Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

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Two Terms or Three? Voters Will Get to Decide

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

City voters will get to decide in November whether to restore a two-term limit for elected officials or keep the current three-term cap put in place in 2008. Last night, after months of public hearings, the mayor's Charter Revision Commission finalized the questions that will go on the general election ballot this November.


Two Terms or Three? Voters Will Get to Decide

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New York City's Charter Revision Commission on Monday night finalized the questions that will go on the general election ballot this November. City voters will get to decide whether to restore a two-term limit for elected officials or keep the current three-term cap put in place in 2008. But there's a catch.

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Charter Commission to Hold Final Meeting Tonight

Monday, August 23, 2010

New York City's Charter Revision Commission will hold its last scheduled meeting tonight to finalize the ballot questions for this year's general election.


Voters Will Get to Decide on Term Limits Come November

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


The city’s Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after he successfully campaigned for and was elected to a third term, voted Wednesday night to decide on the ballot questions that will be posed to the city’s voters in this year’s general election.

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Charter Revision Commission Inches Closer to Answers on Ballot Questions

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Come November, voters in New York City will likely get a chance to weigh in on the issue of term limits.

Members of the Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Bloomberg after his third-term victory, met in a humid, crowded room near City Hall on Monday night to discuss the preliminary report released last Friday by the commission's staff.

Several members of the commission, which was set up by the mayor in March, said more time is needed to debate the term-limit question.


NYC Charter Commission: Voters May Have Their Say on Term Limits

Friday, July 09, 2010


The New York City Charter Revision Commission is considering rolling back term limits from three terms to two.

The panel, created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after his election to a third term, issued its preliminary staff report on Friday afternoon, outlining ideas it wants to examine in the next several weeks.



A Transit Farewell

Friday, June 25, 2010

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, talks about the service cuts and helps us say goodbye to the discontinued bus and subway lines. Also, Richard Yeh, WNYC reporter, talks about what the bus cuts mean for commuters in eastern Queens.

Are you losing bus or subway service? Post your transit eulogies here!

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2010 State Democratic Convention: Concern Mixed with Confidence

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

While the lengthy roll call for the attorney general nomination was underway inside the convention hall, WNYC caught up with Arthur Schwartz, a state committee member from Lower Manhattan. Calling himself a progressive ...


Bike Month Kicks Off with Races at the Queens Velodrome

Monday, May 03, 2010

May is Bike Month here in the city ,and over the weekend, cycling enthusiasts kicked off the first round of races at the city's only velodrome, in Kissena Park in Flushing, Queens. WNYC's Richard Yeh checked out the action and brought back these voices and photos from the ...


Music Helps Vets Control Symptoms of PTSD

Monday, March 08, 2010

In the last five years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has more than doubled the number of music therapists at its clinics. The VA uses music therapy to help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, control their symptoms.

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NYC Conducts Sixth Annual Census of the Homeless

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The city conducted its sixth annual survey of homeless people early this morning. Nancy Downing of the organization Covenant House was among the thousands of volunteers who canvassed the city's streets, parks, and subway stations to identify and tally the number of unsheltered individuals.

"I have ...


Main Street NYC

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

In their Main Streets Project, the WNYC Newsroom is following six blocks over an entire year to track how the economic downturn is being felt at street level. Main Streets editor Karen Frillman is joined by reporters Jenna Flanagan, Lisa Chow, Richard Yeh, Brigid Bergin, and Ailsa Chang to discuss ...

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Life at the Speed of Film - Tsai Ming-Liang at Asia Society

Friday, November 20, 2009

Listen to a Weekend Edition Saturday report on Tsai Ming-Liang:

Face, the latest film by Tsai Ming-Liang, one of cinema's most revered auteurs, brings together on screen François Truffaut's companion Fanny Ardant and his longtime alter ego Jean-Pierre Léaud. It's the first film in a series commissioned ...


Tsai Ming-Liang in Conversation

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fans of new wave films were treated to a screening of Face, the latest film by acclaimed Taiwanese-Malaysian director Tsai Ming-Liang.

The first film to be commissioned by the Louvre for its auteur series, Face brings together on screen Francois Truffaut's companion Fanny Ardant and his ...


Main Street NYC Returns to Flushing, Queens

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This Spring WNYC went to New York’s most dynamic Main Street in Flushing, Queens. The city was amid the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, but immigrant business owners around Downtown Flushing weren't feeling the pain as badly as those in other neighborhoods. In ...


GOP Eyes Key Council Races

Monday, November 02, 2009

The GOP leader in the New York City Council is hoping his caucus will double in size in January, thanks to three close races in Queens. WNYC's Richard Yeh reports.

REPORTER: Republican Peter Koo, a pharmacist and longtime community board member, is in a tight race ...


Bike Lanes: A Ride Down Grand Street

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has been redefining New York’s streets as places to walk and ride bicycles, not just drive. He’s turned Times Square into a pedestrian zone, introduced traffic calming measures and added 200 miles of bike lanes in the past three years. Some New Yorkers ...


Queens Muslims Allege Racial Profiling in Zazi Investigation

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Community organizers took to the street outside Flushing Library Saturday to talk about what demonstrators say is growing fear among area Muslims, amid the ongoing police investigation of Najibullah Zazi, who was allegedly plotting a bomb attack against New York's transis system.

REPORTER: Ayesha Mahmooda with ...


Asian Americans Vie for Seat of Trailblazer

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

In November, 2001, John Liu made New York City history by becoming the first Asian American to be elected to the City Council. Now, as Liu sets his eyes on the office of city comptroller, a handful of Asian-American candidates are hoping to follow his footsteps into politics.

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John Liu has enjoyed significant popularity throughout his two terms as a councilman for the ethnically diverse District 20 that includes Flushing. And at a recent candidate forum attended by over a hundred people, John Choe reminded everyone of his ties to Liu.

CHOE: If you like John Liu, you will love John Choe. Who agrees that John Liu has done a great job as council member? Yes, because he does not think in the traditional term of what it means to be a council member.

Choe is Liu’s chief of staff, and he counts the incumbent’s accomplishments as also largely his own. The 39-year-old native of Korea entered the race at a relatively late stage and trails other candidates in fundraising. But he’s got the backing of Queens County leaders, as well as major labor unions including 1199. Like his current boss, Choe speaks eloquently of the issues facing the community, such as the need for support for downtown Flushing’s many immigrant business owners.

CHOE: We have to move the Small Business Solution center from Jamaica to Flushing. Or even create a new center here in Flushing. They have to speak Chinese, they have to speak Korean, they have to speak Spanish, all the languages that we speak here.

In a community as diverse as the 20th District, no candidate will be able to win next week's primary along racial lines. Political observers say the district's voters are made up of about one-third Asian-American, one-third white, and one-third black and Latino. Candidate S.J. Jung says what the community needs is unity.

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Guide: City Council District 20

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The 20th District covers Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Kissena Park, Harding Heights, Auburndale, and part of Whitestone.

Map of the district