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Ron and Don’s last show on KIRO Radio

Last night was Ron and Don’s last show on KIRO Radio.
3 years ago
Kelly Herzberg in her natural habitat. (Photo by Rachel Belle)...
Rachel Belle

In Seattle, a personal shopper and stylist who only shops at thrift stores

If you think you can't afford a personal stylist, head to the thrift store with Sweet Kelly Anne Styling's Kelly Herzberg who will pull hundreds of pieces for you to try on.
3 years ago
Viaduct waterfront...
Ron Upshaw

What do we do with the waterfront after the viaduct is gone?

After the viaduct is taken down, we'll be left with a choice: What do we do with one of the most beautiful waterfronts in the country?
3 years ago
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Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts: Ichiro can give Mariners fans something to root for

Rumor has it that Ichiro might make a comeback next year, and I for one welcome it.
3 years ago
Border wall...
Ron Upshaw

Trying to figure out why people want Trump’s border wall

A little over 40 percent of Americans now support the idea of a border wall, but what is it about it that seems so attractive?
3 years ago
Dan McCartney, Pierce County Sheriff...
Don O'Neill

Why you could hear kids’ voices on Pierce County Sheriff radios Monday night

Sometimes, "gone but not forgotten" isn't always how slain officers are remembered. But in Pierce County, a special effort is being made to commemorate a fallen deputy.
3 years ago
Ron meets his birth father...
Ron Upshaw

A first-time meeting with my father 50 years in the making

I want to tell you a true story today almost 50 years in the making, as I meet my birth father for the first time ever over the holidays.
3 years ago
Pete Carroll...
Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts: Who’s ready for some Seahawks playoff football?

This week's Shower Thoughts include my thoughts on Zeke Elliott, a hope for the Seahawks success on Saturday, and more.
3 years ago
seattle, police, spd, iosia faletogo...
Don O'Neill

Seattle police source: What took them so long? I would have shot sooner

I spoke with a Seattle police officer about the recently-released video of the fatal shooting of Iosia Faletogo. This is what he told me about what he would have done.
3 years ago
Erin Covey embeds herself with families for four or eight hours, documenting their daily lives. (Ph...
Rachel Belle

‘Be real, it’s beautiful.’ A documentary photographer thinks posed family photos fall flat

Documentary family and wedding photographer Erin Covey won't shoot you wearing matching outfits and she won't line your family up and tell you to smile. She's all about capturing families in everyday moments, whether they're tender, playful or "mundane."
3 years ago
Seahawks Cowboys...
Ron Upshaw

How working for the Cowboys helped make me a Seahawks fan

After cutting our teeth working for the flagship radio network of the Dallas Cowboys, my opinions on the team didn't change much. Fast forward to my time in Seattle, and the decision was an easy one.
3 years ago
human composting...
Ron and Don Show

Washington could become first state to legalize human composting

If a proposed bill passes in the state legislature, Washington would become the first state to legalize human composting. It's exactly what it sounds like.
3 years ago
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Ron Upshaw

Rethinking the way we make New Year’s resolutions

I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. I've gone on rants about them in the past, and I'll spare you this year. I still believe that a better way though, and that's by adopting a new mindset.
3 years ago
animaniacs, rob paulsen...
Aaron Mason

Iconic ‘Animaniacs’ voice actor Rob Paulsen on cancer, Seattle concert

Rob Paulsen is the voice of many peoples' childhoods, creating the voices for cartoons ranging from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Animaniacs. Recently, cancer threatened that voice.
3 years ago
I-5 Lid...
Ron and Don Show

I-5 lid a great idea, but a nightmare to implement

Efforts to lid I-5 have been talked about for years now, but even if you agree with the reasoning, Seattle's construction fatigue could be the biggest barrier it faces in the immediately future.
3 years ago
cookbook...
Rachel Belle

Digital shmigital: Cookbook sales are up 25 percent

Cookbook sales are up 25 percent this year, including at Seattle's all-cookbook shop Book Larder. We explore why.
3 years ago
Alaskan Way Viaduct 1952...
Ron and Don Show

Will we actually miss the viaduct when it’s gone?

Most people aren't broken up about the loss of the Alaskan Way Viaduct come 2019, but it also represents the loss of a piece of old Seattle history.
3 years ago
Ron and Don...
Ron Upshaw

A heartfelt thanks to our ‘Ron and Don Show’ listeners

The more I thought about the new year, the more I realized that what I really wanted to do is to just take a minute to thank all of you for listening to our show.
3 years ago
holiday gifts...
Ron Upshaw

Give experiences, not gifts this holiday season

Why do we subject ourselves to the gift-giving ritual and what is gift-giving supposed to mean? Why not opt for the gift of experiences?
3 years ago
coffee...
Rachel Belle

Author thanks 1,000 people who contributed to his morning coffee

In his new book, "Thanks a Thousand" AJ Jacobs thanks everyone from his barista to the rubber growers who make the rubber for the tires that drive the truck that delivers the coffee beans to the cafe.
3 years ago
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Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts: Favorite stuff of 2018 edition

It's Wednesday, let's do some Shower Thoughts, shall we? And no, do NOT think of me in the shower, that's weird.
3 years ago
Discovery Park Fort Lawton...
Ron Upshaw

Seattle’s Discovery Park could be latest locale for low-income housing

After going dormant for a while, a decade-old low-income housing plan is back on the front burner for Discovery Park's Fort Lawton area.
3 years ago
Mars...
Ron Upshaw

Billionaire CEOs aren’t cut out for a trip to Mars

No offense to the CEOs of Tesla and Boeing, but both of these guys would be dead within days of landing on Mars, despite their claims to the contrary. Who are they trying to kid?
3 years ago
XFL Seattle...
Ron Upshaw

Can the XFL actually sell itself to a reluctant Seattle?

I'm sure by now you've heard that there's a new NHL team coming to Seattle. But do you also have room in your sports brain for 10 more professional football games? The XFL thinks so.
3 years ago