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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ring My Belle: How Orange is the New Black is Changing Real Prisons
1. The "most read" story on the Seattle Times website is a story from 2007 about an adopted man in Michigan who found his birth mom at work. 2. A 4 year old boy is banned from a doughnut shop for asking the clerk if she "had a baby in her belly." She did not. 3. A county jail had to change the color of its inmates' jumpsuits because of the "Orange is the New Black" TV show.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
What's Being Served At President Obama'a $25,000 Hunt's Point, WA Dinner?
President Obama, and 35 guests, are enjoying a $25,000 meal prepared by Redmond's Lisa Dupar Catering. So what's on the menu at Jim and Jan Sinegal's cozy Senate Majority PAC fundraiser?
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Ring My Belle: When Your Air BnB Guest Refuses to Leave
1. A shoving match breaks out at a Seattle parks Prop 1 press conference. 2. A woman rented her condo out on Air BnB and the guest now refuses to leave. But under CA law he doesn't really have to. 3. A new app lets college kids to-be choose their own dorm roommate after filling out their preferences for the perfect roomie.
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Who Is Growing Washington's Weed?
Until the state finishes inspecting, and approving, cannabis growers, there will not be enough legal weed to go around. Tahoma Growers are hoping to pass their August inspection, and they share what the process has been like and what it's like to participate in this historic Green Rush.
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Ring My Belle: Who is YouTube's DisneyCollectorBR & Why Are Kids Obsessed With Her?
1. An article about millenial veterans trying to assimilate into post-war college life. 2. An unidentified woman is KILLING Youtube with these intensely boring videos where she opens up toys and talking about them. She gets millions of hits and is most popular with toddlers. 3. A Mexican gazillionaire is pushing a three day work week. 4. In NYC, a new apartment building will force poor people to enter through a back alley.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Winning, I Run 4 and Twin Peaks
Rachael visits with one woman who spends up to 4 hours winning every day, before learning about a special organization that will motivate you to run.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Winning: An Edmonds Woman Enters 200 Sweepstakes a Day
After winning a trip to Palm Springs in 2008, Edmonds' April Jacques was hooked. She now enters about 200 sweepstakes a day and has won thousands of items, including 12 trips.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ring My Belle: King County Turns a Macklemore song Into A Toilet Flushing Song
1. Rachel Jeantel, the last person to speak to Trayvon Martin before he was killed, graduates from high school with plans to go to college. 2. "This is Flushing Awesome" is a painful toiletcentric parody of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop." 3. A four year old girl from Brooklyn hangs around city hall, pitching her flower girl skills to couples about to get married.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Alzheimer's Cafe Serves Up Pizza and Sing-A-Longs
Copying a concept popular in Europe, Alzheimer's Cafe aims to give people with dementia and Alzheimer's a comfortable and public place to socialize. The Cafe is held every 2nd Thursday of the month at Tutta Bella, in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood.
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Ring My Belle: Do Farts Really Cure Cancer?
1. A 9-11 memorial statue, rejected strongly by several WA communities, has finally found a home in Cashmere. 2. How can someone who advocates for gun control endorse violent gun heavy films? 3. Some scientists say smelling farts can cure diseases. 4. Bethenny Frankel riles up the Internet when she posts a photo wearing her four year old's pajamas.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Bubbles, Soapy Bubbles! The Seattle Freeze and More Puzzling Food Trends
Rachel visits with the Bubbleman and reports on a possible solution to the Seattle Freeze.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Ring My Belle: The time That Couple Found A Meth Head Under Their Bed
1. A Seattle couple came home to find their apartment thrashed, and a meth head under their bed. What this woman did in their home is truly odd. 2. Two teenagers are enduring the wrath of the Internet after posing with wild animals they hunted.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Thawing the Seattle Freeze, One Neighbor at a Time
Sammammish's Becky Henchman is intent on thawing the Seattle Freeze. For the next year, she is committed to having a neighbor over each month, to try and get to know the people who live around her and create community and friendship.
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Ring My Belle: Puzzle Break!
1. John Wayne's family wants to make liquor called Duke, but Duke University says they own the name. 2. Puzzle Break in Seattle's Capitol Hill. 3. A dad takes his kids on a three week road trip, and has them help clean the homes of people dealing with cancer.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Ring My Belle: What is your therapist saying about you?
1. At Beth Israel, they are experimenting with letting patients see the notes their therapists are writing during sessions. 2. Co-workers with dark traits, but not too dark, tend to excel at work. 3. Someone donated three human skulls to the Bellevue Goodwill and now the King County Medical Examiner’s Office wants to know where they came from.
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