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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Actress Annette Bening breathes new life into this classic by the prolific Henry James. Commentary from a diverse range of cultural figures - Colin...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 28:41
  • Purchases: 5
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Actor Alfred Molina shines with masterful readings of excerpts from Edith Wharton's masterpiece. The screenwriter of Scorsese's film adaptation, Ja...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Today we hear stories by two giants of Mexican literature, Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes. The former is read by actor Tony Plana; the latter by th...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A great poet of the Western landscape, Jeffers celebrated the heartbreaking beauty of existence and reminded humanity of its responsibility to the ...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 26:54
  • Purchases: 5
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Longfellow was an immensely versatile poet who excelled at virtually every form and genre from the epic to the sonnet. Find out why.

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 20:57
  • Purchases: 2
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“‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –,” “Because I could not stop for Death –”, and “I dwell in Possibility –” are some of most memorable opening li...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 22:33
  • Purchases: 5
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Today, we dive into the haunting world of Edgar Allan Poe. The show includes writers Daniel Handler (aka, Lemony Snicket) and Laura Lippman, as wel...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 5
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“On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below.” This half-hou...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
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Welcome to the Jazz Age. This lyrical portrait of The Great Gatsby features readings by actor Sam Waterston and commentary by Robert Redford, among...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:13
  • Purchases: 7
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Actor Robert Redford reads passages from Jack London's great American novel. The program also features Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, and many ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5