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Bring Your Own Presents: 'DIY Or Die'

Laine Kaplan-Levenson
Bring Your Own
A skateboarder does an ollie over a 40 foot reuben made by Stein's deli for the 'rueben cutting' of Parisite Skatepark as Mayor Mitch Landrieu stands by.

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told on June 18, 2015 at Wonderland Studios and later produced by Karen Gardner. The event was in partnership with Live Law, a national storytelling podcast that’s part of the Infinite Guest Network from American Public Media. The theme of the evening was "Eyewitness," and here, Skylar Fein celebrates when New Orleans decided skateboarding was actually a good thing for the city.

Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The next BYO will take place on August 15 in partnership with Shotgun Cinema for their True Orleans doc festival. For more stories, go to

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