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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

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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 WNJR


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 26:45
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Ron Rash
Ron Rash: No one tells stories embedded in Southern Appalachia with more grit or more beauty.

Bought by WRIR, WCAI / WNAN, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mike Vlahovich, Credit: Tom Pich
Master Shipwright & 2016 National Heritage Fellow Mike Vlahovich builds and restores wooden fishing boats to keep alive the culture of the working ...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Earl Mosley, Credit: Courtesy: EMIA
The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts uses dance to create a community of young men.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ralph Fasanella
Blue-collar worker and union organizer Ralph Fasanella would have been 100 this week. His paintings of urban working class people struggling and t...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Exhibit of Harold Kyle's sculpture
Auto Mechanic Harold Kyle plays with movement, balance, and shadows in his sculpture.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yu Hua and Michael Berry Beijing August 2010  , Credit: courtesy of Michael Berry
Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Bought by WRIR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Opening Day of WE ARE-A Nation of Immigrants, Credit: Courtesy of INKCT.com
Joe Standart’s publically displayed photographs in New London’s city center shows the soul of a city.

Bought by KFCF FM, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3