We'll hear from Pirate's Choice Kombucha creator Gunnar Johnson, who will enlighten us all about this recently resurrected ancient health tonic. And culinary rebel Michael Hebberoy will be on to talk about the underground food movement in America. Hebbory splashed onto Portland's restaurant scene (with his then-wife Naomi) in 2003, opening Family Supper followed by the upscale clarklewis and Gotham Bldg Tavern. Before his gourmet success, Michael was the proprietor of an un-licensed, underground restaurant. He'll talk with us about his punk-inspired ideals and the dark side of commercial success.
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.
SissyBoy is a group of Portland-based performance artists. They refer to themselves as “drag terrorists” or “gender terrorists.” Their over-the-top shows in bars and clubs are both political and comedic. Last year, they were part of the Time Based Art Festival and they recently returned from their first west coast tour. KBOO producer Julie Sabatier caught up with SissyBoys Zebra and Jeffrey Darling at a photo shoot for Outlook Magazine in May and she put together this excerpt for the OutLoud show.
Hear an interview with Gunther von Hagens the famous and often controversial anatomist behind the Body Worlds exhibit that recently made its way to The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. The exhibit showcases real human specimens preserved by replacing bodily fluids with plastics. Most of the so-called plastinates appear without their skin at various stages of dissection. Von Hagens has been hailed as a pioneer in medical education and derided as a sicko who desecrates human remains.
KBOO Art Focus host Julie Bernard and producer Julie Sabatier went to the press opening of the exhibit and interviewed Mr. von Hagens about his unique dissection methods, his thoughts on death and whether he thinks of what he does as "art."
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.
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.
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 http://destinationdiy.org.
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.
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 http://destinationdiy.org
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!
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.
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.)