Richard Hake

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:

Michael Cohen and the Mysterious Shell Company

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The curious case of Essential Consultants and how it ties President Trump's personal lawyer to Russian oligarchs, a pharmaceutical company, and a porn star.

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Newly Discovered Photos Capture Scenes of 1970s New York City

Monday, May 07, 2018

A new NYC Parks exhibition draws from thousands of photos of the city's parks, taken in the fall of 1978.

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Review: Chaim Soutine’s Meaty Accomplishments

Friday, May 04, 2018

The Jewish Museum rehabilitates an undervalued master.


Spring Dance: A New Company from Cuba and Old Favorites from Jerome Robbins

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cuban-born choreographer Carlos Acosta brings his company to New York for its U.S. debut. And then next month, New York City Ballet begins a weeks-long celebration of Robbins.

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Chair of Landmarks Commission to Step Down in June

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Meenakshi Srinivasan spoke with WNYC's Richard Hake about the four years she led the Commission.


Review: Learning Your Latina

Friday, April 13, 2018

“Radical Women” at the Brooklyn Museum is thankfully fun and unpreachy.

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City Pigeons Strike a Pose in 'The New York Pigeon'

Friday, April 06, 2018

Photographer Andrew Garn's latest portrait collection features 144 pages of New York City's pigeons in flight, at rest, and close-up.

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Review: Pencil This In

Friday, April 06, 2018

April brings major drawing shows by Cy Twombly and Terry Winters.

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Go Do This: 'Three Tall Women' Finally Makes it to Broadway

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Glenda Jackson returns to acting after a 23-year hiatus to star in a Pulitzer Prizing-winning Edward Albee play that's never been staged on Broadway. It was worth the wait.

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Fresh Perspective on Classic Works in Dance This Spring

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Basil Twist mixes colorful puppetry with Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique," the Dance Theatre of Harlem revives "Dougla" and Dada Masilo brings new "Giselle" to the Joyce Theater.


No Filter: Women Owning It Online

Monday, March 26, 2018

In her new series, Manoush Zomorodi of Note to Self talks to women of different generations about the highs and lows of living online. And how they've bent the internet to their will.


Go Do This: Making What’s Hidden Visible

Thursday, March 22, 2018

With so much to see and do in New York City, here are three suggestions to get you off the couch this weekend.


The Tompkins Square Park Avian Love Triangle: A Radio Drama

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Christo and Dora, two red-tailed hawks, were living a happy life in the park, raising their chicks. Until Dora got hurt and went to hawk rehab. That's when Christo met Nora.

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Review: The Whitney’s Museum New Fun Couple

Friday, March 02, 2018

Grant Wood and Zoe Leonard form a surprisingly exciting pair.

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Ballet Is Back on Broadway This Spring

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We’re used to ballet at Lincoln Center, but that’s changing as choreographers and dancers perform in musicals, like the revival of "Carousel." Plus, more dance events this spring.


The Toxic Waste Beneath Some New Jersey Homes

Friday, February 16, 2018

An underground plume of toxic chemicals is sitting underneath 400 homes in Northern New Jersey, and the DuPont company spent decades keeping it secret.

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Why You Should ❤️ NYC Pigeons

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

They can read mammograms. They can see ultraviolet light. And they know how to keep the spark in a relationship alive. This Valentine's Day, let's learn to love them.

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New York City Ballet at a Crossroads

Thursday, January 18, 2018

It starts the winter season without longtime leader Peter Martins after he retired amidst harassment allegations. And a look ahead to two other dance companies, from Cuba and France.

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a "George"

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

If you celebrate Christmas, who gets credit for bringing the gifts?


When Museums Say 'Pay What You Want,' Should You?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

And are there unwritten rules for locals vs. tourists when it comes to pay-as-you-wish policies at some city museums? Join our debate. Admission is free.

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