The 8:30 Report

September 3: Pink Oyster Mushrooms and a Wayward Potato

TGIF! Today’s Free Range Podcast includes bear paw cafes, JNCO jeans, how your nose may cure arthritis and a tongue twister that involves the world “purple.”

Thank you for listening and have a great Labor Day Weekend!

~Debbie


September 2: Splash Pads and Free Corn Stalks

In today’s Free Range Report podcast, something might be missing from your home-grown tomatoes this year, a brunch listicle, Ken gets a food assignment and there’s a debate about bouncy balls.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


September 1: Kittens, Twinkies and Pet Rock Memories

Today’s Free Range Report podcast features some good food. Like peaches and pecans. My beloved pumpkin spice has ended up in the wrong lane. Plus, a new explanation for why sunflowers turn their heads.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie

August 31: Clams and Cotton Candy

Today’s Free Range Report podcast includes scarecrows, jasmine, free wine and pelican pouch lice.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 30: Tuba Players Needed and Boy Smells

Today’s break from all things Monday, the Free Range podcast includes sunshine, cheese slice vandalism, the latest Boise badger sighting, raw chicken drama at the baggage carousel and a short harmonica solo played by an unlikely musician.

~Debbie


August 27: Gnomes and Pocket Lattes

TGIF! In today’s Free Range Report podcast: Cream Savers, “croffles” and an explanation for why ABBA is trending on Twitter. Plus, a little ABBA dancing moment, of course!

~Debbie

The Boise sign in the photo is an entry in this year’s Western Idaho Fair craft department. See it in the Expo Building.


August 26: Square Food and Fidget Toys

Distilled water, a favor for a Weiser friend, insect “fear odors,” the acne positivity movement and a preview of the UFO Festival are included in today’s Free Range Report podcast.

Thanks for listening! Hoping to get some fair food today and try to win a super plushie.

~Debbie


August 25: Face Yoga and Harp Punk

ICYMI live, here’s today’s Free Range Report podcast. Floral-scented asphalt, plant-based milks have been replaced by…milk and the Associated Press Style Guide poked a word nerd hornet’s nest.

~Debbie


August 24: Burger Sniffing and a Boise Badger Update

Tuesday’s Free Range Report podcast is fresh with sunflowers and tiger nuts.

Plus, synchronized swimming, doffles, juggling and a gut punch to my pumpkin spice latte-loving soul. But I’ll recover.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 23: Potato Photography and Taco Burgers

Today’s Free Range Report podcast has bougie biscuits! Roosters, church bells, Speedos, tiny comic books, UFOs and sardines, too.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 20: Yard Sales and Mushroom Lotion

Santa gigs, a new contender in the chicken sandwich wars, pinecone pickers and rattlesnake tricks are loaded into today’s Free Range Report podcast.Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 19: Yarn Bombing and Piglet Cuddles

In today’s Free Range Report podcast: A gentle reminder about illegal garlic, Boise Police need help finding a lizard napper and how to take a ride down the JUMP slide. Plus, some foodie notes and we’ll listen to the squeals of piglets.

~Debbie


August 18: Teddy Bears, Tequila and Hot Goss

Count Chocula has something to say, so I let him say it during today’s Free Range Report podcast. “Social listening tool pizza design,” eggs with double yolks and some Hocus Pocus joy made it into the report, too.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 17:Waffle Trivia and Mushroom Milk

Today’s Free Range Report podcast starts with Broadway and ends with rap music and classic rock.

Along the way, there’s a vitamin lawsuit, bamboo toilet paper, cornhole and a new food assignment for Ken.

~Debbie


August 16: A North End Badger and Raw Chicken Cake

Today’s Free Range Report podcast includes a fanny cooler. Is this a good idea?

Plus, Mr. Monopoly soda, undead furniture and video game memories at Gay Way Bowl in Fruitland.

~Debbie


August 12:  Rejected Board Games and Crawdads

Thursday’s Free Range Report podcast includes Dungeness crab opportunities, CheezIt swag, a Squishmallow alert, questions about local tadpoles, free chocolate and pizza so controversial it requires a “viewer discretion” label.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 11: Time Travelers and Hot Chips

Today’s Free Range Report podcast has a little extra spice. Have you ever taken the Paqui One Chip Challenge? And another question. What happened to the French fry vending machines in the Boise Airport? Let me know if you know where it ended up.

Also, “Holy rainbow, Batman!” A new romance is blooming in the comic book series.

Thank you for listening.

One more question. Anyone recognize this location?

~Debbie


August 10: Ninja Fruit and Space Buns

David Rush did it again, a poison ivy lesson, the next chapter in the frozen honey trend, a beefy aloha and butterfly clips. Just a sampling of what you’ll hear in today’s Free Range Report podcast.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


August 9: Ladybugs and Doge Wieners

Hello Monday! In today’s Free Range Report podcast, there’s good news about venomous spiders, a genius camping hack, Cup Noodle art, McDonald’s anger and McDonald’s happiness and a pumpkin spice watch update.

