What's Ringing Rachel's 'Belle'?
Rachel Belle
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.

Please send Rachel your story ideas, weekend events and taco truck tips!



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.

Meet hitchBot: The robot that successfully hitchhiked across Canada

Over the past three weeks, a robot named hitchBot has successfully hitchhiked all the way across Canada, from east to west, completely by itself, relying on strangers for rides. It now awaits its professorial creators in Victoria, BC.

From Car to Crockpot: the Ferndale woman who lives in a Seahawks house

A Ferndale, WA woman decided she wanted to go ALL in last season, so she painted her house in Seahawks colors, wrapped her car and decorated the entire interior with Seahawks memorabilia.

Football & funk: What the Seahawks like to listen to when they play

A huge music fan, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll likes practices and pre-games to be filled with music, funk music if he had it his way. DJ Toby Fresh has been spinning music for the team for the past 10 years, and gives an inside look into the player's favorite songs.

Dining Hall Hacks: A guide to cooking in a college dining hall

"Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks" was written by a recent Dartmouth graduate who grew tired of eating the prepared meals in her school's dining hall. The book teaches you how to create your own meals using the ingredients found in the dining hall, plus a microwave and a toaster oven.

I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault

A few weeks ago, Seattle writer, Lindy West, started the blog "I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault." The blog posts anonymous letters from people who have experienced abuse, but may not have been taken seriously or even believed.

A Day of Digging Up Clams and Oysters with a Foraging Expert

Seattle forager Langdon Cook leads daylong shellfish foraging events on a private beach belonging to clam and oyster farmers Amy and John Adams. There's learning, foraging and lots of eating and drinking.

Nibs, the nibberhood cat, has brought nibbers in Fremont together

Seattle's Carl Sander says his five year old orange cat, Nibs, has always been a wanderer. Thanks to a Facebook page, he's learned that Nibs has hung out with hundreds of people in the neighborhood (or as they call it, the nibberhood), often entering homes and businesses to sleep and play. So in honor of National Night Out, Carl created Nibsfest 500, a community party in Nibs honor with a fundraiser to benefit The Retired Seattle Police Canine Fund.

Passing notes: Is texting and Twitter less significant than classic teenage note passing?

Inspired by a folder full of high school notes, found by two local, lifelong 42 year old friends, a story that compares and contrasts the value of hand written notes, and the electronic communication teens engage in today. Is one better than the other? The note passers seem to think so.

'Ghost tenants' live in luxury homes at apartment prices

How can you live in a $3,000 a month, 4,800 square foot home for just $1,200 a month? A company called Showhomes, a real estate staging company, chooses hyper-clean people to live in vacant homes, in the hopes of adding new life and encouraging a quicker sale.

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