90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DIY Movement Gets Government Investments

photo
A DIY tiny house is pictured in Vermont. (Jon Kalish)A.D. Carson cuts up traditional bicycles and then welds together frames for recumbent bikes. (Jon Kalish)These are some of the DIY patches kids can earn on DIY.org. (DIY.org)

Reporter Jon Kalish has been covering the “maker” movement, the do-it-yourself scene, for years as it’s expanded into virtually every American city and every avenue of American life.

Kalish joins Here & Now’s Robin Young for a look at some of the latest developments in DIY, including investments from state, county and municipal governments to create “maker spaces” to help spur start-ups.

More Info On Projects Mentioned In This Segment

Related Stories

Guest

  • Jon Kalish, New York-based radio reporter, writer and producer.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 23 10 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 22 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

April 21 Comment

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.