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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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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...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:31
  • Purchases: 1
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.

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ira Gitler, Credit:  Frances McLaughlin-Gill
Meet Ira Gitler: Jazz writer, historian, critic and 2017 NEA Jazz Master

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 26:00
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The new exhibit at NMAAH&C illuminate history, community and culture. Co-curator Aaron Bryant walks us through it.

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  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 27:29
  • Purchases: 1
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With her book, Balancing Acts,photographer Lucy Gray takes us backstage with dancers who are mothers.

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  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cory Doctorow, Credit: Joi Ito
The award-winning novelist, blogger, and advocate talks about science fiction and technology.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts brings a poet’s eye to The Scientific Method

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  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley's collection of poetry Trespass shines a light in dark places.

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dick Hyman, Credit: Nick Michael
Pianist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman is a musical shape-shifter.

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dave Holland, Credit: Ulli Gruber
The National Endowment for the Arts speak with bassist and NEA Jazz MAster Dave Hollnd

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 3
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In these moments, we learn about the (soulful) power of the organ, especially in the hands of Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1
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In these moments, we learn some cool facts about one of the best piano innovators of all time, NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Jazz historians and his own son, Fitz, share why writer and jazz adovcate, Ira Gitler is a Jazz Master.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 1
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In these short pieces, Dee Dee talks about scatting, her big break, and studying the moves of Betty Carter.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Three short moments celebrating 2017 NEA Jazz Master, Dave Holland.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
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A celebration of Irish music in America with four award-winning musicians.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1