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Jen Austin

I've been on the air in the Treasure Valley since 2009, and I love hanging out with ya! We're always chatting about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, pop culture news, kids, and other things that present huge challenges. Like online dating! Maybe Tinder will land me a fella here pretty soon. If you're a single mom trying to date hot guys, and also find time to eat, sleep, work, and exercise, I am right there with ya. We should form a support group. 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, including Lincoln, NE, Austin, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Tyler, TX, Olean and Elmira, NY, and several places in between. Oh, and I've done radio news in Hawaii. 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 in the late afternoon I'm an Uber mom, taking them to gymnastics, karate, softball, or whatever is in season. Life is full, and fun! You are an important part of it. So thanks for listening, and be sure to drop me an email anytime you feel like it. Make it a great day!
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TGI Fridays Is Making Drastic Changes

If your road trips across Idaho involve stops at TGI Fridays, you might be noticing some changes.  The Boise location closed at Towne Center, but there's still a Fridays location in Nampa that may see one of these makeovers.

By the looks of the new design, TGI Fridays wants to create a place that looks like one big college study hall, or as one blogger puts it, "hospital cafeteria." Instead of dark and eclectic, the makeover goes for light and clean. What about the food?

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Your Kindle May Stop Working Without This Update

A Kindle can keep kids occupied for an entire grocery store trip.  I love it!

But if you've got a Kindle an you ignore this mandatory update from Amazon, you may start getting error messages on your beloved e-reader and it will become a blank slate, and suddenly the kids are climbing in and out of the cart and pulling fruity snacks off the shelves again.  Give us that update.

Today is the deadline to install the vital Kindle update.  Here's the scoop if you want to save yourself some headaches.

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What is the Happiest City in Idaho?

Some places seem happier than others.  They just do.  People in these spots have decent jobs, they have access to lakes and sports and shopping, there are lots of choices when it comes to restaurants, and the kids are in good shape with schools and baseball leagues. So which city in Idaho is the happiest?

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Downtown Boise is About To Get a Lot More Crowded

Right now there are four or five thousand people who live in Downtown Boise, and 33-thousand or so are there on a daily basis for work.  Have you heard how that's going to increase in the next few years?  Holy cow!  And here's how the city plans to handle it.

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