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Season Two: How a Tree becomes a Violin

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 For expert luthier R. Alex Wilson, making string instruments starts with a walk in the woods and ends with a piece fit for an orchestra.

He explains what it’s like to make instruments from scratch, restore pieces that are hundreds of years old, and teach the next generation of woodworkers how to carry on this rich tradition. Hear Me Now is a production of KUER in partnership with Nurture the Creative Mind. In each installment, a teen from Ogden, Utah interviews someone about a topic they care about. This episode was reported by Christian Rogers.

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