Richard Hake

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Top Albany Lobbyist Implicated in New York State Pension Fund Pay-to-Play Scandal

Thursday, December 09, 2010


One of Albany's most powerful lobbyists has been implicated in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of the New York State pension fund. Patricia Lynch and her firm, Patricia Lynch Associates, is accused of arranging contributions to former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi's campaign account among other charges. While admitting no wrongdoing, the firm is agreeing to pay a $500,000 fine. Lynch is also agreeing to a five-year ban on lobbying the state comptroller's office. Here with the details is Jimmy Veilkind, political reporter with the Albany Times-Union.


Blumenthal, McMahon Spar in First Connecticut Senate Debate

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


The candidates for U.S. Senate in Conneticut are butting heads over the economy and character. In a debate last night in Hartford, Repubican Linda McMahon portrayed herself as an entrepreneur who has created more than 600 jobs. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal promoted his career in public service working as the state's Attorney General. Colin McEnroe, host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR and a columnist for The Hartford Courant, watched the debate.

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On The Importance of Civility Following the Death of a Rutgers University Student

Friday, October 01, 2010

This week's death of a Rutgers University freshman left many shocked and angry. The young man, Tyler Clementi, 21,  killed himself by jumping from the George Washington bridge after his roommate allegedly put a live video feed of Tyler having sex with another man on the Internet.  The suicide occurred days before students were set to immerse themselves in a program designed to encourage greater civility.


At the Museums: Women, Represent!

Friday, September 17, 2010


For years, some of New York's most prestigious art museums have gotten heat for not featuring enough female artists. A searing 2007 report by Jerry Saltz in New York Magazine revealed that women often made up less than 15 percent of a museum's permanent collection on display. Since then, there has been a move to make up for this imbalance. In fact, this week, a number of local arts institutions have female-heavy rosters.

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Some NYC History: The MTA's Artificial Subway Reef and Belgian Paving Stones

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stories of preservation always catch my interest. As a New York City history buff, nothing irks me more than watching an old building or a vestige of the past getting destroyed. That's why I was so interested in speaking with photographer Stephen Mallon whose exhibit, "Next Stop on the Atlantic," on view at the Frontroom Gallery captures images of retired subway cars plunging into the ocean as part of the artificial reef program. 

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Embattled Governor Facing Possible Perjury Charges

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gov. David Paterson gave misleading answers to investigators questioning how he got Yankees World Series tickets last year. That's the main finding of Independent Counsel Judith Kay...

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The Beekman Tower and the NYC Skyline

Friday, August 20, 2010

The dramatic steel of Frank Gehry's new Beekman Tower makes it one of the flashiest skyscrapers on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Paul Goldberger, the architecture critic for The New Yorker and a professor of design at the New School, joined WNYC's Richard Hake to talk about the building.

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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 ...