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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.

From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.
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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.

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@FishkoFiles

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English

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WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


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Portraits

2/15/2018
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As national attention is focused on the Obama portraits this week, we offer this archival Fishko Files on portraits of a less “official” variety. (Produced in 2007) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:06:54

Portraits

2/15/2018
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As national attention is focused on the Obama portraits this week, we offer this archival Fishko Files on portraits of a less “official” variety. (Produced in 2007) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:06:54

John Corigliano at 80

2/8/2018
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A Brooklyn concert next Friday will honor the American composer John Corigliano on his 80th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, WNYC's Sara Fishko talked to the prolific creator of classical and film music in his Manhattan studio, for this edition of Fishko Files. The Brooklyn venue National Sawdust presents John Corigliano @ 80 next Friday, February 16th. Visit National Sawdust's website for tickets and more information. Corigliano on winning the 2001 Pulitzer for his Symphony No....

Duration:00:07:21

1938 Fight

2/1/2018
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In 1938 on the eve of World War II, a boxing match played out powerfully against world events, as two men battled in the ring for an audience of millions. The fight, says Sara Fishko’s guest, writer David Margolick, represented the pride of a race and the principles of a nation - in a deeply divided America. (Produced in 2005) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:01

Movie Movies

1/25/2018
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This week, the 2018 Oscar nominations were announced. In this archival Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the many ways movies portray the sometimes treacherous world of filmmaking itself. (Produced in 2004) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:36

Bernstein, Made for TV

1/18/2018
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On January 18, 1958, the first Leonard Bernstein "Young People's Concert" was broadcast live on television. Through the 1960s, the programs took off and were seen in 40 countries, alongside American exports "The Flintstones" and "Bonanza." WNYC's Sara Fishko considers Bernstein's TV-friendly presence, in this episode of Fishko Files. Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centenary of Bernstein's birth with global events through 2019. Excerpt from the Young People's Concert "Berlioz...

Duration:00:08:10

Bumblebee

1/11/2018
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One solution to the overwhelmingly big issues that now preoccupy us all is a brief escape into something very small. Just for a few minutes. With that in mind, here is this Fishko Files on a tiny piece of music written, in 1900 or so, about an even tinier flying creature. (Produced in 2014) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:12

Jon Hendricks

1/4/2018
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The one-of-a-kind jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks died this past November at 96. We were fortunate to have had a brief encounter with him: This Fishko Files, with Sara Fishko and Hendricks in the studio together, originally produced in 2011. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Gisele Regatao

Duration:00:07:09

Tucker and Bangs

12/28/2017
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A couple of events in New York have WNYC's Sara Fishko considering the fervent work of an art curator and a rock critic - in this edition of Fishko Files. Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977-2017 continues through Sunday, January 7. New Museum 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 How to Be a Rock Critic opens at the Public Theater on Friday, January 5. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003 Marcia Tucker's A Short Life of Trouble: Forty Years in the New York Art...

Duration:00:04:51

Unlikely Stories

12/21/2017
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A film based on a true story about secrets, lies and Washington, D.C. is just about to open in select theaters. It has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering some other films, facts and fantasies that have been building up for years — in this edition of Fishko Files. The Post opens in select theatres tomorrow, Dec. 22. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Bill Moss Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:08:15

Unlikely Stories

12/21/2017
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A film based on a true story about secrets, lies and Washington, D.C. is just about to open in select theaters. It has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering some other films, facts and fantasies that have been building up for years — in this edition of Fishko Files. The Post opens in select theatres tomorrow, Dec. 22. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Bill Moss Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:08:15

The Battles of Prime Time

12/14/2017
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This year, Saturday Night Live has boosted its late-night ratings with political satire. But in this Fishko Files, stories of bold prime time politics from Tom Smothers and Larry Gelbart - who managed, at least for a while, to combine war, comedy and family TV. (Produced in 2003) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:05

Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

12/7/2017
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As we approach winter and 2018, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to the winter of 1838, when Frédéric Chopin and George Sand lived through a damp and dismal moment abroad - and lived to write about it. The richly repetitive "Raindrop Prelude," in this Fishko Files. (Produced in 2010) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:23

Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

12/7/2017
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As we approach winter and 2018, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to the winter of 1838, when Frédéric Chopin and George Sand lived through a damp and dismal moment abroad - and lived to write about it. The richly repetitive "Raindrop Prelude," in this Fishko Files. (Produced in 2010) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:23

Two By William Wyler

11/30/2017
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Starting tomorrow, 21 classic movies by director William Wyler will be screened in New York. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko picks a couple of favorites. The film series "More Than Meets the Eye: William Wyler" starts tomorrow, December 1, at the Quad Cinema in the Village. Quad Cinema 34 W. 13th Street New York, NY 10011 Dec 1: The Big Country Dec 1-2: The Letter Dec 1-3: Funny Girl Dec 1-11: Jezebel Dec 2-4: The Best Years of Our Lives Dec 2-6: Wuthering...

Duration:00:07:13

Lalo Schifrin

11/23/2017
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Lalo Schifrin is 85 this year, and his career as a jazz pianist and composer of film and TV scores ("Mission Impossible") has been stellar. WNYC's Sara Fishko talked to Schifrin - who was born in Argentina - about his gift for capturing the American sound. (Produced in 2008) A new CD of Schifrin classical piano works has just been released by fellow Argentinian pianist Mirian Conti on the Grand Piano label. Schifrin: Piano Works is available on Amazon. Fishko Files with Sara...

Duration:00:07:20

Lee Grant

11/16/2017
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It's just 70 years since the House Committee on Un-American Activities began its investigation into "Communist infiltration" in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies is marking the anniversary this month with films and talks on the subject, including an appearance by Lee Grant - who was Sara Fishko's guest in 2014. Grant talks about her "Blacklist" memoir in this archival episode of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2014) "Spotlight TCM: The Hollywood Blacklist" airs every Monday & Tuesday in...

Duration:00:07:14

Bella

11/9/2017
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As this week's election results show gains for Democrats, minorities and women, WNYC's Sara Fishko recalls Representative Bella Abzug, the powerhouse progressive voice who paved the way. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:09

Bella

11/9/2017
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As this week's election results show gains for Democrats, minorities and women, WNYC's Sara Fishko recalls Representative Bella Abzug, the powerhouse progressive voice who paved the way. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:09

Stuff Smith

11/2/2017
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A sketch for a new piece by 20th century jazz violinist Stuff Smith has surfaced. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, it may be a small work, but it's a reminder of Smith's big influence on music. The Stuff Smith concerto can be heard at Le Poisson Rouge this Sunday, November 5. For details on this Composers Concordance concert, visit lpr.com. Jazz violinist Regina Carter performs at NJPAC as part of Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration on Sunday, November 12. For...

Duration:00:07:07

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