Richard Yeh oversees the daily broadcast of All Things Considered on WNYC, and directs the newsroom’s internship program. Since joining WNYC in 2007, he has produced for Morning Edition, the Takeaway, the New Yorker Radio Hour, and reported on immigrant communities in New York City. He also teaches audio journalism at Columbia and NYU. Previously, Richard worked at Independent Press-New York (renamed Voices of NY), InsideSchools.org, and NY1. He studied journalism at the City College of New York, and documentary photography at the International Center of Photography. A native of Taipei who has lived in Queens since 1992, he was a 2017 Bringing Home The World fellow at the International Center For Journalists.
Richard Yeh appears in the following:
Mother and Son Take a Bucket List Journey in 'Duty Free'
Friday, April 30, 2021
In “Duty Free,” filmmaker Sian-Pierre Regis takes his mom on a bucket list journey after she loses her job at age 75.
New Jersey County Ends Lucrative and Controversial Jailing of ICE Detainees
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
The jail became a target of anti-ICE activists, who complained that detainees were given poor medical care and inedible food, and faced assaults from officers.
New York City Turns The Corner On COVID Cases—And Vaccine Demand
Friday, April 23, 2021
Demand for the COVID-19 vaccines appears to be struggling at a time when the city is finally making progress on stemming infections.
Reimagining Criminal Justice in 'Philly DA'
Friday, April 23, 2021
The eight-part series “Philly D.A.” follows District Attorney Larry Krasner as he carries out an ambitious agenda to reduce incarceration in Philadelphia.
Profiling Oliver Sacks
Friday, April 09, 2021
“Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” profiles the neurologist and best-selling author of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”
The Rise and Fall of WeWork
Friday, April 02, 2021
“WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn” dissects the company that soared on the charisma of its co-founder Adam Neumann until its bubble burst.
Comparing NY and NJ's Marijuana Legalization Efforts
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
On Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic marijuana legalization law that the New York state legislature passed overnight.
'Tina' Captures the Singer’s Power and Vulnerability
Friday, March 26, 2021
“Tina” draws upon rare archives and new interviews to profile Tina Turner with a fresh perspective on her iconic story.
Exploring the College Admissions Scandal in Operation Varsity Blues'
Friday, March 19, 2021
“Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” tells the story of Rick Singer who helped rich parents use bribes to get their kids into elite schools.
Public Theater and WNYC Studios Release Groundbreaking New Audio Interpretation of Romeo & Juliet
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The Public Theater in partnership with WNYC Studios is launching an audio interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
Remembering 'When We Were Kings' Director Leon Gast
Friday, March 12, 2021
Filmmaker Leon Gast died this week at age 84 leaving a rich legacy of work including his documentary “When We Were Kings” about Muhammad Ali in Africa.
'Made You Look' Tells a Twisting Tale of Art Forgery
Friday, March 05, 2021
“Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art” tells the story of the New York gallery that sold over 60 forgeries attributed to art superstars such as Rothko, Pollock, and Motherwell.
Judas and the Black Messiah: Worldbuilding in Sound
Monday, March 01, 2021
WQXR's James Bennett II walks listeners through the score and soundtrack of Judas and the Black Messiah.
Why Are Evangelicals Focused on Israel?
Friday, February 26, 2021
The documentary “’Til Kingdom Come” explores why American Evangelicals are preoccupied with Israel.
A Kenyan Journalist Turns to Politics in 'Softie'
Friday, February 19, 2021
"Softie" follows Kenyan journalist Boniface Mwangi and his wife Njeri as their family faces death threats when he runs for Parliament.
'Black Art' Explores a Hidden History
Friday, February 12, 2021
The new Sam Pollard film profiles a range of artists of different generations—from 90-year-old Faith Ringgold to President Obama’s portrait painter Kehinde Wiley.
Secretaries Rise Up in '9to5: The Story of a Movement'
Friday, February 05, 2021
“9to5: The Story of a Movement” tells the history of the women’s labor movement that inspired the Hollywood comedy and Dolly Parton’s song.
'We Are the Brooklyn Saints' Focuses on Youth Football
Friday, January 29, 2021
The four-part series “We Are the Brooklyn Saints” looks at a grade school football team in East New York.
Four Bangladeshi Candidates Challenge A Former Long Time Councilmember For A Seat In Queens
Thursday, January 28, 2021
A special election is underway right now in Queens. One candidate held the seat a decade ago: James Gennaro. But he's got several challengers including four Bangladeshi candidates.
Breaking Barriers In 'How It Feels To Be Free'
Friday, January 22, 2021
“How It Feels to Be Free” profiles six Black women entertainers who broke barriers of racial discrimination.