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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.

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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.

    Strange Fruit

    Strange Fruit

    20 years ago, a book by David Margolick reminded us of the power of a historic song about lynching, Strange Fruit - made famous by the great Billie Holiday. As Americans march against systemic racism, this archival Fishko Files with Lena Horne and others on the song that some say changed the world. (Produced in 2000)

    • 7 min
    See For Yourself

    See For Yourself

    After the opening of the September 11th Memorial and Museum, record-breaking crowds traveled to Ground Zero, to the exact spot where the tragedy happened. In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko asks - why?

    • 6 min
    Pakula's Paranoia

    Pakula's Paranoia

    New York-born master filmmaker Alan Pakula produced To Kill a Mockingbird and directed Sophie's Choice, but, as WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests tell us, he's also known for a trio of dark and urgent thrillers which are not getting old - they're getting new. (Produced in 2018)

    • 7 min
    Agee on Film

    Agee on Film

    In the 1940s, author James Agee's film criticism revealed his unusually artful take on Hollywood movies. 65 years after his death, WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests explore Agee's lifelong passion for cinema. (Produced in 2005)

    • 7 min
    Escape into the Dark

    Escape into the Dark

    In this crisis, we're all looking at things a little differently, including movies both new and old. Are we losing ourselves in culture, or are we finding ourselves? A little of both, says WNYC's Sara Fishko, in this episode of Fishko Files.

    The Best Years of Our Lives, Rear Window, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Follow the Fleet are all streaming now on Amazon.

    • 7 min
    Dave Brubeck

    Dave Brubeck

    This Monday is May 4th, otherwise known as 5/4 - which has become an unofficial "Dave Brubeck Day" over the years, in tribute to the jazz pianist and composer's most celebrated tune, "Take Five" (1959), written in 5/4 time. WNYC's Sara Fishko talked to Brubeck [b. 1920, d. 2012] in 2004.

    • 7 min

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