EPISODE 7 "IS THIS MY LIFE?"
Fast forward about 80 years to about a decade after America’s second-biggest economic contraction, the Great Recession. The granite industry is still dying, but it’s not wholly dead. The industry is also much safer than it used to be, thanks to workers fighting for better working conditions in the first half of the 20th century. For more highly skilled workers, there are still jobs. Gampo left the building trades to become a granite carver. He is one of about a half a dozen stone carvers left in Barre. He is an artist.
Oral history transcript to be performed: Gampo Wickenheiser, Stone Carver (2017, original)
Storyteller: Gampo Wickenheiser
Narrator: George Brin
SOUND & MUSIC CREDITS
Music: "Anti-Exposed Video" by Captive Portal. From the Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC
Music: "Drums For Jobs" by Captive Portal. From the Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC
Sound Effect: "Soft Rain on a Tent & Bird Ambiance" by Kingcornz. From freesound.org. CC BY