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I've been on the air in the Treasure Valley since 2009, and I love hanging out with ya! We chat about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, pop culture news, kids, and other things that present huge challenges. Like online dating. Oh my goodness. Dating on the apps is time consuming, but if we try to meet someone in person it's stalkery and creepy, so we forge ahead. I was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska with one stop light, a court house, three churches, and a bar. I'm a Cornhusker, and graduated with a Broadcasting degree from the University of Nebraska, and then worked all over the country in radio. When I'm not working, I'm usually running. I try to run between 6 and 9 miles a day because I love that runners high! I try to eat clean too. I love shopping, going out for salmon and wine, seeing live music and comedy, and listening to all kinds of music. I've got three daughters, and that means I'm an Uber mom, taking them to gymnastics, karate, softball, or whatever is in season. They always crack me up and ask odd questions, and give the best hugs and make me realize what's important in life. Feel free to connect via email anytime using the form here on the website. I love hearing from you!
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McDonald’s is Giving Away Free Ice Cream!

This is a great way to beat the heat.  In honor of National Ice Cream Day, McDonald's will hand you a free vanilla cone this weekend, and all you have to do is show up at a participating location. You'll have a chance at winning free ice cream for life too. 

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Boise’s Funniest Person Contest Narrows to the Top Ten

The coolest thing about Boise's Funniest Person contest might be the fact that these witty folks are not pros, and the contest rules favor the performers that don't have much experience at all behind a mic.  That makes it kinda like hanging out in the living room, listening to friends tell jokes, and we love it!  Wanna be part of it this weekend?

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Boise Hosts the Lego Americana Road Show this Weekend

Legos can be the best thing and the worst thing to happen to parents.  Those little blocks can keep the kids entertained for hours, but stepping on one on the way to the bathroom at 3am can produce searing agony comparable to child birth.

Let's focus on the bright side!  The Lego Americana Show is impressive, and may be the best use of Legos, ever.  Boise hosts it this weekend.

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Idaho Isn’t Following the Baby Name Trends

Olivia is the most popular baby name in America for girls right now, and it's Asher for boys.

But leave it to Idaho to be a little independent about all that and resist the trends.  It looks like we've got other baby naming ideas in mind.  

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