Richard Hake

Host, Morning Edition, WNYC News

Richard Hake appears in the following:

A Look Back at Woodstock 50 Years Later

Friday, August 16, 2019

The iconic New York festival's influence on pop culture.


"FEVAH" Reflects New York City

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The short film "FEVAH" screens at the 20th annual Latino Film Festival. In just 12 minutes, it serves as a reflection of New York City's cultural landscape.


Jail Conditions Scrutinized After Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

After alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a federal detention center in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Correctional Center is under increased scrutiny.


Newark To Distribute Bottled Water After Concerns About Filters

Monday, August 12, 2019

The EPA found high levels of lead in two homes that had been using filters. Now, the federal government wants the city to hand out water.


Week Ahead: August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

On this week's look ahead: the on-again, off-again 14th St. busway, a legal challenge to New York's new law ending religious exemptions for vaccines, and a local team heads to the LLWS.

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The Criminal Justice System Is Bad For You, Says NYC

Friday, August 09, 2019

NYC's health commissioner says even brief contact with the criminal justice system can have lasting health consequences. 


New Film Documents the Artistic Vision of the Visually Impaired

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Rodney Evans' "Vision Portraits" profiles four visually impaired artists -- including the filmmaker, who was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease early in his career.   


Woman's Death at Rikers Raises Questions

Friday, August 02, 2019

The recent death of a young woman held in isolation cell at Rikers Island raises questions about how the facility determines who is fit to be in solitary confinement. 


A New Directory Aims to Diversify the Podcast Industry

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An acceptance speech citing the whiteness of the podcast industry became a call to action, and five audio producers of color responded by creating the POC In Audio directory.  

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Meshell Ndegeocello on Queen Sugar, Social Media, and Ephemeral Politics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Twenty years after releasing her seminal album "Bitter," Meshell Ndegeocello reflects on her career — and how her music is a vehicle for people to come together.


Week Ahead: July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

In this week's look ahead: the MTA board mulls a massive agency overhaul, the public weighs in on the Charter Revision Commission, and: what NYC is doing to avoid a census undercount.


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.


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.