Friday, January 31, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
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.
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 ...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
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.
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.
Monday, April 01, 2013
By John Keefe
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.
Monday, March 25, 2013
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.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
By Stan Alcorn
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
DIY (Do It Yourself) galore at World Maker Faire NYC 2011
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.
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.”
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?