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Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

The Mystery Behind Havana Syndrome

Monday, May 24, 2021

More than 100 U.S. diplomats and officials have been affected by this mysterious illness, but there’s no consensus about where it's coming from.

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New York Attorney General Announces Criminal Investigation Into the Trump Organization

Friday, May 21, 2021

The criminal probe means the AG’s office will work alongside the Manhattan District Attorney to investigate possible fraud in the Trump Organization's business dealings.

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House Votes to Establish Bipartisan Commission Looking Into Capitol Attack

Friday, May 21, 2021

The idea to form a commission—in the style of the one that investigated the 9/11 attacks—has been fraught since day one. 

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What's Next for Progressive District Attorneys?

Thursday, May 20, 2021

This week, Philadelphia's progressive district attorney Larry Krasner defeated his Democratic primary challenger. 

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Breaking Down Media Coverage of the Violence in Israel and Palestine

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Against the backdrop of the ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine, debates have also been raging about media coverage of the situation. 

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How the Pandemic Changed the Housing Market

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Individuals and households with means jumped at the opportunity to buy a home, even participating in bidding wars or making offers on homes sight unseen. 

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Supreme Court to Hear Case That May Change Abortion Laws As We Know Them

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

This week, the Supreme Court announced they will be taking on a controversial case, that places in question the future of abortion rights in this country.  

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As Some States Move to Abolish the Death Penalty, South Carolina Brings Back Firing Squads

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Last week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill requiring people on death row to choose between firing squad or the electric chair, if lethal injection isn’t available. 

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Under Biden, Thousands of Migrant Children Held in Mass Shelters

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

It is questionable whether there is proper oversight for these shelters. 

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Why COVID-19 Infections for Fully Vaccinated People Are Not Cause for Alarm

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

When vaccinated people do get COVID-19, these cases are often referred to as “breakthrough infections.” CDC data indicates that these cases are extremely rare and often not severe. 

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Should the Summer Olympics Take Place During a Pandemic?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were scheduled for last summer but were postponed due to the global pandemic. 

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The USMCA Trade Deal Faces a Test

Monday, May 17, 2021

The AFL-CIO, the SEIU, and an independent Mexican labor union allege that Mexican workers are facing aggressive union-busting in violation of the USMCA trade agreement.  

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As Blockbusters Return to Movie Theaters, Will Audiences Follow?

Monday, May 17, 2021

This summer, Hollywood is hoping that audiences will return to movie theaters. But after more than a year of streaming from home, theaters could still end up taking a financial hit.

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Netanyahu Says No Clear End in Sight for Israel-Palestine Conflict

Monday, May 17, 2021

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been raging for more than a week now. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has killed close to 200 people, including 58 children.

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'Life Jolt' Explores Women's Experiences in Prison

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Host Rosemary Green & producer John Chipman on their CBC podcast, 'Life Jolt.' 

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Controversy Over Green Space in the Bronx

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Artist and organizer for both the North Bronx Collective and Friends of Tibbett's Tail, Alicia Grullon on the conflict over green space in the Bronx. 

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Did the Son of Sam Have Accomplices? A Docuseries Investigates

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Director and executive producer Joshua Zeman on his new Netflix docuseries, 'The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness.' 

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Conflict Over East River Park

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz joins to discuss his reporting on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project.

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Open Source Intelligence & Geopolitics

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Aric Toler, who currently heads up Bellingcat's training and research efforts with a focus on Eurasia and Eastern Europe, on Open Source Intelligence and its role in geopolitics.

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ICE Jailer in N.J. Is Sued By Its Landlord, Claiming Unsafe Conditions

Monday, May 03, 2021

If the landlord succeeds in ending the lease, it would be yet another ICE facility closing in the Garden State. 

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