Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle hosts the James Beard Award nominated podcast "Your Last Meal." She's an Edward R Murrow award-winning feature reporter and can be heard daily with Tom & Curley at 4:30pm and KIRO Nights with Mike Lewis at 7:30pm.

Start your holiday shopping now or risk supply chain issues

Now is the time to start holiday gift shopping because if you don't buy soon, supply chain issues may make it tough to get what you want later.
14 days ago

How does Dick’s Drive-In pay workers $19 an hour with a menu completely under $5?

Dick's Drive-In recently raised its base pay, as did Taco Time, which is now offering employees $20 an hour at select locations. How do they keep prices low and pay high?
16 days ago

Don’t like how you look on Zoom? Many young Americans are now getting Botox

More people are turning to Botox to get rid of lines and wrinkles, but is it safe? How does one age naturally in a youth obsessed country? Experts weigh in.
21 days ago

Turn your backyard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

The National Wildlife Federation will help you make your yard a habitable home for bees, birds, bugs and critters. And they'll give you an official sign!
1 month ago

‘You either got married or broke up’: 20 years later, a Seattle couple on falling in love in NYC in the wake of 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001, Seattle's Emily Cherkin and Ben Gitenstein were 22 years old and separately taking the subway into Manhattan when two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. This is their story.
1 month ago

New book ‘Dirty Work’ reveals psychological toll of working unsavory jobs nobody wants

A new book by Eyal Press called "Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America" takes a deeper look at jobs no one wants to do.
2 months ago

Research says talking to strangers is good for your health

We know how important friendships are to our mental health and happiness, but new research suggests striking up conversations with strangers is just as beneficial.
2 months ago

New bestseller ‘Falling’ was written on napkins by a flight attendant while passengers slept

The idea for former flight attendant TJ Newman's first book, "Falling," was born out of a worst case scenario she presented to a pilot on a red eye flight. 
3 months ago

Tokyo Olympics disregard for breastfeeding athletes highlights inequality in women’s sports

The Tokyo Olympics initially told athletes they couldn't bring their babies to Japan. Now babies are allowed, but they can't stay with their mothers.
3 months ago

Marketing for Bigfoot film shot in North Bend aims to support struggling local movie theaters

The filmmakers behind 'Hunting Bigfoot' want to open in smaller communities, like North Bend and Monroe, to share more profits with local theaters.
3 months ago

New book says ‘Mother Trees’ care for their forest kin using an underground fungal network

"Finding the Mother Tree" is part research, part memoir by University of British Columbia professor of forest ecology, Dr. Suzanna Simard.
3 months ago

Olympic ban on swim caps for Black hair ‘offensive, discriminatory,’ says Seattle founder of Afro Swimmers

The Olympics rejected swim cap designed to fit large, textured hair, with advocates saying the ban is just one more barrier keeping Black people out of pools. 
3 months ago

Jack Daniel’s documentary reminds us Tennessee whiskey was created by an enslaved African American man

Jack Daniel's is one of America's oldest brands. But it was only fairly recently that the brand credited the man who taught Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey: an enslaved man named Nathan "Nearest" Green.
4 months ago

Seattle University among colleges letting students take post-pandemic gap year abroad

Verto offers students the opportunity to live abroad for a year, while earning college credits in both a classroom and out in the field.
4 months ago

Black Washingtonians rejoice as Juneteenth is declared a federal holiday

Learn about the first recorded celebration of Juneteenth in Seattle, symbolic foods served on the holiday, and hear from Rep. Melanie Morgan, the WA legislator who made Juneteenth a state holiday.
4 months ago

New virtual tours highlight Black and Jewish history in Seattle’s Central District

There are several landmarks in Seattle's Central District that have rich history and deep meaning for both the Sephardic Jewish and Black communities.
4 months ago

Exhibit at Bellevue Art Museum questions capital punishment through the tradition of last meals

Oregon artist Julie Green has painted nearly 900 last meals of executed US inmates onto plates, and 800 of them are on display at the Bellevue Art Museum.
4 months ago

With new ‘Wonder Years’ and ‘Night Court’ on the way, why is Hollywood obsessed with reboots?

Why is Hollywood continually standing up rebooted versions of old TV shows and movies instead of creating actual new content for viewers?
4 months ago

Book a $50 million trip to space with a cosmic travel agency

A boutique, luxury concierge and travel service is now booking trips to the International Space Station.
5 months ago

Third-generation Canlis owners on how to keep ego out of the kitchen

Recently, Rachel Belle hosted the very first "Your Last Meal LIVE" at Crosscut Festival, joined by brothers Mark and Brian Canlis.
5 months ago

‘Outer space is like the wild west’: Astronomers worry SpaceX satellites could change the night sky forever

Astronomers say the night sky belongs to everyone and private companies shouldn't be allowed launch satellites into space and light up the darkness without an international discussion.
5 months ago

Seattle restaurants granted one more year of permit-free outdoor dining

Pandemic restrictions have left many restaurateurs in debt, but with seating for outdoor dining and permit fees waived, they can hopefully make more money.
5 months ago

Author of ‘Crying In H Mart’ finds comfort at Korean grocery chain after her mother’s death

In the latest episode of "Your Last Meal," Michelle Zauner explores her relationship with her late mother through the Korean food that bonded them.
5 months ago

In Seattle, ‘sensory friendly’ performances allow neurodiverse kids to see live shows for the first time

Seattle Theater Group and musicians Dan + Claudia have a sensory friendly show later this month, accessible and enjoyable for people with neurodiversity.
5 months ago