Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

New York City rolls out new gun-free zones

Friday, September 02, 2022

New York City is announcing new gun-free zones that will include Times Square and the subway system. The new rules follow the Supreme Court decision overturning New York's handgun licensing law.

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Local Competitive Midterms; Afghanistan and the U.S.; 'Gun-Free' Zones; The U.S. Open

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Local Competitive Midterms; Afghanistan and the U.S. Policy; 'Gun-Free' Zones & the New Regulations; The U.S. Open and Serena Williams

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Times Square gun ban takes effect

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

On Thursday, Times Square becomes a sensitive location. That means visitors cannot carry weapons, despite the Supreme Court decision that struck down New York’s gun-carry law. 

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Producer Picks: Vasily Kandinsky at the Guggenheim

Friday, August 26, 2022

For our final installment of our Producer Picks week, we learn about the life of the artist Vasily Kandinsky, whose work is the subject of a show at the Guggenheim.

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City Jails Fail to Protect or Properly Identify Transgender People, Task Force Finds

Friday, August 12, 2022

Transgender people are systematically mistreated in New York City jails. 

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Man who died by suicide at Rikers had history of mental illness, lawsuit claims

Thursday, August 11, 2022

A detainee at Rikers who died by suicide last August suffered from bipolar disorder, depression, and multiple sclerosis but was not monitored as a suicide risk, according to a lawsuit.

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NY-12 Debate Recap; 'Embedded' in the Yonkers Police Department; How Newborn Blood Screenings Connect to Constitutional Rights; Monarch Butterflies Endangered

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

NY-12 Debate Recap; 'Embedded' in the Yonkers Police Department; How Newborn Blood Screenings Connect to Constitutional Rights; Monarch Butterflies Endangered

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NY area’s ICE detention facilities are emptying, with local immigrants moved across the country

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s suddenly transferred dozens of New York and New Jersey immigrants out of a detention center in the Hudson Valley this week. 

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4 officers indicted on charges that they failed to stop a man’s suicide attempt at Rikers

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Three correction officers and a captain at Rikers Island were arrested Monday on charges that it took them nearly eight minutes to intervene when a man attempted suicide by hanging.

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Solitary confinement persists at Rikers Island, just by different names

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Although corrections officials claim there is no solitary confinement at the city’s jail complex, the practice still exists by other names. 

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A city correction officer is fired after yet another person dies at Rikers

Monday, July 11, 2022

City officials have fired a correction officer following the death of the eighth detainee at the Rikers Island jail complex this year, Department of Correction officials said.

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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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