This program deals with themes of life, death, and survival: Zombie movies as a symptom of too much death-production; killing and dying in the modern military; surviving without shelter on the streets of Portland; the risks of death and rape crossing the border; and the hope that the fight for national health care might be part of a more life-oriented social order.
This episode is all about a DIY housing project called Dignity Village, the only government sanctioned "tent city" in the United States. "DIY, Portland" host Julie Sabatier spent 2 days in the village just before they signed their lease with the city and moved to a larger spot on the Sunderland Recycling Facility. Residents there shared their stories about how they got to the village and why they
are encouraged to stay or leave.
This show also marks the debut of the brand spankin' new "DIY, Portland" theme song, composed by Portland's own
Nick Jaina! Other music in this episode comes courtesy of the incomparable Jason Leonard. Special thanks to Brian Kramer for his keen production assistance.
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