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What Would Rob Do?

Published: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:33:41 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:12:25 +0000

Copyright: Rob Sachs

Finding Guilt-Free Chocolate...What Would Rob Do?

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:33:41 +0000

This past Halloween Rob had a dilemma, how could he enjoy chocolate knowing that some of it is tainted by abusive child labor?  The quest to answer that question lead him to Hershey's, a human rights organization, a fair trade chocolate company, and many others.  This is an extended version of a story that first aired on KUOW.

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Driving A Stick Shift...What Would Rob Do?

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:20:58 +0000

Knowing how to drive a manual transmission vehicle is one of the more manlier things to do, the problem is it's often hard to find a stick shift car to practice on let alone someone who is willing to teach you.  In this episode Rob takes out his friend Sam Greenspan for a lesson in a middle school parking lot.

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Surviving A Move...What Would Rob Do?

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:06:47 +0000

Whether your a moving cross country or down the street packing up your life, putting it into boxes, moving, and then unpacking is ALWAYS a big headache.  Rob talks about how to decrease the stress and pain of moving with Rigel Celeste, she's a freelance writer who offers moving tips for the website

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Having A Vegan Thanksgiving...WWRD

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:29:59 +0000

Thanksgiving is a time for coming together, for saying thanks, and enjoying a tremendous feast, cranberries, yams, and of course the tofurky....well that's if you're celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving.   Rob talks about how to enjoy Thanksgiving sans animal products with Lindsay S. Nixon, author of the bestselling cookbook, The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Regan Maher, she's project coordinator for Nature's Express a vegan restaurant based in Berkeley, California.

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Mastering the Garage Sale...WWRD

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:12:30 +0000

Garage sales can be a great way to make a few bucks from the junk laying around your house.  Rob speaks with Rhonda Franz from the website parenting about how to maximize profits and minimize headaches.

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Avoiding Being a Wedding Jerk....What Would Rob Do?

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:41:47 +0000

Attending a wedding seems like it should be easy; show up, throw rice, eat food.  But being there for your friend and relative means adhering to some guidelines so you don't spoil their big day.  Rob Sachs speaks with wedding expert Susan Schneider, a former editor of wedding magazines  author of the book "The Wedding Writer" for insight on how to have fun without being a jerk.

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Rocking Out at An Outdoor Concert

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:47:00 +0000

Attending an outdoor concert can be tons of fun except when you get stuck behind the most annoying concert goers in the world.  Rob talks to Ben Kessler of the website about how to enjoy the outdoor concert experience and shares his tips with Jessica Jordan.

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Avoiding Beach Traffic...WWRD

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 04:04:00 +0000

Heading out for a weekend at the beach is always a fun roadtrip unless of course you get snarled in horrible traffic.   Rob talks with Jessica Jordan about how to avoid the worst traffic coming out of DC and throws in some tips from Adam Tuss, the sprawl and crawl reporter for WTOP News Radio.

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Surviving A Doctor's Exam...What Would Rob Do?

Tue, 17 May 2011 22:12:00 +0000

Having your most intimate areas examined by a doctor is unpleasant at best.  Rob chats with his wife Anna about how to best survive these moments weaving in advice from his friend Dr. Jeff Sirota, an internist based in Colorado.

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Making A Viral Video...What Would Rob Do?

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:47:00 +0000

Each day tens of thousands of people upload videos to YouTube, but only a tiny of fraction ever wind up going viral and gaining a large audience.  In this episode Rob learns the secrets behind a viral hit with Adam Cole, the man behind "Good Radiation," a music video he made expousing his love of public radio.  The video gained more than 175,000 views and landed him an internship at NPR.

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Staying Cool in a Coffee Shop...What Would Rob Do?

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:24:00 +0000

Coffee shops are one of the last public places in America where folks can lay back and lounge around in a family friendly environment.  But that doesn't mean we should forget our manners.   In this episode, Rob visits Suburban Trading Co. in Kensington, MD to speak with co-owner Andre Cavallaro about what NOT to do when hanging out at a coffee shop.

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Would You Kill & Eat Your Own Chicken? What Would Rob Do to be a "Conscious Eater"

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:37:00 +0000

Some people consider themselves vegetarian or vegan, Rob likes to think of himself as a "conscious eater,"someone who thinks about the meaning and origin of every morsel he puts into his mouth.   To further his understanding of the food chain, Rob visits Jesse Straight's pasture poultry farm in Warrenton, VA to try his hand at slaughtering, processing, and eventually eating his own chicken.   It's an experience he'll never forget.

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How Not To Be A Loser Beach Tourist

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 04:18:00 +0000

On a recent family vacation to the beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island Rob had the chance to ask locals Donna Celico and Sarabeth Dower how not to be a lame tourist.   Their suggestions: follow traffic laws, don't litter, and try your best not to be cheesy. 

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Why Your Kid Shouldn't Call Me Mr. Rob

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 03:19:00 +0000

While taking his 2 year old daughter to playdates Rob's noticed that it's rare for kids to address him formally as Mr. Sachs.   Instead it's Rob, Mr. Rob, or Rachel's Dad.  Rob talks about the breakdown of formality between parents and kids with Sarah Maizes, a mother of three and the blogger behind the parenting website Mommy Lite.

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Conquering Bad Breath...What Would Rob Do?

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 19:35:00 +0000

Rob Sachs along with Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison of the podcast the Sporkful, explore the many ways of conquering bad breath from things like onions, garlic, and chewing tobacco in front of a live audience from The Strand bookstore in New York City.

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