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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Rock star rages against popular Seattle dive bar for denying him entry
Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, Tweeted that Seattle's divey greasy spoon, 5 Point Cafe, is the "WORST" after he was denied entry into the over-packed bar. The 5 Point Cafe's owner reacts.
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Monday, September 29, 2014
A Seattle sign language interpreter wants to end police brutality against the deaf
A Seattle sign language interpreter says too many deaf people have been assaulted and arrested by police officers who didn't know they were deaf, and thought they were being defiant. So she is crossing the country, training police officers in 54 cities on basic sign language and reminding them to be aware of the deaf community.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Ring My Bell Weekends: Unschooling
Rachael talks about what unschooling is and how it it can work for your child, an entire segment all about pies, and a restaurant that won't give you ketchup if you are over 10
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Ring My Belle: A dangerous volcano in Snohomish County?!
1. A volcano in Snohomish County is one of the most dangerous and least monitored in the country. 2. Facebook is deleting the accounts of drag queens and performers because they don't use their "real" names. 3. A new Pew study says women want men with jobs, but there aren't enough to go around.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ring My Belle: Should Starbucks baristas have to hide their tattoos?
1. Starbucks is considering allowing employees to keep their tattoos uncovered. 2. Seattleites could soon be fined for not composting. 3. The "apparently" kid was on Ellen and he's the best kid in the world.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A Seattle astronomer discovers four planets before she turns 30
Seattle astronomer, and NASA Carl Sagan fellow, Sarah Ballard talks about how she discovered four planets before she turned 30. She also discusses the recipe for getting more women to work in the sciences.
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Ring My Belle: The Best Burrito in America is Officially in SF!
1. A King County man, who has given the AIDS virus to at least eight people, might face jail time. 2. Some small handed women are complaining that the new iPhones are too big for them to digitally navigate. 3. The Dalai Lama is threatening to be the last Dalai Lama because of a conflict with China. 4. After months of statistical and physical research, we now now the best burrito in America, and it's exactly where I knew it would be! I'm feeling pretty smug.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
From Vashon to Vietnam, take a farming vacation with WWOOF
WWOOF is a network of organic farms, all around the world, that provide free room and board for travelers who agree to work on their farm. Work can range from picking and planting to goat milking and cheese making.
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Ring My Belle: Is an all-female cab company sexist?
1. SheRides is a coming-soon taxi company, run by women for women. But some KIRO commenters believe the concept is sexist. I think they are the most wrong. 2. In France, ladies are no longer so keen on going topless at the beach. 3. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco says it's perfectly legal for Yelp to change a business's rating based on whether or not they advertise on Yelp. 4. A Capitol Hill man was robbed while meditating in his car. (photo courtesy of cc images: Kenny Louie)
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Ring My Belle: A new baby orca whale was born in the Puget Sound!
1. A new baby orca whale was born in the Puget Sound! Which is super important for the dwindling population. 2. A new taxi service features all female taxi drivers, and only picks up women or women traveling with men. 3. Crested Butte, CO was transformed into Whatever, USA by Bud Light and many residents found it tacky and embarrassing. 4. Los Angeles residents don't care how filthy a Chinese restaurant is, as long as the food's "authentic."
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Bake the Perfect Pie with Seattle's Kate Lebo
Pie School founder, Kate Lebo, joins Rachel to discuss her new pie baking book and the ins and outs of judging at the Iowa State Fair. With fall approaching and kids going back to school, Rachel Belle discusses the concept of unschooling. Rachel also dives into a brand new non-profit called Chef in the Shelter, which sent Ethan Stowell to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place to teach a cooking class to the teens who live there. In "Ring My Belle" with Ron and Don, the crew debate the best condiments.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Unschooled adults flourish despite the stigmas
Last week I told you about unschooling, an at-home education where parents give the children full control over what they want to study. We heard from parents in kids who are currently being unschooled, but this piece is about college graduates who talk about their unschooling experience.
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Ring My Belle: Betty White is not dead!
1. A constant criminal begged police to arrest him in Lakewood, WA because he really wants to go to jail. 2. Some sociologists say the homemade dinner is overrated. That moms are under more stress to make the meal, then the meal is worth. 3. New WSU research says a woman's hormones can interfere with her positive pot smoking experience. 4. Betty White has not died. She just dyed. Her hair.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Chef in the Shelter teaches homeless teens to cook
A brand new non-profit called Chef in the Shelter sent Ethan Stowell to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place to teach a cooking class to the teens who live there. It's intended to be a monthly event at three different shelters, with several different local chefs participating.
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Ring My Belle: Nude celeb pictures aren't "scandal" they're "sex abuse"
1. The celebrities who had their cell phones hacked, and their nude photos strewn across the Internet, should be treated as victims, not made to apologize. 2. There's a program in Washington state that can help you buy a house! 3. Californians experiencing drought are painting their lawns green. 4. Some barbershops that serve African American men are also also having their barbers check the blood pressure of their clients.
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