Richard Yeh

Supervising Senior Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

How Comedy Cuts Through The Root Of Systemic Racism

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dave Chappelle's "8:46" is the latest in a long tradition of Black comics who cut right to the root of systemic racism, said Mel Watkins.


Black Liberation Readings For All

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has curated a list with 95 titles.


All The Ways The NYPD Is Under Investigation for Protest Tactics

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The state AG, the CCRB, mayoral appointees, and the NYPD's internal investigators are all looking into allegations of police violence during the protests. But what will come of it?


Two Music Executives Reflect On Race In Their Industry

Monday, June 08, 2020

Nabil Ayers is the U.S. General Manager for 4AD Records, and Ed Eckstine was the first black man to be named president of a major record label when he took over Mercury Records in 1986.


Immigrant Workers Left Without Unemployment or Federal Stimulus Want New York State To Help

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Vendors, house cleaners, restaurant workers and others are struggling to pay rent and eat. They are relying on a network of churches and community groups but say the help isn't enough. 


Police Commissioner Talks Social Distancing Enforcement and Reflects on NYPD Deaths

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A day after officers were called to break up a funeral that drew thousands, Commissioner Dermot Shea talks to WNYC about enforcement at a time when officers are getting sick. 


ICE Quietly Releases Hundreds of Local Immigrants As COVID-19 Tears Through Jails

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

It may be off brand, but ICE is releasing hundreds of local immigrants due to the coronavirus.

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The Debate Over Face Masks and Coverings

Friday, April 10, 2020

Science writer Ed Yong joins All Things Considered to discuss the debate over face coverings to combat COVID-19.


As Data Shows Hispanics And Blacks Hit Hardest By Coronavirus, Elected Officials Ask Why City Didn’t Plan Better

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to come up with a plan to redirect resources and raise public awareness within the communities most affected by the disease.


Hospital Chaplains And Counselors Are Frontline Workers, Too

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Hospitals are growing more tense by the day as the influx of severe coronavirus cases puts pressure on doctors, nurses, orderlies -- everyone in the health care system.

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New York State Will Allow Birthing Partners In Delivery Rooms Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will issue an executive order mandating hospitals to allow one "support person" in labor and delivery rooms.


Despite No Cases in NYC, Chinatown Businesses Suffer Amid Coronavirus Scare

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Chinatown leaders and shop owners are begging New Yorkers to patronize their restaurants and shops after a weeks-long lull in business.

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Jeff Van Drew's Defection to the GOP Has Everything to Do With Local New Jersey Politics

Friday, December 20, 2019

Van Drew didn't switch parties just because his South Jersey congressional district voted for Trump in 2016.

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Why America Still Needs a Women's Campaign School in 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

1992 was billed the Year of the Women, but what have women achieved since then in terms of parity in government representation?

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The Case of Eric Garner Is a Milestone in Black History

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Daniel Pantaleo, the officer whose impermissible chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner, was fired by New York City's police commissioner. What does this mean for black history?

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In '1619' Project, the Times Puts Slavery Front and Center of the American Experience

Friday, August 16, 2019

For the largest editorial initiative in the newspaper's history, the country was born the day the first slave ship came in.

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Justice and Journalism Thirty Years After the Central Park Jogger Case

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Decades after the grisly case and wrongful convictions consumed New York City, have the media and law enforcement taken full responsibility?

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How New York Came to Have 9 Chinatowns

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A surge in the immigrant population has helped redefine the city's food scene and led to a golden age of Chinese regional cuisine.

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Roger Stone's Long, Tangled History in New York and New Jersey

Friday, January 25, 2019

Stone's local connections go back from before he became close with Donald Trump.

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The Fall of a Chinese Pop Star

Friday, January 18, 2019

Denise Ho had it all: stadium tours, product endorsements, movie deals. All that changed when she used her celebrity for political activism.