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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Librarians Aren't Babysitters: How to Keep your Kid Safe at the Public Library
Stories have been circulating for years about how the King County Public Library System allows patrons to watch pornography at any of its branches. But, fed up with what she considers to be an unsafe place, a local tutor is warning parents about the nefarious behavior she's seen at the Redmond Library, and hopes they won't leave their children unsupervised.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Edison, WA: Why So Many Young Artists Are Moving to this Teeny Tiny Town
According to the 2010 census, Edison, WA has a population of 133 people. It's a one intersection town that has one of everything that is awesome: amazing cafe, bakery, gallery, gift shop. And over the past 10 years young artists have been moving to this speck-on-the-map, which has made the town even more appealing to tourists. Here's a peak at small town life with a little bit of history.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: How do you make your grilled cheese sandwich?
Host Rachel Belle visits with one self-defense campaign and is joined by local author and TV Host, Amy Pennington.
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Ring My Belle: Couples Who Sleep Close Are more in Love?
1. Someone is sending letters around a Ukrainian village, saying Jewish people need to register...or else. 2. Portland drained their reservoir because a teenager allegedly urinated into it. Now we learn that that much urine does not affect the water at all. 3. A Florida school district thinks parents need a dress code because they dress so sloppily. 4. A new study says that couples who sleep less than an inch from each other are happiest.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Who Would House and Hire a Felon? From Prison to Professional with Pioneer Human Services
A year ago, I introduced you to a group of women participating in The If Project at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. This is an update on one of those women, who got out of prison in September. She is now housed and employed by Pioneer Human Services, a company that loves to hire felons and recovering addicts.
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Ring My Belle: PETA Wants the Obamas to Swap Out Hardboiled Eggs For Plastic Eggs
1. When an Idaho school district banned a Sherman Alexie book, a UW student raised money to send a book to every student who wanted one. 2. Being a female CEO means sometimes you get sexually harassed. 3. PETA wants Michelle Obama to stop hiding real eggs during the annual Easter Egg Roll and use reusable plastic ones instead.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
An Issaquah Teacher's Passion For Self Defense, Inspired by Brandi Carlile and a Brave Survivor
An Issaquah high school teacher took it upon herself to teach teenage girls self-defense, after learning about the Fight the Fear campaign. The campaign was co-founded by singer Brandi Carlile after her friend Jennifer Hopper barely survived a brutal attack that killed her partner, Teresa Butz.
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Ring My Belle: Future Foodies: Today's Teens Prefer Restaurants To Malls
1. Chrissy Amphlett, from the band The Divinyls, died of breast cancer last year and her song "I Touch Myself" is being used to help women fight breast cancer. 2. The art of being a female breadwinner. 3. A new report says that for the first time in 30 years, teens are spending most of their money on restaurants, as opposed to clothes and entertainment. It's a nod to today's food culture.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Why did the Skagit Valley become famous for tulips?
Host Rachel Belle covers stories around the Pacific Northwest.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Women: Run For Office in Washington State!
The National Women's Political Caucus of Washington is focused one thing: getting women elected. Only 32% of Washington state politicians are female & the caucus intends to change that.
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Ring My Belle: Amazon will actually pay you to quit your job
1. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he doesn't want unhappy workers, so if you want to quit, they'll make it worth your while...with money! 2. A woman abandoned in a Burger King bathroom, when she was one year old, has found her birth mother and found out why she did it. 3. The Duggars, the reality TV family of 21, reveal that they won't even kiss their fiances until they're married. No hand holding until an engagement either.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Lunch at the Shop: A Seattle Shop Owner on the Importance of the Lunch Break
Eight years ago Peter Miller, who has owned an architecture and design book store in Seattle for 32 years, made a fresh lunch for his employees. They liked it so much that they make lunch every day and take a short break to sit down to eat together. His new book "Lunch at the Shop" offers recipes and tips on how to prepare lunch at your workplace.
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Ring My Belle: Is Hobo a Bad Word?
1. A couple is being criticized for attempting to sale across the world with a small child who got so sick that the family had to be rescued. 2. Parents are more aggravated with their kids than they were in 1997. Why? We have no patience anymore. 3. A Seattle arcade owner is being criticized for his "Hoodies For Hobos" campaign. 4. A former Taco Bell intern says she invented the Doritos Locos Taco back in 1995 and she has the papers to prove it.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
From Architect to Advocate, a Seattle Man Wants to Change Your Mind About Homelessness
Seattle's Rex Hohlbein has run his own architectural firm for the past 27 years. But after several interactions with homeless people near his office, he's giving up architecture to try and change people's mind's about homeless stereotypes with his new non-profit, Facing Homelessness.
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Ring My Belle: Everybody Panic, We're Having a Lime Shortage!!
1. An acupuncturist, who has been volunteering her services in Oso, shares stories of healing. 2. The price of limes has skyrocketed so some airlines have temporarily nixed them. Panic ensues. 3. It's revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had a "conscious uncoupling" ceremony.
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