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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New Haven Primary
6:54 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Harp wins Democratic Primary

State Senator and mayoral candidate Toni Harp
Credit Candidate's website

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp defeated Alderman Justin Elicker, former Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez, and Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina in the race to replace long-time Mayor John DeStefano.

Newscaster: WSHU's Dan Katz

Gun Permit Appeals
10:29 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Gun incident at Chuck E. Cheese prompts scrutiny of gun permit appeals board

The Connecticut Board of Firearms Permit Examiners hearing a recent case on June 27th, 2013 in Wethersfield.
Credit Dan Katz

If someone wants to carry a hand gun legally in Connecticut, they need to apply for a pistol permit from local police departments. If police deny or revoke that permit, people can go before an appeals board, which has the power to override the police decision.

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Video Game Violence
9:53 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Conn. House Speaker: Video game makers should stop agreements with gun makers

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is urging video game makers to stop engaging in license agreements with gun manufacturers to promote guns in games.

Newscaster: WSHU's Dan Katz

Education
10:27 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Conn. standardized tests show mixed results

The Connecticut Department of Education released  the results of this year's statewide standardized tests on Tuesday.

The Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which is given to 10th graders, showed slight improvement in math science, and reading. However, it also showed slightly lower scores in writing.

The Connecticut Mastery Test, which is given to elementary and middle school students, showed lower scores across the board.


Gun Control Debate
3:45 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Newtown group objects to pro-gun gathering at local Starbucks

Gun rights advocates around the country plan to spend money at Starbucks stores today to show support for the coffee chain's policy of allowing customers to carry hand guns inside their stores. Gun control activists are trying to discourage any gatherings in Newtown, where 20 elementary school students and 6 educators were killed during a mass shooting in December.


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