Gary Rogowski has spent years becoming a master woodworker. Working with his hands has given him clarity and purpose, he says.

Gary Rogowski has spent years becoming a master woodworker. Working with his hands has given him clarity and purpose, he says.

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  • We talk with Iowa Education Director Ryan Wise about some of the strategies the state has employed to boost its high school graduation rate. Iowa tops the nation in overall rates. In contrast, Oregon’s rate has hovered for years near the bottom of national rankings.

 

  

 

  

  • Local woodworker Gary Rogowski says that in this age of screens and digital information, we need to learn how to work with our hands more than ever. Rogowski’s latest book, Handmade, is a meditation on creativity and quality.

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