Richard Hake

Host, Morning Edition, WNYC News

On Friday, April 24, 2020, Richard Hake passed away. New York Public Radio President and CEO Goli Sheikholeslami issued this statement on Hake's career and his many contributions to WNYC. 


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:

New Jersey Covid-19 Response Hampered by Decade of Budget Cuts

Monday, April 20, 2020

88nine Radio Milwaukee
The state never restored the core services in health, labor and safety-net programs that got cut during the 2008 recession. And that's hurting the governor's response to the pandemic.

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With Surge In Number Of New Yorkers Dying At Home, Officials Suspect Undercount of COVID-19 Related Deaths

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

If you die at home from the coronavirus, there’s a good chance you won’t be included in the official death toll.


Hospital Workers Increasingly Tense as COVID-19 Patients Flood Wards

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

More than 3,000 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in New York State, with more than 700 in intensive care.


NYC Schools Shut Down to Combat Coronavirus

Monday, March 16, 2020

After days of mounting pressure from parents and teachers, Mayor de Blasio announced Sunday night the nation's largest system will shut down for at least a month. 


Tax Assessors Say The Trump Organization Paid Bribes For Lower Taxes

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Trump Organization used middlemen to pay New York City tax assessors to lower its property tax assessments in the 1980s and 1990s, according to new reporting from Trump, Inc.

Week Ahead: March 9, 2020

Monday, March 09, 2020

In this week's look ahead: the coronavirus outbreak, the New York state budget, Harvey Weinstein's sentencing, and listen for the sound of spring: red-winged blackbirds are back.


Mike Bloomberg Bet Big On Super Tuesday. It Didn't Pay Off.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is suspending his presidential campaign. 


Week Ahead: March 2, 2020

Monday, March 02, 2020

In this week's look ahead: New York has its first official COVID-19 case. Mike Bloomberg will appear on a primary ballot for the first time. And: more on transit and accessibility.


NYC Health Officials Expect Increase in Suspected Coronavirus Cases Following Change in CDC Testing Criteria

Friday, February 28, 2020

The CDC will now begin testing people who traveled to Iran, South Korea, Japan and Italy.


The View on Mike Bloomberg from the Southeast

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ahead of Super Tuesday, we checked in with three southeastern states — Tennessee, Arkansas and North Carolina — to hear how voters there are feeling about the former New York City mayor.


Will NYC's Former Mayor Resonate With Western Voters?

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Those of us in NYC have a lot of experience — and feelings — about Mike Bloomberg. We spoke to reporters in Super Tuesday states to see what voters in Texas, Oklahoma and Utah think.


Week Ahead: February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

In this week's look ahead: NYC — and Mike Bloomberg — haven't closed the chapter on stop and frisk. New York's plastic bag ban goes into effect, and NJ Gov. Murphy delivers his budget. 


Studio 360 Is Ending After 20 Years

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Co-creator and host Kurt Andersen talks about memorable moments in the show's history.

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Federal Trial May Upend East Ramapo School Board Elections

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A voting rights trial in East Ramapo could end Orthodox Jewish dominance of the town's school board.


Week Ahead: February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

This week's look ahead: tensions between police, the mayor, and protesters in the aftermath of the shooting of two NYPD officers. It's 'tin cup day' in Albany. And: misogyny in Trenton.


How To Redesign Queens' Bus Network (Step 1: Make People Mad)

Friday, February 07, 2020

Bus routes in Queens have largely stayed the same since the 1940s. The MTA says that’s why it’s drawing a new network. But when it released the first draft, it was met with backlash.

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West Side Story Returns To Broadway — And Brings Controversy With It

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Protesters are calling for the removal of a dancer from the Broadway revival of "West Side Story," since he has been accused of soliciting explicit images of another dancer.

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Younger Children More Likely to be Classified with Learning Disabilities

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

A new report finds New York City school children born in November and December are far more likely to be classified as learning disabled. 

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Authorities Failed 8-Year Old Long Island Boy Who Died in NYPD Father's Custody, Report

Monday, February 03, 2020

Records obtained by the New York Daily News show repeated complaints of abuse.

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Week Ahead: February 3, 2020

Monday, February 03, 2020

In this week's look ahead: proposed changes to New York City's property tax system, the coronavirus outbreak, and a case that's been a lightning rod for critics of bail reform.