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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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To tweet or not to tweet: When is it ok for local government to say no to social media?

A Seattle woman, attending King County committee meetings, was told she was no longer allowed to live Tweet the meetings. She feels like her 1st Amendment rights are violated. But the county said they wanted to create a trusting environment where everyone was focused on the task at hand. Just because it is legal and "normal" to post everything to social media, does it mean we should always be allowed to do so?

Maybe Marshawn Lynch is just an introvert

Marshawn Lynch is famous for dodging interviews. He's dodged so many the NFL has fined him $100,000. But what if he's not just trying to rebel or hide from his fans, maybe he's just an introvert who isn't comfortable with public speaking and sharing all of his thoughts and feelings with the world? Susan Cain, the country's leading introvert expert, helps us understand the mind of an introvert.

How to save a historic Seattle building from condo fate

Seattle is the fastest growing city in America, and many of the city's beautiful buildings have been demolished to make room for newer, bigger, modern-looking condo buildings. Here we explore how to save a building by making it a city-approved historic landmark.

A Jewish mother & a rabbi ponder: Should Rachel Belle get a Christmas tree?

Being Jewish, I have never had a Christmas tree, and I never cared or considered getting one. Until two weeks ago, when I saw a snowy tree tied to the top of a car and thought it might be nice. This story is my journey to a decision about whether or not to get a Christmas tree, or as some might call it, a Hanukkah bush. You'll meet my mother, a rabbi and a local Jewish woman who just got her first tree at age 47.

You can now eat a Tom Douglas meal while flying the friendly skies

Alaska Airlines has started serving a brisket chili over a Yukon gold potato, created by Seattle Chef Tom Douglas, and there\'s more to come next year. But did Tom manage to elevate above the typically, notoriously bad airline fare? Rachel Belle got a taste.

A Seattle veteran is trying to create the next Ice Bucket Challenge

Since Seattle veteran Andrew Myers posted a video of himself catching a burglar, trying to enter his home, it's racked up nearly four million views. He's trying to take advantage of the Internet attention by raising money for Paws and Stripes, a non-profit that matches veterans with PTSD with life saving service dogs.

Lifelong delivers healthy Thanksgivings to sick people around King County

Lifelong, formerly Lifelong AIDS Alliance, delivers 150,000 meals a year to people who are too sick, and too poor to get the groceries themselves. Volunteers visit clients once a week, dropping off bags of super healthy groceries and special meals prepared by a chef.

A Seattle woman writes a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, while library patrons look on

A Seattle woman is writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, while the public watches Every November, hundreds of thousands of people challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. But Gabriela Frank is doing it with a twist. She's set up a living room in the Seattle Public Library, and the public can watch her write the novel, in real time, on a big screen.

Seattle singer Mindie Lind on Cripp Culture and why she doesn't need your help

Mindie Lind is the singer of Seattle band Inly, who you might see cruising around town on her skateboard. Born without legs, Mindie is an advocate of Cripp Culture: showing the world that disabled people are about more than just their disability. There's a culture of art, music, design and sexuality that can't be defined by the symbol of the blue guy in the wheelchair.

Seattle's 'James Franco Review' gives all writers celebrity status

Last Spring a prestigious publishing house published a book of poetry by actor James Franco. It was met with mediocre reviews and a ton of publicity. This got a Vashon Island writer thinking: what if everyone could submit their work as James Franco? Would we all have a fair shot at being published? So she created a literary magazine called the James Franco Review.

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