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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Seattle Police Guild Passes the Hat for Oso Mudslide Victims
At Seattle's Westlake Center, from 2-6p Wednesday, The Seattle Police Guild was joined by Seattle Police Pipes and Drums, to pass the hat and raise money for victims of the mudslide. The goal is to collect $25,000 in four hours.
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Ring My Belle: Starbucks says LET THEM EAT CAKE!
1. After a massive earthquake shook Chile yesterday, we learn that its been 313 years since the Puget Sound got a major shake. We're supposed to get one about every 250 years. Ruh roh. 2. Starbucks customers are unhappy with the new, smaller, lower fat pastries they've been serving. So Starbucks is bringing back the pumpkin, banana and lemon cake! 3. Juice cleanses for kids, new terrible trend. 4. I was gonna talk about how the cast of the Australian Lion King did some awesome singing on an airplane, but instead I talked about cats. Sorry.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
More Conservation and One Less Elephant, Says Woodland Park Zoo's Elephant Task Force
After concerns that the elephants at Woodland Park Zoo weren't leading healthy, happy lives, the zoo created a task force to look into the matter. Six months later, they just released their findings. We hear from Woodland Park Zoo's president and the co-founder of Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, who believe elephants don't belong in zoos at all.
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Ring My Belle: Wanna live with the techies on Silicon Island?
1. A dying father walks his 11 year old daughter down the aisle, in a mock ceremony, since he won't be able to do it later. 2. A report says whales at Sea World are on anti-depressants. 3. A utopia for tech start-ups is being created 65 miles off the shores of San Francisco and it's called Silicon Island.
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Behind the Scenes at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off April 1st and goes through the end of the month. Every year, hundreds of thousands of flower feigns descend upon the skagit Valley to check out the neat rows of beautiful blooms. This story focuses on the Roozen family, the largest tulip and daffodil grower in North America.
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Ring My Belle: The font that could save the government millions
1. A Federal Way teacher had her kids write letters and draw pictures to send to rescue workers in Oso. 2. A 14 year old says if government entities only printed documents in a thinner font, they could collectively save $400,000,000 a year in printing costs. 3. Improv is being taught to business people, to improve their working style. 4. A hotel charges $3,000 to provide social media services for your wedding. #ripoff
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Ring My Belle: Mudslide & Flight 370
1. An update from a UW Geology professor on what caused the landslide. 2. The families of the victims of the missing Malaysian Air flight were notified of some tragic news via text message.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014
A new plan for Edith's House: the Ballard woman who turned down $1m to save her house
In 2006, 84 year old Edith Macefield made international news when she refused a million dollars from developers who wanted to knock down her Ballard home, that she'd lived in since she was a child, and build a shopping center in its place. Six years after Edith passed away, there is a plan for her home. Plus, we learn a fascinating story about Edith's intimate relationship with the construction project's superintendent.
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Ring My Belle: Do All Dads Deserve To Be in the Delivery Room?
1. In New Jersey, a judge ruled that mothers giving birth can choose whether the baby's father is in the room or not. 2. At a Planet Fit gym, a woman was asked to cover up or leave because she was intimidating people with her toned body. 3. Lux, the 22 pound Portland cat whose owners called 9-1-1 on, is now living at a shelter. 4. Ever since pot became legal in WA, there are thousands fewer arrests so cops and prosecutors can work on other issues.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ring My Belle: Are you a Seattle fashion don't?
1. An update on L'Wren Scott's death. 2. A 9 year old boy was told he can no longer bring his My Little Pony lunch bag to school because it's causing kids to pick on him. 3. A new Tumblr called Bad Seattle Fashion is making people feel sad.
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How Washington State Patrol Officers Know That You're High
Washington State Patrol Sergeant Mark Crandall is an expert in detecting what drug someone is using, and he trains other officers so they know what to look for when they pull someone over. This is a look into the training process. The Department of Corrections pulls high people off the streets so officers have live people to train with.
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Monday, March 17, 2014
Ring My Belle: The Truth About Green Food on St Paddy's Day
1. An Austin band did a private concert in a hospital, for a young woman who was badly injured at the SXSW music festival. 2. An NPR article talks about why green food and beer is a big morbid for Irish people. Also, the true origin of corned beef! 3. Scientists are set to test a chocolate pill that could help prevent heart attacks and strokes. 4. Some men are choosing to get a vasectomy right before March Madness so they have an excuse to stay home from work and watch basketball.
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Millennials Are Reviving the Co-op/Commune Life
Soaring rent prices and a craving for connection has some 20 and 30-somethings moving into co-ops and communes. Here you'll meet some of the residents of Bob the House, a co-op of nine people in Seattle's University District.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Are Christians bad tippers?
Rachel Belle talks tipping, state meats, fat shaming, and banning water bottles.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Ring My Belle: Starbucks Introduces a Tipping App
1. A 71 year old former police officer who shot and killed a man in a movie theater over texting, was actually texting minutes before. 2. Starbucks has a new app that will allow you to tip your barista. 3. Americans spent $55.7 billion dollars last year on their pets. 4. Business talk.
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