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Monday, March 2, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Ghost Boy: Trapped in his mind and body for 12 years, Martin Pistorius finally speaks
    When he was 12 years old, South Africa's Martin Pistorius got sick, and eventually lost all ability to speak or move. Doctors said he had the intelligence of an infant and he was ignored in care centers for more than a decade. But Martin's brain was fully functioning, and he was trapped in his mind and body for more than a decade until someone finally helped set him free. His new memoir, "Ghost Boy," tells his amazing story.
  • Ring My Belle: Llamas on the loose!!
    1. CBS and CNN both did live coverage of a two hour live llama chase in Arizona. 2. The wife of an American billionaire is asking for a million dollars a month in child support, as they go through a divorce. That includes $2,000 for stationary alone. 3. Seattle will be launching 15 streateries, using parking spaces to create tiny outdoor eating spaces. 4. In Sweden, the police were called to a birthday party because passersby thought a "21" balloon said Isis.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: The newly smudged reputation of Bikram yoga
    1. Hope Solo wants to be forgiven. 2. Starting today, Facebook is adding new suicide prevention features to the website. 3. The founder of Bikram yoga has been accused of sexual assaulting and raping several women, which is causing some yoga studios to scratch his name off their signs. 4. KFC is trying out new, edible coffee cups.

Friday, February 20, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Coming soon the the US: GM apples that don't turn brown
    1. The Seattle City Council wants to put a cap on the price of micro-apartments. 2. Unemployment can actually change your personality, and make it harder for you to get a job. 3. The USDA has approved a brand of genetically modified apples that do not turn brown. 4. The origin story behind Leslie Gore's "It's My Party."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Should you have to love your job in order to keep it?
    1. Some Oklahoma politicians are trying to ban AP History because it paints our country in a negative light. 2. Do you need to love your job in order to keep it? 3. Oregon has the country's first bi-sexual governor. 4. Uber is adding a panic button, but only for Chicago customers.
  • You're Fired! When nice people have mean jobs
    Sometimes really nice people have really mean jobs. Parking attendants, tax auditors, we assume these people are jerks. But often times they really are perfectly nice people, just trying to do their seemingly villainous job. I spoke with three people whose job is to be the bearer of bad news.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • Local Transgender Community Reacts to Bruce Jenner's Transition
    Some of the media coverage of Bruce Jenner's announcement to transition from man to woman has not been very kind or graceful. So we spoke with a local trans woman, and a Seattle psychotherapist, about what it means to be trans and how important it is to come out, after years of pretending.
  • Ring My Belle: Report says bodybuilders are drinking breast milk
    1. Employees of the Space Needle want a raise, but instead their employer emailed them a webinar presentation on “How to Live on Less.” 2. A KOMO news report says some bodybuilder and CrossFit devotees are buying breast milk, for their health.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: An Australian McDonald's is taking reservations for Valentine's Day
    1. Starbucks' CEO is getting employees to talk about race. 2. An Australian McDonald's is taking reservations, serving the burgers on real plates and offering table service, candles and flowers. 3. Pablo Picasso's granddaughter is preparing to sell a bunch of his artwork. She was 10,000 pieces and has no sentimental value attached to them.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Edith Macefield's Ballard house is foreclosed, going up for auction
    In 2006, Seattle's 84 year old Edith Macefield made international headlines when she refused to sell her Ballard home to developers. They offered her a million dollars, but she refused to budge, so they built a block long, five story shopping center called Ballard Blocks around her little 108 year old house. Now, six years after Edith passed, the house is in disarray, it's owner filed for bankruptcy and the house is going up for auction. No one knows who might buy it or what might be done with it.
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