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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New Mariners menu includes Din Tai Fung dumplings, lobster rolls and Frito Pie

Every year, since Seattle chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell started consulting with Safeco Field eight years ago, a new menu is announced before baseball season. Here's the latest lineup for your tastebuds to enjoy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A breast cancer vaccine is being tested on women at UW Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute

The UW Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute is testing a breast cancer vaccine on breast cancer survivors, with the hope the disease will never come back.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Did Gov. Jay Inslee leak the name for Seattle's possible new NHL team?

During a statement about proposed high speed rail between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., Gov. Jay Inslee  referred to the city's potential new hockey franchise as the "Totems" when talking about how fast trains would boost a potential hockey rivalry between the two countries.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A mother speaks out after she and a Tacoma Girl Scout were threatened by an armed man while selling cookies

Last weekend, an 11 year old Girl Scout and her mother were selling cookies outside a Tacoma Fred Meyer when two men tried to rob them at gunpoint.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Help homeless Seattle girl Scouts meet their cookie selling goal!

Seattle women and children shelter, Mary's Place, has a Girl Scout troop and they're trying to sell 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies by Friday to fund a special trip. Help them meet their goal!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Exclusive Interview: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is speaking in Seattle this weekend

Rachel Belle was given the only radio interview in Seattle with retired basketball player, author and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. They talk about his childhood, his role in the 1980 film 'Airplane!' and the benefits of being over seven feet tall.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A Seattle lecture series for stoners from the woman who founded Cupcake Royale

Soon after marijuana became legal in Washington state, Cupcake Royale owner, Jody Hall, created an edibles company called The Goodship. From there, Higher Education was born: a lecture series designed for people to attend while high.

Friday, March 02, 2018

West Seattle Coffee Shop Saved By 'Miracle'

Facing closure, the owners of a popular West Seattle coffee shop say they witnessed a miracle when the community rallied to help them buy their building and fend off potential eviction.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Rick Steves wants you to travel outside your comfort zone

In the latest edition of his book, 'Travel As A Political Act,' travel guru Rick Steves encourages people to travel to places like Iran, Palestine and Cuba. He encourages Americans to put their fear aside and open their minds, hearts and perspective.

Monday, February 26, 2018

America's food spy: the man who brought avocados, cashews, mangoes and 15,000 other exotic plants to the USA

In the late 19th century, David Fairchild was sent around the world by the United States government to bring back fruit and vegetable seeds. The result is what you see in your supermarket produce aisle today.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Take a volunteer vacation: Have fun & make a difference

Service-based travel is the 2nd fastest growing sector in the travel industry, and KIRO host Ron Upshae has jumped on the trend. He's currently doing a volunteer vacation in Nicaragua with a company called The Volunteer Project.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ayurveda: a 5,000 year old tradition of eating where food is medicine

Singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm is the latest guest on Rachel Belle's podcast, Your Last Meal. Bluhm eats an Ayurvedic diet, an ancient Indian eating philosophy that's designed to ward off disease and create balance.

Jenny Durkan's first State of the City address

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan held her first State of the City address on Feb. 20.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seattle Thunderbirds' GM reacts to possible NHL expansion to Seattle

Russ Farwell, general manager of the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds, says more hockey in the region is a good thing.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sports - Bridging the Gap

Controversial police shootings in Seattle and across the country are causing a growing divide between cops and communities of color.

The world's first tearless onion is now for sale in Washington state!

It took thirty years of breeding, but Bayer has just introduced Sunions, the first onion that won't make you cry.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Former Chief: Same as doctors, lawyers and pilots, cops should have a policing license

Former Seattle Police Chief (1996-2000) and author Norm Stamper sat down with Mike Lewis this week to talk about his new book, "To Protect and Serve." The book, Stamper's second, targets what wrong with policing in America and what police departments can do to stop the wave of controversial and unnecessary shootings and regain the public's trust.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Forget Washington's east-west divide; the real fight is rural vs urban

Listen to the full interview here with Stuart Elway about Washington's changing voter patterns and growing urban-rural divide.

Tell the boss you're staying home; it's International Clash Day

KEXP'S John Richards talks about the origin of International Clash Day

Thursday, February 01, 2018

To thwart federal pot laws, cannabis sellers find an ally in fights over gun rights, Obamacare

But law experts on the tension between opposing state and federal laws and the looming fight over legal pot, say the cannabis industry can find comfort in successful legal battles to thwart gun control, the Affordable Care Act -- and even laws from the 1800s about slave catching.