Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Mike Bloomberg and His Billions Off the TV, On the Campaign Trail

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

There was free wine at the Mike Bloomberg event in Philly. 

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Trump's New Travel Ban and Its Effects

Monday, February 03, 2020

New Trump travel restrictions affect residents of six mostly Muslim countries. 

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ICE Detainees in Newark Allege Poor Medical Care and Mistreatment

Monday, January 27, 2020

More than a dozen detained immigrants have contacted WNYC to complain about prolonged illness and improper treatment at the Essex County jail.

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Refugees Speak - Though A Sculpture - in Madison Square Park

Monday, January 20, 2020

The statue of Navy Admiral David Glasgow Farragut seems to be alive. But take a closer look - because that’s not Farragut at all.

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Bridgegate Has Its Day in (Supreme) Court

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Former top aides to former NJ Gov. Chris Christie go before the high court in the hopes of having their convictions overturned.

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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Bridgegate

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Supreme Court hears the final Bridgegate appeal

Bridgegate Goes To The High Court

Monday, January 13, 2020

Will two former aides to ex-Gov. Christie be able to convince the "Highest Court in the Land" to keep them from prison?

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Facing Unprecedented Anti-Semitic Attacks, New York Jews Are Learning To Fight Back—Literally

Thursday, January 09, 2020

A self-defense class in Brooklyn proves there’s no taboo for Jews learning to kick some ass.

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After Anti-Semitic Attacks, Jewish Community Learns To Fight Back

Thursday, January 09, 2020

After attacks on Jewish communities in the New York area, participation has surged in a nonprofit organization, which trains Jews to protect themselves using traditional self-defense methods.

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Facebook Won't Remove Page That New Jersey Officials Call Anti-Semitic

Friday, January 03, 2020

Even after some of the worst anti-Semitic violence in American history, Facebook is letting a page that officials say incites hatred against Jews remain online.

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DACA Dilemma: When an International Scholarship Might Mean Deportation

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Esder Chong is an activist and student at Rutgers University who may not be able to return to the country where she has lived most of her life if she studies abroad for a year. 

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Asylum in Japan

Thursday, December 19, 2019

How Japan is coping the world's refugee influx.

Unsettled in Japan, Part 5: Broken Promise for Refugees

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Japan and the U.S. signed a U-N agreement decades ago to protect people seeking asylum. With fewer and fewer refugees admitted each year, are they fulfilling that mission?

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Unsettled in Japan, Part 4: Coexisting in Japan’s Sanctuary City

Thursday, December 12, 2019

In Kawaguchi, you may meet people from as far away as Africa and South America. And they're not only welcome, they're supported by jobs, education, and health care.

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Unsettled in Japan, Part 3: Flying Across Borders And Ending Up Detained

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Seeking asylum is increasingly treated as a criminal act all over the world. In Japan, the experience for detained immigrants can be just as severe as it is in the U.S.

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Unsettled in Japan, Part 2: Rose And Nahed Try To Become 'Japanese'

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A woman from Cameroon and another from Tunisia embrace the opportunity to assimilate in Japanese culture, despite its homogeneity, resistance to immigrants, and meticulous trash rules.

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Unsettled in Japan Part 1: Massamba Arrives In Tokyo With A Suitcase And A Longshot Dream

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Japan has one of the strictest immigration policies in the world, and it mirrors Trump's America. We meet a Congolese refugee trying to make it in Tokyo.

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Booker To New Jersey Democratic Allies: End Your ICE Detention Contracts Now

Monday, November 18, 2019

For the first time, Senator and Presidential candidate Cory Booker is calling on the three counties in his home state that house thousands of ICE detainees to scrap their contracts.

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OTM presents Trump Inc: All the President's Memes

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The business of conspiracies.

All The President’s Memes

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The business of conspiracies.