National Endowment for the Arts

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The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

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567 Pieces

Art Works is the weekly program produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. New shows are posted on Tuesdays. Find out more at arts.gov

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130 Pieces

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

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16 Pieces

NEA Literary Moments showcase writers and the literature they create through Big Read Moments, Poetry Out Loud Moments, and Shakespearean Moments.

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13 Pieces

This series includes miscellaneous audio from our quarterly magazine, NEA Arts, shorter pieces we've featured on the NEA blog, Art Works, and sound from our series, Short Cuts.

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19 Pieces

Quick Study--a podcast about research in the arts from the National Endowment for the Arts

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27 Pieces

The Big Read initiative was created to inspire people to read more great literature. As part of this program, the NEA produced several half-hour audio documentaries to accompany print materials.


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NEA Heritage Fellow and world-renowned fiddler, Liz Carroll talks about and demonstrates the multiplicity of Irish music. [38:15]

Bought by Prairie Public and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 38:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Laura Lippman talks about crime fiction, journalism and the social novel. [30:30]

Bought by KPIP-LP and KVSC


  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 30:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Aditi Brennan Kapil discusses the ways her mixed cultural background informed her play, Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Story. [29:32]

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 05, 2012
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Pianist and 2011 National medal of Arts Recipient, André Watts remembers the early years of his career. [39:41]

Bought by 'The Sea' and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 29, 2012
  • Length: 39:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Feb 29, 2012
  • Length: 30:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Stanley Nelson discusses his award-winning documentary Freedom Riders. [29:39]

Bought by WNJR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Robert Battle discusses his first season as artistic head of the Alvin Ailey company. [33:04]

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 09, 2012
  • Length: 33:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Meredith Monk reflects on her 45 year career as a performance artist. [41:35]

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jan 27, 2012
  • Length: 41:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Meejin Yoon talks about creating work at the intersection of art, architecture, landscape, and technology. [27:29]

  • Added: Jan 20, 2012
  • Length: 27:29
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The 2012 Jazz Master discusses his approach to music.

Bought by KPIP-LP, Harford Community Radio, and KMUW


  • Added: Jan 17, 2012
  • Length: 26:19
  • Purchases: 3