Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014


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At Eric Garner's Funeral, Mourners Cry 'It Ends Today'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


An overflow crowd packed a Brooklyn church for the funeral of Eric Garner who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.


Elmhurst Residents Say No to Another Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With another shelter a block away and institutions for people with mental illness and adult care facilities nearby, people in this densely populated neighborhood say they feel overburdened.

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Mayor Promises Full Investigation Into Fatal Staten Island Arrest

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's ordered a "full and thorough investigation" into the death of a Staten Island man who died Thursday while in police custody.

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Last Chance Foods: Stay Cool, Drink Real Food

Friday, July 11, 2014

Author Nina Planck says her fermented watermelon cooler illustrates a key principle: when she processes food, she does it in ways that enhance nutrition, flavor, and shelf life.

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Band-Aid or Breath of Life? Struggling Hospitals Get Federal Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Struggling hospitals across New York are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid to stay afloat. It's the first step in a long-term plan orchestrated by the Cuomo administration to dramatically change how the state's healthcare system works.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, the city's public hospital system, ...


Christie Campaigns in New Hampshire 598 Days Before the Presidential Primary

Friday, June 20, 2014


Gov. Chris Christie bounded into T-Bones restaurant in Bedford, NH, at suppertime on Friday. He held hands with a 102-year-old woman, signed some baseballs and took a bunch of cellphone selfies.

Technically he was there to campaign for Walt Havenstein, a New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate. But in reality, at least ...


The Meaning of Change in NY-13

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Democrats running in the June 24 primary for the upper Manhattan and Bronx congressional seat held by Rep. Charles Rangel debate the merits and meaning of change.


New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

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Feds: Abu Ghaith Used "Murderous" Words in Wake of 9/11

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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 S...


NY Changes Could Be 'Tipping Point' for Prison Reform

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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.


Famed Snow Day Calculator Stumped by NYC

Friday, February 14, 2014


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.


Christie Grants Eminent Domain, Doesn't Realize It

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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 Chris...

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Will Bridgegate Impact Christie's Chances in 2016?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.

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Over Objections, MoMA to Demolish Folk Art Museum

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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.


With Caveats, Cuomo Veers to the Center

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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...

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Social Security Fraud Bust Nails Hundreds of Former NYPD, NYFD Officers

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Manhattan's district attorney has charged dozens of retired police officers and firefighters with filing fake disability claims.

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Exit Interview: Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

Friday, December 27, 2013

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 ...
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Queens Museum Redesigned

Thursday, November 28, 2013


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.


Christie, Buono Hit the Campaign Trail For One More Day

Monday, November 04, 2013

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.