Richard Hake

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Storm Brings Soaking Rain, Rapid Flooding to Tri-State

Friday, June 07, 2013

“Residents should be aware that you could see rapid flooding, especially in the vulnerable areas.”


Human Error to Blame for Ambulance Delay in Child's Death: FDNY

Friday, June 07, 2013

New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says human error is behind a delay in getting an ambulance to the scene of a car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side earlier this week.


Weekend Staff Picks: Watercolors, Unicorns and Furniture

Saturday, June 01, 2013

It's all about visual art in this week's staff picks.


Weekend Staff Picks: Whitman & Great Googa Mooga

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Poetry in Brooklyn and a musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim are some of the cultural picks from WNYC's staff for this weekend.


City to Get $1.77B in Sandy Aid

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Are there going to be strings attached?” — Michael Murr, of hard-hit Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who is paying for repairs to his home out of pocket.


Life After Sandy: Fire Island Rebounds

Friday, May 03, 2013

City dwellers are beginning to turn their attention to weekend getawaysat  the beaches of Long Island. On Fire Island, business owners are still cleaning up from Sandy, but are promising to be ready for the crowds this season.

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Weekend Staff Picks: Bikes, Pizza and Banjos

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Did you know that the bike path along Ocean Parkway to Coney Island is billed as the oldest bike path in the country?  Audio engineer Debbie Daughtry is planning to take her bicycle out for the first time this season and pedal to the ocean.  She's planning to stop at Difara Pizza, because, "It's the best in the city," she said.


Weekend Picks: Magnolias, Blue Herons and Fleas

Saturday, April 13, 2013

WNYC's news staff is hammering to get outside.  Here are some of their outdoor activity picks.


Bronx Musician Willie Colon Sings About Venezuelan Election

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A salsa musician and Bronx native is stepping into the fray, in the lead-up to the Venezuelan presidential elections this Sunday. Willie Colon released a song that's criticizing the Nicholas Maduro, the candidate picked by the late Hugo Chavez. The song is called Mentira Fresca, or fresh lie, and is getting lots of attention.


Is Anthony Weiner Running, For Real?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Former Congressman Anthony Weiner says he’s interested in running for New York City mayor, two years after a Twitter sex scandal derailed his career. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted an extensive interview to The New York Times Magazine, and swam right back into the political waters this week.

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Fleeing Syria: Caught Between the Immigration System and Reuniting a Family

Monday, April 01, 2013

It’s been two years since the uprising in Syria began. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country. One woman finds herself back in New York, caught at the intersection between the U.S. immigration system, war refugees and the conflict in Syria. 


Weekend Staff Picks: Get Outside, Spring is Here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Use a payphone, stop and smell the roses or watch as ladies in their Easter finery promenade up and down Fifth Avenue. These are just some of the suggestions WNYC staff have for this spring weekend.


Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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Weekend Picks: Whales, Cats and Clowns

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Here are a few of the events some of the WNYC staff recommends for this weekend.


Weekend Picks: Goddesses and Basketball

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Here's how we'll be spending our weekend. We suggest you do the same.


Doctors as Marketers

Monday, March 11, 2013


For the past three years, ProPublica reporters Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein have been investigating the sometimes cozy relationship between drug companies and doctors. Their reporting has revealed that some doctors receive thousands of dollars a year promoting pharmaceutical products in speeches all over the country. 


Weekend Picks: From Pryor's Daughter One-Woman Show to a Carnegie Hall Recital

Saturday, March 09, 2013

There are always too many cultural options in New York City. For those who need some help deciding what to do, here are some tips from the WNYC staff.


Juvenile Task Force Requires Personal Touch from Police

Monday, March 04, 2013

The NYPD is trying a unique approach aimed to cut down on the number of juvenile offenders in the city by targeting those most as risk.


The Drawbacks of Quick Draw

Thursday, February 21, 2013


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is betting on the Lottery to boost the state's coffers. As part of his budget proposal this year, he's calling for an expansion on the Quick Draw game, by allowing smaller Lottery vendors to start selling those tickets. But the proposal is not without controversy.


Blizzard "Nemo" Update

Friday, February 08, 2013

Significant snow is expected in our area between today and tomorrow. We get updates from:

  • WNYC's Richard Hake with expected forecast in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
  • Adam Sobel, professor of Climate and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, on why forecasts have been so different, what makes a blizzard a blizzard, and why this storm has a name.
  • Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, on how the state is planning in advance of the worst of the storm.
  • MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan on how public transit could be affected by the snow, and what to expect on commuter rail.

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