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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: Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast, In the Heights, Credit: Joan Marcus
Lin-Manuel Miranda's life in theater didn't begin with Hamilton. He already won a 2008 Tony for Best Musical with In the Heights.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WABE


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: "Alive" Victory Dance Project, Credit: Jordan Hiraldo
Founding her company after a near-fatal accident, Amy Jordan’s choreography is an exuberant affirmation of dance.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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In her new book The Artist's Compass, Rachel Moore gives practical advice and strategic insight for creating a career in the performing arts.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Veteran Artist Program :The Home Show
The arts and military service are less dissimilar than you might think. That's why Veteran and singer Brian McDonald founded the Veteran Artist Pr...

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, and WLPR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: SteelStacks, Credit: Jonathan Davies
Reclaiming the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Plant for the arts gives a region new life

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: MIchael Witmore, Credit: Folger Shakespeare Library
Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, talks about the reasons Shakespeare still resonates with us.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mickey Rowe
A young professional autistic actor makes his difference work on the stage

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jan Beatty
Jan Beatty's poetry is unsentimental and clear-eyed about blue-collar work and the people who do it.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gary Burton, Credit: Jimmy Katz
Gary Burton, one of the great jazz virtuosos, take us through his musical journey.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Wendy Oxenhorn, Credit: Francisco Pini
2016 NEA Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America, Wendy Oxenhorn: Keeping the music alive and the musicians playing.

Bought by WABE, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Johnnetta Cole remembers when she wasn't allowed in museums because of segregation, and that informs her determination to inspire a love of art mu...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Belinda McKeon  , Credit:  Will Chancellor
Novelist Belinda McKeon: Writing 21st century Ireland

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Martina Arroyo, Credit:  Marty Umans
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Art Works presents a 2010 interview with the great Martina Arroyo. We salute Martina Arroyo for her brilliant v...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
In her new work Baltimore, playwright Kirsten Greenidge grapples with the issue of race on college campuses.

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Archie Shepp: I  Hear the Sound, Credit: Created by WOZNIAK
Archie Shepp shares his musical biography—and his thoughts about the legacy of African-American music.

Bought by KMUW, WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills
Poets and social workers, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills' primary audience have been Wilmington’s under served children.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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In his memoir Soul Serenade, Rashod Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: First-grade docents at Portland's King School, Credit: Courtesy of harrell Fletcher
Harrell Fletcher shares his passion for social practice—creative projects in communities that are by, for, and of the residents.

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4