Sara Fishko appears in the following:
Friday, July 22, 2011
Almost 90 years ago, the music world was changed by a remarkable musical instrument that still seems new. In this archival edition of Fishko Files (produced in 2002), WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us about an electronic marvel that has its own sound, and its own bizarre story.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Frank Stella has had a long and varied career. He made his name in the 1950s with a series of all-black paintings, when that kind of thing was audacious; moved on to boldly colored striped canvasses by the 1960s; and in more recent decades...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Marshall McLuhan’s hundredth birth anniversary is July 21st, and, after a lull, his ideas seem provocative and relevant again. In an attempt to concoct a 7 minute “Fishko Files” radio piece about him, I found myself arguing with him all the way through his speeches and aphorisms. Whatever can be said about him, he made you think. Thinking, pro or con, while listening to Dr M, was simply unavoidable. Having finished the piece, I’m still thinking about him.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru. In honor of the McLuhan centenary next week, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to McLuhan’s futuristic thoughts…in this edition of Fishko Files.
Friday, July 08, 2011
The Oxford Companion to Jazz was published in paperback in 2005. Then, as now, leafing through the book was –like the music itself—a positively non-linear experience. Here’s Sara Fishko with the next edition of Fishko Files.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Marilyn Monroe would have been 85 in June. Her popularity has never been greater, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, thanks to a seemingly inescapable urge to evoke her in any way possible. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Classical music is a field as star-studded as any; but there are still plenty of hidden treasures, buried in anonymity, waiting to be unearthed. In this edition of Fishko Files, Sara Fishko tells a tale of the belated discovery of a major player, Irén Marik.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A Foundry Theater revival of a Depression-era musical opens this week. In its day, the show brought satirical relief to a polarized society. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The first day of summer is just a few days away. So we figure it is a good time for a re-hearing of a favorite Fishko Files piece, “Summertime.” WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the masterful Gershwin tune, and the many ways its interpreters say “summer.”
Friday, June 10, 2011
As Tony Award-time comes around and the theater celebrates itself, we can turn to a treasure trove of theater history in the photos of the venerable Broadway photographer Leo Friedman. WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at Friedman’s place in Broadway history.
Friday, June 03, 2011
The New York Philharmonic plays "Isle of the Dead" at Lincoln Center next week. The Rachmaninoff piece was inspired by one of the most compelling visual images ever created. WNYC's Sara Fishko has more, in this edition of Fishko Files.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Sometimes artists, seeking inspiration, find it in the very thing that challenges and haunts them most. WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with visual artist Frank Stella, about some very productive pain. Here's the next Fishko Files.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The 20th century was populated by some spectacular Russian classical musicians. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a quick look at a set of CDs you can live with for a hundred days, at least.
Friday, May 20, 2011
It’s been more than half a century since a wave of crime dramas burst on American movie screens, providing filmgoers and film-makers with a whole new vocabulary of dark shadows and saucy dialogue. WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the form in this episode of Fishko Files.
Friday, May 13, 2011
WNYC’s Sara Fishko is looking for immediacy and spontaneity anywhere she can find it. She reflects here on some recordings by a few spectacular pianists.
Friday, May 06, 2011
May 9th marks 50 years since a now-famous speech rocked the broadcast world. Newton Minow described television as a “vast wasteland,” and the rest is history. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story in this edition of Fishko Files...
Friday, April 29, 2011
May 2nd marks 75 years since the first performance of Prokofiev’s children’s piece, Peter and the Wolf. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the millions of children listening over the decades knew only part of the story. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Friday, April 22, 2011
This Sunday, a revival of the classic comedy “Born Yesterday” opens on Broadway. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, its author, Garson Kanin, was responsible for a generous slice of American culture. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, April 15, 2011
In this episode from the summer of 2007, WNYC’s Sara Fishko and guests celebrate the voices and mannerisms of a remarkable collection of stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Many Russian films of the silent and early sound era have been classics of film history. But the films of Dziga Vertov have dropped in and out of public awareness. An upcoming film festival promises to change all that. Listen above to hear Sara Fishko's quick look...