Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

After Cyclone, New York Portuguese Help Their Community in Mozambique

Monday, April 01, 2019

The New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference will send a container worth of goods to Mozambique in May.

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EXCLUSIVE: New Jersey ICE Detainee Details Transfer, Force-Feeding During Hunger Strike

Thursday, March 07, 2019

A man detained by ICE in New Jersey told WNYC's Matt Katz that in 2018, while on a hunger strike, ICE transferred him from New Jersey to El Paso, where he was force-fed.

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Immigrant Detainees Held in Cells for Days During Lockdown at NJ Jail

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lockdown at Essex County’s jail keeps immigrants restricted to their cells for days as a scathing inspector general report roils the county. 

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Abandoned Gun, Moldy Bread Pudding and 'Unrecognizable' Hamburgers Found in New Jersey Immigrant Lock-up

Friday, February 15, 2019

An inspector general's surprise visit to the Essex County Correctional Facility, which holds immigrants for $34 million a year, found a range of disgusting and dangerous problems. 

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Climbing the American Ladder as Deportation Looms

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Giddel landed a prestigious job at the Pierre Hotel. His wife has a new gig working for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Yet by January, he may be forced to return to Honduras.

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For Some Saudis Accused of Crimes in US, the Kingdom Helps Those Charged Evade Justice

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon joins the show to discuss his proposed bill to make this more difficult.

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Trump's Investigatory Troubles Extend Far Beyond Robert Mueller

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Southern District of New York is pursuing criminal charges against the President's inaugural committee.

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'High Flying Bird' is a Sports Movie That Wants to Disrupt the System

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Takeaway sits down with screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney and actor André Holland, to discuss their new movie, “High Flying Bird,” which was shot on an iPhone in just 13 days.

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David Malpass Nominated as President of World Bank, Worrying Critics

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Malpass, a senior official at the Treasury Department, has been critical of the World Bank as an institution.

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Last of the Children from Australia's Island Detention Center to Arrive in the U.S.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

1,250 people including children will be resettled in the U.S. in an agreement Trump initially called a “dumb deal” on Twitter, but then agreed to follow through on.

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Early Writings of Neomi Rao, Tapped to Take Brett Kavanaugh's Former Seat, Show Bias Against LGBT Community and Others

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Rao, who has never been a judge, is reportedly on President Trump's radar for future Supreme Court nominations.

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ICE Force-Feeding Immigrant Detainees, In Seemingly Unprecedented Move

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Last week, ICE confirmed that their agency is force-feeding nine detainees in El Paso, as a result of a hunger strike to protest conditions and treatment inside the facility.

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Nickel and Dimed...for Federal Government Court Documents

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The going rate is $0.10 a page but some experts estimate it costs only half of one ten-thousandth of a penny to send out a page. 

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U.S. Weapons are Ending Up in the Hands of Al Qaeda and Other Proxy Fighters Across Yemen

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Nima Elbagir recently spent 11 days in Yemen, and her reporting reveals how UAE and Saudi Arabia, both US allies, are enabling arms to wind up in the hands of Iranian backed militias.

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El Salvador Elects Nayib Bukele as President

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

37-year-old Nayib Bukele the former mayor of San Salvador, the country’s capital city, won the election in a landslide.

Why the Department of Homeland Security is in the Business of Setting up Fake Universities

Monday, February 04, 2019

The University of Farmington touted its STEM curriculum and modest tuition rates. But there was one major problem: the school was fake.

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Governor Northam's Racist Photo Sheds Light on Virginia's Political History

Monday, February 04, 2019

Democratic colleagues have called for Governor Northam to resign. But his case does not exist in a vacuum.

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Freezing Conditions in Federal Detention Facility Raise Alarm

Monday, February 04, 2019

According to the detainees, attorneys and media reports, the more than 1,600 inmates were largely confined to their freezing, dark cells.

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As NFL Season Ends, Players Continue Fighting for Social Justice Off the Field

Monday, February 04, 2019

The Takeaway speaks with wide receiver Doug Baldwin, a member of the Players Coalition, about pushing the league to donate money to causes addressing racial disparities in the U.S.

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Why the Measles Virus is Back Across the United States

Monday, February 04, 2019

There are 48 confirmed infections and 13 suspected cases in Washington alone. The majority of the confirmed cases are connected to unvaccinated individuals.