Rachel Belle

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Rachel Belle is a former Edward R. Murrow award-winning KIRO Newsradio feature reporter who still hosts the James Beard Award-nominated podcast "Your Last Meal."

Belle: This isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later

After 20 years in news radio, I'm leaving my post at KIRO Newsradio to focus on making my podcast "Your Last Meal" full-time!
3 months ago

Emily Post’s “Etiquette” goes modern: Advice on pronouns, hugging

In 1922, Emily Post published her very first etiquette book. Since then, 18 editions have been published by five generations of Posts.
3 months ago

Combat winter blues with friluftsliv, the Nordic tradition of being outside

Friluftsliv is part of the culture in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark, places that are darker and colder than Seattle in winter.
3 months ago

Most Americans hate small talk, but Seattleites continue talking about weather

Out of 1,000 people surveyed, 71% said they prefer silence to small talk and 89% of Gen Z use their phones to avoid making small talk.
3 months ago

Seattle sperm bank in desperate need of Black donors

Only 2% of American sperm donors are Black men, which is causing a lot of heartache for women specifically looking for a Black donor. 
3 months ago

Woman cooking recipes engraved on gravestones says they’re all ‘to die for’

You know that recipe your family requests at every holiday, potluck and birthday party? What if you had it engraved on your tombstone?
3 months ago

Seattle’s year-round cold water swimmers say the practice is mood lifting and life changing

The latest health trend? Cold water swimming and cold plunging into icy baths, with devotees swearing by the health benefits. 
3 months ago

The risks of using mental health influencers as therapy

TikTok videos with #mentalhealth in the caption have more than 43.9 billion views. But many of those content creators aren't mental health professionals. 
4 months ago

Can a fried chicken chain help slow climate change? A new Seattle restaurant thinks so

Mt Joy, a new fast-casual chicken sandwich pop-up, wants to serve hyper-local, ethically raised food in hundreds of restaurants around the country. 
4 months ago

Seattle restaurateur: ‘The effects of the pandemic are nowhere near over’

Restaurants may look for normal, with packed dining rooms and hard-to-get reservations, but with rising costs of food and labor, many are still in the red. 
4 months ago

Study says Mariners fans eat healthier the day after a win

Emotional eating, it's not just for breakups anymore! A study looks at the eating habits of sports fans the day after their team wins or loses. 
4 months ago

Mariners playoff pressure could be breeding ground for ‘the yips’

Players have lost their careers over the yips, a phenomenon where an athlete suddenly loses their ability to pitch or hit because of crippling self doubt. 
4 months ago

City of Seattle honors 100 years of Mike’s Chili Parlor in Ballard

One hundred years ago, a Greek immigrant opened a chili cart in Ballard, and 100 years later the business is still thriving on the family's secret recipe. 
4 months ago

Comedians and musicians are adopting ‘no phone’ policies at their shows

Artists like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Madonna are using a service called Yondr, that requires audiences lock up their phone in a pouch for the duration of a show. 
5 months ago

Does checking out library books hurt authors and indie bookstores?

Do authors and bookstores miss out on sales when we check out books for free at the library? Seattle Public Library and publisher Sasquatch Books weigh in. 
5 months ago

What to eat at Seahawks games this season: new menu is local and diverse

Seahawks season officially kicks off tonight at Lumen Field, and if you like meatballs just as much as footballs, this report is for you. 
5 months ago

Most college kids say they ‘were not prepared to clean’ their dorm or apartment

A new American Cleaning Institute survey revealed that 75% of college students landed on campus, unprepared to clean up after themselves.
5 months ago

Local hospice nurse says death is not what you see in the movies

Death is not always peaceful and never pretty, but hospice nurse Katie Bracken says their job is to prepare people for a loved ones death. 
5 months ago

79-year-old Seattle sex therapist wants to normalize and encourage senior sex

Young people are squeamish about the idea of older people having sex, but Dr Diana Wiley says it's good for your physical and mental health. 
5 months ago

Heart attack portrayals in TV and movies can be bad for your health

On TV, a heart attack is a man clutching his chest and falling to the ground. But most heart attacks are more subtle, and many people miss the cues because it's not like what they see on the screen. 
5 months ago

Teens share why they’re always on their phones, and what they wish their parents understood

The authors of the new book "Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing)" interviewed 3,500 teenagers about their relationship with social media, sexting and what they wish their parents understood about their complicated online worlds. 
6 months ago

Get your lower back inked at this weekend’s Seattle Tattoo Expo — but don’t call it a ‘tramp stamp’

The Seattle Tattoo Expo is back after a two year hiatus, and organizer and tattoo artist, Jeff Cornell, shares pandemic tattoo trends and pet peeves. 
6 months ago

Ezell’s Famous Chicken co-founders created a Seattle conference to lift up Black entrepreneurs

When Ezell's gave out grants to Black-owned business owners, they found that people needed information and guidance just as much as they needed capital. 
6 months ago

At MoPOP’s Drag-tastic Summer Camp, teens learn the ‘Art of Drag’

Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture invites teenagers to learn the art of makeup, wigs and performance at its weeklong Drag Camp. 
6 months ago