Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Rare Conviction For White Police Officer Who Killed Black Teen

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A jury convicted ex-officer Roy Oliver for the 2017 killing of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards this week. 

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Defending the Environment May Get You Killed

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Environmental defenders are being threatened and killed at increasingly high rates.

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Murphy Rejects Conservative-Backed Bill To Aid Immigrant Hair Braiders

Monday, August 27, 2018

The governor issued a conditional veto calling for braiders — many of them African immigrants — to take 40 hours of cosmetology classes instead of 1,200. Backers are pushing for none.

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Religious Leaders Sue to End Hudson County's ICE Contract

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The plaintiffs say Hudson County, New Jersey, is detaining immigrants for ICE under a fraudulent deal.

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Fake News on Social Media... From Iran?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Facebook and Twitter removed fake social media accounts suspected to have originated in Iran.

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The Holocaust Deniers and White Supremacists on the Ballot this Fall

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Christopher Mathias covers hate and extremism for HuffPost.

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Venezuelan Refugees Struggle Amid Calls of "Brazil First"

Thursday, August 23, 2018

An influx of Venezuelan refugees to Brazil has been met with anti-immigrant rhetoric and even violence. 

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A White Shark Nursery in the Waters Off New York City May Provide Clues to Oceanic Health

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The waters in and around New York City are teeming with oceanic life. Researchers are hoping juvenile white sharks can offer a glimpse into the mysteries of the depths below.

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Crimes of the President's Men: Cohen Pleas & Manafort Found Guilty

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The mounting legal troubles of President Trump's associates Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

Michigan's Top Health Official to Stand Trial for Flint Water Crisis

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Judge determines Nick Lyon will stand trial for deaths related to Flint's water crisis.

Why The Incarcerated Deserve Humane Treatment on Day 2 of the National Prison Strike

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Nicholas Turner is the president of the Vera Institute of Justice. 

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Iraqis Who Aided the US Military Are Being Denied Refugee Status in America

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Many Iraqis put their lives on the line to aid the U.S. overseas. But this year, the Trump Administration has all but put a hold on allowing these Iraqis to resettle here as refugees.

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Money and Egos: How the Wyoming and Alaskan Primaries Fared

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

We take a look at the Alaskan and Wyoming primaries; two states that had radically different primary campaigns.

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Yemeni People Brace for Bloody Battle in port City of Hodeidah

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The attack is likely to spell more devastation for 23 million Yemen people already enduring an unimaginable humanitarian crisis.

Anger Stews Over Plan to Close Nearly All Voting Places In a Rural Black Georgia County

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Voting Rights advocates have threatened to sue the county if the plan prevails, and likened it to the state's long history of minority voter suppression. 

After Parkland, A Florida School District Arms Every Campus

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

In Miami Dade district, an armed officer is stationed on every school campus.

Prisoners Demand Reforms, Better Conditions in Nationwide Strike

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Amani Sawari helped organize the strike from the outside. 

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WNBA Gears Up for Playoffs, Contract Negotiations

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The WNBA playoffs start tonight, so we take a look at the most exciting match-ups and some of the notable off-court activism that happened over the season. 

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A Crisis In Recycling From Man Who Helped Bring it to the Nation

Monday, August 20, 2018

Bill Moore, who three decades ago, started the nation's largest country-wide recyling programs, brings our listeners up to speed.

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How Inadequate Prison Care Fuels the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Monday, August 20, 2018

A look at how a failure to treat those struggling with drug addiction in prisons is contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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