KPLU-FM: Charla Bear http://northernpublicradio.org en Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/let-stranger-drive-your-car-more-owners-say-yes It would be difficult for some people to let a stranger drive off with one of their most valuable possessions. But not for Stanford graduate student Katie Hagey.<p>Hagey is one of a growing number of individual car owners who have started renting their wheels to people they don't know through car-sharing startup companies resembling the better-known <a href="http://www.zipcar.com/">Zipcar</a>.<p>Hagey makes an extra $150 a month by renting out her car via <a href="http://wheelz.com/">Wheelz</a>, a Silicon Valley car-sharing startup. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:55:00 +0000 KPLU-FM: Charla Bear 7998 at http://northernpublicradio.org Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes' Can Tyra Banks Get Kids To School? Seattle Says Yes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/can-tyra-banks-get-kids-school-seattle-says-yes Kids aren't usually eager to wake up and get to school in the morning. They might be, though, if their favorite musician or professional athlete called to coax them out of bed — or if a shiny new bike were on the line.<p>At least, that's what adults in Seattle think. So the city has a new plan to improve school attendance.<p>Isaac Bennett, 16, lives a few houses down from his high school in north Seattle. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:42:00 +0000 KPLU-FM: Charla Bear 1222 at http://northernpublicradio.org Can Tyra Banks Get Kids To School? Seattle Says Yes