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:

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.


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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The New York Archdiocese's New Approach to Abuse Claims in the Catholic Church

Thursday, December 14, 2017

An independent program has handed out $40 million to almost 200 survivors of sexual abuse by clergy

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Two Groups Founded After Newtown Massacre Promise 'Never Again'

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The groups started as one, but split off to pursue very different strategies.


Mayor's Commission on Monuments Takes Public Comments

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The group is holding public comment sessions in each of the five boroughs before it submits a final report to the Mayor in December.

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New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Three referendum questions will appear on Tuesday's ballots in New York, but on the reverse side. One could lead to changes in the state constitution.

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De Blasio's Big Lesson: Transparency Matters

Friday, November 03, 2017

Gotham Gazette's Ben Max reviews the mayor's challenged history on letting the sunshine in.

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Analyzing Housing After Four Years of Mayor de Blasio

Monday, October 30, 2017

As the elections near, WNYC takes a look at the mayor's record in partnership with City Limits and Gotham Gazette.


A Rocky Blue Line Divides de Blasio From Police

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
As the elections near, WNYC takes a look at the mayor's term in partnership with City Limits and Gotham Gazette.

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Two Beloved Stories Retold Through Dance

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One is based on a Hollywood movie that's a cult classic among dancers. The other is from a Persian and Arabian folktale about two star-crossed lovers.


Why Marvel Comics Cancelled Its Controversial Crossover With Northrop Grumman

Monday, October 16, 2017

The team-up with one of the world's largest defense contractors drew protest threats during New York Comic Con


As Newark Prepares to Take Control of Its Schools, a Former Superintendent Looks Back

Thursday, September 14, 2017

After 22 years of state control, Newark is poised to take back its schools


Fall Arts Preview: Pina Bausch's Early Work Returns and Dancing to Coltrane

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bausch's company returns to BAM to perform the work that introduced her to American audiences. And turning "A Love Supreme" into movement.

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Fall Arts Preview: Centennial Celebrations and Final Journeys

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This fall, music from two of the 20th century’s greatest American musicians as well as 3-D operas, adventurous songwriting, and the Final Journey World Tour of a groundbreaking band.