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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562 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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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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Meet Sam Spade, detective, lady-killer. Before it became a classic film, it was first an incredible moral tale of crime and deception. Find out why.

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 9
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Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima is about pride and assimilation, faith and doubt. This half-hour program includes readings by actor Cheech Marin a...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KZYX, KMUN, KUPR low power FM, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 8
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A half-hour audio program that explores Amy Tan's gripping, The Joy Luck Club. It features Amy Tan and readings by actress Ming-Na from the film ad...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 5
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A beloved American classic, Willa Cather's My Ántonia is best summarized by its epigraph---"the best days are the first to flee." Garrison Keillor ...

Bought by KMUN, KPIP-LP, and KQED


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Featuring commentary by actor Robert Duvall, playwright Horton Foote, NEA Jazz Master David Baker, and Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, among ot...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 19
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In this half-hour radio show, we'll explore Bradbury's terrifying vision of a future without books as we discuss his groundbreaking 1953 novel, Fah...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WKMS, KMUN, KFAI Minneapolis, KMUD and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 13
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David Seidler talks about his film, The King's Speech, and his own struggle with stuttering.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2011
  • Length: 31:21
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And I think to myself, what a wonderful world! That voice! That smile! That golden trumpet! Jazz writer Gary Giddins on the incomparable Louis Arms...

Bought by Prairie Public and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 08, 2011
  • Length: 32:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Farmer and artist, Jay Salinas talks about Wormfarm, the inventive organization he co-founded where art, agriculture, community, and creativity blo...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 08, 2011
  • Length: 25:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Three of Miami’s cultural organizers talk about the power of art in building community.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 08, 2011
  • Length: 31:44
  • Purchases: 1