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March 2014 Episode: Figures In Flight Released

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This month’s episode features a story by producer Chris Remington about a group of ex-cons who were inspired to start their own dance troupe, Figures In Flight Released

Photos by Natalie Ivis.


 

Feb. 2014 Episode: For the Love of Bees

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Destination DIY producer Jaymee Cuti is crazy about bees. For this story, she went to “bee school" to learn more about these productive, little insects and the people who love them. You’ll meet two guys who are trying to breed queen bees equipped to survive a Pacific Northwest winter, a woman inspired by her beekeeping grandma, and more. 

Here are some of the beekeepers (and bees) in our story:

 

Jan. 2014 Episode: DIY Kids

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It’s here: the first in our new series of monthly, podcast episodes! 

Imagine a co-ed version of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for the digital age — one where kids get to make up their own rules. That’s DIY.org Their motto is: Get Skills. Be Awesome. And they have badges like Instrument Maker, Circuit Bender, Backyard Farmer, and about 100 others. Kids can complete activities called “challenges” to get a badge (also called a “patch”). They upload pictures and videos of their creative projects and share them on the site, but they often have to step away from the screen to complete the challenges. 

And, in some places, kids and parents are getting together in person to work on their projects together. That’s what the PDX DIY Club is all about:

 

I Made That Episode

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Anne and Ross’s Living Walls

The Sound Cave

Extended interview with Emily Martin:


DIY Butchering with The Portland Meat Collective

A few more shots of Cookie’s doghouse:
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Cheryl’s Knitted Farm:
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Salty & Sweet

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Andrea Leggitt cranks out clever mobiles and other laser cut goods for her company, saltyandsweet design, based at ADX, a maker space in SE Portland. Her life and her creative focus changed when she got some unexpected news shortly after she graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in industrial design. 

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The Ministry of Silly Walks mobile and many other laser cut items are available through the saltyandsweet Etsy store.

 

Thank you for your interest in supporting Destination DIY. You can make a tax deductible donation here. Thank you! 

Your donation is tax deductible thanks to our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.  While Destination DIY airs on stations around the country, we are an independent show and not affiliated with any radio station. Our funding comes primarily from our listeners. 
Contributions for the charitable purposes of Destination DIY must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Destination DIY. You can make a tax deductible donation here. Thank you! 

Your donation is tax deductible thanks to our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.  While Destination DIY airs on stations around the country, we are an independent show and not affiliated with any radio station. Our funding comes primarily from our listeners. 

Contributions for the charitable purposes of Destination DIY must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Daunting DIY Episode

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Time lapse video of Moving By Bike:

Photos of The Vincent Family and Goode & Carole Jones living DIY every day:

Califia Suntree’s photos of tiny houses:

Photos of moving by bike:

More images of the cyclists were captured by Portland Afoot in this video.

Last, but certainly not least, here’s a picture of producer Allison Frost's adorable children, Blaize and Francesca Frost Trahan (the happy outcome of her & her partner Scott's DIY project): 

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In the Daunting DIY episode, host Julie Sabatier tells the story of growing her own wedding flowers. While it’s true that the flowers are not included in any of the formal family photos from the wedding, their presence was well-documented in other ways. Photos by Inger Klekacz. Flower arrangements by Alea Joy.

Here are some photos of the big harvest 2 days before the wedding:

In the Daunting DIY episode, host Julie Sabatier tells the story of growing her own wedding flowers. While it’s true that the flowers are not included in any of the formal family photos from the wedding, their presence was well-documented in other ways. Photos by Inger Klekacz. Flower arrangements by Alea Joy.

Here are some photos of the big harvest 2 days before the wedding:

Cameron Smith is building his own space suit and he’s not alone. There are quite a few DIYers — like Copenhagen Suborbitals — joining the private space industry.

