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
In their opening statements Wednesday, federal prosecutors said the alleged al-Qaida spokesman used "murderous power of his words" to help Osama bin Laden publicize the attacks of September 11 and strengthen the terror network.
New York's unprecedented restrictions on the use of solitary confinement places the state at the forefront on one issue in an emerging national debate about the criminal justice system.
David Sukhin's snow day-predicting algorithm has never been wrong for his New Jersey hometown. But on Thursday it forecast a 90 percent chance of school closures in New York City...and schools stayed open.
The governor claimed on a radio show Monday night he didn't know anything about granting extraordinary eminent domain powers to a new higher education board in South Jersey. But Christie himself signed the bill into law less than three weeks ago.
We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.
The Museum of Modern Art now owns the building on West 53rd Street, and has decided not to incorporate it into its 100,000-square foot expansion, which it unveiled on Wednesday.
He's still pushing universal pre-k, gun control and medical marijuana, but in the first big speech of his re-election year, New York's governor seemed to go back to his centrist roots, focusing on lower taxes and balanced budgets.
Manhattan's district attorney has charged dozens of retired police officers and firefighters with filing fake disability claims.
The controversial outgoing commissioner of the Department of Transportation—who brought pedestrian plazas and Citibikes to NYC—says before she arrived, the city streets couldn't meet the demands placed on them.
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.