Thank you for listening.

~Debbie


August 6: Mullet Catwalks and Wearable Pasta

TGIF! Today’s Free Range Report podcast is stuffed with catnip concern, Pokémon GO apologies, Cartman, Squishmallows, lawnmower races and potato cake outrage.

Thank you for listening

~Debbie


August 5: Pull Tab Fashion and Stove Cake

The Nutcracker, ice cream gets weird, the arrival of pumpkin beer season and pumpkin spice has gone too far? All in today’s Free Range Report podcast.

Thank you for coming along for the ride.


August 4: A Message to the River from Elon Musk and Confused Dung Beetles

Hamsters, geysers, shushies, blue crabs and goatheads in today’s Free Range Report podcast.

Thank you for listening.

Especially you, Elon Musk. I appreciate you following the Free Range Report.

~Debbie


August 3: Owls, Salsa and a Crunchy Drum Machine

Today’s Free Range Report podcast includes Betty the Washer Woman, cleaning hacks, friend chicken for breakfast, pickle salsa and a new addition to my “pumpkin everything list.”

Thank you listening.

~Debbie


August 2: Sticky Flies and Spoon Lickers

Hello Monday! Today’s Free Range Report podcast includes notes for 4-H, hammock safety, cinnamon water, broom innovations and a sing along.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 30: Free Golf and a Food Fight

TGIF! In today’s Free Range Report podcast there’s frozen honey, watermelon, fashion trends, a request for pole installation and waffle listicles.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 29: Squeaky Cheese and Bitter Batteries

Mosquitoes, potato milk, a cheesy ear worm, corn trivia and we have a PSL date. Take a few minutes away from “regular news” to listen to today’s Free Range Report podcast. Thank you!

~Debbie


July 28: Parakeets and Vampire Spray

Today’s Free Range Report podcast wanders around with soup, squinting, mayonnaise drama, the Wu Tang Clan and red plastic cup FOMO.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 27: Fair Season and Self-Serve Cucumbers

Chihuahua lessons, creamy lemonade, chicken tender milkshakes and a Boise Arlo Guthrie moment thanks to Reddit. Just a sample of today’s wandering Free Range Report podcast.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 26: Monarchs and Wheelie Bins

Grilled sunflower heads, gardening sleeves and a long tangent about all the restaurants we’ve loved before in the Boise area – that are gone now. A historical menu tour, starting with the Charthouse.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 23: Charcuterie Shaming and Surprise Pythons

TGIF! In today’s Free Range News podcast, take the “Idaho 75” challenge, pinch your basil, coffee creamers go basic and a corgi party.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 22: Shakespeare Rumors and Tiny Tricycles

Blue salt, free diapers, a tractor festival, space music and Sizzlean memories are included in today’s Free Range News podcast. Thanks for listening!

~Debbie


July 21: Comics, Popcorn, and “Mollions”

Today’s podcast of Free Range News is filled with treats, like Jelly Bellies and Kit Kats. Your tomato plant leaves may be curly and it’s probably OK, but give the plants a good shake. There’s some pizza drama brewing on Twitter. Learn what “get curved” means. Then, explain to me about the “mollions.”

~Debbie


July 20: Macramé and Pickle Lemonade

Swimming pool rentals, funky air conditioner odors, and bedtime stories are included in today’s Free Range News podcast. Thank you for listening!

The photo. That’s real. Pumpkin everything season has arrived in craft stores.

~Debbie


July 19: Solar Flares, Green Stars, and Ginger Ale

day’s podcast is filled with cake, a Record Store Day record, snow cheese, emojis, waffles, and a one million dollar jigsaw puzzle. Plus, fanny packs and trucker hats.

Thank you for listening.

~Debbie


July 16: Free Vodka and Shark Week Courtesies

TGIF! In today’s news podcast: A new seafood restaurant in Nampa, new car smell in a bottle, and remember Hubba Bubba bubblegum? It’s gone where it maybe shouldn’t go.

Pokémon Go colleagues, have you noticed that the app is smoky and hazy just like our real world? 

~Debbie


July 15: Barbed Wire and Strange Fish

Happy birthday to the River’s Tim Johnstone, and Flying M Coffee!

Today’s news podcast contains neon doors, punch needling, giant skeletons, a scary story, dog urine, and the scent of pumpkin spice season is in the air.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 14: Purple Sunflowers and a Bowling Ball Mystery

In today’s Free Range News podcast: There’s a new cutie to see at the World Center for Birds of Prey, Ken gets a chicken nugget assignment, and learn how to make Ice Cream Bread. There’re only two ingredients and one of them is ____.

