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Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

Blumenthal: Gun Control Fight a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Doctors as Marketers

Monday, March 11, 2013

WNYC

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. 

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NYC Barbecue Joints Not 'Authentic', Still Delicious

Thursday, March 07, 2013

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.

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Poll: Catholic Church Hierarchy is Out of Touch

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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.

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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.

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The Drawbacks of Quick Draw

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Menendez Pushes Forward Despite Ethics Probe

Friday, February 15, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Just How Much Snow Will We Get?

Thursday, February 07, 2013

WNYC

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.

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The Tax Man Cometh 2 Days Later

Friday, April 13, 2012

This year, last-minute tax filers have two extra days to procrastinate.

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City Office Cleaners Ratify Contract

Friday, January 27, 2012

WNYC

Some 22,000 New York City office cleaners ratified a four-year agreement with their employer, the Realty Advisory Board, this week.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker 'Patently Disagrees' With NJ Governor Chris Christie on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker told WNYC that he “patently disagrees” with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s call for a voter referendum this November on whether to legalize gay marriage in the state.

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A New Home For St. Vincent's Chapel

Sunday, January 08, 2012

WNYC

The historic chapel from the bankrupt St. Vincent's Hospital is set to get a new home across the New York Harbor. The major components of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel is expected to be reconstructed at a university hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Borrowing E-Books, With No Late Fees

Monday, December 26, 2011

The New York Public Library is offering help for people who want to borrow electronic books.

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'Harry Potter' Fans Prep for City's Quidditch Tournament

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Stony Brook University quidditch squad is just one of a hundred teams from as far as New Zealand that are set to compete in the fifth annual Quidditch World Cup on Randall’s Island this weekend.

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Thousands in CT, NJ Remain Without Power After Storm

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Five days after the October snowstorm, more than 420,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in Connecticut and tens of thousands in New Jersey are still in the dark.

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Bloomberg Urges Residents, Protests to Strike Balance

Friday, October 21, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he has been listening to the complaints of residents near Zuccotti Park that their quality of life has declined because of the ongoing protests there.

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High Suicide Rate Among Veterans Sparks Council Probe

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WNYC

One out of every five suicides in the country is committed by a military veteran, federal statistics show, and some city lawmakers are hoping to mitigate what they say is a growing but preventable health problem.

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Cuomo: I'm Open to Tweaks in Union Contract

Friday, September 30, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he's keeping conversations open with the Public Employees Federation as the state's second largest labor union prepares what it calls "new ideas" for a contract agreement.

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Bloomberg Says Immigration-Based Reform Could Boost Economy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WNYC

The U.S. can grow its way out of its economic troubles with immigration reform based on economics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday during a speech in Washington, D.C.

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Ballots Due for State Labor Contract as Possible Layoffs Loom

Monday, September 26, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he remains hopeful that members of the Public Employees Federation will ratify their contract in order to avoid layoffs.

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