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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: Bowman Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop , Credit: Mark Garvin
Bowman Wright on the transformative power of theater and his two portrayals of MLK.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:08
Caption: DEVIATED THEATRE, Credit:  ©2016 Enoch Chan
Kimmie Dobbs Chan on the joys and challenges of creating a new language for dance.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 27:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends

Bought by WNJR, Public Radio for All, WMUU-LP, and 91.7 WHUS Storrs


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Francisco Nunez conducting the YPC
2011 MacArthur Fellow Francisco Nunez brings together New York youth of all backgrounds and together they create beautiful music and an inclusive c...

Bought by WNJR, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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With her memoir, It’s What I Do, Lynsey Addario explains how and why she covers war.

Bought by 91.7 WHUS Storrs, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Rohan Spong's new film Winter at Westbeth shines a light on artists and aging.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nicholas Rodriguez
Nicholas Rodriguez brings classic American musical theater into the 21st century

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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In a slim, lucid and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic Moby-Dick.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vaddey Ratner, Credit: Christina Sherk
Vaddey Ratner's novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan honors her lost family

Bought by WNJR, WMUU-LP, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Art League's program changes lives through art.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ted Nash
With Presidential Suite,Ted Nash transforms iconic political speeches into an inventive jazz composition.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Kelly Link combines the ordinary and the magical—with flair.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Edgar Allan Poe
Mystery Writer Laura Lippman talks about the terrifying brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.

Bought by WNJR, WJFF, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Chef, restaurateur, and author Marcus Samuelsson’s dazzlingly creative approach to food and to hospitality is rooted in a deep appreciation of food...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 26:45
  • Purchases: 2
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A short talk with the artistic and executive directors and a current artist-in-residence at the 18th Street Arts Center in LA.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:34
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Bill Frisell was heavily influenced by surf rock and space travel. Hear him in his own words tell you his origin story. Lots of great music in this...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 12:15
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Paul Rucker's art education came from working as a janitor at the Seattle Art Museum. Now a gifted cellist, visual artist, and video producer, Paul...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Alaska's own, Maeva Ordaz, on winning the 2015 Poetry Out Loud national title;

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:59
Caption: Alex Lacamoire Hamilton rehearsal, Credit: Joan Marcus
Alex Lacamoire talks about bringing Hamilton and In the Heights to life on the stage.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 01, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Adriana Sananes
Actor Adriana Sananes moves between Spanish and English on stage and on the page as an audiobook narrator.

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


  • Added: Oct 01, 2016
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 4