Monday, June 8, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Why Seinfeld won't perform on college campuses
1. Despite protests, and lawsuit threats, Captain Dave Button lead a rafting trip down the Stillaguamish River, past the site of the Oso Landslide. 2. Jerry Seinfeld won't perform on college campuses because they're too PC. 3. In LA, the first ever CatCon!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
- Seattle DJ Marco Collins is the subject of the SIFF film The Glamour and the Squalor
Marco Collins is a legendary DJ. While working at 107.7 The End in the early 90's, Marco was the first in the world to play Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Weezer, and the list goes on and on. This week is the world premiere of the documentary, "The Glamour and the Squalor," a film that explores Marco's rise and fall in the drug heavy grunge music scene.
Monday, June 1, 2015
- Less buying, more borrowing: A new Seattle app connects you with your neighbors
MyNeighbor connects neighbors who need to borrow something, like a lawnmower or a car seat, with neighbors who are willing to share theirs. It means less buying, less time schlepping out to the story, and a chance to meet your neighbors.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
- It's almost harbor seal season, and you can help keep them safe
Puget Sound beaches see more harbor seals than any other marine mammal, but when some people see them hanging out on the sand they think the seal is in danger. They're usually not. But the Sno-King Marine Mammal Response volunteers field calls and respond to beaches to calm situations and make sure the seals are left alone.
- Ring My Belle: Want to get someone to do something? Ask them on a Post-It
1. A Seattle couple won a million dollars in the lottery, but didn't know it. 2. In Edmonds, the city government wants to regulate tree removal on private land. 3. Scientists are testing whether MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy, may help treat social anxiety in adults with autism. 4. Sending someone a message on a Post-It is far more effective than email.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Ezell's fried chicken truck was stolen!
1. Ezell's fried chicken truck was stolen! and returned, thanks to Twitter. 2. Seattle will soon have a paid, membership-only library for people who like their books with a side of quiet. 3. A new study says that just looking at nature, even simulated nature, can help your brain work better. 4. Geoducks are a hot item on the black market!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
- Ring My Belle Weekends 5-24-15
Ring My Belle Weekends 5-24-15
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
- Ring My Belle: The first dinosaur fossil has been found in Washington state
1. Took em long enough! The state's first ever dinosaur fossil has been found in the San Juan Islands. 2. Seven out of 10 teens surveyed said they don't use birth control because they don't want their parents to find out what they're up to. 3. LA has passed $15 minimum wage and Tacoma is trying to get it on the ballot. 4. The City of Seattle is trying to make sure musicians get paid when they perform in local venues.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
- One year, one Tacoma family, 59 national parks
President Obama recently created an initiative called Let's Get Every Kid In A Park, giving 4th graders and their families free access to every national park in the country starting this fall. So a Tacoma mom and her two daughters, one of them an incoming 4th grader, are spending the next year traveling the country, and beyond, visiting every one of them.
- Ring My Belle: No more water guns, ninja stars or cannons for the Boy Scouts
1. The Boy Scouts have forbidden water gun fights, saying Boy Scouts are kind, and it's not kind to point a gun at each other. 2. A Florida woman has been jailed for not circumcising her son. 3. A new WSU study says women speak to their small children in baby talk, men do not. Women talk more to their children, but men use a more varied vocabulary. 4.Seattle Public Library branches will now offer lendable mobile hotspots.
Monday, May 18, 2015
- The Puberty Lady teaches the birds and the bees in Seattle
For 27 years, Julie Metzger has used humor, facts and compassion to teach girls, and the adult who accompanies them, about public hair, periods and sex. Girls squirm and cover their faces, laugh and take notes, as she teaches the stages of puberty at Seattle Children's hospital.
- Ring My Belle: Goldfish now have a longer attention span than people
1. According to a spring 2015 study the average human attention span has fallen below that of goldfish. 2. A new UW finds that kids in local preschools are sedentary for the vast majority of the day & don't have enough active play. 3. An IKEA in London is serving breakfast in bed! 4. A new survey shows happiness levels of children in countries around the world.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
- A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A new book details the unbelievable story of a young Kim Jong-Il who, in 1978, kidnapped a famous South Korean actor and director and forces them to fall in love and make films for him. We speak t the book's author.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
- Pamper your pooch with homemade, edible shampoos and treatments
The sister and brother team behind Seattle's High Maintenance Bitch brand are coming out with a new book full of recipes for health and beauty treatments for your dog. They invited Rachel Belle over to help make a Strawberry and Cream shampoo for their dog, Texas.
- Ring My Belle: Many Seattle dwellers choose walkability over affordability
1. Seattleites who live in the central part of the city are more interested in walkability and neighborhood love than affordability. 2. Google's self-driving cars have gotten into some accidents, but it was never the car's fault. 3. Starbucks' is introducing mini Frappuccinos 4. Skype now has a translator option so you can have conversations with foreigners in real time.