Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Black New Yorkers make up half of those prosecuted for misdemeanors in NYC, study finds

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Black New Yorkers are disproportionately prosecuted for misdemeanors even though such cases rarely result in convictions, according to a new study released Thursday.  

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A History of Method Acting

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Isaac Butler joins us to discuss his new book on the history of method acting, 'Method: How the 20th Century Learned to Act.'

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Remembering The Automat with a New Documentary

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Director Lisa Hurwitz joins us to chat about her new documentary 'The Automat.'

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Call In: Accents in the Movies

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Dialect coach Erik Singer joins us to talk about how actors learn accents other than their own and take listeners' questions.

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Update with Kate — February 15, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

WNYC's news editor Kate Hinds joins to discuss the stories and top headlines the newsroom is following this week.

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'The Experiment' Podcast Digs Into SPAM

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Producers Julia Longoria and Gabrielle Berbey join us to discuss the new series from The Experiment, SPAM: How The American Dream Got Canned.

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Romantic Dining Suggestions

Monday, February 14, 2022

Ryan Sutton, chief restaurant critic at Eater, joins us to talk where to dine-out for Valentine's Day.

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Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm

Monday, February 14, 2022

Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm

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Listening Party: Nation of Language's A Way Forward

Monday, February 14, 2022

Brooklyn-based Nation of Language second album, A Way Forward, was released in late 2021.

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A Valentine's Day 'Good Vibe'

Monday, February 14, 2022

On our "Good Vibes" segments , we like to spotlight a little something that’s out there in the world to help you get your week started with a bit of positivity.

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Love After 50: How to Find It, Enjoy It, and Keep It

Monday, February 14, 2022

A new book explores the joys and challenges of romance in the later years of one’s life.

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Police will start checking NYC bus travelers’ luggage for guns

Friday, February 11, 2022

Laws to curb gun trafficking are known to languish in Congress. So local police are trying to cut off the Iron Pipeline themselves.

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Prosecutors Are Going After Michael K. Williams’ Alleged Dealer Using An Increasingly Common — And Controversial — Charge

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Should dealing drugs have the same legal consequences as homicide? 

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NYC Leaders Pay Tribute to Officer Wilbert Mora

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

WNYC reporter Matt Katz shares selections from the funeral ceremony for NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora and talks about emerging local policies to fight gun violence.

Mayor Adams Has Announced His Plan To Fight Crime. Critics Say It Falls Short.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Critics are pushing back against parts of the Mayor's program. 

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Hochul’s Promised Plan For Homeless Outreach in the Subway Hasn’t Left the Station

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan to bolster safety in the subways.

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The Rikers Hunger Strike Continues

Friday, January 14, 2022

Hundreds of people detained at Rikers Island call attention to poor conditions as well as lacking heath and legal services related to staff shortages in the Department of Correction.

Rikers Hunger Strike Enters Fifth Day

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Incarcerated men living in a jail facility on Rikers Island say they are on hunger strike.

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Dozens From NY & NJ Were Charged in the January 6th Riot. Here’s Where Their Cases Stand.

Thursday, January 06, 2022

A year later, a total of 72 residents of New York and New Jersey are facing charges for their role in the January 6th siege of the U.S. Capitol.

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Scores of Incarcerated New Yorkers Sent to Solitary Confinement and Denied Family Visits Due to Faulty Drug Tests

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

The New York State prison system utilized a faulty drug test that resulted in 1,652 incarcerated people being wrongfully punished.

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