Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Tuesday Morning Politics; Period Tracking Apps and Digital Privacy; Commissioner Molina on the Rikers Action Plan; NYC's Dearth of Public Bathrooms

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Tuesday Morning Politics; Period Tracking Apps and Digital Privacy; Commissioner Molina on the Rikers Action Plan; NYC's Dearth of Public Bathrooms

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Fear of mass shootings leads to instances of public panic in NYC

Friday, July 01, 2022

Mass shootings in the United States are so commonplace that the very fear of them is manifesting in public panics, according to mental health and public safety experts.

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New York City Council avoids thorniest issues during jails hearing

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

New York City Council members question the city’s jails chief and Mayor Eric Adams' chief counsel about the ongoing humanitarian crisis at Rikers Island.

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No immediate federal takeover at Rikers, even as lack of bathrooms lead inmates to urinate on the floor

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams and the city Department of Correction will avoid a federal takeover of the dangerous Rikers Island jail complex for at least the next five months.  

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Unlike in N.Y. -- and unlike in Congress -- gun safety bills mostly stalled in N.J. legislature

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In New Jersey, scheduling votes in the legislature on eight bills that seek to address gun violence is proving to be a political slog. 

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Previewing the January 6th Committee Hearings; Common Sense Gun Control; Sports and Integration in Brooklyn; New York Sports Are Flying High

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Previewing the January 6th Committee Hearings; Common Sense Gun Control, Explained; Sports and Integration in Brooklyn; New York Sports Are Flying High

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Mental health pros to tag along with cops on certain 911 calls in North Jersey

Monday, June 06, 2022

Mental health professional will arrive along with a police officer in a modified uniform at some 911 calls for behavioral health crises in two cities in North Jersey. 

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Building trust between cops and community in Newark begins with talking about trauma

Thursday, June 02, 2022

For the last several years Trauma to Trust has brought community members--activists, youth volunteers, social workers, and others–-together with city police officers.

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Photoville Festival Returns With Over 60 Free Exhibitions

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The 5 borough, outdoor photography festival, Photoville opens Saturday and we'll get a preview of this summer's exhibit plus meet one of the featured photographers.

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The History and Mystery of the Bicycle

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Jody Rosen, author of, Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle, joins us to discuss his new book and take calls from our cycling-enthusiastic listeners.

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Henri Matisse's Red Studio at MoMA

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Paintings and sculptures from Henri Matisse's Red Studio are reunited for the first time in this new exhibition of works at MoMa. Organizer Ann Temkin joins to discuss.

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Tips for Cooking in the Summer

Thursday, June 02, 2022

New York Times' food and cooking editor talks about some of the best recipes to test in the kitchen this summer.

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The CBC's 'Someone Knows Something' Takes on Anti-Abortion Violence in the 90's

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

We're joined by the host and contributing reporter of the CBC podcast, Someone Knows Something, which looks into shootings of abortion providers in the U.S and Canada in the 1990's.

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A LIRR Transit Update with Stephen Nessen

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

WNYC transit reporter Stephen Nessen catches us up on the latest on the Grand Central Madison project, which will connect LIRR to the east side of Manhattan.

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Previewing Lincoln Center's Summer for the City Series

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

We preview Lincoln Center's Summer for the City series, including the festival's new outdoor dance floor, The Oasis.

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2022 Debuts: 'The Immortal King Rao' by Vauhini Vara

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The latest installment of our 2022 Debuts series features Vauhini Vara, author of 'The Immortal King Rao.'

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The First New York Retrospective of Chilean Artist Cecilia Vicuña

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Cecilia Vicuña: Spin Spin Triangulene, is a new exhibition at the Guggenheim that focuses on the life and work of Cecilia Vicuña, the first New York solo retrospective of the artist.

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Death of woman incarcerated at Rikers is 21st since 2021

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A 31-year-old woman incarcerated at Rikers Island died Wednesday, officials said. 

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Rikers oversight board alleges officers failed to aid dying inmates

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

An oversight board for the Rikers Island jail issued a damning report on Monday that found three inmates died this year after they fell ill and correction officers failed to render aid.

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Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Crime Edition

Friday, May 06, 2022

Bias in crime reporting can be sneaky. Here’s how to spot it.