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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.

Pieces

Caption: Delta Blues Museum
Executive Director of the Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter keeps the blues alive and honors its history.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
Caption: Matthew Willey and Bees, Credit: The Good of the Hive
Matthew Willey's multi-year initiative The Good of the Hive is more than an art project.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Casting Director Walter Ware
Casting director Walter Ware brings the right people together.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Guy Mendilow , Credit:  Photo by Gretjen Helene
Guy Mendilow embraces and reinterprets the traditional music of Sephardic Jews.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jake Gyllenhaal as George in Sunday in the Park with George. , Credit: Photo by Mathew Murphy
Jake Gyllenhaal talks about his role in the iconic play Sunday in the Park with George

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:55
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Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast draws the lines of absurdity

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:46
Caption: Bryan Akipa, Credit: Tom Pich
2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker Bryan Akipa is reinvigorating a First Nation musical tradition.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Sebastian Junger, Credit: Tim Hetherington
With his book Tribe, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger upends our ideas about PTSD.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:30
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Steve Ellis and David Gallaher combined werewolves and westerns and created the cult classic, High Moon.

Bought by KWMR and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:05
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 27:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pam Munoz Ryan
For award-winning author for young readers Pam Munoz Ryan multiculturalism comes naturally.

Bought by KWMR, KRZA, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:16
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Miguel Sisters
Forty years ago, Muriel Miguel co-founded Spiderwoman Theater the first Native-American women’s theater. It's still going strong!

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Junot Diaz, Credit: Nina Subin
The National Book Award winner talks about author Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
Caption: Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen
Documentary filmmakers Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen look at a small Tuscan village where each year life is translated into art.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:24
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 25:12
Caption: Thomas Maupin, Credit: Gary Hamilton
2017 National Heritage Fellow buck dancer Thomas Maupin lets his feet do the talking.

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:29
  • Purchases: 1
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In this piece, the *brand new* Emmy Award-winning Jacobs discusses the art of music supervision and shares stories from her work on four projects i...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 09:23
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In this audio piece, among other things, we learn how she joined The New Yorker’s staff and how her illustrations are infused with a particular kin...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:26
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 ...

Bought by KWMR


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