Richard Hake

Since 1992, Richard Hake has worked as News Host and Reporter at WNYC. His live and produced radio feature segments range from hard breaking news to cultural and artistic sound portraits. Richard’s work has been heard both nationally and locally on the NPR programs, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered and On The Media. His voice is regularly heard during on air fundraisers and as fill in host for various WNYC shows.

Richard Hake appears in the following:

With Patience and Fortitude, the Library Gets Its Ceiling Back

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Months after a piece of plaster fell from the ceiling at the New York Public Library, WNYC gets a rare, close-up look at the restoration.

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Laughing It Up In New York City

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Now in its 12th year, the New York Comedy Festival got its start thanks to Caroline of Carolines on Broadway.


Beyond Dance

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Increasingly, choreographers are becoming more like directors, where dance is just one element in the production.

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NYPD Terrorism Commissioner Says Protecting City Requires "Balance"

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The head of NYPD's counter-terrorism unit says there's a balance between protecting the public from attacks and not invading people's privacy or infringing on their rights.

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Sen. Booker and Mayor Baraka Share Stage with Obama in Newark

Friday, October 30, 2015

The former rivals will bury the hatchet (for a day, at least) and appear with President Obama to discuss criminal justice reforms.


Hanging with Frank Stella

Friday, October 30, 2015

A new retrospective of the artist throws out the usual, chronological order and mixes older works with recent ones. The result is "thrilling."


NYC's First Lady to Open Gracie Mansion So Visitors Can Enjoy the Art

Friday, October 23, 2015

Public tours of the new art collection begin next month.


Frida Kahlo, Her Garden and Her Art

Friday, October 16, 2015

The New York Botanical Garden recreates Kahlo's home "Casa Azul" in Mexico, making the connection between her love of flowers and the natural world and painting.


The Present and Future of Cabaret

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Four nights of cabaret performances, from the music of World War II to the Rolling Stones.


Mets Return to Playoffs for First Time Since '06

Friday, October 09, 2015

The team begins their quest to bring a World Series trophy to Queens for the first time in nearly 30 years.


New Venue National Sawdust Mixes Futuristic Design, Williamsburg Grit

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

In advance of its opening on Thursday, WQXR and WNYC get a preview of National Sawdust, a new, $16 million music venue in Brooklyn.
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Alec Baldwin Might Be Serena Williams’ Biggest Cheerleader

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The actor has been a fixture in the stands at this year’s U.S. Open. 


Take a Tour of the New St. Pat's

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A major restoration of the cathedral was expedited for the pope's visit this month. Hear our tour with the rector and an architect, and slide back and forth on a before and after photo.

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Candida Royalle, Feminist Porn Pioneer, Dies at 64

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Candida Royalle started out as a performer in porn films before moving behind the camera. 


Rep. Nadler Says Iran Deal Isn't Perfect, But He'll Support It

Friday, August 21, 2015

Congressman Jerrold Nadler is the first Jewish member of New York's congressional delegation to express support for the president's much debated deal with Iran.

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New York's Medical Marijuana Program Moves Forward

Friday, July 31, 2015

State health officials have chosen five companies to grow and dispense the drug.


Even With Redesign, Your Flight From LaGuardia Might Still Be Late

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Some airline experts say the changes won't solve LaGuardia's real problem.

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Do Black Lives Matter More in Post-Garner America?

Friday, July 17, 2015

In the year since Eric Garner's death, a series of reforms have begun to address the differential treatment of black Americans by the justice system.

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The Impact of Bystander Videos

Thursday, July 16, 2015

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, bystander videos continue to spur national conversation and change. 


Harper Lee's Controversial 'Watchman' a Reminder of 'Painful History'

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Go Set a Watchman, the prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, was released Tuesday.