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Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
Tune in to KIRO Radio on Sundays at 3pm for Ring my Belle with Rachel Belle.

Who is Rachel Belle?
Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show at 4:37pm and 6:37pm. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Saturdays at 5:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

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A Seattle sign language interpreter wants to end police brutality against the deaf

A Seattle sign language interpreter says too many deaf people have been assaulted and arrested by police officers who didn't know they were deaf, and thought they were being defiant. So she is crossing the country, training police officers in 54 cities on basic sign language and reminding them to be aware of the deaf community.

Seattle astronomer discovers four planets before she turns 30

Seattle astronomer, and NASA Carl Sagan fellow, Sarah Ballard talks about how she discovered four planets before she turned 30. She also discusses the recipe for getting more women to work in the sciences.

From Vashon to Vietnam, take a farming vacation with WWOOF

WWOOF is a network of organic farms, all around the world, that provide free room and board for travelers who agree to work on their farm. Work can range from picking and planting to goat milking and cheese making.

New ride company offers Uber-like service exclusively for women

With most cab and car service drivers men, it's understandable women would feel uncomfortable at times getting in the back seat. So one mom is hoping to change that with an idea that's ringing Rachel's bell.

Unschooled adults flourish despite the stigmas

Last week I told you about unschooling, an at-home education where parents give the children full control over what they want to study. We heard from parents in kids who are currently being unschooled, but this piece is about college graduates who talk about their unschooling experience.

Chef in the Shelter teaches homeless teens to cook

A brand new non-profit called Chef in the Shelter sent Ethan Stowell to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place to teach a cooking class to the teens who live there. It's intended to be a monthly event at three different shelters, with several different local chefs participating.

Seattle's beloved Erotic Bakery closes after 28 years

Seattle's Erotic Bakery opened in Wallingford in 1986, and has been serving marzipan genital topped cakes ever since. Now the owner is ready to retire, leaving bachelorette parties with a penis-cake-shaped hole in their hearts.

Health: Your zip code is more important than your genetic code

Where you live, what you eat, and your lifestyle has a stronger impact on your life expectancy than genes and health care. And urban planners can actually use design concepts to keep poor people out of wealthier neighborhoods with healthier resources.

Unschooling: When kids rule the school

Unschooling is an educational philosophy that allows kids, at home, to choose what they want to learn with no other curriculum imposed on them. Unschooled children are often taken on trips by their parents to experience what the world has to teach them.

GISHWHES: Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen

This seven day international scavenger hunt challenges participants to operate out of their comfort zones. Tasks range from impossible (getting NASA to send a message to space) to embarrassing (cover your body in whipped cream and get strangers to hug you). I interviewed members of two Seattle teams about the craziest week of their lives.

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