Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

The Flight of Falconry

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The image of a hood bird of prey, poised on the hand of its master or mistress, is often linked to the medieval age of chivalry. But in fact the sport of falconry is among the oldest forms of hunting practiced today. Learn more about the ancient flight of falconry and see photos of birds of prey here.

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Mike is Blooming Out All Over

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just for the record, the man who wrote, “April is the cruelest month” — this was before April was “National Poetry Month” — T.S. Eliot, was then a bank clerk. Chaucer was a civil servant and Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive.

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Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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Selected Shorts: From the Carpathia

Monday, April 09, 2012

This April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a maritime calamity that has resonated throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, inspiring hundreds of books and famous films like “A Night To Remember” and James Cameron’s hugely successful “Titanic,” which has just been re-released in 3-D. Most of these stories focus on the experiences of the passengers, but this special webcast offers a different perspective, in a micro fiction by Jesse Lee Kercheval.


The Woman Who Taught Us to Listen: A Centenary Tribute to Lucille Fletcher

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lucille Fletcher was born 100 ago today. A demure Vassar graduate from a working class family, Brooklyn-born Fletcher was the author of two of the most famous radio dramas of all time — “The Hitchhiker” and “Sorry, Wrong Number.” Listen to audio clips here.


Bringing At-Risk Teens Closer to Home: A Forum on Juvenile Justice at The New School

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Center for New York City Affairs recently hosted a forum to review the connection between child welfare and juvenile justice in New York City and the state. Listen to the forum here.


Dogs You Can Believe In: Most Popular Breeds for 2011

Saturday, March 03, 2012

The American Kennel Club has released its annual ranking of most popular dog breeds. For the 21st successive year, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot in the country, while the Yorkshire Terrier remained at the top of the pack of favorite breeds for New Yorkers.

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Hollywood's Blonde Obsession

Friday, February 24, 2012

In the movies, blonde is more than just a hair color. “In the mind of the moviegoing male,” says film critic Rafer Guzman, “the blonde is something that you own, that you want to own. She represents something that you’re going to attain … like an expensive watch ..."

Slideshow: Blondes — From Mary Pickford to Rihanna

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Tiny But Mighty: Pekingese Palacegarden Malachy Wins 'Best in Show' at Westminster

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with "Best in Show" Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club. The 4-year-old bobbing pompom won his 115th overall best in show title.

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Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show: How to Make a Standard Poodle

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photography by Kathy Landman

Ordinary dogs undergo extraordinary transformations in order to win at dog shows, and among the most eye-catching is the Standard Poodle.

The Poodle is a water dog, and, untended, has a nappy dense coat sort of like good pile carpeting that hugs its rangy body. But in the hands of an expert groomer, a Poodle becomes a dazzling confection, something between a meringue, a soufflé and a topiary hedge.


Checking In On the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This week marks the 136th Annual Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. It's the biggest and longest-running, continuously held canine show in the country. Sarah Montague is a senior producer and the Westminster Dog Show correspondent for our co-producer WNYC. She's been covering the event for the past 12 years and tells us about the culture of America's most beloved dog show.

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Beauty and the Beasts: Grooming Champions at the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In the grooming area for the Westminster Dog Show, contenders for Best of Breed, Best of Group, and Best in Show are getting pressed, primped and powdered. See what it takes for dogs to walk the walk in our video and slideshow.

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Man Is Dog's Best 'Friend'

Monday, February 13, 2012

America’s leading show dogs have their own Facebook pages and they're getting lots of traffic.

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Infinite Variety: New Breeds at Westminster

Monday, February 06, 2012

The 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is right around the corner. Learn more about the new dogs on the block -- from coonhounds to Ceskys to Xolos -- who will be strutting their stuff at Madison Square Garden.

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The Footprints of a Gigantic Detective: Sherlock Holmes Inspires a New Anthology

Friday, January 13, 2012

“One day in 1897, Arthur Conan Doyle sat down to write a tale of an odd young man with peculiar skills and changed the world.”


Saying Goodbye to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Monday, January 02, 2012

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011 passed into 2012. And with it passed one of the country’s most important cultural institutions. Learn more about the man behind the dance company here.


Selected Shorts: Ghosts and Angels

Sunday, December 25, 2011

From James Thurber’s classic story of misunderstanding, “The Night the Ghost Got In,” to Alice Hoffman’s whimsical tale of bad karma turned good, “Examining the Evidence,” to Alan Gurganus's reverse Annunciation tale, “It Had Wings,” the line between the real and the numinous is both funny and fine.

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Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

Friday, December 23, 2011

Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona is an even divide between enigma and accessibility. WNYC's Sarah Montague traces ...


The Fire in Him: John Hurt Sets Krapp's Record Straight

Friday, December 23, 2011

If there is a lesson to be learned from the post-curtain talk between John Hurt — who has just finished a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater in Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” — and philosopher Simon Critchley, it’s that if you throw philosophy at an actor, he’ll throw it right back.


Talk to Me: Behaving Badly at Happy Ending

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This month, Happy Ending Music and Reading series curator Amanda Stern welcomed three Yaddo alums to Joe’s Pub for a program entitled “Reality and Scandal.”