WNYC's Fishko Files

Series produced by WNYC

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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

Sara Fishko is WNYC's cultural attache, producing features, documentaries and special programs for her regular series, The Fishko Files. Her award winning features have appeared on Morning Edition, Studio 360, On The Media, All Things Considered, and Performance Today.

The Fishko Files are personal, sound-rich radio essays on music, art, culture and media.


Additional Files

30 Pieces

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"You want to send a message? Call Western Union," said Sam Goldwyn. How the messages have been sent, and how they have been received by a nation o...

Bought by KPFA, WCAI / WNAN, KPBS, prpdstation, WBAA and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2003
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Jun 22, 2004
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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A one-hour program of music and interviews, examining the impact of Glenn Gould's Bach recordings, and those of other pianists since Gould's death.

Bought by KUT, WCAI / WNAN, WCAI / WNAN, KUT-HD, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 9
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A one-hour conversation between Ned Rorem and Sara Fishko with many musical excerpts

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCQS, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A one-hour conversation between Oscar Peterson and Sara Fishko with many musical excerpts

Bought by KMUW, WNCU, KVMR, KSFR, WCQS and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 13
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A one hour conversation between Keith Jarrett and Sara Fishko with many musical excerpts

Bought by KMUW, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WCQS, WCQS, Iowa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A one hour conversation between Henry Butler and Sara Fishko with many musical excerpts

Bought by WVPE


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Marfa Public Radio, KFAI, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 4
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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and KTUH


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 2
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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 1
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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, The WFMT Radio Network, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 3
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A one-hour conversation between Murray Perahia and Sara Fishko with many musical excerpts.

Bought by WCQS, Spokane Public Radio, and WCQS


  • Added: Jul 13, 2007
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Sara Fishko spends a few minutes with a very short popular classical music piece.

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network


  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Sara Fishko speaks with Henry Butler about his piano playing and his home town, New Orleans.

Bought by KVNF and KLCC


  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
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In an unlikely moment at the height of the Cold War, art and culture crossed seemingly impassable political barriers.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 07:17
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Sara Fishko shares her thoughts on her own recent music-listening-habits.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 06:43
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Sara Fishko finds the root of the teen movie, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Sara Fishko tells us how percussive dancing, or tap, has a special place in showbiz history.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 07:17
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A one-hour conversation between Philip Glass and Sara Fishko with many musical excerpts.

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network and WCQS


  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2