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

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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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Legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette talks about his early career.

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2012
  • Length: 31:53
  • Purchases: 3
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The gifted 26-year-old pianist and Cole Porter Fellow talks about making a career in jazz.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Stephen Manes discusses his book Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear, his inside look at a full season of Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet. [24:58]

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 19, 2011
  • Length: 25:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Trumpeter and flugelhorn player, composer, arranger, educator, and advocate Jimmy Owens talks about his life in jazz.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 34:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Literary biographer Brenda Wineapple discusses her book, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2011
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Keri Putnam discusses Film Forward, an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Now in it...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2011
  • Length: 25:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Tim O'Brien, who served in Vietnam, talks his novel (and Big Read selection) The Things They Carried and how fiction can often tell a deeper trut...

Bought by KPIP-LP, RadioFreePalmer, and KBBI Alaska


  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 3
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Opera America President Marc Scorca celebrates opera in America and the 2011 NEA Opera Honorees.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 31:03
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Baritone Kerry Henderson talks about co-creating a festival from scratch in a small mountain town with little money and a lot of help from friends ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 25:10
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Billy Luther explores different facets of his heritage in his documentaries. His latest looks at a little known celebration of the Laguna Pueblo, G...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 26:38
  • Purchases: 1