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.

Series

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394 Pieces

The Art Works Podcast is produced weekly 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 Thursdays. 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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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.


Pieces

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Garrison Keillor reads from Willa Cather's Midwestern classic, "My Antonia."

  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
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Author Ray Bradbury discusses how he wrote his classic novel "Fahrenheit 451."

Bought by WNKU and KOSU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Actor Alan Arkin discusses the character John Singer in Carson McCullers' "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."

  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: :59

  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:26
  • Purchases: 5
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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor discusses Atticus Finch's sense of justice in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Bought by KPIK-LP and KMUZ


  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Musician Blake Hazard discusses the power of music in Carson McCullers' novel, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."

  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:29
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Actor Alfred Molina reads from Edith Wharton's novel about impossible love, "The Age of Innocence."

  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:29