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Thursday, July 24, 2014

In this Fishko Files, Ms. Fishko considers the honorific "Ms.," its checkered history and final entry into common usage.  

WNYC Production Credits

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Associate Producer: Laura Mayer
WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko

Comments [2]

Richie Cabo from NYC/Hudson Valley

Hi I heard an interesting Fishko Files story about someone who had a house where musicians hung out and all the rooms were recording the jams in the residence. The tapes were found and nobody really new he was documenting the times amazing musicians. Could you please give me the link to this story. I mentioned it to many people and noone new what I was talking about. We are a family of musicians check out our children.

Jul. 31 2014 05:51 PM
Gerrie Blum from New York

Back in the day, I was active in the NYS PTA and was their volunteer "lobbyist" in Albany. As a result I got my name in the papers more often than usual. The NYT used to identify me as Mrs. David Blum ... not Gerrie, my name, but my then-husband's -- which didn't make any sense to me. Ms. was also coming into usage, so I wrote to the Times ... several times ... asking them to change the way they identified me. After many months, they did. I was among the first women written about in the Times that was referred to first by my own name, and later as Ms. instead of Mrs..

Jul. 28 2014 12:00 PM

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