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Who is Rachel Belle?
Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Sundays at 3pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

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Love on the Line: 3 Seattle restaurant couples tell stories of food and romance

In honor of Valentine's Day, we hear from three Seattle couples who work in the food industry. Private chef and author Becky Selengut and her wife, April Pogue, GM at Loulay Kitchen & Bar; Rachel Marshall and Adam Peters, co-owners of Rachel's Ginger Beer, Montana and Nacho Boracho and Chef Sabrina Tinsley and Pietro Borghesi, co-owners of Osteria La Spiga.

Only 6% of top chefs are women, and some blame the lack of paid maternity leave

The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two industrialized nations that don't provide paid parental leave. And an article on Eater connects the dots between this and the huge lack of top tier female chefs.

Work in Seattle, live in Bremerton? The mayor says cheap rent is just a ferry ride away

The city of Bremerton has launched a campaign to encourage downtown Seattle workers to live in Bremerton, where rent and mortgages are half the price. A Bremerton-based 30-something writer argues that Bremerton is a great place for growth.

New book details what led up to brutal Seattle murder

In 2009, Seattle's Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz were asleep when Isaiah Kalebu came in through their window, raped them, and killed Teresa. A new book tells the whole story.

Seattle advocate says elephant died after 'a horrible, traumatic life at the hands of Woodland Park Zoo'

Chai, a 37 year old female elephant died at the Oklahoma City Zoo over the weekend, less than a year after she was moved from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Chai spent her entire life in captivity, separated from her mother, and was artificially inseminated 112 times. Advocacy group, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, thinks she could have lived longer in a sanctuary.

Can you learn to be funny? A new Bothell humor school thinks so

Bothell's LAF Tech says anyone can learn to be funny with enough practice and determination. They hold workshops, giving atendees access to stand-up comedians, so they can learn the mechanics of joke telling.

UW computer scientists are working on a way for you to talk to the dead

University of Washington computer scientists are working on making 3-D models of people, using photos and video, that you could have a conversation with. This means, with enough footage of a deceased love one, you could talk to them again.

From sweatpants to cellphones, do Seattleites lack restaurant etiquette?

Seattle Times food writer and a Seattle etiquette expert share some of the worst offenses they have seen in restaurants, and offer a solution to bring manners back to the dinner table.

'The Taco Cleanse' could change how you think about dieting

A new book, called "The Taco Cleanse," shuns juices and fasts for 30 days of tacos. There are 75 vegan taco recipes in the book, and plenty of advice.

Grammy performers will be gifted jewelry by a Seattle single mom

A single mom, who makes cuff bracelets at night, after work, after her daughter goes to sleep, was thrilled when the GRAMMYs asked to feature her bracelets in the official GRAMMY gift bags.

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