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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 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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Boise State Event Gets ‘Brave’ About Mental Illness

Depression is rough.  Anyone that's ever dealt with a mental issue or watched a loved one battle it, knows every day can be a challenge. Boise State is hosting an event this week that combines music, speakers, essays, and poetry, and the goal is to break down the walls surrounding mental illness.  

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Boise Girl Scouts Will Offer Cookies Online Soon

Girl Scouts will be selling cookies soon at Treasure Valley grocery stores, and online.

The Silver Sage council is on the list of Girl Scouts offering online sales this year, which makes it way too easy to over-indulge, but oh well!  It only happens once a year.

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Getty/Tom Dulat/Stringer
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Boise Has The Best Picnic Spot in Idaho

After the winter we've had, spring picnic weather cannot come soon enough.  So let's plan ahead and think about sunny and 75 and then the good weather will come more quickly. Surely that's how it works.

It turns out, the best picnic spot in all of Idaho is right here around Boise.  

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Do Not Let the Dog Eat These Things on Super Bowl Sunday

I've got a terminally ill dog, and he's getting a whole lot of treats right now that he's never experienced before. Like Cool Whip!  Why not. Prime rib is not out of the question for this pup on his last legs.

But we've got to be smart at the football party on Sunday.  Do NOT let the dog get his paws on this list of things, or you may have a huge mess to clean up.

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Boise Is Doing Something Different For Groundhog Day

Each year on February 2nd we have to sit around and wait on Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania to know whether we're going to have more winter, or if spring will come early. Idaho has apparently had enough of that nonsense, plus winter has made us stir crazy.  So we're doing something new for Groundhog Day in Boise this year. 

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