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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DIY Movement Gets Government Investments

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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.

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

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