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:

Madison McFerrin Pays Homage to Operatic Legend Sissieretta Jones

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin talks surviving criticism from Snoop Dogg, hosting her Sissieretta series, and the importance of building community. 


Agreed: New York Needs a Museum of African American History. Disputed: How to Get It off the Ground

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Some are urging the city to pay for a study of the idea; others say, skip the study and just begin.


After 28 Years, Rep. Peter King to Step Down

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

King has served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Writing the Stories of Black Girls in America

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

In "Some Places More Than Others," Renee Watson helps black girls navigate the world around them. 


Week Ahead: November 4, 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

On this week's look ahead: Election Day, humpback whales, NYC Marathon clean up, and a documentary film festival. 


Picturing Obama: Eight Years of Photographing the First Black President

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Imagine being a young black male photojournalist and getting the opportunity to capture Barack Obama and his family in the White House. Lawrence Jackson did that.

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Week Ahead: October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

In this week's look ahead: early voting in New York gets underway, the City Council will vote to punish a member, and 53,000 runners prepare for the New York City marathon.


Week Ahead: October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

In this week's look ahead: early voting begins Saturday, Jersey City takes on short-term rentals, and we begin a series on sexual harassment and assault in New York City schools. 

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Documenting Latinx History, One Wikipedia Post at a Time

Friday, October 18, 2019

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon aims to add more Latinx history to the online encyclopedia.


Film Festivals Bring New, Emerging Cinema to New York City

Friday, October 18, 2019

New York City is hosting a variety of specialized film festivals this weekend showcasing movies from around the world. 


Suicide Attempts Are Rising Among Black Teens

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A new study found suicide attempts rising among black teenagers over the past 30 years. 


Rolling Loud Comes to New York, but Where are the Women of Hip-Hop?

Friday, October 11, 2019

The hip-hop festival Rolling Loud makes its New York debut this coming weekend, but the women of hip-hop are poorly represented on the lineup.


"The Read" Comes To TV

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Crissle West and Kid Fury are taking their beloved podcast to the small screen.


New York Equal Pay Law Is Now in Effect. Some Say It's Not Enough

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Women's rights advocates say it narrows the pay gap but more needs to be done.

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New Memoir Captures "Wild and Precious Life" of Edie Windsor

Friday, October 04, 2019

Even before she became internationally famous as an activist for marriage equality, Edie Windsor was living an extraordinary life. 


Antwaun Sargent Wants to Shift the Visual Narrative on Beauty

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

"The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion" curates images from an informal movement of young black photographers.

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Trump Will Not Have To Turn Over Tax Returns, Yet

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Prosecutors have until Monday to decide if they want to join Trump's fight against a state grand jury.


Rebel: 'Always in Season' Explores the History of Lynching Through a Layered Lens

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Filmmaker Jacqueline Olive's documentary "Always in Season" explores the history of lynching in America, and why it still matters that we talk about it today. 


Week Ahead: September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

In this week's look ahead: endangered languages, the MTA's capital plan, protests at the United Nations General Assembly, and artist Kehinde Wiley's first public sculpture visits NYC.

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No Hosts, Few Networks: What to Watch for During the 71st Emmy Awards

Friday, September 20, 2019

WNYC's Alison Stewart breaks down the favorites and the underdogs in this weekend's television awards.

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