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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Seattle singer Mindie Lind on Cripp Culture and why she doesn't need your help
Mindie Lind is the singer of Seattle band Inly, who you might see cruising around town on her skateboard. Born without legs, Mindie is an advocate of Cripp Culture: showing the world that disabled people are about more than just their disability. There's a culture of art, music, design and sexuality that can't be defined by the symbol of the blue guy in the wheelchair.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to send its elephants to another zoo
Today Woodland Park Zoo announced it would be phasing out it's elephant program, and sending its two Asian elephants to another zoo. But this does not sit well with the elephant advocacy group, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants. They says the elephants need to go to a sanctuary where they can have room to roam.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Seattle's "James Franco Review" gives all writers celebrity status
Last Spring a prestigious publishing house published a book of poetry by actor James Franco. It was met with mediocre reviews and a ton of publicity. This got a Vashon Island writer thinking: what if everyone could submit their work as James Franco? Would we all have a fair shot at being published? So she created a literary magazine called the James Franco Review.
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Ring My Belle: 80 year old Charles Manson is set to marry a 26 year old woman
1. A Pierce County Council committee moved forward a measure that would require strip club dancers to go through a training program. 2. 80 year old Charles Manson is set to marry a 26 year old woman. 3. Students at BYU are trying to make beards legal on campus. 4. Last week Sir Mix a Lot said "Baby Got Back" was inspired by Jennifer Lopez....but now it seems like that couldn't be true.
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Ring My Belle: Grimm's Fairytales are getting grimmer!
1. A Seattle veteran catches a guy who had broken into his home, and they fight, on camera, and now the world can watch. 2. Fuel prices are down, so why are airline prices still rising? 3. The Grimm's fairytales we know, that many Disney films are based on, are not the original gruesome tales written by the brothers in 1812. Now, for the first time, the original stories are available. 4. An Australian anchorman wore the same suit every day for a year, and no one noticed. It was part of a social experiment.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
500 Women & Children are cold and homeless in Seattle, but you can help
Mary's Place, a Seattle non-profit that provides shelter and services for 150 homeless women and a children a day, is trying to raise $250,000 to open a new shelter in time for winter.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Paseo Lawsuit: Can Undocumented Workers Sue and Win?
Seattle's beloved Paseo abruptly closed yesterday, denying sandwich lovers their cult status, Cuban-style sammies. But then a lawsuit surfaced: four Hispanic, former Paseo employees are suing the owners, saying they weren't paid overtime or given breaks during long shifts. A Seattle lawyer says wage theft is VERY common, but undocumented workers rarely sue out of fear.
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Ring My Belle: Two woman are ALREADY camped out at Best Buy for Black Friday
1. Tomorrow night at Issaquah High School, from 6-8pm, high school girls are encouraged to attend a sexual assault and self defense forum. Brandi Carlile will be there! 2. Two California woman are ALREADY camped out at Best Buy for Black Friday. They plan to wait for 22 days to get the best deal.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ring My Belle: Paseo is closed. Yes, FOR GOOD.
1. Paseo, arguably Seattle's favorite sandwich shop, abruptly and unexpectedly closed it's doors today. We also got wind of a lawsuit. 2. The hand carved, native American mask that inspired the Seahawks logo, is coming to Seattle thanks to a kickstarter campaign.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Couple drives around the world in their tricked out VW van
Brad and Sheena Van Orden were bored of their 9-to-5 routine, so they saved up their money and took off on a two-and-a-half year road trip that took them on adventures around the world. They just landed back in the US and chose Seattle as their new home.
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Ring My Belle: Why aren't you an organ donor?
1. 21 Americans a day die because they don't get the organ transplant they need. Why don't more people donate? 2. Kenneth Bae is finally released from a north Korean prison and the first thing he requests in pizza. 3. If you're a bad dancer, it could be biological. 4. In Thurston and Lewis counties, the new sheriffs elected are identical twins.
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Friday, November 7, 2014
Seahawks chow down on southern comfort food after every home game
The Seahawks eat lean and clean all week, but after a big, taxing game the healthy diet goes out the window. The Seahawks are fed New Orleans cooking from Seattle food truck Jemil's Big Easy after every home game.
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Ring My Belle: Is your beard bad for the economy?
1. Seattle is about to get new parking meters that will charge different prices at different times of day. 2. Actress Keira Knightley agreed to pose topless in a magazine as long as they didn't Photoshop her body. 3. Bearded dudes are killing the shaving industry.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Ring My Belle: Seattle now has an alcohol home delivery service
1. Even science enthusiasts like Stephen Hawking are afraid of the future of artificial intelligence. 2. There's a kindler, gentler KKK in town that welcomes people of all races and religions. 3. Starbucks is bringing back their recently cancelled holiday drinks, like the Eggnog Latte, after people complained that they couldn't go on without them. 4. Seattle now has an alcohol delivery service.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The psychology behind hoarding, and the local company who'll help you clean up your act
A Seattle woman hasn't allowed a single person into her home for five years, embarrassed that it's completely jammed packed with garbage and stuff. A secret hoarder, she's now working with Bio Clean, a local company that specializes in cleaning up hoarder houses, murder scenes and anything else that no one else wants to clean up.
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