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:

Where You Can (and Can't) Get Your Free Cultural Membership

Monday, January 16, 2017

If you have the IDNYC municipal ID card, you can get a free, one-year membership at cultural institutions throughout NYC. But who's in and who's out has changed this year.

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All New Jersey Roads Lead to Bridgegate

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Or at least the Pulaski Skyway does. 

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Questions Surround Jehovah's Witness HQ and Allegations of Sex Abuse

Thursday, December 29, 2016

An investigation into the Watchtower reveals a culture of secrecy — and alleged abuse. 

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Remembering The Musicians Who Passed Away in 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Prince. David Bowie. George Michael. Leonard Cohen. Sharon Jones. Merle Haggard. These are just a few of the musicians we lost in this past year.

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A New Way of Tracking Hate Crimes

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Hate Index was developed by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Tackling Race and Identity Through Dance

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Two choreographers with works premiering this month in New York City draw their inspiration from examinations of race and society.

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A Tour of New York City's Never Built Architecture

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The buildings, monuments and other projects that would have changed our city's iconic skyline, but died on the drafting table.  

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There's No Escaping Big Data in 'The Glass Room'

Monday, December 12, 2016

While you daydream about getting shiny new gadgets for the holidays, a pop-up shop in Nolita aims to make you question your relationship to technology.

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New EPA Pick Could Damage Already Weakened NJ

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Christie administration has weakened environmental regulations in the Garden State, and the EPA "has been the backstop to provide protection." So what happens now?

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Trump Administration Welcomes Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The investment bank shunned Donald Trump as a businessman and candidate. Now, some of its former employees could hold key positions in his administration.

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The Entrancing Choreograpy of Lucinda Childs

Friday, December 02, 2016

She's been creating minimalist works for more than 50 years, and many of her seminal creations are now being presented at the Joyce Theater.

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The All-Encompassing Set of 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

How the musical's creative team took an unconventional show from a small stage to a Broadway theater.

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In Newark, Popular Way to Keep Children From Drinking Lead in School Fountains Falls Short

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The U.S. EPA recommends schools flush their drinking fountains each morning to reduce lead risk. But a WNYC investigation asks: How can we be sure they do? 

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Making New York Cool Again

Monday, October 24, 2016

WNYC's Harlem Heat Project wrapped up its work — for now — with a brainstorming session about how to protect people from extreme heat during the summer. Here are some ideas.

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The Culprit Behind Long Island's Algae Blooms

Friday, October 07, 2016

Too many people with septic tanks on an aquifer made of sand spells trouble. 

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NJ Transit's Long, Troubled Safety Record

Monday, October 03, 2016

Railroad at center of fatal Hoboken crash settled 183 safety violations between 2011-2015.

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Former Cuomo Aide Facing Federal Charges

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The federal investigation into Gov. Cuomo's "Buffalo Billions" initiative has yielded bribery and fraud charges against nine people — including a former top aide to the governor.

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A Nation Engaged: Getting Young People Work

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week, WNYC and NPR are looking at how to create economic opportunities for more Americans. Today, what can be done for young people who have a lack of work experience or training?

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The Chelsea Bombing Suspect Is in Police Custody. Now, He Enters The Legal System

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Former federal judge Nancy Gertner breaks down what might happen to Ahmad Rahami now.

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A Nation Engaged: The State of New York's Higher Education

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

With the presidential election approaching, WNYC looks at how education can help spur economic opportunity for more New Yorkers.

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