Learn to be a little more French, in Seattle
Rachel Belle | October 07, 2014 6:13 pmFrench Truly was started a year ago, by a French woman who realized that Americans want to learn more than just the French language. They want to learn about the culture. So she curates events that include French film, art, music, politics, history and language.
The dying art of piano tuning, and a blind Seattle man who's keeping the profession alive
Rachel Belle | October 02, 2014 6:09 pmThe average piano tuner is between 55 and 60 years old, and not a lot of young people are entering the profession. But 70 year old Mike Gill has been a piano tuner for 45 years, and he happens to be blind.
What happens to knives, multi-tools confiscated by TSA at Sea-Tac? They're sold in Tumwater
Rachel Belle | October 01, 2014 6:12 pmIf you've ever gone through airport security and had an item confiscated, you might have wondered where it ended up. Did the TSA agent eat the oversize bottle of salsa you bought in Mexico? Turns out, all the liquids are destroyed, but all of the knives and screwdrivers are sold by a government run agency. All the proceeds go back into the general fund.
Rock star rages against popular Seattle dive bar for denying him entry
Rachel Belle | September 30, 2014 5:45 pmRage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, Tweeted that Seattle's dive bar/greasy spoon, 5 Point Cafe, is the "WORST" after he was denied entry into the over-packed bar. The 5 Point Cafe's owner reacts.
A Seattle sign language interpreter wants to end police brutality against the deaf
Rachel Belle | September 29, 2014 6:40 pmA 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
Rachel Belle | September 10, 2014 5:58 pmSeattle 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
Rachel Belle | September 09, 2014 5:34 pmWWOOF 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
Josh Kerns | September 08, 2014 7:12 pmWith 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
Rachel Belle | September 03, 2014 5:52 pmLast 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
Rachel Belle | September 02, 2014 6:02 pmA 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.
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