Thursday, October 8, 2015
- Amtrak's Residency for Writers lets 24 American writers write the American rails
Amtrak selected 24 writers, out of a pool of 16,000 applicants, to do their writing on a cross country train, in a private room with all food provided. A Seattle writer was one of the 24, and was inspired to write a horror story about a train that kills its passengers.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
- Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt thinks he's found the future of music with 8Stem
Listening to music is a one way street. Yo push 'play' and listen. But a new app called 8Stem, being developed by Bruce Pavitt and Adam Farish, is interactive, and lets the listener take on the role of music producer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
- Seattle's 8th Generation is the first native American company to make traditional native blankets
Tribes around the country buy thousands of wool blankets every year, used as gifts to honor special people. But until now, none of the blankets were made by native people. Seattle artist Louie Gong, of 8th Generation, says it's important that natives and native artists get a piece of this important business.
Monday, September 28, 2015
- UW doctors test a device that keeps donor hearts beating, pumping blood outside of the body
Right now, the only way to transport a donor heart is on ice. But a new system allows doctors to hook up a heart to a machine, that keeps it beating and pumping blood. This means a heart can travel farther, and be transplanted in someone it wouldn't normally reach.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
- Swanky Canlis restaurant jumps in to help after the deadly Aurora Bridge accident
Tonight was the first time in Canlis' 65 year history that the restaurant cancelled dinner service. Located about 200 feet from the accident site, they served food to First Responders, cops and journalists and offered up their restaurant as a home base.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
- Beautiful food for $4 a day, in a new cookbook for people on food stamps
The author of 'Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day' wants to help the 46 million Americans on food stamps eat delicious homemade meals they can afford.
Monday, September 21, 2015
- A gluten fighting pill for Celiac Disease is on its way, thanks to UW Medicine researchers
The only treatment available for sufferers of Celiac disease is a gluten free diet. But UW Researchers have developed an enzyme that eats up 99.97% of gluten in the stomach, and they hope the FDA will approve it as a pill to take before meals.
Friday, September 18, 2015
- Ring My Belle: An otter at the Seattle Aquarium has asthma and is learning to use an inhaler
1. Seattle's city council may vote to end youth detention. 2. Follow up on the nurse conversation. 3. The Ig Nobels honor idiotic and silly science. 4. The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
- The new Theo Chocolate cookbook: Prepare to drool
Nearly ten years after Theo Chocolate opened its Fremont factory, it's come out with a beautiful new cookbook that explores both sweet and savory recipes, all featuring Theo chocolate.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Facebook is working on a 'Dislike' button
1. A 14 year old Texas boy, named Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. His teacher thought it was a bomb. 2. Facebook is working on a 'Dislike' button, as if we need more negativity online. 3. Harvard is the last university in the country to still have all-male clubs. But one just started allowing women.
- A Victorian era obsessed Port Townsend couple lives as if it's the 1880's
Sarah A. Chrisman has never had a cell phone or a driver's license. She uses an ice box instead of a refrigerator, bakes her own bread and hand sews all of her own clothing. Sarah and her husband Gabriel love the Victorian era so much, they have adjusted their lives as much as possible to live like it's the 1880's and 1890's.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Helen Mirren tells men to stop putting their arms around women's shoulders
1. Update on the Edith Macefield house in Ballard. The land has been sold to Ballard Blocks and the house sale is still in limbo. 2. Seventy year old actress Helen Mirren says when men put their arm around their lady's shoulders, he's trying to own her. 3. Phoenix Jones says crime has changed in the city, and in order to solve it he must wear a trench coat.
Monday, September 14, 2015
- Ring My Belle: The Fremont Solstice Parade at risk of going corporate like Bumbershoot
1. The Seattle Times says the city of Seattle wants to cut funding, and charge more, for community events. Which means the Fremont Fair, Oktoberfest and others could be expensive to put on. 2. Breathalyzer machines are going into some western WA bars. 3. In San Francisco, a quinoa restaurant is fully automated, with only one staff member to clean up.
- Seattle sisters launch a homemade space craft to the edge of space
Over Labor Day weekend, 10 year old Rebecca Yeung, and her eight year old sister Kimberly, launched a homemade weather balloon spacecraft into space. Just as they hoped, it reached 78,000 feet, and brought them back video of the earth's atmosphere and the blackness of space.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
- Invisible Musician: studio musician Carl Verheyen has played on thousands of records, TV shows and movies and now his band is playing in Seattle
If you've ever watched the TV shows Cheers, Laverne & Shirley or Frasier, or listened to BB King or Cher, then you've heard Grammy nominated musician Carl Verheyen playing guitar. You just may not know his name. Carl played with Supertramp for 30 years and has contributed to thousands of albums, TV shows, movies and jingles as a studio musician. Now his band, The Carl Verheyen Band, is playing in Seattle.