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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:

As Schumer Ascends, Menendez Fights for Political Life

Friday, March 27, 2015

Two local U.S. Senators find themselves in the headlines, for very different reasons.

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Working to Keep Politics Out of NJ's Pension-Fund Investments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Offered a chance to put wider restrictions in place, NJ State Investment Council says it will first look to tightening current regulations

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Possible Immigration Loophole Found in Queens Family Court

Friday, March 20, 2015

Some judges in the Queens Family Court system don't feel they can challenge tales of abuse.

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Empire: The ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Over the Top’ Music Drama with a Heart

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Empire has been an unprecedented success, growing week to week in ratings and buzz.

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Sex Offender Housing Restrictions Could be Counterproductive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Restrictions on where registered sex offenders live after prison could make it harder for them to safely and successfully reenter society.

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Jewish Americans Watch Israeli Election Closely

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jewish Americans on the right and the left will be watching to see what kind of government is formed after the election, set to be held Tuesday.

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Premier NYC Non-Profit Went from Blue Chip to Sinking Ship?

Monday, March 16, 2015

City and state regulators failed to foresee the financial troubles of a city non-profit that serves more than 100,000 residents a year.

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A Movie By a Drone

Friday, March 06, 2015

The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event dedicated to the art of drone cinematography. 

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New Videos Warn Inmates of Rape

Monday, February 23, 2015

The videos feature interviews and advice from current inmates in the hope of preventing others from experiencing sexual assault in prison.

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City Housing Policy Reviewed For Possible Civil Rights Violations

Friday, February 20, 2015

At issue is the city's policy to put aside 50 percent of affordable housing units to people who already live in the neighborhood. 

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In Patz Trial, Defense Will Present a Different Suspect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez will ask an informant to testify against a convicted child molester who's long been seen as the lead suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance. 

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Did New Jersey Really Lose Out When the Nets Left Town?

Friday, February 13, 2015

It's been more than two years since the New Jersey Nets crossed the river(s) and became the Brooklyn Nets. A look back at what they left behind in downtown Newark.

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Brooklyn DA Steps Into the Spotlight with Akai Gurley Case

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A legal expert notes that Brooklyn and Staten Island have very different constituencies — and wonders whether that's why Brooklyn got an indictment.

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Brooklyn Borough President Applauds Officer Liang Indictment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eric Adams, a former police officer, says unlike the Garner case on Staten Island, the Brooklyn grand jury did what it was supposed to do.

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NJ Says 'NO' to Oysters and All They Have to Offer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New York and New Jersey have startlingly different policies on the bivalve, which can help clean dirty waters and mitigate storm surges from hurricanes.

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Mayor de Blasio Proposes $77.7B Budget

Monday, February 09, 2015

There are no major cuts in the budget.

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Federal Bridgegate Investigators Interview Christie Whistleblower

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A former county prosecutor who says his refusal to drop a case against a Christie ally cost him his job says he detailed his abuse of power claims to federal investigators.

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It's Not A Blizzard Anymore

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Conditions are still tough for Suffolk County and parts of Connecticut. We'll get updates from you and our guests.

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Fiscal Watchdogs Eye Price of Cuomo's Plans

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cuomo says it's time to invest in New York's neediest communities, but analysts question how he's crunching the numbers.

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More Problems at Rikers, But Also a Move Toward Reform

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A former Department of Correction Commissioner says reform must come with a culture change.

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