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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Ring My Belle: Is an all-female cab company sexist?
1. SheRides is a coming-soon taxi company, run by women for women. But some KIRO commenters believe the concept is sexist. I think they are the most wrong. 2. In France, ladies are no longer so keen on going topless at the beach. 3. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco says it's perfectly legal for Yelp to change a business's rating based on whether or not they advertise on Yelp. 4. A Capitol Hill man was robbed while meditating in his car. (photo courtesy of cc images: Kenny Louie)
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Ring My Belle: A new baby orca whale was born in the Puget Sound!
1. A new baby orca whale was born in the Puget Sound! Which is super important for the dwindling population. 2. A new taxi service features all female taxi drivers, and only picks up women or women traveling with men. 3. Crested Butte, CO was transformed into Whatever, USA by Bud Light and many residents found it tacky and embarrassing. 4. Los Angeles residents don't care how filthy a Chinese restaurant is, as long as the food's "authentic."
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Bake the Perfect Pie with Seattle's Kate Lebo
Pie School founder, Kate Lebo, joins Rachel to discuss her new pie baking book and the ins and outs of judging at the Iowa State Fair. With fall approaching and kids going back to school, Rachel Belle discusses the concept of unschooling. Rachel also dives into a brand new non-profit called Chef in the Shelter, which sent Ethan Stowell to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place to teach a cooking class to the teens who live there. In "Ring My Belle" with Ron and Don, the crew debate the best condiments.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Unschooled adults flourish despite the stigmas
Last week I told you about unschooling, an at-home education where parents give the children full control over what they want to study. We heard from parents in kids who are currently being unschooled, but this piece is about college graduates who talk about their unschooling experience.
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Ring My Belle: Betty White is not dead!
1. A constant criminal begged police to arrest him in Lakewood, WA because he really wants to go to jail. 2. Some sociologists say the homemade dinner is overrated. That moms are under more stress to make the meal, then the meal is worth. 3. New WSU research says a woman's hormones can interfere with her positive pot smoking experience. 4. Betty White has not died. She just dyed. Her hair.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Chef in the Shelter teaches homeless teens to cook
A brand new non-profit called Chef in the Shelter sent Ethan Stowell to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place to teach a cooking class to the teens who live there. It's intended to be a monthly event at three different shelters, with several different local chefs participating.
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Ring My Belle: Nude celeb pictures aren't "scandal" they're "sex abuse"
1. The celebrities who had their cell phones hacked, and their nude photos strewn across the Internet, should be treated as victims, not made to apologize. 2. There's a program in Washington state that can help you buy a house! 3. Californians experiencing drought are painting their lawns green. 4. Some barbershops that serve African American men are also also having their barbers check the blood pressure of their clients.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Grilled Cheese festival, Seattle's Erotic Cakes, and a Worldwide Scavenger Hunt
Ring My Belle Weekends: Grilled Cheese festival, Seattle's Erotic Cakes, and a Worldwide Scavenger Hunt
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Seattle's beloved Erotic Bakery closes after 28 years
Seattle's Erotic Bakery opened in Wallingford in 1986, and has been serving marzipan genital topped cakes ever since. Now the owner is ready to retire, leaving bachelorette parties with a penis-cake-shaped hole in their hearts.
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Ring My Belle: How to get Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte now
1. The Rubble Bucket Challenge, a Palestinian version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, in hopes of bringing awareness to the situation happening in Gaza. 2. How to get Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte now, before it's on the fall menu. 3. Arby's has a secret menu item too. It has millions of meats, sits thousands of feet high and only costs $10.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Health: Your zip code is more important than your genetic code
Where you live, what you eat, and your lifestyle has a stronger impact on your life expectancy than genes and health care. And urban planners can actually use design concepts to keep poor people out of wealthier neighborhoods with healthier resources.
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Ring My Belle: Should President Obama Take Vacation?
1. Two fighting people get kicked off a flight after a man uses a Knee Defender to keep the woman in front of him from reclining her seat. 2. Critics say President Obama shouldn't be taking vacation or having fun while so many terrible things are happening around the world. The President's former press secretary gives his insight.
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Unschooling: When kids rule the school
Unschooling is an educational philosophy that allows kids, at home, to choose what they want to learn, with no other curriculum imposed on them. Unschooled children are often taken on trips by their parents to experience what the world has to teach them.
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Ring My Belle: Anti date rape nail polish
1. The big Napa earthquake destroyed a whole bunch of wine. 2. Four college undergrads are developing a nail polish that will tell you if there's a date rape drug in your drink. 3. McDonald's is in a financial rut because young people don't think it's a cool or healthy place to eat.
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Ring My Belle: RIP Watoto, Woodland Park Zoo's 45 year old elephant
1. Woodland Park Zoo's 45 year old African elephant, Watoto, died this morning. He was humanely euthanized. 2. PETA wants the Space Needle restaurant to go vegan. 3.The continuing saga of a dog named Buddy.
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