Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

Talk to Me: The PEN World Voices Festival Takes on Corporate Publishing

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Listen to the audio of a PEN World Voices Festival panel at the Standard Hotel. Writers and editors talked about the ways in which corporate publishing limited access to audiences, the pressure to mainstream, and editing as a form of censorship.


Talk to Me: Oh, Really? Happy Ending at Joe's Pub

Monday, May 09, 2011

Reality. "Some people live in it, some people don't," observed Happy Ending host and curator Amanda Stern on Wednesday, May 4 at Joe's Pub before introducing three writers with different takes on the subject. The topic seemed a fitting flourish to a week that included both a fairy tale wedding and the death of an international terrorist—each event both fantastic and true.


Selected Shorts: Tales that Surprise

Sunday, May 08, 2011

This program features four contemporary tales with unexpected plot twists and emotional surprises.

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Private Voices in a Public Place: Diaries at the Morgan Library

Friday, May 06, 2011

Bloggers? Tweeters? My Space? Facebook? Fahgedabodit. Hundreds of years before everyone got on a digital soapbox, diarists used this intimate form to confide their loves, longings, and keen observations about the world around them. Learn more about the diaries currently on view at the Morgan Library here.


Listening Out Loud

Thursday, May 05, 2011

About blogging—I don’t.  To me this word suggests an action taken by something hairy with a club.

Think of me as a diarist, or an old-fashioned essayist, musing on that space that is somewhere between public and private, without any particular agenda.  The Charles Lamb of the audio set.  

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Behind 'War Horse': The Puppeteers at The New School

Friday, April 29, 2011

One of the most powerful aspects of “War Horse,” which opened at Lincoln Center on April 14, is, of course, the astonishing puppets. At The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, the puppeteers pulled back the curtain during a lively panel discussion and demonstration.


Cornelia Street Café Says Happy Birthday to Shakespeare

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's fitting that William Shakespeare was born in the spring—April 26, 1564—because his sonnets are crammed with sumptuous images of ripe nature bursting its bounds. The Cornelia Street Café recently celebrated the playwright’s birthday with a reading of selected sonnets. 


Written On the Water, Heard in the Wind: PEN World Voices Festival

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Pen World Voices Festival opens in New York on Monday. The annual event is a bold reminder that writing is not just a leisure art resulting in a commodity, but an instrument of change, a tool for probing everything from revolution to the human psyche, and a vital bridge between nations and individuals.


Selected Shorts: The Private Paradise

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finding paradise and fixing the world in stories by promising young writers and established humorists.

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A Bedtime Story in the Dark

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It is hard to imagine, now that radio is so pervasive, what a miracle it seemed when a confluence of discoveries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries resulted in the first broadcasts. 

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The Secret Language of Puppets: 'War Horse' Comes to Lincoln Center

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Handspring Puppet Company’s production of "War Horse" opened at Lincoln Center on Thursday night. The powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel challenges notions of puppetry while teaching us about love and war.

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Selected Shorts: Edwidge Danticat Writes of Haiti and New York

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A contemporary writer’s two worlds are tenderly revealed.

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From the Fire, Change: An Oratorio Remembers Triangle

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Friday marks the centennial anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire — a notorious symbol of abuse and exploitation of immigrant labor force and, until September 11, considered the most devastating workplace tragedy in New York City history. 

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Time After Time: Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' Revisits Broadway

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tom Stoppard’s play "Arcadia" opened Thursday night for a limited run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Parallel temporal universes are Stoppardian stock-in-trade, but "Arcadia" abounds in complex dualities of all kinds.

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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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