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"Why We Make Things"

"Why We Make Things"

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  Why do some of us feel the need to make things? How does the creative process guide and complete us.

Related Media: Why We Make Things: A Maine Craftsman's Journey

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Peter Korn, executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and author of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters.

Stuart Kestenbaum, director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine since 1988. He is an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council and recently received the Distinguished Educator’s Award from the James Renwick Alliance.

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.