NEA Audio Miscellany

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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This series includes miscellaneous audio from our quarterly magazine, NEA Arts, shorter pieces we've featured on the NEA blog, Art Works, and sound from our series, Short Cuts.

There's a lot of audio that doesn't fit neatly into a category or perhaps doesn't make the final cut of a produced piece. So, we're trying to find a home for some of this great sound.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In honor of Bernstein’s 100th birthday (August 25), we turn to Ted Libbey, a music scholar who knew the American icon well. Since there’s so much g...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 13:47
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The current Poet Laureate and a former Laureate read and comment on new, unreleased poems.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Rita Dove and Tracy K. Smith share a few things in common beyond the fact that they are African-American female artists. They are also professors a...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 28:16
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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
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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 WCPN and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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We look at the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, which helps people with Alzheimer’s learn (or re-learn) a classic, well-loved poem and create new poems....

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 2
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Inocente, the subject of the Oscar-winning short doc of the same name, talks about the importance of art in her life. [8:18]

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Musician and legendary innovator, Afrika Bambaataa, discusses the origin and legacy of hip-hop. [13:35]

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:35
  • Purchases: 1