Richard Hake

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Ethics Issues Continue to Dog Congressman Rangel

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The congressional session is drawing to a close, and so far, there's no resolution to the ethical issues raised by the conduct of Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel.

Last week, the House Ethics committee decided to expand its investigation into Rangel's finances, including whether he traded his ...


NYC Professor Translates during Mumbai Attacks

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

When a Brooklyn Rabbi and his wife were taken hostage during the Mumbai terrorist attacks 2 weeks ago, Rabbis with Chabad here in the United States went urgently looking for someone who could speak Urdu, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The man they found is Pace ...


Divers Plumb the Depths of City's Water System

Monday, November 24, 2008

If you didn't see yesterday's New York Times, then you missed what is now the most e-mailed article from their New York section. The story starts with a leak in the city's complex water system that's turned into a 36 million gallon-a-day gusher.

To fix this ...


Behind "The Cost of Doing Business"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Twenty-seven construction workers have died on the job this year, and a slowing economy may not do a whole lot to solve this problem.

REPORTER: For the past nine months, WNYC reporters Cindy Rodriguez and Matthew Schuerman have been investigating the downside of the city’s building ...


BAM Pays Tribute to Asia Argento

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sexy, scary and often naked. That’s what a career retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music promises this Halloween Weekend. It’s a tribute to the Italian actress and director Asia Argento.

Joining us is Film Critic Nathan Lee. He's a regular blogger on and he’s ...


NYS Senate: Evaluating a Power Shift

Thursday, October 30, 2008

With the Election just 5 days, there's an intense battle underway and it's not just over the White House. Control of the New York State Senate also hangs in the balance.

Republicans have controlled the Chamber since 1965 but their majority has shrunk to only 2 ...


Bottoms Up: Brooklyn Brews Hop Obama Ale

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Are you ready for tonight's debate? Many are getting ready.

FEY: Oh and for those Joe Packs out there playing a drinking game at home, maverick!

That of course was Tina Fey doing her infamous impression of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

People really are playing drinking games ...


New York Film Festival Kicks Off Friday

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The New York Film Festival is a curated, boutique festival showing 28 films from 18 countries. Film critic Nathan Lee joined Richard Hake to discuss what's hot this year.

More from Nathan Lee on Art.Cult

More on the New York ...


GOP Stars Take RNC Stage

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The GOP got off to a rocky start this week as Hurricane Gustav threatened to put a damper on the convention festivities. But now that the storm has passed, the Republicans are back on schedule and they're coming out swinging.

Tonight, Rudy Giuliani makes the keynote ...


Waterboarding as Art?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

For years now we've heard about that controversy surrounding the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. One part of that controversy stems from concerns over the use of waterboarding, a technique that some have equated to torture that's allegedly used to gather information from detainees. It's ...


Energy Companies Target Consumers

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Imagine this scenario: you're sitting at home and there's a knock on the door. The person says they can help you save money on your energy costs. And with an economy like this, who doesn’t want to save money?

All you need to do is show ...


Paterson Calls for Emergency Legislative Session

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The buck stops here. That's Governor Paterson's message to New Yorkers concerning the state's fiscal crisis.

Paterson's July 29 Budget Speech

Paterson's July 30 Budget Update

PATERSON: It is time for New York and other governments to cut up our ...


Broadway Bids Farewell to Passing Strange

Friday, July 18, 2008

The musical Passing Strange will close at the Belasco Theater this Sunday, after a run of only 5 months. The filmmaker Spike Lee is making a film version. So what's it take to stay open on Broadway these days? Charles Isherwood is a theater critic ...


UnFancy Food

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Got a craving for the perfect pickle? Mind altering meats? Or just insanely good chocolate made by really nice people? All that and more is on the menu at the Unfancy Food Show. It’s this weekend in Williamsburg and it’s not the only event this ...


Corzine: NJ to Reduce Spending By $600M

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Jersey state lawmakers passed a $32.9 billion budget earlier this week, which is $600 million less than the budget approved last fiscal year. This kind of reduction in spending only has happened a handful of times since World War II. Governor Jon Corzine joined ...


Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Atlantic Yards Suit

Monday, June 23, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit aimed at halting the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

The justices rejected an appeal by 11 property owners and tenants who stand to have their homes and businesses bulldozed to make way for a basketball arena and ...


Cyclists: Meet Your Co-Pilot (Who Knows The Way)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A new Web site aims to let New Yorkers ride their bicycles more safely around the city. Its founders sat down with WNYC's Richard Hake this morning.


Gay Rights Movement Celebrates Gov. Decision

Friday, May 30, 2008

News of Gov. David Paterson's executive order requiring state agencies to recognize gay marriages from states where they're allowed has some questioning his authority and others celebrating.

Some lawmakers say he's circumventing the state legislature in an attempt to bringing New York a step closer to ...


Is New York City Sustainable?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

We all know that using mass transit would reduce your carbon footprint.

But, did you know that city dwellers have smaller carbon footprints than people in rural communities? So says a new report from the Brookings Institution.

With us now is one of the authors of that ...


Verizon's TV Service Comes to NYC

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Watch out Time Warner and Cablevision, millions of customers will soon have a new option for cable TV in New York.

A city board unanimously approved Verizon's bid to get in the game. The phone giant will soon begin a massive project to make cable and ...