This production is part of the STEM Story Project, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.
Thanks to editor Claire Schoen, engineer Clark Salisbury & Jeff Feige of Orbital Outfitters who answered a lot of initial questions about space flight.
We also produced a version of this story for one of our favorite podcasts, 99% Invisible:

In August, 2013 Cameron joined forces with Copenhagen Suborbitals:

Kristian von Bengston shows off his space capsule project:

And here’s a video of the Copenhagen Suborbitals guys testing their latest rocket: 

More videos and updates from Copenhagen Suborbitals

Cameron Smith is building his own space suit and he’s not alone. There are quite a few DIYers — like Copenhagen Suborbitals — joining the private space industry.

This production is part of the STEM Story Project, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

Thanks to editor Claire Schoen, engineer Clark Salisbury & Jeff Feige of Orbital Outfitters who answered a lot of initial questions about space flight.

We also produced a version of this story for one of our favorite podcasts, 99% Invisible:

In August, 2013 Cameron joined forces with Copenhagen Suborbitals:

Kristian von Bengston shows off his space capsule project:

And here’s a video of the Copenhagen Suborbitals guys testing their latest rocket: 


More videos and updates from Copenhagen Suborbitals

You Are An Authority Episode

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 The New Republic says self-induced abortion is on the rise.

Photos by Alex Johnson:

Extended version of Juile’s interview with Chris Guillebeau at Makin’ It:

More from Casper Babypants

Boaz Frankel and his “Un-Road Trip

 

Old School DIY Episode

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Scroll down for excerpts and web-only content related to this episode. You can hear an extended version of Julie’s interview with her grandmother right here.

You can find copies of Factsheet Five (the zinester’s zine) at Portland’s Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), which is a great place to learn about zines and make your own! Zines are alive and well in Portland, especially at Reading Frenzy. Listen to Julie’s 2007 interview with Murder Can Be Fun author John Marr. 

Extended Interview with Rebecca Lerner, author of Dandelion Hunter:

Rebecca Lerner was recently featured on OPB’s Arts and Life 

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Conversations Episode

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Hear more about Dr. Peter Goodwin herePhoto by Carla Axtman

Strawberry DNA Extraction:

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You heard a snippet of Julie’s interview with her grandmother, Glory Sabatier, on the Old School DIY episode. Here’s an extended version of Glory (aka Mamaw) talking about her life growing up in Louisiana during the Great Depression, meeting and marrying a handsome Marine during WWII, and a few other things. This interview took place at the KBOO studios in 2006. We lost Glory in 2009.

You heard a snippet of Julie’s interview with her grandmother, Glory Sabatier, on the Old School DIY episode. Here’s an extended version of Glory (aka Mamaw) talking about her life growing up in Louisiana during the Great Depression, meeting and marrying a handsome Marine during WWII, and a few other things. This interview took place at the KBOO studios in 2006. We lost Glory in 2009.


Our Old School DIY episode features a piece about zines, in which host Julie Sabatier references one of her favorites: Murder Can Be Fun. Here’s Julie’s 2007 interview with MCBF author John Marr. The interview is, admittedly, a bit long, but it gets to some good stuff about about zine culture and iconic zines such as Cometbus and even the long, lost Factsheet Five. Read John’s zine and the zines he recommends. You won’t be sorry. 

Our Old School DIY episode features a piece about zines, in which host Julie Sabatier references one of her favorites: Murder Can Be Fun. Here’s Julie’s 2007 interview with MCBF author John Marr. The interview is, admittedly, a bit long, but it gets to some good stuff about about zine culture and iconic zines such as Cometbus and even the long, lost Factsheet Five. Read John’s zine and the zines he recommends. You won’t be sorry. 

 

Download the mobile app, use the widget below or click here to listen

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March 2014 Episode: Figures In Flight Released

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This month’s episode features a story by producer Chris Remington about a group of ex-cons who were inspired to start their own dance troupe, Figures In Flight Released

Photos by Natalie Ivis.


Feb. 2014 Episode: For the Love of Bees

Subscribe to the podcast! 

