Dan Katz

WSHU Morning Edition producer

Dan began his career in public radio at WUFT-FM in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. As host and producer of the Front Page Edition of All Things Considered, he interviewed several key political figures as well as some controversial personalities. He has also been recognized by the Florida Associated Press for his feature reporting.

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service marks 1 year since newtown school shooting
7:49 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Gun violence victims remembered at Washington vigil

Singer Carole King performing at a vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and other victims of gun violence, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence at the National Cathedral in Washington. The one year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings is December 14.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Members of the Newtown community, including the parent of a teacher killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, attended the vigil at the National Cathedral.  The service also included others around the country who've been impacted by gun violence.

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NY tax incentives and business subsidies
7:37 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Cuomo announces $750 million in state economic development grants

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the 2012 regional economical development council awards in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The money will fund 824 projects around the state, including several on Long Island.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the decision on which projects to fund came at a regional level.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking ahead of the 2013 Regional Economic Development Awards.

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Conn., unions seek settlement talks
9:45 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. Attorney General withdraws Supreme Court appeal over 2003 layoffs

File-Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland gestures as he leaves a brief news conference at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. Rowland vowed to continue working on putting together a state budget despite a suit filed in federal court by state employee unions.
Credit AP Photo/Bob Child

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen was challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.

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Cameras on trains
12:00 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Metro-North introduces new safety protocol; Senators urge additional measure

A Metro-North train takes on passengers at the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, a few hundred feet from where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1.
Credit AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says some new safety protections are going into effect on Metro-North Railroad.

They include a system to warn train operators when they approach certain areas and will automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if it doesn't slow down.

The changes were directed in an emergency order  by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Federal Railroad Administration.

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Business
10:14 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Data breach at JP Morgan Chase may have affected 7,000 people in Conn.

People stand in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York. (File photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Connecticut officials say they've learned that about 7,000 people in the state may have had their personal information put at risk due to a data breach at JP Morgan Chase.

The bank says the breach might have affected about 465,000 around the country who have a UCard, a prepaid debit card, and use its website. 

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