Katherine Fung

Katherine Fung appears in the following:

COVID-19 Has Highlighted Racial Disparities In Health Care —And The Need For More Black Doctors

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted racial disparities in health care, including the need for more Black doctors. 

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What New York City Can Learn From The Fiscal Crisis Of The 1970s

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The city's current fiscal crisis is drawing comparisons to the fiscal crisis of 1975, when New York was on the verge of bankruptcy.


Federal Court Question Trump's Plan To Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From A Key Census Count

Thursday, September 03, 2020

A panel of federal judges aggressively questioned the Trump administration about its plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the Census tally used to determine congressional seats.


Companies With Problematic Pasts Got Government Loans

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Some companies faced penalties for environmental, workplace and fraud violations, among others.


LGBTQ Advocates Say The NYPD Has A Long, Troubled History With Transgender People

Friday, August 07, 2020

The NYPD recently made headlines for two separate arrests of transgender people, who say they were assaulted and harassed. 


Why New York City's Census Director Says Ending Door Knocking Early Will Be "Disastrous"

Friday, July 31, 2020

Census workers and advocates say this will result in a massive undercount, especially for immigrants and communities of color.


How Asian American Communities Are Confronting Their Complicated History With Black Americans

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Many Asian Americans using this moment to call out anti-Blackness in their own communities.


How New York City's Largest Police Union Became So Powerful

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The movement for police reform is shining new light on police unions and the power they wield.


How A Spreadsheet Forced Elected Officials To Return Police Union Contributions

Monday, June 08, 2020

Candidates, many of whom had touted their progressive credentials, have rushed to return the money. 


Neighborhood Patrol Groups Say They're Preventing Looters. Some Residents Say They Make Communities Less Safe.

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Some New Yorkers are forming neighborhood patrol groups in response to incidents of vandalism and looting. They're drawing comparisons to vigilante groups. 


Inside New York City's Protests Over George Floyd And Police Brutality

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

On the sixth night of the protests, a tense two-hour standoff on the Manhattan Bridge ended peacefully. But in Midtown, peaceful protesters were met with police batons and pepper spray.


Why Police Reform Advocates Say New York's Police Secrecy Law Is Part Of The Problem

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Law 50-A shields police personnel records -- including any allegations of misconduct or disciplinary actions taken against officers -- from the public. 


Street Cleaning Is Coming Back To New York City For One Week

Monday, May 11, 2020

Some New Yorkers say they haven't missed it. 


The Debate Over Face Masks and Coverings

Friday, April 10, 2020

Science writer Ed Yong joins All Things Considered to discuss the debate over face coverings to combat COVID-19.


A Record Number Of People Lost Their Jobs Due To COVID-19. Here's How The Federal Stimulus Bill Could Help.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The federal aid package making its way through Congress includes unprecedented unemployment benefits.


Gov. Murphy Tries Again for a Millionaire's Tax

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Murphy used his State of the State address to renew calls for a millionaires tax, and to condemn the sexist culture of state politics.  


Former Students Make New Allegations Against Harlem Private School Described As a 'Cult'

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

More former students say they suffered psychological abuse and estrangement from their families at a Harlem private school run by Pastor James Manning. 


For Chinese New Yorkers, Talking About Hong Kong's Protests Is Complicated

Monday, December 09, 2019

Six months after the protests started, there's a lot of disagreement. 

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New York City Libraries Use a Collection Agency To Go After Late Fines

Thursday, December 05, 2019

New York City's libraries have referred over 500,000 cardholders to a debt collector over the years. 


NYC Extends Application Deadline for Middle And High Schools

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Families will get a four-day reprieve: instead of Monday, the deadline is now Friday, December 6.