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Episodes

  • Body and Soul

    Sep 17, 2014 | 9 min
    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. For more from the speakers heard in this edition of Fishko Files... Read about Will Friedwald's new book "A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers." Visit Stuart Isacoff's website. Playlist for "Body and Soul" Frank Sinatra. Recorded 1947. The Best of the Columbia Years, 1943-1952. Sony Music, 1995. Benny Goodman Trio. Recorded 1935. Teddy Wilson: The Quintessence. Fremeaux & Associes, 2003. Libby Holman. Recording date uncertain. Click to hear. Louis Armstrong (etc...
  • Photo League

    Sep 10, 2014 | 8 min
    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. WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann
  • Three Jazz Works

    Sep 3, 2014 | 8 min
    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) WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann
  • Kitchen Sink Realism

    Aug 27, 2014 | 8 min
    In 1956 in London, a play called Look Back in Anger, about a marriage between a middle class woman and a working class bloke, is said to have changed British theater forever. (Produced January 2012) WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann
  • Jacqueline Kennedy's White House

    Aug 20, 2014 | 8 min
    In the simpler days of television, all three networks aired a tour of the White House led by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, a stunning number of Americans tuned in and took notice. Here is the next Fishko Files. (Produced in February 2012). WNYC Production Credits Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann