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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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Idaho Ranks Near The Bottom of Charitable States

Are we selfish?  Idahoans don't volunteer time or give as much money as other states do, but we have a chance to change that today.  It's National Giving Day, and that's why you're seeing #GivingTuesday on social media.

And See how low Idaho ranks in terms of the most charitable states.  It's not pretty.

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Boise Shoppers Spent Almost $300 on Black Friday

If you bought a 40-inch flat screen TV over the Thanksgiving shopping weekend, you matched most Treasure Valley shoppers. Each of us spent a little under $300 over the Black Friday weekend, but that's only a third of what our holiday shopping total will be.

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Musicians Come Together To Raise Funds for Boise’s Homeless Shelter

Boise's Interfaith Sanctuary no longer gets federal money, so the fundraisers become that much more important on the quest to take care of Boise's homeless population.

Several musicians are planning to come together for a benefit show, and this is how you can be part of it.

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Do Something Amazing With Thanksgiving Leftovers

One of the repercussions of creating a huge feast is having an enormous amount of leftovers.  You might be bound and determined to eat and eat until you're sick, but even then you and your family might have a little green bean casserole to spare.

So we don't feel totally guilty about our gluttony, here are some unique and productive ideas about what to do with all the leftovers.  

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Three Reasons Christmas Should Start Before Thanksgiving

It's mean to withhold the magic of Christmas from the kids, and I just couldn't do it any longer. Lights on, tree up.

And I've discovered three big reasons besides these girls, why Christmas should always start before Thanksgiving.

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Downtown Boise, Boise Center on the Grove.
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A Quarter Million Idahoans Will Travel for Thanksgiving

Pack some soothing, stress-relieving eucalyptus lotion along with the green bean casserole this week.

There will be more people on the road than during any of the last nine Thanksgivings, according to AAA.

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Random Acts of Kindness are Happening in the Treasure Valley

Have you noticed anyone being over-the-top nice lately?  I'd love to hear that story. I'm a sucker for random acts of kindness.

There's no prize involved here, because that would defeat the purpose of the "being-nice-just-for-the-heck-of-it" stories.  So, just for the heck of it, I'll share a story about a random act of kindness that might excite some fast food employees in the Treasure Valley, and you can see if you notice anything similar.

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