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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.

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Jimi Hendrix's Ex Blasts New Biopic, Says She Wasn't Abused By Him

Jimi Hendrix's ex-girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, sets the record straight about a new Hendrix biopic by Oscar winning screenwriter John Ridley. She says Hendrix never physically abused her and she finds the film appalling. Also, hear her story about the origin of the song "The Wind Cries Mary."

Death to the Podcast? Patent Trolls Strike Again

Podcasting seems like a generic medium, like TV or radio, but a company called Personal Audio claims it patented the podcast and know it's suing podcaster Adam Carolla, and several networks who run popular podcasts. Carolla plans to fight, and this legal battle could predict the future for podcasters everywhere.

Did Jimi Hendrix Beat His Girlfriend? New Film Says Yes, Seattle Biographer Says No

On opening night of the Seattle International Film Festival, a new Jimi Hendrix biopic titled "Jimi: All is By My Side" was screened. In the film, Jimi violently beats his girlfriend with a telephone, and another time in an alley. But Seattle's Charles R Cross, author of a Jimi Hendrix biography, says the movie is pure lies and we should all be offended by the way the rock star was portrayed.

Drummers: The Smartest Musician in the Band?

After years of stereotypes that drummers are dumb dumbs who just bang sticks around, new research shows that drummers are often smarter than the rest of their bandmates. In fact, rumor has it that Microsoft prefers to hire drummers to work on their operating systems.

Copper River salmon is here, it's expensive & there's not much to go around

Copper River salmon is here, it's expensive & there's not much to go around Salmon lovers look forward to this day all year, the day the coveted Copper River salmon is flown into Seattle from Alaska. But poor fishing conditions yesterday made for a small catch, so many Seattle restaurants are going without today. What's the appeal of a $28/lb salmon? We'll fill you in.

Seattle's Gay History is Revealed in a Walking Tour

MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry, is currently featuring an exhibit called Revealing Queer. So they're leading two different walking tours, so that history can come to life on the streets of Seattle. Here's a look at the Capitol Hill tour which is happening May 17th and June 21st, 2014.

Seattle's P-Patch Gardens Give Immigrants a Taste of Home

The P-Patch program now has 90 community gardens, shared by people living all over the city. Many of these gardeners are immigrants, who use their patches to grow vegetables native to their home countries. And even when they're growing carrots or kale, they're cooking their native food. Also, learn the history behind the P in P-Patch.

Retirees keep the Museum of Flight's vintage airplanes flying high

At the Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett, retirees like 93 year old Joe Polocz volunteer their time to get the planes up and running again and fix the bodies up to look brand new again.

Gay Seattle Twin Will Be Booted From the Boy Scouts, Straight Twin Can Stay In

18 year old Nathan Hale High School seniors Liam and August Easton-Calabria have been Boy Scouts since they were 11 years old, and they do everything together. But now, only August can go on to become a camp counselor or troop leader.

New Emerald City Cycle Share Set to Launch in September!

At the end of September, 500 bikes will be scattered around six different Seattle neighborhoods, available for you to borrow. The program is called Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share and memberships will be up for grabs starting August 25th.

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