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Destination DIY January 2014 - DIY Kids

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Imagine a co-ed version of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for the digital age — one where kids get to make up their own rules. That’s DIY.org. Their motto is: Get Skills. Be Awesome. And they have badges like Instrument Maker, Circuit Bender, Backyard Farmer, and about 100 others. Kids can complete activities called "challenges" to get a badge (also called a "patch"). They upload pictures and videos of their creative projects and share them on the site, but they often have to step away from the screen to complete the challenges.

And, in some places, kids and parents are getting together in person to work on their projects together. That’s what the PDX DIY Club is all about:

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Destination DIY - Conversations

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This episode features conversations with people who take a DIY approach to science and to life: DIY biologists working to democratize the lab, a single mom who says some things are easier on your own and a doctor who helped craft Oregon's Death with Dignity law before using it to end his own life many years later.


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Dr. Peter Goodwin Discusses Death With Dignity on SoundCloud

Hear more about Dr. Peter Goodwin here. Photo by Carla Axtman.

Strawberry DNA Extraction:

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 175: Failure to Appear

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Stand brings the case against her Dad, David. She's living in Norway for two years for graduate school, and wants David to pay a visit to see her and the sights. David says travel is a hassle and Stand should just come home every once in awhile. Who's right?

THANK YOU to Erik Brewster for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 173: Gross Misconduct

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Is it ever OK to clip your fingernails in public? Molly brings the case against her mom Susan. Molly says that Susan has a habit of clipping her fingernails at inappropriate times. Susan says she follows proper etiquette and tries to be discreet. Who's right? Who's wrong?

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Joel Mann and community radio station WERU-FM in Blue Hill, Maine for their help this summer. And you can do as the Judge does and Donate to WERU's Summer Fun-a-Thon pledge drive, happening now!

Thanks to Brian Koppe for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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One Bad Mother Episode 12: Do You Even Like Playing With Your Kids? with guest Janelle Hanchett

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Biz and Theresa admit playing with our kids isn't always magical. We also talk with blogger Janelle Hanchett of RenegadeMothering.com.

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RenegadeMothering.com
I Became a Mother, and Died to Live, by Janelle Hanchett.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

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Ep. 10: Mother's Day

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Biz and Theresa get so sentimental talking about moms and motherhood that we decide to go straight to the source and call our own moms. (Oh, yeah -- and we spend some time blaming/threatening our husbands for not doing enough for us on Mother's Day! Of course.)

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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

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