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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463 Pieces

Art Works is the weekly podcast 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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12 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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4 Pieces

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

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26 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 Jazz Master Lee Konitz on Early Inspiration; Alto Verses Tenor; Spontaneous Improvision; His Sound; and Sideman Mentality.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Rudy VanGelder on Recording Start; Alfred Lion; Hackensack Home; Englewood Cliffs; and Rudy's Goal.

Bought by KCSM, WICR, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton on First Gig with Duke Ellington' First Gig; Dedication to the Music; Racism; and Al Jackson.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall on Spiritual Awakening; Technique vs. Ideas; Bill Kirchner; Nat Hentoff; Pat Metheny; and Meeting Sonny Rollins

Bought by KCSM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:28
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock on Branford Marsalis; Stefon Harris; Watermelon Man; and Becoming Interesting in Jazz.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Artie Shaw explains that "You do things that some people think are impossible, and that’s what separates the men from the boys."

Bought by KCSM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Media and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on Connecting to Audiences; and Pop.

Bought by KCSM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Media and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern on Remembering Fats Waller; Symphony Sid; Billy Holiday; Louis Armstrong and Arriving in the US.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi on Forming a Big Band; His First Inspiration; Bud Powell; and Remembering the Old days.

Bought by KCSM, WICR, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln on "Freedom Now Suite"; and Spirit and Character

Bought by KCSM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Media and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 6