Destination DIY producer Jaymee Cuti is crazy about bees. For this story, she went to “bee school" to learn more about these productive, little insects and the people who love them. You’ll meet two guys who are trying to breed queen bees equipped to survive a Pacific Northwest winter, a woman inspired by her beekeeping grandma, and more. 

Here are some of the beekeepers (and bees) in our story:

Jan. 2014 Episode: DIY Kids

Subscribe to the podcast! 

It’s here: the first in our new series of monthly, podcast episodes! 

Imagine a co-ed version of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for the digital age — one where kids get to make up their own rules. That’s DIY.org Their motto is: Get Skills. Be Awesome. And they have badges like Instrument Maker, Circuit Bender, Backyard Farmer, and about 100 others. Kids can complete activities called “challenges” to get a badge (also called a “patch”). They upload pictures and videos of their creative projects and share them on the site, but they often have to step away from the screen to complete the challenges. 

And, in some places, kids and parents are getting together in person to work on their projects together. That’s what the PDX DIY Club is all about:

I Made That Episode

Subscribe to the podcast!

Anne and Ross’s Living Walls

The Sound Cave

Extended interview with Emily Martin:


DIY Butchering with The Portland Meat Collective

A few more shots of Cookie’s doghouse:
image image

Cheryl’s Knitted Farm:
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Salty & Sweet

Subscribe to the podcast! 

Andrea Leggitt cranks out clever mobiles and other laser cut goods for her company, saltyandsweet design, based at ADX, a maker space in SE Portland. Her life and her creative focus changed when she got some unexpected news shortly after she graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in industrial design. 

image

Photo by 

image

The Ministry of Silly Walks mobile and many other laser cut items are available through the saltyandsweet Etsy store.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Destination DIY. You can make a tax deductible donation here. Thank you! 

Your donation is tax deductible thanks to our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.  While Destination DIY airs on stations around the country, we are an independent show and not affiliated with any radio station. Our funding comes primarily from our listeners. 
Contributions for the charitable purposes of Destination DIY must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Destination DIY. You can make a tax deductible donation here. Thank you! 

Your donation is tax deductible thanks to our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.  While Destination DIY airs on stations around the country, we are an independent show and not affiliated with any radio station. Our funding comes primarily from our listeners. 

Contributions for the charitable purposes of Destination DIY must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Daunting DIY Episode

Subscribe to the podcast!

Time lapse video of Moving By Bike:

Photos of The Vincent Family and Goode & Carole Jones living DIY every day:

Califia Suntree’s photos of tiny houses:

Photos of moving by bike:

More images of the cyclists were captured by Portland Afoot in this video.

Last, but certainly not least, here’s a picture of producer Allison Frost's adorable children, Blaize and Francesca Frost Trahan (the happy outcome of her & her partner Scott's DIY project): 

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In the Daunting DIY episode, host Julie Sabatier tells the story of growing her own wedding flowers. While it’s true that the flowers are not included in any of the formal family photos from the wedding, their presence was well-documented in other ways. Photos by Inger Klekacz. Flower arrangements by Alea Joy.

Here are some photos of the big harvest 2 days before the wedding:

In the Daunting DIY episode, host Julie Sabatier tells the story of growing her own wedding flowers. While it’s true that the flowers are not included in any of the formal family photos from the wedding, their presence was well-documented in other ways. Photos by Inger Klekacz. Flower arrangements by Alea Joy.

Here are some photos of the big harvest 2 days before the wedding:

Cameron Smith is building his own space suit and he’s not alone. There are quite a few DIYers — like Copenhagen Suborbitals — joining the private space industry.

This production is part of the STEM Story Project, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.
Thanks to editor Claire Schoen, engineer Clark Salisbury & Jeff Feige of Orbital Outfitters who answered a lot of initial questions about space flight.
We also produced a version of this story for one of our favorite podcasts, 99% Invisible:

In August, 2013 Cameron joined forces with Copenhagen Suborbitals:

Kristian von Bengston shows off his space capsule project:

And here’s a video of the Copenhagen Suborbitals guys testing their latest rocket: 

More videos and updates from Copenhagen Suborbitals

Cameron Smith is building his own space suit and he’s not alone. There are quite a few DIYers — like Copenhagen Suborbitals — joining the private space industry.

