Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Federal Monitor Poised To Oversee New Jersey's Troubled Women's Prison

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Edna Mahan Prison has been plagued by reports of sexual and physical abuse for years.

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New Jerseyans Wanted To Buy Legal Weed. Just Not -- Yet -- In Their Towns.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Many local governments are taking a "wait-and-see" approach to marijuana legalization.

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NJ Supreme Court Limits Traffic Stops for Obstruction of License Plates

Monday, August 02, 2021

Small violations like an obscured license plate leave so much to an officer's discretion that people of color can be pulled over more often for such violations. 

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Hitler-Mustachioed Reservist Accused in Jan. 6th Riot Offered Plea Deal

Sunday, August 01, 2021

The alleged insurrectionist could be released before a trial.

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NYC Now Has Its Own Covid Vax App

Sunday, August 01, 2021

This is in addition to the state's Excelsior app -- and not much different from just carrying your vaccination card around. 

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'We're Not Teaching Sodomy In 6th Grade': GOP Nominee For N.J. Governor Wants To End State's LGBTQ Curriculum

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Ciattarelli said: "We're not teaching sodomy in sixth grade. And we're going to roll back the LGBTQ curriculum. It goes too far."

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Listening Party: The 'Debut' Album from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Friday, July 09, 2021

Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis join us for a listening party of their new album

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The Making of Hasidic Williamsburg

Friday, July 09, 2021

Professor of history Nathaniel Deutsch joins us to discuss his new book, A Fortress in Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg.

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The Get Out (July 8, 2021)

Thursday, July 08, 2021

WNYC arts and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco gives suggestions for what to do this weekend, while safely social distancing.

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2021 Blue Note Jazz Festival

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Alex Kurland, Blue Note's director of programming, discusses Blue Note’s history, its recent reopening, and this year’s festival, which runs through August 15.

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Matt Haig on 'The Comfort Book'

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Author Matt Haig discusses his new book, The Comfort Book, a collection of reminders to his future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem.

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ESPN Doc 'Breakaway'

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Director Rudy Valdez joins us to discuss "Breakaway," about WNBA superstar Maya Moore, who left the sport to advocate for a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned. 

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'LFG': Equal Pay for US Women's Soccer

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine join us to discuss the film, “LFG,” on the the activism of the US Women’s Soccer Team as they fight for equal pay.

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'Mayor Mohamed'

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Director Jeffrey Togman joins us to discuss his documentary, "Mayor Mohamed," which follows the Syrian American mayor of Prospect Park, NJ.

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Hometown Heroes Call-In

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

WNYC planning editor Kate Hinds joins us to discuss the occasion and take listeners' calls shouting out the heroes in their lives. 

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How Public Defenders Can Change Criminal Justice

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Macarthur fellow and lawyer Jonathan Rapping joins us to discuss his book, Gideon's Promise: A Public Defender Movement to Transform Criminal Justice.

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'The Language of Fanaticism'

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Writer, linguist, and podcast host Amanda Montell discusses her new book, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism.

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Gateway Project Gets Back on Track

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

WNYC transportation reporter Stephen Nessen on the second pair of rail tunnels proposed for under the Hudson River.

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Nightlife and FOMO Return

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

NY Mag writer Brock Colyarjoins us to discuss the magazine's recent issue about the return of FOMO and their contribution to the issue titled, "The Return of Nightlife."

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Review/Preview: Summer Shows to Stream

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Vulture staff writer Kathryn VanArendonk joins us for the next installment of our ongoing “Review/Preview” series with a roundup of the best new shows to stream.

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