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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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Idaho Colleges Aren’t The Best Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?! We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Idaho schools worth the money?  

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Boise State Uses Twitter to Inspire Players

It's almost practice time for college football teams, and the first game is only about six weeks away.  Finally! We've all been having football withdrawals.

We rarely see the day-to-day, behind the scenes work that the players put in, but we've got a glimpse here of the things the Broncos' use for daily social media inspiration.  

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A Boise Vigil Tonight Will Honor Police

After the Dallas police shootings last week, many of us are looking for ways to reach out and do something, and show support for our own officers right here in the Treasure Valley.  A vigil tonight in Boise gives us that opportunity.

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Idaho Ranks In the Top 5 For Saddest Mug Shots

There comes a point during the arrest process when you've got to make a decision.

To smile or not to smile?

Our neighbors in Nevada tend to give big teeth grins and have some of the happiest mug shots in the US, while Idaho is one of the top 5 states for the saddest mug shots.  There are two states that are even sadder, and one of them is another bordering state.

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Idaho Has One of the Top Tourist Spots in the Country

Don't you kinda wish we could keep a secret?  I mean it's nice that Idaho gets recognized for being awesome and all, but as more people find out about the greatness, the bus loads of looky-loos want to roll in and clog up our roads and make our lines longer for snacks.

It IS good for the economy when Idaho gets recognized for having one of the top tourist spots in the country, even though we've got to share this honor with our neighbors in Wyoming.

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This Is The Best Way To Save A Water-Logged Phone

Oh, the horror when we jump into the Boise River, only to realize the phone is still in our pockets!  And sometimes it falls into the toilet and gets soaked that way. Besides panic, what is the first thing we should do?  This method is the best one to save a wet phone, according to the experts.

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