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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571 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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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...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMUN, KQED, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KRZA


  • 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...

Bought by KMUN, KPIP-LP, KQED, and KRZA


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
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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 ...

Bought by KMUN, KPIP-LP, KQED, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Hear acclaimed authors including Michael Chabon (Wonderboys), Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game), and Walter Mosley discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's coming...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:08
  • Purchases: 6
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Actor Ed Harris reads from one of his favorite novels, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath---an epic story about the Great Depression told through...

Bought by KMUN, KQED, KRZA, KUCB, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 5
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Ernest J. Gaines poses one of the most universal questions a novel can ask: Knowing we're going to die, how should we live? This program features G...

Bought by Room Tone Selects, KMUN, KPIP-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KQED


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 5
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A radio program featuring author Julia Alvarez along with Neko Case, Edwidge Danticat, and Junot Diaz, among others.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:55
  • Purchases: 6
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The program features the voices of author, Tobias Wolff, along with a great cast of writers and thinkers: Jonathan Lethem, Lorrie Moore, T.C. Boyle...

Bought by KMUN, KPIP-LP, KQED, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KRZA


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:49
  • Purchases: 5
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Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried (1990) is considered one of the finest books about the Vietnam War. But it's almost less about the war and m...

Bought by KICI Iowa City, WKMS, KMUN, KUER, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 8