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Radio Free Acton: Inside the studio of a violin maker; Upstream on the film ‘Andrei Rublev’

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, award winning news anchor Anne Marie Schieber visits the studio of Matthew Noykos, a violin maker in Grand Rapids, MI, to learn more about his craft and discuss how he finds purpose and fulfillment in his everyday work. Then, on the Upstream segment, Bruce Edward Walker speaks with Robert Bird, author of two books on Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, about Tarkovsky’s film “Andrei Rublev,” which was recently re-issued by The Criterion Collection.

Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

Learn more about Grand Rapids Violins, LLC

Register here for the 2018 Evening in Fort Worth featuring Rev. Robert Sirico

Learn more about Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Rublev IMDb

Purchase The Criterion Collection’s reissue of Andrei Rublev

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.