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Nine Hacks for a Perfect Beach Trip

Friday, July 11, 2014

How to have a magical beach trip, without the burns, parking nightmares, and sticky fingers. 

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Radio Rookies

Introducing the DIY Radio Rookies Toolkit and Comic Book!

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

If you ever wondered how Radio Rookies stories are produced or want to teach young people the art of audio production, check out our DIY Radio Rookies Toolkit. The materials are embedded within the comic book below, "The Making of a Radio Rookies Story", which follows the dramatic tale of Keith Harris from day one of workshop to the morning his story airs.  Click on the small icons throughout the comic for work sheets, tips, links, and animated shorts.  If you or students you work with use the toolkit to create your own stories, please share them with us at radiorookies@wnyc.org.  

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New Tech City

Freelance Nation: “The Greatest Economic Transformation in Human History”?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More and more micro-entrepreneurs are using online services like Etsy, Kickstarter, Uber and Lyft to create their own jobs. Welcome to the new DIY economy.

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Radio Rookies

DIY TOOLKIT: How to report your own story

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WNYC

This animated short is part of a toolkit of DIY videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network.  Educators can use this DIY to teach students of all ages to report stories about their own lives.

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Radiolab

Drone It To Me, Baby

Friday, August 30, 2013

Drones are for spying, right? Right. But if Jasper van Loenen's idea works, drones will also become private moving vans. Crows won't like this. Trees won't like this. I'm not sure I like this. But you've got to see Jasper's instant-drone deliver a bicycle wheel across campus ...

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New Tech City

Grossology, Tolerant Taxis + Smart Bikes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Experiments in the life sciences, taxi technology and bike sharing are helping regular people do DIY scientific research and transform the way they get around. 

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New Tech City

Genspace Brings DIY Biolab to Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

At the Genspace community biolab in Downtown Brooklyn, citizen scientists are coming together to explore the basics of biology — and maybe discover something that will transform our lives.

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Radiolab

Daring, Dangerous DIY: Pants With Benefits?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

They call them Romance Pants, from Instructables.com, one of the world's premier do-it-yourself sites. They're for the Romantic Man who has overplanned (and overthought and overdone) his upcoming night of love. One 7805 voltage regulator required.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

DIY Medicine

Monday, April 01, 2013

As healthcare costs rise, doctors and hospitals are saying "no" to high-tech tests more frequently. We'll speak with Dr. Sven Schwatzbaum about how some patients in Europe are getting around the problem. His article "DIY Medicine" is in the current issue of Radiology Today. 

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Radiolab

Swarmageddon: Join Our DIY Cicada-Tracking Events!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Bursting broods of bugs and ... beer? Believe it! The 17-year cicadas are coming, and Radiolab is inviting armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers to help predict the emergence of cicadas by building a homemade sensor and sharing your observations.

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies DIY: Educators Guide to Teaching Interviewing Skills

Monday, March 25, 2013

WNYC

Rookies DIY: How to do vox pop

The first in a series of videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network, teaches people to produce their own stories using digital media. This animated short, along with the accompanying resources, will help educators teach interviewing skills to students of all ages.



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New Tech City

The Maker Movement: The Next Industrial Revolution?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Reporter Stan Alcorn caught up with the editor-in-chief of Wired, Chris Anderson, to discuss the DIY movement of tech-savvy tinkerers known as "makers." In his new book, Makers, Anderson argues that "making" is a revolution with the power to revive American manufacturing.

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Soundcheck

Five Questions for Ben Sollee: DIY Edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cellist and singer-songwriter Ben Sollee exudes a can-do attitude. Not only does he tour the country by bicycle (yes, instrument in tow), he also figured out his own unique way of playing the cello and raised the money for his latest album online. So we thought it'd be appropriate to ask him five questions tailored to his DIY ethic. 

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Soundcheck

Vanilla Ice, Remodeled

Friday, January 27, 2012

"The Vanilla Ice Project" recently kicked off its second season on the DIY Network. Today, we get a lesson in home improvement from the rapper behind the '90s hit "Ice Ice Baby" -- Vanilla Ice, aka Rob Van Winkle.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

STEM Learning

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses how to get your child exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) both in and outside of school.

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies Joins Hive Learning Network NYC at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY (Do It Yourself) galore at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: The Hundred In The Hands

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You might be surprised to find that the band behind this rich sound, The Hundred In The Hands, is just a duo with a truck-load of equipment. Click here to watch the band perform its song "Commotion" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Maker Faire Comes to NYC

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This weekend, the New York Hall of Science in Queens will host the Maker Faire. Margaret Honey, NYSCI's president and CEO, and Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Faire and Make magazine, talk about the event and the Maker movement.

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The Takeaway

Setting Priorities for Your DIY Bailout

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In the aftershocks of the financial crisis and with billions of dollars flying in stimulus, TARP, and other tools, have you been left wondering where your bailout is? Takeaway contributor, Beth Kobliner has gotten that question a lot: she's the author of “Get a Financial Life.”

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The Takeaway

Is Money a Taboo Topic?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We're running a 10-week series we're calling the Do-It-Yourself Bailout. This week we're looking at why it's so hard to talk about money issues. What about your personal finances do you find it hardest to share with other people? Is it how much debt you have? How much you get paid?

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