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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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The Treasure Valley Loves Its Natural Food Stores

Stores that offer healthy foods are doing really well in the Treasure Valley, and that's a sign that more of them may be in the works.

Organic, and responsibly grown foods are increasing in popularity all over the country, and it seems like Idaho is out in front of the pack this time.

Have you checked out the newest stores?

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Idaho’s Most Popular Baby Names Are a Mix of Old and New

Yay for us!  We don't get too cutesy with baby names, and I just know our kids will grow up to be the coolest, smartest, most well-adjusted kids on the planet.

The most popular baby names in Idaho draw from the past, and mix tradition with current trends.  If this Top 5 list is any indication, Idahoans are great at naming babies.

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California Streets Some Of The Worst In The US
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Boise Needs Help Finding Potholes

Maybe you saw the article this week that highlighted how much money we spend each year on pothole-related problems.  Potholes are a huge problem all over the country, causing dents, scrapes, and flat tires.  If you know of a pothole in Boise that needs to be fixed, here's how you can report it.

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Two Boise Chefs Are Nominated for Big Awards

If you're a Food TV addict like me, you love food news!  And you appreciate foodies and creative cooks who are intentional about what's on the plate, and who care about being innovative and healthy.

Two Boise chefs are in the running for a prestigious award, and we'll find out this spring if they win.

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