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National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

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: "Pneumatica" created and performed by Squonk Opera, Credit: John Altdorfer
Find out about the artistic exuberance that is Squonk Opera with artistic directors and founders, Jackie Dempsey and Steve O'Hearn.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Simi Linton
This week, we mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act with Simi Linton: She wants Equality, Justice, and a Place on the Danc...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Author Rebecca Makkai, Credit: Philippe Matsas
From beautifully-crafted short fiction to page-turning gothic novels, Rebecca Makkai puts art at the heart of her work.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, KPIP-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Wayne Henderson, Credit: Tom Pich
Luthier, guitarist and 1995 national Heritage Fellow Wayne Henderson discusses his distinctive guitars and his distinctive sound.

Bought by WABE, WNJR, KPVL, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: FormerSinging Sergeant Ann Meier Baker
Ann Meier Baker crawled under barbed to get a chance to perform professionally.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Ensemble for the Romantic Century blends chamber music with fully staged dramas and changes both theater and concerts in the process. Don Sanders i...

Bought by WABE, WNJR, KPIP-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jilann Spitzmiller, Credit: Genevieve Russell
In her documentary, Still Dreaming, Jilann Spitzmiller films octogenarian actors taking on a full production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's D...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WNJR, and WABE


  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rahim AlHaj, Credit: Dan Merlo
Rahim AlHaj is quite simply one of the best oud players in the world. In this broadcast, Rahim performs and shares his story of leaving Iraq and c...

Bought by WABE, WMMT, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Edwidge Danticat, Credit: Jonathan Demme
In this conversation, Edwidge explores the writing of her powerful memoir, Brother, I’m Dying.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joe Wilson at the Henderson Festival, 2014, Credit: Ginger Correll
2001 National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson weaves his storytelling spell into the history of Blue Ridge Mountain culture.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, WMMT, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Frieda and Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 1931, oil on canvas, , Credit: , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albert M. Bender Collection, Gift of Albert M. Bender © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F.  A
Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts Graham Beal takes us behind the scenes of the new exhibit Frida Kalho and Diego Rivera in Detroit

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hee Seo and Cory Stearns in ABT's Romeo and Juliet, Credit: Buddy Squires, ASC
The new Ric Burns documentary celebrates the 75th anniversary of American Ballet Theater and dance.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vera Nakonechny, Credit:  Yury Nakonechny
Ukrainian embroiderer, weaver and bead worker Vera Nakonechny keeps a traditional culture alive.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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In his recent book, Speaking Wiri Wiri, poet Dan Vera brings light and often laughter to the immigrant experience.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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2015 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal lives and breathes for jazz and it shows. For nearly 70 years, he's been presenting incredible musicians, many of wh...

Bought by KVSC and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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A born innovator, musician Charles Lloyd has been on the path to NEA Jazz Master for decades. In these Moments, he talks about growing up surrounde...

Bought by KVSC and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 2
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2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman shares stories about playing with NEA Heritage Fellow, BB King, falling in love with Charlie Parker, and learni...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
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For years, Carla Bley has been a prolific composer, original arranger, and boundary-pushing pianist. Now, she's a 2015 NEA Jazz Master. In this bat...

Bought by KVSC and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Brando Skyhorse, Credit: Courtesy of the author
Brando Skyhorse had a childhood no one could make up. His memoir allowed him to create order from the chaos.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carla Bley, Credit: D.D. Rider
Carla Bley is a prolific and agile composer and jazz pianist. She talks about her career--from Birdland to Montreux.

Bought by KPIP-LP, Harford Community Radio, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 4