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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: Mickey Rowe
A young professional autistic actor makes his difference work on the stage

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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 WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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 WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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 WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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 WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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
Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sam Highsmith and Gabby Huggins from Spy Hop, Credit: Courtesy of Spy Hop
Spy Hop's executive director Kasandra VerBrugghen shares the story of Utah's award-winning youth media arts program.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julianna Baggott , Credit: Laura Ciociola
Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders took Julianna Baggott 18 years to write. Julianna discusses how writing 14 other novels in a variety of genr...

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Williams
The man who gave Star Wars its wings, 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, composer John Williams discusses the art of scoring films.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Ellsworth  Kelly in his studio, Credit: Jack Shear
Artist and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient, Ellsworth Kelly looks back on his career.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KMRE-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A half-century of musical innovation and self-determination, told by AACM co-founder (currently AACM-New York president) and 2010 NEA Jazz Master M...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: On the set of Better Call Saul, Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television
Dave Porter’s iconic music is an essential part of the story: Think: Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3