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shower thoughts...
Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts: Ready to hit the slopes

You know what Wednesday means? Besides humpday. Yes, it's time for Shower Thoughts: the random things that pop into my head in the shower.
3 years ago
plastic bags, recycle, recycling...
Ron Upshaw

Is recycling as we know it about to die in 2019?

We officially have almost four months until that blue recycling bin is all but rendered useless, and unless something changes quickly, recycling as we know it is about to die.
3 years ago
Dessa performing in Minneapolis. (Photo by Andy Witchger, CC Images)...
Rachel Belle

Rapper Dessa attempts to heal a broken heart by healing her brain with neuroscience

Desperate to get over her ex, Dessa tried a therapy called neurofeedback. She got hooked up to electrodes, monitored her own brain activity, and attempted to change unwanted thought patterns.
3 years ago
Christmas holiday blues...
Ron Upshaw

How to beat the blues during the loneliest time of year

Welcome to December, everybody. It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be one of the most lonely and alienating too.
3 years ago
Anchorage earthquake...
Ron and Don Show

Is Anchorage earthquake sign of what’s to come for Seattle?

Anchorage, Alaska was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake Friday morning, and with the Northwest region primed for a quake of its own, it provided us with an interesting glimpse into what could be coming sooner rather than later.
3 years ago
Prop bets in Las Vegas...
Ron Upshaw

Would you lock yourself in a dark bathroom for a month for $100,000?

The world of prop bets is as lucrative as it is bizarre. The latest has two men betting that one can't stay locked in a pitch-black bathroom for a month, and there's a whole lot on the line.
3 years ago
uw contraception...
Rachel Belle

UW Medicine is testing a new male contraceptive that men will want to use

UW School of Medicine's Dr. William Bremner says there hasn't been a new form of male contraception in 200 years and surveys show men are willing to use it.
3 years ago
United States Supreme Court...
Ron Upshaw

Will the Supreme Court be forced to give away half of Oklahoma?

Lawyers for an accused murderer have presented evidence that 111 years ago, the Congress of the United States forgot to disestablish the Creek Nation Tribe and its sovereignty.
3 years ago
shower thoughts...
Ron Upshaw

Am I right or am I wrong?

It's Wednesday - time for my random thoughts that usually occur to me between shampoo and conditioner. I call them Shower Thoughts.
3 years ago
Migrants tear gassed at the U.S. Mexico border...
Ron Upshaw

We need to take a long, hard look at our country’s immigration policy

We need to hold ourselves accountable to the same laws we saw immigrants should obey, and that begins with a long look at how people are told to arrive in our country.
3 years ago
washington missionary...
Ron and Don Show

Figuring out why a Washington missionary went to dangerous tribal island

Why did a Vancouver, Washington missionary try and make contact with a notoriously violent island tribe? A former missionary and current KIRO Radio podcast producer lent some insight.
3 years ago
Salumi...
Rachel Belle

Seattle’s legendary Salumi has new owners (bye bye Batali) and a new location

Salumi, a cured meat mecca in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood, was started by chef Mario Batali's dad, Armandino Batali, 20 years ago. But big changes are happening at the Seattle institution.
3 years ago
Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. ...
Ron Upshaw

Tear gassing migrants isn’t the image I want for America

Any 23-year-old mom that can care for a 3-year-old while walking hundreds of miles over rugged terrain can be my neighbor anytime.
3 years ago
holidays...
Rachel Belle

How to tell your family you’re not coming home for the holidays

It's a tale as old as time: people dreading spending time with their family over the holidays. What if you've hit your limit and you've decided you don't want to go home this year? How do you break the news to your family?
3 years ago
Byron Ragland, Kirkland, Menchie's, Menchie's...
Ron and Don Show

‘We failed this man’: Open letter from a black cop after Menchie’s incident

In the wake of an incident where the police were called on a black man at a Menchie's in Kirkland, a black police officer sent in his thoughts on how it should have went down.
3 years ago
(Photo by Yerlin Matu on Unsplash)...
Rachel Belle

CBD is safe for pets, but does it actually work?

CBD is a wildly popular product derived from the hemp plant, and can help pets and humans with anxiety and pain associated with cancer and arthritis. But the products for pets are unregulated.
3 years ago
social media, twitter facebook...
Ron Upshaw

Ron: If Facebook was a friend, we would have ditched them a while ago

If Facebook were my friend in real life, I probably would have stopped hanging out with them a long time ago. You see I try to weed out people that I can't trust and Facebook likes to talk behind our backs -- a lot.
3 years ago
cranberry sauce 620...
Ron Upshaw

Don’t waste your time on fancy cranberry sauce

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means. Time for me to give you the random things that go through my head. I call it Shower Thoughts.
3 years ago
(Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash)...
Rachel Belle

Travel trend: packages tailored to single parents and their kids

A vacation can be a different animal for a single parent traveling with their kids. But the tourism industry has finally taken notice. Slowly but surely, there are a handful of companies providing experiences tailored to single parent families.
3 years ago
antitrust...
Ron Upshaw

The good, the bad, and the Amazon

Amazon gets a lot of criticism for the effect it has on local communities. Much of that is deserved, but it is not the whole story. In the end, Amazon is worth it for the good of the economy. This is why.
3 years ago
Veteran's Day...
Ron Upshaw

Unwrapping Veteran’s Day, and what it means to us as Americans

How should we think about Veterans Day 2018? With the backdrop of recent midterm elections, "Make America Great Again" hats, and National Anthem protests, the ideas of patriotism and what it means to be "American" have been jumbled as of late.
3 years ago
Daylight Saving Time...
Ron and Don Show

Washington: Follow California’s lead and stay in Daylight Saving Time

Over the last midterm election, California voted to remain in Daylight Saving Time year-round, and it's time Washington did the same.
3 years ago
Sex workers on Aurora, vaccine...
Ron and Don Show

Much like safe injection sites, shouldn’t Seattle create safety for sex workers?

A recent report from KIRO 7 on sex workers on Seattle's infamous Aurora Ave. pulled back the curtain on the increased dangers in the profession. But is there a way the city could actually help?
3 years ago
beatles...
Ron Upshaw

Do yourself a favor and listen to ‘The White Album’

It was 50 years ago this month that The Beatles released their double album masterpiece, The White Album.
3 years ago