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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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Sviatoslav Richter, born March 20 1915, was a pianistic phenomenon, whose broad musical range was backed up by dazzling technique. On the 100th ann...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 07:12
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Philip Glass looks back on his early years.

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network


  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The art of capturing jazz

  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 07:10
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Foreign-born composer writes iconic American music

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network


  • Added: Feb 17, 2009
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Rediscovering a musician's career

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network


  • Added: Feb 17, 2009
  • Length: 07:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Listening for the number 5.

Bought by The WFMT Radio Network


  • Added: Feb 17, 2009
  • Length: 07:22
  • Purchases: 1
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50s politics casts a shadow over Broadway

  • Added: Feb 17, 2009
  • Length: 09:03
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Host Sara Fishko considers composers who perform their own work.

  • Added: Jan 29, 2008
  • Length: 06:53
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A look back at Cab Calloway with interviews and music.

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Jan 29, 2008
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Pianist Jason Moran on Thelonious Monk

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jan 29, 2008
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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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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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 shares her thoughts on her own recent music-listening-habits.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 06:43
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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 speaks with Henry Butler about his piano playing and his home town, New Orleans.

Bought by KLCC


  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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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The Fishko Files, produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko, are personal, essay-like radio pieces on music, art, culture and media.

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


  • Added: Apr 19, 2006
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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