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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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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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.


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Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus  performing “A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular", Credit: Maike Schulz
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder,artistic director and performer Stephanie Monseu brings us circus arts by way of the East Village performance ...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:06
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder took the circus to a human scale and found its artistry.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Julianne brienza, Credit: Joe Flood
Julianne Brienza, Founder, CEO and President of the Capital Fringe Festival, makes theater happen for everyone in DC.

Bought by KWMR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 26:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning author and cook Rae Eighmey marries food with history to create culinary biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: T. Geronimo Johnson, Credit: Elizabeth R. Cowan
Johnson's novel Welcome to Braggsville puts four kids from Berkeley in Georgia to protest a Civil War reenactment with a pretend lynching. What co...

Bought by KWMR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WCPN and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ira Gitler, Credit:  Frances McLaughlin-Gill
Meet Ira Gitler: Jazz writer, historian, critic and 2017 NEA Jazz Master

Bought by WMPG, KREV-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Renee Fleming with Hartmut Hoell, Credit:  Bob Millard
Renée Fleming along with other musicians and scientists look at the remarkable ability of music to make us whole.

Bought by KVNF and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2