NEW: CoolCLE PODCAST #36: DIY (Do It Yourself) in the CLE

Do you DIY in the CLE? Doing it yourself can take many forms…from tackling a little home renovation, getting crafty and making your own gifts, to maintaining your own vehicle. On this episode, we’re talking to a couple of organizations that are helping Cleveland citizens be empowered to do it themselves. Steve Knoble of Knoble Moto with Motorcycle Maintenance Classes out of Skidmark Garage, a 10,000 sq. ft. community motorcycle garage. And David Brock of the Home Repair Resource Center, a charity operating out of Cleveland Heights that holds regular home maintenance, buying classes and a tool library.

Steve Knoble - Knoble Moto

Steve Knoble (pictured above) talks us through his own history of buying, repairing and restoring old motorcycles and how he turned casually helping friends and acquaintances with motorcycle repair questions to a growing business. Knoble Moto is for the DIY mechanic, who wants to learn more about repairing and maintaining their motorcycle. Private and Group workshops range from beginner to advanced and its next, very popular Motorcycle Maintenance 101 class is being held on August 1st.

Home Repair Resource Center

The team at the Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) (pictured above) strives to empower residents with the knowledge and skills they need to maintain their homes for sustainable & diverse communities. They do this through a variety of programs that encourage responsible home ownership, like classes for home buyers preparation, hands-on workshops to teach DIY home maintenance and consultations for seniors to help them identify and prioritize needed repairs.  David Brock, Education and Outreach Coordinator,  talks about how home maintenance creates a ripple effect. When homeowners keep their houses in good repair, they enjoy safe and healthy homes, and protect a significant personal asset. Their efforts inspire neighbors to invest, add to property values, and contribute to attractive neighborhoods. On a larger scale, they create stable communities and conserve resources.

Meg and the Magnetosphere

We also have music from Cleveland’s Meg and the Magnetosphere (pictured above) ahead of its performance at Garage Bar in Willoughby on Thu 8/8.

Librarians With Hickeys

Brand new music from Akron’s Librarians with Hickeys (pictured above) is featured on the show.  Its new single, Black Velvet Dress was released late July and you can catch the band playing at this year’s PorchRokr Music and Arts Festival 8/17.

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