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WHAT'S RINGING RACHEL'S 'BELLE'?

Rachel Belle

  • The history of the great American family road trip

    Tis the season for the Great American Family Road Trip, which evokes visions of wood paneled station wagons, whiny 'are we there yets' and stops at the world's largest ball of twine. Richard Ratay, author of the new book, 'Don't Make Me Pull Over! The informal history of the Family Road Trip' says Americans are getting back behind the wheel again.
  • single rose project

    Single Rose Project: Sammamish woman gave away free roses for a year

    Sammamish artist Carrie Schmitt was having a rough year. So she started "A Single Rose Project," where she gave a rose to a stranger everyday for a year. The result was a powerful social experiment.
  • Podcast host Adam Carolla wants Hungarian food for his last meal

    Adam Carolla's podcast, The Adam Carolla Show, is the most downloaded of all time, according to the Guinness World Records. He told Rachel Belle he wants Hungarian food for his last meal.
  • Seattle mermaids share their magic with a sick little girl

    Seattle has a pod of mermaids (duh) that swim in local pools, lakes and rivers. When a local mom discovered Seattle Mermaids, she asked them to surprise her six year old daughter, who has been fighting leukemia, with a swimming party.
  • In Seattle, it can be harder to become a dog walker than a babysitter

    KIRO Nights talk show host, Zak Burns, describes the long and thorough process he went through to become a dog walker at Rover, where only one in five applicants are approved.
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    Molly Moon celebrates 10 years of ice cream and activism

    When Molly Moon Neitzel opened her ice cream shop in 2008, there was only one other place in Seattle making homemade ice cream. Now there are roughly 32.
  • mourning jewelry

    Olympia silversmith makes mourning jewelry with hair, teeth, and ashes

    Olympia's Angela Kirkpatrick identifies as "death positive" and makes mourning jewelry under the name Wisp Adornments, inspired by the old, Victorian tradition.
  • Rat City Roller Derby

    Seattle’s Rat City Roller Derby has its own athletic trainer

    Seattle's Rat City Roller Derby has its very own full-time athletic trainer, who tends to injuries, keeps them in shape and psychologically fit. It is a very rare and valuable position that most derby teams don't have.
  • The Seattle police dog who has famously sniffed out child porn

    In 2015, Bear the electronic storage detection dog, helped police sniff out child porn in former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's home. Now he works in Seattle doing similar work.
  • pregnancy, like a mother

    The secret science of pregnancy revealed in new book, ‘Like a Mother’

    Seattle's Angela Garbes had a lot of questions about pregnancy that were not getting answered. After a viral article about the science of breast milk, she continued researching for a new book, "Like a Mother."
Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
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