Thank you for listening.

~Debbie


July 13: Free Cherries and a Pronunciation Lesson

Today’s Free Range News podcast is filled with local critters, like badgers and cicadas. Signs of life on one of Saturn’s moons and spare no expense to baby your watermelons round out the report. <–see what I did there?

Thanks for listening!

Debbie


July 12: Pink Trees and Free Goats

A newly-discovered spider has been named after Brandi Carlile. Thieving owls hit East Foothills yards. And how about canned peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?Learn about all of this and more in today’s Free Range News podcast.

Thanks for listening!

~Debbie


July 9: Snickles and Singing Off-Key

Today’s news podcast explains why you can’t hold a tune but your hair looks great.

Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake. Yes, please! It’s at the Cheesecake Factory starting July 30th.

Black thunder toast, questionable pickle recipes, and cue the Christmas music.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


July 8: Yogurt, Jostaberries and Crop Tops

Today’s Free Range News podcast is filled with good vibes – dogs, plants, rock stacking elves, video games, dad bods and recipes.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie

P.S. About the photo today, it’s from a diner in Wallace where that sweet man on the right kept opening his wallet to give me money for the jukebox


July 7: NotMilk and “Between-agers”

Today’s news podcast includes four-day work weeks, Meridian is prepping for Halloween, the best-tasting Pop Tarts ever, and Cup Noodle crimes.

Thank you for listening

~Debbie


July 6: Maps, Ear Wax Salons and Polly Pockets

Today’s free range news podcast includes details on a museum deal where one membership gets you access around the state. Also, an unexpected benefit for people without wisdom teeth and an almost-believable bird conspiracy.

~Debbie


July 2: Root Beer Milk and a Boise Sign is AWOL

TGIF! Today’s podcast is filled with Boiseana, too many boxelder bugs, another airing of the Lawnmower Song for criminal reasons, and bologna in disguise.

Thank you for listening. The next edition of the Free Range Report airs Tuesday morning at 8:30.

~Debbie


July 1: Mystery Potatoes and A Bidoof Explainer

Today’s news podcast: Basque party in Downtown Boise, compost drama, blame Canada, cow print, and listen to the Lawnmower song.

~Debbie


June 30: Dirty Coffee and Cucumber Ketchup

Today’s news podcast: road trips, ramen, a “fill your cup” promotion, bread steak and a listen to the explanation for why “#Enya” is trending. It’s odd AND fascinating.

Thank you for listening.

~Debbie


June 29: Huckleberry Milkshakes and Slow Flowers

Cascade flip flops, Cup Noodles mystery meat, tick pics, and AI voices that cross over into creepy-real. Extra foodie notes, too, in today’s news podcast. Thank you for listening.

~Debbie


June 28: Bologna Assault and Tiddlywink Questions

Today’s news podcast includes Idaho foodie notes, free pizza opportunities, expensive coffee, and two warnings about sticking things up your nose. One because of a viral TikTok and one based on historical notes.

Thank you for listening.

~Debbie


June 25: V6 Engines and Bic Lighters

A TGIF news podcast. First, I’m giving away free flower seed packets at Garden City Hall tomorrow morning! Come see me at 9 am. New findings about potato nutrition, free ketchup, bluetooth sweat patches and auctioneer training are all in the free range mix today.

Enjoy the weekend!

~Debbie


June 24: Library Cards and Pop-Tarts

Today’s news podcast has historical notes about the Roman baths, countered by Easter candy previews. Idaho foodies finally review the Popeye’s chicken sandwich and a quick Elvish lesson that somehow Ken confuses with Sean Connery?

Thanks for listening.

~Debbie


June 23: Bears, Princesses and Pizza

In today’s news podcast – laundry in space, spiders vs. snakes, purple potato chips, it’s time to embrace the hot pickle summer, and in the category of “things you didn’t know you needed,” a toilet piano.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


June 22: Grasshoppers and Cheerios

Today’s free range news podcast is filled with gardening, heat waves and hummingbirds. Tips for ice chewers, the best McDonald’s drive-thru on the planet and please help me find the mystery flavor Pop Tarts.

I hear they are awful so I just HAVE to try them. Ya know.

~Debbie


June 21:  Habanero Pizza and Scuzz Sliders

In today’s news podcast: Fiddle contest time, Mike and Ikes, wine wands, savory s’mores and music lessons.

Thank you for listening!

~Debbie


June 18:  Heavy Metal Frogs and Barrow Pits

TGIF! In today’s news podcast, learn about the brown lawn club, putting pot plants in potholes, a strange “tug of war” rope for sale in the Facebook Marketplace, and how to cheat at paper airplane races.

Have a great weekend!

~Debbie


June 17: North End Moose and Heart-Shaped Potatoes

In today’s news podcast, there’s cell phone history, tulip bulb soup, avocado toast, strange ideas for bell peppers, and poor Ken got sidetracked by a dessert recipe.

