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Staying Constructive: Ron Pope Talks "The Builder" with SONGBIRDS

Image courtesy of RonPopeMusic.com

A few weeks ago on SONGBIRDS, I reached a magical milestone: an interview with one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Ron PopeWe talked about his new project, "The Builder." As the world of a Nashville-based artist shifts through the rubble-- both from the tornado and a pandemic-- Ron has found a way to rebuild community through his music. (The best part: he gets to wear sweatpants!) 

Oh, and a quick trigger warning: I might full-on fan girl a few time, but it's only because he's my favorite. I was truely inspired after this conversation, seeing how resilient art and music can be in a time of crisis. For more about Ron and his music, visit his website.

For the full interview, click the link below. (Note: music featured has been removed.)

As an avid world traveler and galivanter, Valarie never lost sight of which way was home. A Native to Western Kansas, she has been pursuing a life long career in the many forms of expressive arts including radio, photography, videography, graphics and design. Graduating from Western State College with a bachelors in Art, Valarie once again returns to percolate her love for High Plains Public Radio. Involved with HPPR since 2006, an inquiry about a drive way moment landed her a position as local host of Weekend Edition. Having worn many hats at HPPR, from Director of Development to regional program producer, Valarie now remains in the HPPR family as the host of Songbirds. (Oh, and she is currently pursuing a career in mental health counseling, so stay tuned for more wonderful developments with this High Plains hero.)