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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ring My Belle: A young woman decides on death with dignity
1. A 29 year old woman with a brain tumor, and a death sentence, moved to Portland so she could die with dignity. 2. Just how fast do germs spread throughout your office? Fast. You can blame your coworkers for your sniffles. 3. Washington state prisoners get to watch the Seahawks games. But only if they're good!
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A Seattle Councilwoman wants paid maternity/paternity leave for all city workers
Right now in Washington state, companies can choose whether or not they provide paid family leave for employees. But Seattle city councilwoman Jean Godden thinks it's important to give all city employees, moms and dads, paid time off to be with their newborn. Only one other city municipality in the country does this.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Learn to be a little more French, in Seattle
French Truly was started a year ago, but a French woman who realized that Americans want to learn more than just the French language. They want to learn about the culture. So she curates events that include French film, art, music, politics, history and language.
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Ring My Belle: Would you have a "green funeral?"
1. An update on Watoto's death: the African elephant who died at Woodland Park Zoo in August. 2. Green burials are gaining popularity amongst people who want a simple, inexpensive burial. 3. Turns out, using hands-free voice commands, like Siri, are just as distracting as texting or talking on the phone.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Pianos, Erotic Cakes & Seattle's Favorite Dive Bar!
An update on Seattle's Melodic Caring Project, a Rage Against the Machine guitarist goes head-to-head with a beloved Seattle dive bar, The dying art of piano tuning & the Seattle's Erotic Bakery is now closed.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
The dying art of piano tuning, and a blind Seattle man who's keeping the profession alive
The average piano tuner is between 55 and 60 years old, and not a lot of young people are entering the profession. But 70 year old Mike Gill has been a piano tuner for 45 years, and he happens to be blind.
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Ring My Belle: What do Sleepless in Seattle, Medina rela estate and rich Chinese people have in common?
1. An update on the lesbian couple who had a mixed race child because they received the wrong sperm from the sperm bank. 2. A third of homes a million dollars and over, sold in Medina and Bellevue, are being sold to wealthy Chinese people. And it's partly do to a romantic comedy.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Your knives and lotions confiscated by TSA at Sea-Tac? They're being sold in Tumwater.
If you've ever gone through airport security and had an item confiscated, you might have wondered where it ended up. Did the TSA agent eat the oversize bottle of salsa you bought in Mexico? Turns out, all the liquids are destroyed, but all of the knives and screwdrivers are sold by a government run agency. All the proceeds go back into the general fund.
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Ring My Belle: Drive-thru Funeral Viewings Is a Thing
1. A white lesbian couple is upset because they received the wrong sperm, and gave birth to a mixed race child. 2. New job perk: precation. Getting a paid 2 week vacation before you have to start your new job. 3. Facebook is changing their policy in regards to requiring drag queens to use their real names. 4. A Michigan funeral home is doing drive-through funeral viewings.
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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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Ring My Belle: Do you have a just-in-case back-up spouse?
1. The story of two brothers, who knew they were going blind, who took a road trip. A documentary was made about them. 2. A crazy percentage of married people have a back-up spouse.
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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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