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Jen Austin is the host of the afternoon drive show on Mix 106, from 2 to 7pm every weekday. After a brief stint on Mix 106 in 2009, she's back in the Treasure Valley, entertaining listeners with interesting tidbits about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, and all the latest celebrity and pop culture news as Mix listeners wind down their day. Jen was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska. She went to college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and that's where Jen got her start in radio at country station KZKX. Jen continued in country radio at KASE in Austin, TX before moving to work at a network of stations that sent her shows to markets including Lubbock, Amarillo, Corpus Christi and Tyler, TX; as well as Jackson, MS, Lawton, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and more.
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What’s With the Teal Pumpkins?

There is meaning behind a teal-colored pumpkin if you see one on a porch this Halloween.

It's a signal about what that home will be passing out to trick-or-treaters, and if your kids are like mine you'll definitely want this heads up!

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A Company Will Ship New England’s Leaves To Your Back Yard

The fall foliage in New England makes all the magazines and postcards, and seems to be the gold standard for how the orange and brown leaves should really look like this time of year.  Want some?

There's a company that will ship them to you.  Because apparently they think they can "out-fall" our pretty trees here in Idaho.  Really?

What should we send back from Idaho?

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An App Tells Your Neighbors If You’ll Pass Out Halloween Candy

Boise is in the top 10 in the country when it comes to passing out the most candy on Halloween.

We know this from an app that's basically a private social network, and alerts neighbors that the light will be on this Halloween.  We are generous with the M&Ms here! But what about those full-sized Snickers bars?

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Top Halloween Costumes Involve a Lot of Face Paint

We've heard Donald Trump wigs are selling like crazy, and "the dress" that made the rounds on the internet will be a hot Halloween costume too.  Other ideas are based on animated movie characters and involve a lot of yellow and blue face paint.

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