This production is part of the STEM Story Project, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

Thanks to editor Claire Schoen, engineer Clark Salisbury & Jeff Feige of Orbital Outfitters who answered a lot of initial questions about space flight.

We also produced a version of this story for one of our favorite podcasts, 99% Invisible:

In August, 2013 Cameron joined forces with Copenhagen Suborbitals:

Kristian von Bengston shows off his space capsule project:

And here’s a video of the Copenhagen Suborbitals guys testing their latest rocket: 


More videos and updates from Copenhagen Suborbitals

You Are An Authority Episode

Subscribe to the podcast!

 The New Republic says self-induced abortion is on the rise.

Photos by Alex Johnson:

Extended version of Juile’s interview with Chris Guillebeau at Makin’ It:

More from Casper Babypants

Boaz Frankel and his “Un-Road Trip

Old School DIY Episode

Subscribe to the podcast!

Scroll down for excerpts and web-only content related to this episode. You can hear an extended version of Julie’s interview with her grandmother right here.

You can find copies of Factsheet Five (the zinester’s zine) at Portland’s Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), which is a great place to learn about zines and make your own! Zines are alive and well in Portland, especially at Reading Frenzy. Listen to Julie’s 2007 interview with Murder Can Be Fun author John Marr. 

Extended Interview with Rebecca Lerner, author of Dandelion Hunter:

Rebecca Lerner was recently featured on OPB’s Arts and Life 

Conversations Episode

Subscribe to the podcast!

Hear more about Dr. Peter Goodwin herePhoto by Carla Axtman

Strawberry DNA Extraction:


You heard a snippet of Julie’s interview with her grandmother, Glory Sabatier, on the Old School DIY episode. Here’s an extended version of Glory (aka Mamaw) talking about her life growing up in Louisiana during the Great Depression, meeting and marrying a handsome Marine during WWII, and a few other things. This interview took place at the KBOO studios in 2006. We lost Glory in 2009.

You heard a snippet of Julie’s interview with her grandmother, Glory Sabatier, on the Old School DIY episode. Here’s an extended version of Glory (aka Mamaw) talking about her life growing up in Louisiana during the Great Depression, meeting and marrying a handsome Marine during WWII, and a few other things. This interview took place at the KBOO studios in 2006. We lost Glory in 2009.


Our Old School DIY episode features a piece about zines, in which host Julie Sabatier references one of her favorites: Murder Can Be Fun. Here’s Julie’s 2007 interview with MCBF author John Marr. The interview is, admittedly, a bit long, but it gets to some good stuff about about zine culture and iconic zines such as Cometbus and even the long, lost Factsheet Five. Read John’s zine and the zines he recommends. You won’t be sorry. 

Our Old School DIY episode features a piece about zines, in which host Julie Sabatier references one of her favorites: Murder Can Be Fun. Here’s Julie’s 2007 interview with MCBF author John Marr. The interview is, admittedly, a bit long, but it gets to some good stuff about about zine culture and iconic zines such as Cometbus and even the long, lost Factsheet Five. Read John’s zine and the zines he recommends. You won’t be sorry. 

Download the mobile app, use the widget below or click here to listen

Download the mobile app, use the widget below or click here to listen

March 2014 Episode: Figures In Flight Released
Feb. 2014 Episode: For the Love of Bees
Jan. 2014 Episode: DIY Kids
I Made That Episode
Salty & Sweet
Daunting DIY Episode
You Are An Authority Episode
Old School DIY Episode
Conversations Episode

About:

Destination DIY is an independently produced public radio show and podcast bringing you stories about all kinds of creativity.

Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, we explore all kinds of ways people are working with limited resources to create rather than consume the world around them. Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews and personal narration to create an arc that takes listeners on a journey and brings them back inspired.