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:

Moving Eric Garner's Memory from Mind to Body

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Artist Shaun Leonardo wanted to replace the act of watching a video with the physicality of bearing witness. His performance piece "I Can't Breathe" made sure of that.

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ICE Raids Target 2,100 Families, Including Some In New York

Friday, July 12, 2019

The on-and-off again threats are creating lots of fear and confusion in the city's immigrant communities—and beyond.


Review: A Better Basquiat Show

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chaédria LaBouvier is the first solo black woman to curate an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.

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"Pigeonhole" Looks at Bengalis Who Passed as Black to Survive

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A new exhibit looks at the little-known history of Bengalis who migrated to America in the early 20th century — and adopted public identities as black Americans.


Questions Linger Following Death of a Young Woman in Rikers

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The death of a 27-year-old transgender inmate is underscoring concerns around bail and policing of transgender people, especially people of color. 

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New York State Legislators Agree On 'Landmark' Deal to Extend Rent Protections

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

An 11th-hour package that would close many of the loopholes tenants have been complaining about for more than two decades.


Zach Stafford on the Future of Queer Media and Stepping Into Big "AM To DM" Shoes

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

In December, Zach Stafford was named the first black editor in The Advocate's 50-year history. In May, he was tapped to co-host Buzzfeed's AM To DM. 


Week Ahead: June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

In this week's look ahead: it's the end of Albany's legislative session, which means it's time for lawmakers to pass many bills in the off hours. And: if you want to go to MOMA, go now.


Behind the Scenes Battle in the NYPD Disciplinary Trial

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The trial has revealed a new stage in the ongoing battle between the city's powerful police union and the independent board that handles citizens complaints.


Commemorating Stonewall Through the Art of Queer Millennials

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

In a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, artists younger than the Stonewall rebellion explore themes of identity, gender and race — and the 'double closet' of being gay and undocumented.


Walt Whitman Turns 200, So It's Time to Be Honest About His Racism

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Writer Harmony Holiday says "there's a new level of honesty" in how readers are ready to challenge Whitman's work.

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"Dealing in Dreams" Is a Love Letter to the Bronx

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Author Lilliam Rivera grew up in NYCHA housing in the Bronx. In her new young adult novel, her childhood apartment becomes luxury housing, set in a dystopian future. 


Week Ahead: May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

On this week's look ahead: what it's like inside New York City's immigration court, the Pantaleo trial is in its second week, Albany's legislative session is in high gear, and goats.


Liz Johnson Artur Creates Black Visual Community with "Dusha"

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

In her first solo museum exhibition, Russian Ghanaian artist and photographer presents three decades worth of work focusing on people and scenes reflecting global blackness. 


Beatles, Beach Boys and More On the Spring Dance Stage

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp present their unique takes on bands of the 1960s, while American Ballet Theater brings a world premiere by Alexei Ratmansky.


Goodbye to the Old Morning Edition Theme

Friday, May 03, 2019

NPR will introduce new theme music for Morning Edition this Monday. Friday — the last day the theme will be played on WNYC — we gave it a send off.

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'See You Yesterday' Is a Sci-Fi Black Lives Matter Anthem for the Next Generation

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Stefon Bristol's first feature film, "See You Yesterday," follows two black Bronx Science students intent on inventing time travel. Oh, and Spike Lee was the executive producer.

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Week Ahead: April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

In this week's look ahead: We check in on the L train work, watch for a possible pre-K teacher strike, and follow up on New York's early voting efforts.

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"Sprinter" Filmmaker Talks About Coming of Age in New York City

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jamaican-born Storm Saulter says New York City is "a place of creative renewal" that helped him grow as an artist.


Week Ahead: April 22, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

In this week's look ahead: How one local family is dealing with lead poisoning. Fewer immigrants in New York are winning asylum. And work on the L train tunnel begins.