Friday, November 27, 2015
- It's the Holiday Season.
Candy tells her awkward Thanksgiving story; and according to Nicole its officially acceptable to play Christmas music since Thanksgiving is over. She shares a couple classic tunes with some interesting facts attached.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Local Cider
This edition of Ring My Belle discuss the art of local hard cider brewing.
Monday, November 23, 2015
- Write an ethical will to pass on family values and traditions
A Seattle rabbi teaches us about an ethical will: "It's basically a letter that we write to the people we care about most, the people we love, to pass on our values, or wisdom and our love," says Seattle rabbi Elana Zaiman.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
- Zero energy homeowners in Issaquah get checks, not bills, from the electric company
Issaquah Highlands' zHomes are some of the most energy efficient in the country. They can actually produce energy rather than use it. The homes also use 70% less water than the average house.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
- With Phox, you'll never have to give out a fake phone number again
If you've ever given out a fake phone number at a bar, Phox might be for you. Developed by a Redmond-based company, Phox gives your mobile a second, public, number to give out to people you may not trust with your personal line.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
- The world's best kitchen knives are hand forged in Olympia
Olympia's Bob Kramer makes the most coveted chef knives in the world, sometimes spending a month handcrafting a custom made tool. Rachel Belle visited his workshop.
Monday, November 16, 2015
- New Hello Kitty Exhibit opens at Seattle's EMP!
The EMP opens "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" featuring more than 500 items of Hello Kitty history from the '70s on, including toilet paper, braces and a Hello Kitty dress worn by Lady Gaga.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
- Music For Cats: your cat's new favorite album
A lifetime musician, David Teie wanted to create music for all species to enjoy. Through research, he created music that hits a cats' ear perfectly & they react very positively too. Don't believe me? Test out the sample track on your cat.
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.