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Maker Nation: Bees & Mosaics

Lindsay Patross

In this episode, host Ashley Adams profiles makers in Omaha and Pittsburgh

Handmade from honey in Omaha

Wendy Fletcher learned beekeeping from her father 21 years ago and has been working with bees ever since. 

It’s All About the Bees is an artisan food manufactured that makes products with honey and beeswax. Wendy shows Ashley how to make candles from beeswax. 

Follow: @itsallaboutthebees on Instagram

Set in stone: mosaic murals in Pittsburgh

Glen Olcert is a stone artist in Pittsburgh. Ashley visits Glen in his basement workshop to learn how he creates art with stone. In addition to creating works for his own home, Glen has created public art for his neighborhood. 

Follow: @golcerst on Instagram

Maker Spotlight

Dirt Road Candle Co, Lewis, Iowa

Michelle Myers creates soy candles by hand on her cattle farm. In addition to candles, Michelle makes room sprays and soaps. 

Follow: @dirtroadcandleco

Shop: Dirt Road Candle Co. website

Hand And Fiber, Boston, Massachusetts

Asmaa Aman-Tran mixes mediums to create handmade ceramic and textile art pieces. 

Follow: @hand_and_fiber

Shop: Hand and Fiber on Etsy

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Beyond Bargain Books: A Peek into Boston’s Oldest Bookstore

Located on West Street, Brattle Bookshop is one of the oldest used and antique bookstores in the country. 

More Than a Cup of Joe: Boston’s Best Boutique Cafes

In Boston, a great cup of coffee is just around the corner. Here are a few special coffee shops you can try. 

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Ain’t Dere No More: Canal Street’s Dime a Dozen store

In 1884, Robinson’s Mammoth Dime Museum and Theatre opened on Canal Street, housing novelties and variety acts daily for a thin dime.

Gov. Esteban Miró: The Man who Remade New Orleans

Esteban Miro, the longest serving governor of the Louisiana colony, implemented numerous policies during his tenure to make New Orleans a thriving port city.

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