Episode 38 – Francis Rutherford

Episode 38 – Francis Rutherford

SnapSessions! presents Episode 38, featuring an interview with our artist of the show– electronics whiz, musician, linguist and fix it man extraordinaire—Francis Rutherford. 

Francis talks about his childhood in the Santa Clara Valley; his participation in the explosion in garage technology taking place in the 1950s and 60s; his classical education in music and linguistics at Princeton University; playing cello, violin, and bass in various orchestras; and his time as a Luthier fixing stringed instruments. He recounts memories of his relocation into the Electronics Lab at Mendocino High School where he has taught hundreds of electronics students over the past 20 years, and his sideline as a repairman to the entire coastal community. 

Episode 38 also debuts our documentary series “The Environmental Hall of Shame”, with our first segment featuring an epic urban screw up—“The Great Stink of 1858”, a malodorous summer London is not likely to forget.

Episode 38 is 1 hour and 7-minutes minutes long and includes an intro, the article —“The Environmental Hall of Shame presents The Great Stink of 1858”, (starts at 3:00), and our interview with electronics maven and fix it man extraordinaire, Francis Rutherford (starts at 16:10).

SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and Ken Krauss, voiceovers by Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn, and articles and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist, Daniel Stieglitz.

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