Richard Hake

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A Momentous Nomination

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We've been hearing reports all morning that President Obama plans to nominate Bronx native Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United State Supreme Court. There is already buzz among many within the Latino community about the potentially historic nature of the nomination.

Joining me now to tell ...


Facing Foreclosure, Homeowner Sues "One-Stop Shop"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

One-stop shops are in the spotlight this week. Those are companies that offer prospective home buyers everything from the realtor to the appraisal all under one roof. And here in New York, one one-stop shop has been getting a lot of attention. It’s called United ...


What One Stop Shops Don't Tell Homebuyers

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Purchasing a home can be a daunting process. First you need to find the right real estate agent and then right property. Then you need to line up the financing, secure an inspection and get an appraisal. Normally, each of these steps requires a separate ...


The Generalist as Specialist

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Emergency room visits surged last week and have somewhat receded this week -- although admissions have been flat the whole time. Only a small handful of those rushing into ER's even warranted testing for swine flu. But the pattern highlights how people in some neighborhoods ...


Cultural Comparisons: Schools In NY and Amsterdam

Friday, April 17, 2009

New York City is celebrating a 400th anniversary and is sharing it with the city of Amersterdam. it was 400 years ago when Henry Hudson was searching for a route to the east indies. instead, his dutch ship found new york harbor.

Both cities are diverse, ...


Tough Issues Facing New NY Archbishop

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Archbishop Timothy Dolan becomes the head of the New York Archdiocese today following his first official mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral this afternoon. But Dolan's arrival comes at a time when the church faces some challenges. Joining me to discuss some of these issues is ...


World’s Brightest X-Ray Coming to LI

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Long Island’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is getting a big jolt from the federal stimulus. The lab will receive nearly $185 million in new science funding to help jump start the construction of a new, state of the art facility for advanced research. This will build ...


A Look Back at Paterson's First Year in Office

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Today marks Governor Paterson's first year after his predecessor, Eliot Spitzer, had to step down after admitting being involved with a prostitution ring. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has been following the state's 55th governor, and joins WNYC's Richard Hake to talk about his roller-coaster ride in ...


Fenugreek: Not Such a Scary Spice

Friday, February 06, 2009

It was the talk of the town yesterday. Mayor Bloomberg did the big reveal at a highly choreographed news conference, flanked by scientists and experts from across the city. The source of that sweet maple syrup odor: a food processing plant across the river in ...


Feds Document Dangerous Pattern at Kings County Hospital

Friday, February 06, 2009

Last summer, a woman’s death in a public hospital in Brooklyn was captured on videotape, and it showed her being ignored by hospital staff for nearly 24 hours, even after she collapsed and was lying face down on the floor. The footage was widely distributed ...


More Tax Troubles for Rangel

Thursday, February 05, 2009

It's been a bad week for Democrats and their taxes. President Obama lost two nominees this week, including Tom Daschle, the man he hoped would reform our nation's health care.

Now we are learning the latest about Congressman Charles Rangel's tax problems. The Harlem Representative has ...


Report Recommends More Discretion for Judges in Drug Cases

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A state sentencing commission has issued a new report, a year after it was charged with looking at how to reform New York's Rockefeller drug laws. The commission recommends allowing judges more discretion in sentencing first and second-time non-violent drug offenders.

It also calls for more ...


Remembering a Brooklyn Soldier

Monday, February 02, 2009

Six hundred thirty-nine Americans have died so far in the war in Afghanistan.

The most recent casualty was Marine Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan of Brooklyn.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan spoke with his family and joined Richard Hake with this memorial.


Big Apple's Bite of Obama's Stimulus Bill

Thursday, January 29, 2009

President Obama's economic stimulus bill passed a big hurdle last night. The $819 billion package cleared the house by a vote of 244 to 188. Here to tell us what's in it for New York is Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents parts of Manhattan and ...


NYC Eyes $3.4 Billion Budget Boost From D.C.

Monday, January 26, 2009

New York City could realize $3.4 billion dollars in Federal aid this year if Congress passes the Obama's Administration's $825 billion dollar Economic Recovery Plan. Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Schumer and Congressman Rangel outlined the details of the plan last night.

The bail-out details come the same ...


New Leader Named for City Opera

Thursday, January 15, 2009

After a tumultuous search process, New York City Opera has chosen their new artistic director and general manager.

The company's hovered near financial collapse and they were unceremoniously rejected by their first choice for the top job. Now, they've picked George Steel, who's known to some ...


Looking Under the Radar

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A dozen Broadway shows may be closing, but sixteen more shows open downtown in a theater festival that starts today. It’s the Under the Radar festival: it bring plays, musicals and performance pieces from all over the world for a 12-day theater extravaganza. Performance critic ...


NYPD Commissioner Calls Verdicts "Disappointing"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's not everyday we get a verdict, let alone a mistrial, in a police murder case. Yesterday, we got both. Former "Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato was cleared of second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of off-duty police officer, Daniel Enchautegui.

A judge also declared a ...


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 ...