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DIY, Portland: Women Teach Women

This month's theme is Women Teaching Women. We'll visit the Rock and Roll Camp for
Girls, to talk with the women who run the program and some of the girls who have learned to rock out there. We'll also hear from Johanna Brenner, a professor at Portland State University who helped to found In Other Words Women's Books and Resources, one of the only nonprofit, feminist bookstores in the country. It's a great show chock full of inspiring women's voices. And if you're a dude, remember, feminism is for everybody. An excerpt from this show was also featured on the NPR Station Showcase. As always, you can find out more info about past and future shows, podcasts and downloads by visiting Julie on the Radio. Thanks for listening!

27:50 minutes (11.15 MB)

The History of KBOO

program date: 
Thu, 11/30/2006

Hear the special story about the birth of KBOO Community Radio! This piece was presented by Julie Sabatier, host of KBOO's "DIY, Portland," which currently airs the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:00 am.

11:12 minutes (10.26 MB)

DIY, Portland: Education Part 1

Examining those uncommon educational opportunities that crop up among friends and like-minded folks who want to share knowledge in a casual setting. Hear an interviw with Jen Neitzel of the DIY Lounge, visit a Portland Free Skool class on the history of the Black Panthers and more. Produced by Julie Sabatier and Brian Kramer with music from Dave Shur, Brendan McCracken and The Sham. Tune in next month (May 17) for Part 2...

28:00 minutes (11.22 MB)

DIY, Portland: Education Part 2

Dive into classes on medicinal herbs and bicycle maintenance. Hear interviews with Michael Newman, who curates the "Live Journalism and Experts" series at the Waypost and Teri Thomas Peterson of SCRAP (the School and Community Reuse Action Project). Thanks to Brian Kramer for production assistance. Thanks to Levi Cecil for recording help and original music. Click here to download higher quality audio file. Podcast available here! For more information or to make a donation to support the show, please visit my website. Thanks for listening!

If you missed Education Part 1, listen to it here.

41:08 minutes (14.13 MB)

DIY, Portland: Dignity Village


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.

Podcasting and higher quality downloads available right here.

41:25 minutes (16.59 MB)

DIY, Portland: Zine Show!!

program date: 
Wed, 07/18/2007

In anticipation of the zine symposium in August, it's our second annual zine show! Hear Kate Haas reading from her zine and John Marr remembering back to the DIY ethic of the punk rock era that first inspired him to publish himself. Get an update about the Independent Publishing Resource Center and find out how Portland is like Paris.

As always, thanks to Brian Kramer for production assistance and Nick Jaina, who composed our theme music. All other original music in this episode comes courtesy of Levi Cecil.

Podcasting, higher quality downloads and more information is available right here.

27:52 minutes (12.76 MB)

DIY, Portland: Home Birth

program date: 
Wed, 08/15/2007

A new episode of DIY, Portland is born! This month, we're talking with midwives, doulas and moms about a do-it-yourself project as old as human history. You'll hear stories of home birth and unassisted birth, along with music from the lovely and talented Ali Ippolito. Fair warning: you will also hear some sounds of mamas grunting and babies crying.

Thanks once again to Brian Kramer for his audio skills and to Nick Jaina for our theme song. Special thanks to Nina Jacobi for her piece called "Birth Night."

Higher quality downloads and links to podcast, etc. available right here.

28:05 minutes (16.07 MB)

DIY, Portland: Creative Recycling

program date: 
Wed, 09/19/2007


cannibals iron artist

30:10 minutes (41.44 MB)

DIY, Portland: Kids Learning

program date: 
Wed, 10/17/2007


This month's show examines educational models that encourage and even require kids to make their own choices about what and how to learn. We'll visit the the Village Free School in southeast Portland, where 40 kids ages 5-18 make day-to-day plans and decisions about what topics they want to pursue and at what pace. We'll also drop in on Portland Youth Builders, an alternative program specifically designed to meet the needs of low-income students who have dropped out of high school. And we'll hear from Anna Fritz, who was a straight-A student when was inspired by the unschooling movement and decided to leave school at age 16.

Find out more at


43:09 minutes (49.39 MB)

DIY, Portland: Death and Burial

program date: 
Thu, 11/15/2007

Patricia Sweeney of Spiral of Life talks about the legalities and logistics of a home funeral, which like home birth is enjoying a kind of revival right now. Cynthia Beal of the Natural Burial Company discusses the multitude of options for green/natural burial. For more some intriguing facts discovered while working on this show as well as plenty of other information, please visit


28:20 minutes (38.92 MB)

Too Hot for Radio

program date: 
Wed, 12/19/2007

WARNING: This show contains explicit language and sexual content.

51:14 minutes (46.91 MB)


program date: 
Fri, 12/21/2007

KBOO program director Chris Merrick and Ani Haines, host of Positively Revolting Talk Radio join host Julie Sabatier for an honest look at FCC regulations and the restrictions that made this month’s “DIY, Portland” episode too hot for the radio.

28:00 minutes (25.64 MB)

DIY, Portland: History

program date: 
Wed, 01/16/2008

granpa on the radio


38:54 minutes (35.61 MB)

DIY, Portland: Education Roundup


We're revisiting last year’s series on do-it-yourself education. You’ll hear voices from the Portland Free Skool and the Waypost, as well as Matthew Stadler, who gave a presentation at Reed College’s Learning is Fun and Dangerous event about a WWII-era zine called Vedem. As always, podcasts, zines and all kinds of information is available at

28:17 minutes (38.85 MB)

DIY, Portland: Art of Survival

program date: 
Wed, 03/19/2008

Hear how artistic expression has helped people to deal with and overcome challenges such as homelessness, incarceration and physical disabilities. Funding for this episode was provided by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. More photos and links at

Thanks to Brian Kramer for engineering and production assistance, to Dmae Roberts for editorial assistance, to Nick Jaina and Jason Leonard
for original music. Thank YOU for listening!

28:02 minutes (38.51 MB)

DIY, Portland: Art in Strange Places

program date: 
Wed, 04/16/2008

This episode explores the benefits and challenges of showing art in unusual spaces and walking the line between vandalism and public art. Guests include Scott Wayne Indiana, the artist behind the horses you see attached to rings in the sidewalk all around Portland and Chris Haberman, who has shown his work in convenience stores and sold paintings out of the trunk of his car. This show will also take listeners inside the tiniest gallery in town. Just three and a half feet high, Core Gallery is a popular gallery space in Anna Todaro's Everett Station loft apartment.

28:32 minutes (39.19 MB)

DIY, Portland: Beer and Wine

program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2008

Please note: The KBOO broadcast of this episode has been postponed until May 29, but you can listen right here whenever you'd like! There will also be a listening and tasting party Thursday, May 15 @ 7pm at the Waypost (3120 N. Williams Ave.)

28:04 minutes (19.27 MB)

Miriam Widman at F.H. Steinbart's

program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2008

Roving reporter Miriam Widman produced this extra web content for the "Beverage Nerds" episode.

3:09 minutes (4.33 MB)


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