Richard Yeh produces All Things Considered on WNYC.
He joined WNYC in 2008 as an Assistant Producer for Morning Edition, after brief stints at Independent Press-New York (now Voices of NY), InsideSchools.org, and NY1. He studied journalism at the City College of New York, and documentary photography at the International Center of Photography. He was born and raised in Taipei, but felt that he really grew up in Queens, where he arrived at the age of 14. Follow him on Twitter @ryeh
It's an exciting new chapter for a Queens building with a storied past. The Queens Museum has re-opened to visitors, after a $69 million dollar redesign.
For weeks, the Chris Christie campaign has played to big crowds, while Democratic challenger Barbara Buono struggles to get her message out. But Christie's handlers have limited his press time in the run-up to the election. Matt Katz — who has covered Christie for the past three years for The Philadelphia Inquirer and who will be joining the staff of New Jersey Public Radio next week — has some theories about why.
Experts and political candidates are still trying to sort out the implications of a federal appellate court ruling in a landmark stop-and-frisk case against the New York Police Department.
In a published interview Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to New York Magazine, he called de Blasio's campaign "class-warfare" and "racist," praised Quinn for "seven and a half years of keeping legislation that never should have made it to the floor," and called on more Russian billionaires to move to the city.
What's in a name? Well, if the name is as iconic as "World Trade Center," there's quite a lot to it.
Beneath the loud back and forth in the mayor’s race, there’s a quieter campaign about the future of city council. A huge portion of the council advertising is being paid for by Jobs for New York, a real estate-backed independent political group, and they're using very different messaging in different districts.
Bill de Blasio is steadily gaining in the polls among the Democratic field of candidates vying to become the next New York mayor. But this week's Quinnipiac poll showing him leading at 43 percent also found nearly a quarter of likely voters saying they could very well change their minds by the Sept. 10 primary.
In his State of the State address earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed he'd push through an aggressive agenda on women's rights, government reform and the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. But with the clock running out on this year's session that is ending Friday, none ...
Mad Men is back on Sunday. The sixth season of the AMC TV show about the world of advertising in 1960s New York finds many of it characters at a crossroads, struggling with death and identity.
New information has emerged about a New Jersey contract with AshBritt, a politically-connected debris removal company.
The Supreme Court went viral this week. On Twitter, Facebook and all over the Internet, Americans debated the Supreme Court's hearings on same-sex marriage. This was aided in part by the court's decision to quickly release audio recordings of the justices bantering with lawyers and each other over the issue.
A federal ban on assault weapons is not in the cards. The provision has been pulled from a gun control bill that Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate plan to bring to a vote next month. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he doesn’t have the votes to pass the provision, which would instead be included as an amendment.
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.
New York City isn’t known for its barbecue. But for Pete Wells, who reviews restaurants for the New York Times, three barbecue joints come tantalizingly close.
American Catholics feel the church’s hierarchy is out of touch with their needs and concerns, according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News.
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.
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.
It has been a tough week for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. The senator faces an ethics probe into flights he took to the Dominican Republic on a jet belonging to Doctor Salomon Melgen, a big campaign donor Menendez has gone to bat for with the federal government.
The National Weather Service has placed New York City, Long Island and Southern Westchester under a blizzard warning, in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, to 1 p.m. Saturday.
This year, last-minute tax filers have two extra days to procrastinate.