Tuesday, November 10, 2015
- On long distance hikes, women may have an advantage over men
Men often outperform women in sports. But when it comes to long distance thru hikes, like the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appalachian Trail, men and women perform equally. In fact, women might actually be more physiologically and mentally suited than their male counterparts.
Monday, November 9, 2015
- What would Jim Henson think of the new Muppet Show?
The new Muppet Show opened this fall with mixed reviews. Some think it's too adult, too modern, and wonder what Jim Henson would think. We hear from Guy Gilchrist, a syndicated cartoonist who was hired by Jim Henson to write and draw The Muppets and Muppet Babies cartoons.
Friday, November 6, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Listeners want Rachel to stop talking about the creepy things she likes to eat
1. The listener who called Rachel to complain about all the gross foods she eats, calls back in a much cheerier mood. 2. There's a petition that aims to keep Phil Collins from unretiring. 3. If you're having a hard time buying a home, go to open houses during Seahawk games.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
- A Burien Airbnb host calls the city's anti-RV policy anti-homeless & anti-business
A Burien man, who rents out a room in his house, and was renting out two RVs parked in his yard, on Airbnb was shut down by a city ordinance that says it's illegal to live, eat or sleep in an RV on private or public land. Jason DeLeo thinks prohibiting RV living is anti-homeless.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
- Kurt Cobain's sweater and lock of hair are going up for auction
I chatted with Charles R Cross, Kurt Cobain's biographer, about the singer's sweater and hair going up for auction. Who buys this stuff and what would Kurt think about the sales?
Thursday, October 15, 2015
- Live in the middle of Seattle's Discovery Park, in one of 26 historic Fort Lawton homes
If it's your dream to live in the center of a 534 acre park, a rare opportunity is available. The federal government just sold off 26 100 year old military base homes in Seattle's Fort Lawton, and they are being renovated before going on the market.
- Fat Guy Across America is riding his bike to get his wife bike & lose weight
40 year old Eric Hites was 567 pounds, his wife had left him and he was living with his parents. A Proclaimers song inspired him get a bike and attempt to ride it across America in an attempt to get his wife back and change his life.
Monday, October 12, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Redskins are out, Pizza is in!!
1. California's governor just passed a law banning schools to have a Redskins as a mascot. I have some ideas for the schools. 2. An update on Seattle's "Yoga for People of Color." 3. A guy in Boston will mail you fall leaves...for a price.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
- Amtrak's Residency for Writers lets 24 American writers write the American rails
Amtrak selected 24 writers, out of a pool of 16,000 applicants, to do their writing on a cross country train, in a private room with all food provided. A Seattle writer was one of the 24, and was inspired to write a horror story about a train that kills its passengers.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
- Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt thinks he's found the future of music with 8Stem
Listening to music is a one way street. Yo push 'play' and listen. But a new app called 8Stem, being developed by Bruce Pavitt and Adam Farish, is interactive, and lets the listener take on the role of music producer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
- Seattle's 8th Generation is the first native American company to make traditional native blankets
Tribes around the country buy thousands of wool blankets every year, used as gifts to honor special people. But until now, none of the blankets were made by native people. Seattle artist Louie Gong, of 8th Generation, says it's important that natives and native artists get a piece of this important business.
Monday, September 28, 2015
- UW doctors test a device that keeps donor hearts beating, pumping blood outside of the body
Right now, the only way to transport a donor heart is on ice. But a new system allows doctors to hook up a heart to a machine, that keeps it beating and pumping blood. This means a heart can travel farther, and be transplanted in someone it wouldn't normally reach.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
- Swanky Canlis restaurant jumps in to help after the deadly Aurora Bridge accident
Tonight was the first time in Canlis' 65 year history that the restaurant cancelled dinner service. Located about 200 feet from the accident site, they served food to First Responders, cops and journalists and offered up their restaurant as a home base.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
- Beautiful food for $4 a day, in a new cookbook for people on food stamps
The author of 'Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day' wants to help the 46 million Americans on food stamps eat delicious homemade meals they can afford.
Monday, September 21, 2015
- A gluten fighting pill for Celiac Disease is on its way, thanks to UW Medicine researchers
The only treatment available for sufferers of Celiac disease is a gluten free diet. But UW Researchers have developed an enzyme that eats up 99.97% of gluten in the stomach, and they hope the FDA will approve it as a pill to take before meals.