health Organization and China has released its first findings about how the virus originated, but questions remain. 


NYC Seniors Are Still Struggling To Get Vaccinated Due To Digital Divide

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A quarter of older adults in New York City don't have access to broadband internet, and nearly one in five lack a computer.