Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio
Tune in to KIRO Radio on Saturdays at 5pm and 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!
October 4, 2013 @ 7:32 am
Part of this story explores where exactly a UW sweatshirt comes from. We learn that a $75 sweatshirt is made by an Indonesian woman who only makes $190 a month. The other side of the story is about how American garment factories have a hard time finding skilled workers since all those jobs have been moved abroad.
October 3, 2013 @ 7:30 am
When a Seattle guitarist had some expensive equipment stolen from his home, he went on www.darelicious.com to try and get some donations to help pay for the replacements. Basically, you dare yourself to do something you're afraid of, and when you get all the donations you asked for you must perform the dare and post it online.
October 2, 2013 @ 6:48 am
A Seattle author and former Microsoft workerspent 18 months working at Wordpress, and then wrote a book called "The Year Without Pants," detailing his experience. At Wordpress, the 8th most popular website in the US, everyone works remotely, workers barely use email, there aren't many bosses and there's unlimited vacation. Scott Berkun explains how this dreamy sounding work environment was made into a reality.
October 1, 2013 @ 10:18 am
When 19 year old Inocente was 15, she was approached by filmmakers who wanted to tell her story. Inocente was homeless for nine years, after her father was deported for domestic violence. She is an amazing artist who now makes her living painting. The documentary, "Inocente," won an Academy Award this year.
September 30, 2013 @ 10:52 am
90 year old Gladys Salley and 93 year old Andy Nilles married at the Cock-A-Doodle Doughnut shop in Port Angeles this morning, after about a year of dating. The couple met in their senior apartment complex, started having breakfast dates at McDonald's and have been holding hands ever since.
September 27, 2013 @ 11:50 am
A woman and her two sons moved into a Federal Way apartment complex, and that very day her neighbor told her the previous tenants did meth in the unit. Two tests revealed that the unit is contaminated with meth, so badly that it needs to be gutted to the studs. But the apartment management denies the meth activity and says their test came up negative. Now the woman is fighting to get her money back and get the management to keep tenants out of the contaminated unit.
September 25, 2013 @ 6:37 pm
Tacoma's Franciscan Health System may be the first in the country to do Virtual Urgent Care. You can call in and use a web cam to see a doctor 24/7, for a flat fee of $35. The goal is to help people with mild afflictions who don't actually need to come into a doctor's office.
September 23, 2013 @ 8:36 pm
When 15 year old Kyle's uncle died in the line of duty in 2006, other police officers gave him their patches to start a collection. This summer, Kyle lost his home in a forest fire and all 400 patches were lost. When word got out, Washington state officers collected over 500 patches to present to the boy.
September 20, 2013 @ 7:35 am
After The 12th Man shattered the loudest stadium record on Sunday, some 49er fans are upset, and don't want the Seahawks to play at home anymore. Rachel spoke with the architectural firm who designed CenturyLink to confirm that The Clink was designed to be extra loud.
September 19, 2013 @ 7:36 am
A new study shows that hard core sports fans will binge eat fatty and sugary foods the day after their team loses, and eat healthier, and less, the day after their team wins. Former KIRO sports-talk host, New York Vinnie, says his weight can fluctuate by 40 to 50 pounds depending on how his teams are doing.