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Word of Mouth

The Furniture Masters of New Hampshire State Prison


For nearly two decades, the Furniture Masters of New Hampshire have been leading a program at the state men's prison in Concord. They teach a woodworking skill to inmates in the hobby shop, and return a month later to check on the progress.

For some inmates, these workshops have opened the door to mastering the craft of furniture making; and to a changed perspective on the world.

On this week's episode, we hear from these inmates, and from a UNH professor and woodworker wants to bring the same skills to incarcerated women.

Plus, what happens when a church goes from sacred to subletted?

  • Teaching mastery and patience through the prison woodshop
  • Our ongoing series in vanity plates continues with the touching story behind "N1303K"
  • Converting Concord's Sacred Heart Church to condos
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