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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. WNYC's Sara Fishko has this archival edition of Fishko Files...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, millions of children listened to Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which used the instruments of the orchestra to evoke its characters and action. But that’s only part of the story…
Thursday, November 13, 2014
More than 50 years ago 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...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
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.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
With Halloween looming, WNYC's Sara Fishko relates the story of "Isle of The Dead" --a dark, mysterious 19th century painting that captivated a whole generation. Here is this Fishko Files.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at photographer Leo Friedman’s place in Broadway history.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In its day, "Pins and Needles" brought satirical relief to a polarized society. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
When this piece was produced in 2011, Marilyn Monroe would have been 85 years old, and her image was everywhere. Her popularity was never greater, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, thanks to a seemingly inescapable urge to evoke her in any way possible.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru. WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to McLuhan’s futuristic thoughts…in this edition of Fishko Files.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
After the opening of the September 11 Memorial and Museum, record-breaking crowds traveled to Ground Zero, to the exact spot where the tragedy happened. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko asks -why?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
75 years ago, a jazz record made history—it was a bold improvisation on the song “Body and Soul.” As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that song had a way of taking musicians to inspired places. Here’s this Fishko Files.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
In New York starting in 1932 The Photo League had a mission to gather and support photographers who took realistic pictures that might someday bring about social change. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the League was not just a convenient place to meet other photographers. The “Photo League” was organized around a way of looking at the world. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together. Here’s the next Fishko Files… (produced in January 2012)