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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: 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.

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

  • 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 KRZA and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:16
  • Purchases: 2
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 ...

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

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder took the circus to a human scale and found its artistry.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Julianne brienza, Credit: Joe Flood
Julianne Brienza, Founder, CEO and President of the Capital Fringe Festival, makes theater happen for everyone in DC.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 26:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Award-winning author and cook Rae Eighmey marries food with history to create culinary biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: T. Geronimo Johnson, Credit: Elizabeth R. Cowan
Johnson's novel Welcome to Braggsville puts four kids from Berkeley in Georgia to protest a Civil War reenactment with a pretend lynching. What co...

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ira Gitler, Credit:  Frances McLaughlin-Gill
Meet Ira Gitler: Jazz writer, historian, critic and 2017 NEA Jazz Master

Bought by KREV-LP and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2