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!

Case Closed: The Battle of the Queensryches is Finally Settled

When Seattle band, Queensryche, split in two nearly two years ago, both parties wanted to keep the name. In court, a judge temporarily allowed two Queensryches to tour and make albums. But finally a decision has been made. And now there can only be one Queensryche.

Seattle nonprofits say a $15 minimum wage could kill them

The $15 minimum wage discussion usually involves restaurants, but many non-profits and human services also pay minimum wage. Although they do want to pay employees a living wage, they think it must be done very carefully so they don't have to shut down important services and, in the end, let their employees go.

IRun4 Lets Runners Dedicate Their Workouts to Disabled People

IRun4 matches runners and athletes with disabled children and adults. The runner sends photos and messages to the person they're running for, motivating themselves to work harder and making their buddy feel special in the process.

Librarians Aren't Babysitters: How to Keep your Kid Safe at the Public Library

Stories have been circulating for years about how the King County Public Library System allows patrons to watch pornography at any of its branches. But, fed up with what she considers to be an unsafe place, a local tutor is warning parents about the nefarious behavior she's seen at the Redmond Library, and hopes they won't leave their children unsupervised.

Edison, WA: Why So Many Young Artists Are Moving to This Teeny Tiny Town

According to the 2010 census, Edison, WA has a population of 133 people. It's a one intersection town that has one of everything that is awesome: amazing cafe, bakery, gallery, gift shop. And over the past 10 years young artists have been moving to this speck-on-the-map, which has made the town even more appealing to tourists. Here's a peak at small town life with a little bit of history.

Who Would House and Hire a Felon? From Prison to Professional with Pioneer Human Services

A year ago, I introduced you to a group of women participating in The If Project at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. This is an update on one of those women, who got out of prison in September. She is now housed and employed by Pioneer Human Services, a company that loves to hire felons and recovering addicts.

An Issaquah Teacher's Passion For Self Defense, Inspired by Brandi Carlile and a Brave Survivor

An Issaquah high school teacher took it upon herself to teach teenage girls self-defense, after learning about the Fight the Fear campaign. The campaign was co-founded by singer Brandi Carlile after her friend Jennifer Hopper barely survived a brutal attack that killed her partner, Teresa Butz.

Women: Run for office in Washington state

The National Women's Political Caucus of Washington is focused one thing: getting women elected. Only 32% of Washington state politicians are female & the caucus intends to change that.

Lunch at the Shop: A Seattle Shop Owner on the Importance of the Lunch Break

Eight years ago Peter Miller, who has owned an architecture and design book store in Seattle for 32 years, prepared a fresh lunch for his employees. They liked it so much that they now make lunch every day and take a short break to sit down to eat together. His new book "Lunch at the Shop" offers recipes and tips on how to prepare lunch at your workplace.

From Architect to Advocate, a Seattle Man Wants to Change Your Mind About Homelessness

Seattle's Rex Hohlbein has run his own architectural firm for the past 27 years. But after several interactions with homeless people near his office, he's giving up architecture to try and change people's mind's about homeless stereotypes with his new non-profit, Facing Homelessness.

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