Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

Talk to Me: Loss and Memory and Happy Ending

Monday, March 14, 2011

Authors Jessica Hagedorn and Sarah Braunstein read excerpts from novels that set loss in a public context at a recent meeting of the Happy Ending Music and Reading series.


Your Entries for 'Smartest Dog'

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Westminster dog show happened earlier this week. You had to be in New York for that. But Takeaway listeners all over the country flooded our site with dog pics when they entered our Smartest Dog contest. Now we have the results, thanks to our judge — veteran Westminster reporter, Sarah Montague, from our flagship station, WNYC.


A Beautiful Sight: A Scottish Deerhound Wins at Westminster

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday night, the Scottish deerhound Foxcliffe Hickory Wind floated past six other champion dogs to win Best in Show at the 135th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.


Not Just a Pretty Face: Show Dogs with More to Show

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Although the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is often compared to a fashion show, a number of show dogs have multiple titles in field sports and obedience—competitions that require them to use both their DNA and their brains—and an even larger number of retired champions go on to careers as therapy dogs.

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Movers, Shakers, and Waggers Prepare for Westminster

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show would not be possible without the tireless efforts of hundreds of people, some concerned with the nuts-and-bolts, some with creating a vital milieu for humans and dogs alike. WNYC checked in with some of Westminster’s stalwarts about their attitudes towards this year's show.


We Are Family: New Breeds at the Westminster Dog Show

Monday, February 14, 2011

Almost every year at Westminster, there are some fresh examples of canine diversity with the appearance of breeds newly accepted by the American Kennel Club. WNYC has a look at the new breeds.

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With Westminster Show starting on Valentine's Day, New Yorkers Talk About Why They Love Their Dogs

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden is a dog lover’s feast, and this year, it actually starts on Valentine’s Day. Over the years, WNYC’s Sarah Montague has been chatting with New Yorkers about why they love their dogs—everyone a winner in their owners’ eyes.


I'm Depraved on Account of I'm Deprived: Red Bull Takes on 'The Witch of Edmonton'

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Jacobean drama comes to disturbing and relevant life in "The Witch of Edmonton," which opens on Thursday.


The Lady Vanquishes: Brian Bedford on 'Earnest,' Bracknell And A Life in the Classics

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Bedford’s last major role at Stratford was King Lear. Lady Bracknell might seem like the extreme opposite of Shakespeare’s world-devouring tragic king. WNYC talked with Bedford about playing Bracknell in the Roundabout Theatre Company's “The Important of Being Earnest.”


Top Dogs: Kennel Club Announces NYC's Most Popular Breeds

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WNYC's resident K-9 expert Sarah Montague weighs in on the city's top five favorite breeds. Plus, watch a slideshow here.

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From Belarus with Love and Pain: The Belarus Free Theatre at Le Poisson Rouge

Friday, January 21, 2011

"From Belarus with Love and Pain." This was the rallying cry of Natalia Kaliada, artistic director of the Belarus Free Theater, at a benefit for the embattled dissident troupe organized by the PEN American Center that was held at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday.

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A Study In Sherlock

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Each year in January, Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts from all over the country and the abroad gather in New York to celebrate the world’s most famous detective. Last year the buzz was all about Guy Ritchie’s film “Sherlock Holmes,” and whether Robert Downey Jr. would measure up to literature’s most enduring character. This year, the Sherlockian world has returned its focus to its more traditional preoccupation, the playing of “The Game."


Talk to Me: Old Friends and New Friends at Happy Ending

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two is a famously bad age for toddlers, but it seems to be a prime number for a reading series marking a rite of passage—in this case, the celebration this past Wednesday of the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series’ two-year anniversary at Joe’s Pub.


Keeping Cold Noses Warm: Harsh Weather Tips for Dogs and Cats

Monday, December 27, 2010

Crisp days and fluffy snow can bring out the inner dog in a dog, but harsh weather also brings real hazards to man’s best friend and other companion animals. Here are some do’s, don’ts and guidelines.

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Talk to Me: Celebrating Wallace Shawn at CUNY

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If the meek are going to inherit the earth, then Wally Shawn will be in the vanguard. The diffident playwright and essayist, known for such works as "My Dinner with Andre," "Aunt Dan and Lemon," and "The Designated Mourner," presented readings of a wide range of his essays and dramas last month at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Last Chance to See Him Soar: The Legend of Pale Male Closes Thursday

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In 2004, New York City was galvanized by the property dispute of a red-tailed hawk called Pale Male and his mate Lola, and the Upper East Side co-op where the pair had established a nest. WNYC reviews "The Legend of Pale Male," which closes in NYC theaters on Thursday.


Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Monday, November 29, 2010

WNYC interviews Novelist Michael Korda about his new biography of T. E. Lawrence, "Hero."

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Fetching Dinner: Hunting Dogs Help Bring Seasonal Foods to the Table

Thursday, November 18, 2010

As the light pleasures of summer give way to the denser ones of autumn, our meals get denser, too. This week, “Last Chance Foods” looks at hunting and that means it’s time to call the dogs.

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Dark Materials: Mystery and Noir Writers Confess at Barnes & Noble

Friday, October 29, 2010

When it comes to things that go bump in the night, or things that bump each other off in the night, Otto Penzler is the man. The proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop purveys classic and contemporary crime novels, chillers, and thrillers, but in recent years has also become a kind of anthology Master of Ceremonies, rounding up choice selections in such genres as pulp and vampire fiction. Most recently, he has curated two volumes in Houghton Mifflin’s “Best American” series—“The Best American Mystery Stories 2010” (with Lee Child) and “The Best American Noir of the Century” (with James Ellroy).


In the Dog House: 'The American Dog at Home'

Monday, October 25, 2010

Unless the person behind the shutter is Richard Avedon or Annie Leibowitz, it's hard to get too excited by the celebrity portrait. But something amazing happens when the camera shifts a bit, and gives pride of place to the family dog.

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