Richard Hake

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Troubled Youth Detention Facilities Face Major Reforms

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reforms are coming to four seriously troubled upstate youth detention facilities. A settlement has been reached between the Department of Justice and the state agency that is overseeing the facilities, which is calling for strict new rules limiting the use of physical restraints and requiring greater mental health services for emotionally disturbed youth. 


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Meet @ WNYC—LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Networking Event

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

7:00 PM

Join WNYC's Richard Hake for an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Networking Event.

Poland's Mourning Felt in NYC

Monday, April 12, 2010

Local Poles are calling it one of the most terrible tragedies in their country's history. On Saturday, 96 people including President Lech Kaczynski were killed in a plane crash along with the First Lady and top members of the Polish military, the head of the ...


Paterson Suspends Aide, Calls for Probe

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's suspended a close aide and asked for an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The request follows an article in today's New York Times which raises questions about the governor and state police intervening in a domestic abuse case involving the ...


Gig Alert: From Valentine's Day to Fat Tuesday

Friday, February 12, 2010

That's the sound of Rain Machine, one of bands featured in our latest Gig Alert. Every day WNYC's Culture Team helps curate the city's music scene for listeners, offering daily downloads from our website from artists performing in the city that night. And on the ...


Trial Continues of Three NYPD Officers Accussed of Assaulting a Bklyn Man

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Three New York City police officers are on trial in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. These officers are accused of sexually assaulting a Brooklyn man at a subway station during an arrest.

REPORTER: They deny the incident and defense attorneys have sought to discredit Michael Mineo's ...


Councilman Discusses End of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village Saga

Monday, January 25, 2010

The owners of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are turning the complex over to their creditors, relinquishing control of over 11,000 apartments in Manhattan.

City Councilman Daniel Garodnick lives at the Stuyvesant Town apartments and he's been working on behalf of tenants there for years. ...


Sizing Up the Obstacles Facing New York State Democrats

Monday, January 11, 2010

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo was just one of several well-known Democrats at a party yesterday for supporters of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. The event drew hundreds of party activists, Democratic House Members and other elected officials including Senator Charles Schumer and comptroller Thomas Di ...


Giuliani's News Overshadows Lazio Endorsement

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has officially declined to run for either governor or U.S. Senator. After his announcement yesterday, he endorsed former Long Island Congressman Rick Lazio for governor. Here to discuss those developments and what it means for New York's political ...


Barbra, Back Home in the Village

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Barbra Streisand released her latest album this week. It’s called "Barbra: Love Is The Answer" and includes 13 jazz standards. But when you already have 62 albums in your repertoire, what could you possibly do to create a buzz? Streisand decided to go back to her roots to ...

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Barbra, Back Home in the Village

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Barbra Streisand released her latest album this week. It’s called "Barbra: Love Is The Answer" and includes 13 jazz standards. But when you already have 62 albums in your repertoire, what could you possibly do to create a buzz? Streisand decided to go back to ...


Closing Arguments Begin in Astor Trial

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a courtroom drama seemingly made for the movies. Following the death of 105-year-old New York City socialite and patron of the arts Brooke Astor, a legal battle has waged for some 5 months. Ms. Astor suffered from Alzheimer's disease. And prosecutors allege that Astor's ...


Behind the Perfect Slice

Monday, July 20, 2009

It’s the food story of moment. It's probably always -- at least here in New York -- the most talked about food. New York magazine had it on its cover this week. Of course, we are talking pizza. Well, we’re getting into the conversation here ...


The Impact of Medical Office Regulations

Thursday, July 16, 2009

An estimated half of all surgeries take place in doctors offices rather than hospitals – and we’re not just talking about removing moles or doing tummy-tucks. There’s been a growing call for health authorities to keep an eye on these private medical practices, and starting ...


NY Senate Stalemate Ends -- But Is It Really Over?

Friday, July 10, 2009

It ended as it started, with a Bronx Senator changing sides. NY State Senate 31 day power struggle ended after Bronx Democratic Senator Pedro Espada Junior rejoined his party. This gives the Democrats a 32-to-30 majority again. The move allowed all 62 senators to meet ...


NY Senators Rachet Up Rhetoric Over Lt. Gov Appointment

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Governor Paterson says he's appointed former M.T.A. Chairman Richard Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor. If it holds, the move could break a month-long stalemate that's deadlocked the State Senate since June 8th.

Republicans have already filed a challenge to block the appointment in Nassau County Supreme Court.

But ...


Officials Investigating SI Ferry's "Hard Landing"

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Staten Island Ferry made a "hard landing" at the Saint George terminal last night, but it was less severe than the crash back in 2003 that killed 11 people.

Officials say 15 people suffered minor injuries in last night's crash. But there are still plenty ...


Effects of Harlem's Charter Schools

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tomorrow is the last day of classes for public school students and while the kids hit the playground this summer, the Mayor will be on the campaign trail, debating his success with the schools and one of his initiatives: to expand charter schools.

The administration set ...


17-Story Tower Going Up In DUMBO

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new 17-story tower will now become part of the Brooklyn Skyline, next to one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The City Council yesterday approved a controversial building that will be built near the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side by a ...


New NJ Tunnel: Replacing the "Midtown Direct Maybe"

Monday, June 08, 2009

For years there have been plans to build a second commuter rail tunnel connecting New Jersey to Manhattan. This morning Governor Corzine will be in Jersey City to preside over the groundbreaking for that second Trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Two thirds of the money to pay ...