Richard Hake

Host, Morning Edition, WNYC News

Since 1992, Richard Hake has worked as News Host and Reporter at WNYC. His live and produced radio feature segments range from hard breaking news to cultural and artistic sound portraits. Richard’s work has been heard both nationally and locally on the NPR programs, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered and On The Media. His voice is regularly heard during on air fundraisers and as fill in host for various WNYC shows.

Richard Hake appears in the following:

REBEL: Artist Torkwase Dyson Is Trying to "Desperately Live Up to Blackness"

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Torkwase Dyson's art mines the history of black bodies in America — and connects it to urgent issues of climate change and migration. 

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Week Ahead: March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

In this week's look ahead: NYC's high school notices, the public gets to share their feelings on congestion pricing, and NJ legislators get ready to vote on marijuana. 


Hudson Yards Opens for Business

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tomorrow, a new neighborhood is born in Midtown West. 

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REBEL: Climate Change is a Social Justice Issue

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The face of environmental activism is changing, and while some of that is due to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it's also part of a "moral examination" of energy systems.


Week Ahead: March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

On this week's look ahead: the local anti-vaccination movement, Hudson Yards opens, and a hearing in Trenton about a mystery hire.


REBEL: Actor and Author Karyn Parsons on the Power of Storytelling

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Karyn Parsons has made it her mission to bring stories about black Americans to young folks in new ways. "It would change the way they looked at the world as they entered it," she says.

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Review: Peter Brant Opens a Flashy New Museum in the East Village

Friday, March 01, 2019

Think of the space as Basquiat headquarters.

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Week Ahead: February 25. 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

On this week's look ahead: the special election for New York City Public Advocate, the push for congestion pricing, and Bernie comes to Brooklyn. 


Review: Some New Faces at the Frick

Friday, February 22, 2019

Giovanni Battista Moroni painted the best tailor ever.

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Week Ahead: February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

On this week's look ahead: the fallout from the Amazon deal, what's happening with the L train, the City Council tries to rein in parking placard abuse, and New Jersey's deer problem. 


Week Ahead: February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

On this week's look ahead: school diversity, homophobia in the City Council, sexual harassment in Albany, a dramatic performance of an actual deportation hearing, and it's dog show time.


Emotions Run High in LGBTQ Community Following Alleged Attack on Actor Jussie Smollett

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Following the alleged racist and homophobic attack on singer and Empire actor Jussie Smollett, both celebrities and non-celebrities make a plea to be seen. 

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Week Ahead: February 4, 2019

Monday, February 04, 2019

Coming up this week: the first Public Advocate debate, "Ask Governor Murphy," the deal between the city and the federal government over NYCHA, and some endangered sound. 


Review: Lucio Fontana and the Forward Slash

Friday, February 01, 2019

A new show at the Met Breuer revisits post-war Italy.

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Sufjan and Kanye at City Ballet, Brazilian Dance at BAM

Monday, January 28, 2019

This winter, New York City Ballet presents rarely-seen works and premiers a new collaboration. At BAM, Brazilian dance takes center stage.

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New Year, New Laws

Friday, December 28, 2018

Healthcare reforms, no more Styrofoam, and changing birth certificates: here are some of the policies going into effect on January 1st. 

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A Year in Review for New Jersey's Attorney General

Monday, December 24, 2018

In his first year as the state's top cop, Gurbir Grewal has tackled polluters, butted heads with the feds over policing immigrant communities and made moves to clean up local politics.


NJ Legislators Scrap Controversial Redistricting Vote

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Democrats in the New Jersey senate and assembly canceled a vote, previously scheduled for Monday, after being accused of partisan gerrymandering.

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Review: The Met Museum Gives Acres of New Space to Abstract Art

Friday, December 14, 2018

But the exhibition, “Epic Abstraction,” is insufficiently epic.


Crime Rates Plunge in New Jersey, And Bail Reform Advocates Are Gloating

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A double digit drop in violent crime has given advocates leverage over naysayers who warned against ditching cash bail.  

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