~Debbie


June 16: Gold Ring Trickery, and a Zoo Poo Lottery

Catch today’s news podcast. A mish-mash of stories about local ice cream, sunflower seeds, a new Tim Tam flavor! Lucky charms and dirt floors, too.

~Debbie


June 15: Grammar Police and Fancy Ice Cubes

Ustick history, whipped lemonade, newborn baby smell in a bottle and – apologies in advance – a single cicada eyeball. Thanks for listening to today’s news podcast.

Live every weekday morning at 8:30 on 94.9 the River.

Radio, Echo, Google, TuneIn.

~Debbie


June 14: Grilled Eggs, Orange Wine, and Boise, “Home of the Purple Prune”

Today’s “everything else” news podcast has recipes, hip trend tips, spoon archaeology and a Gen X lightning round.

Thank you for listening! ~Debbie


June 11: Free Coffee, Butterflies, and Ear Vapors

Today’s news podcast is filled with odds and ends.

Richard the Mule is back in the Boise Foothills. Free plants! “Drinking vinegars.” And we need a dentist to answer this question: Is it a good idea to use a Magic Eraser for whiter teeth? My gut says “no.”

But they’re doing it on TikTok.

~Debbie


June 10: Earwigs and Crumpets

There’s a lot to cover in today’s news podcast. Rubber duckies, houseplants that look dead but aren’t, Ranchology prizes, and I keep seeing local social media posts about a stash of Big Lebowki sweaters but no one will say where they are. Pleeeease tell me.

Thank you! ~Debbie


June 9: Birds, Bat Skills and Fruit on Mars

In today’s news podcast – we can learn to be like bats, a new version of Farmville, Kit Kats, how to rock a man bun even if you have short hair, and we check in with Joe Schmoe.

News leftovers served daily!

~Debbie

P.S. the black widow set up house in my daughter’s bicycle a few years ago


June 8: Junk Drawers and Itty Bitty Backpacks

In today’s news podcast: Juan Exotic is missing from the Boise Bench, a new breakfast food product made us cry, a Lucky Charms cereal promotion hurt my editor soul, and Crocs for camping.

Thank you for listening!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


June 7: Bakeries, Peas and Popsicles

Highlights from today’s news podcast: Tips on where to go if you want to see Mormon crickets, a new bakery has opened in our radio station neighborhood, amateur radio is on the rise, and a “third eye” invention to keep smartphone walkers safe.

P.S. The photo is of a relic found inside an old pinball machine – with liquid still inside.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


June 4: Honeybee Meds & Bottled Slime

TGIF! In today’s news podcast, a good reason to catch the Tai Chi class at the Idaho Botanical Garden on Saturdays. Plus, the best steakhouse winner for Idaho, Oreo cookie sushi, dry scooping explanations and free toilet paper roller extender bars. “Spinability,” people!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


June 3: Kittens, Aplets, and Diet Weed

A little gardening advice, male polish, revenge dressing, how to use a pencil to get rid of abdominal discomfort, and a ramen hot dog pizza cake recipe in today’s news podcast.

Thank you for listening.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


June 2: A Secret Caldwell Cafe and the Worst Song Ever

Where else will you hear stories about leftover beer, root knot nematodes, Kmart, ranch dressing, mustard on watermelon, and a sampling of accordion opera music?

It’s all packed into today’s news podcast, plus more!

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


June 1: State Flower Sniffing and Cookie Dough Tater Tots

Welcome to June! In today’s report, syringa is blooming, star-spangled Ding Dongs, a wedding dress auction, a questionable cuddly critter, and Little Debbie snack cake crimes.

Thank you for listening.

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 28: Hot Tubs and a Thumb Trick

TGIF! Today’s news podcast includes pickleball, Christmas candy, and a dubious study about Pepsi along with a Saturday Night Live Flashback. Waaay baaack.

Thank you for listening.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 27: Hangry Manners and Pimple Popper Fidget Toys

Ladybugs, kidney stones, hummus limits, and DiGiorno Pizza punked me! Listen to today’s news podcast of “everything else.” Thank you!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 26: Acro Yoga and Rumors About Goofy

Today’s “everything else” news podcast where I cover the need to cover your evidence in the wildlands, a mystery “Adult Carnival Quest” in Meridian, a new chicken sandwich assignment for Ken, a sample of BTS, and Goofy! There are QUESTIONS.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 25: Gardening and Fried Chicken for Breakfast

Paella in the Basque Block, Barbie soda, and Jibbitz so real-looking you’ll want to dip them in ranch dressing.

Listen to today’s news podcast that steps away from traditional news so we can all have a mental health moment. Thanks for listening!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 24: Potato Fritters and Zombies

In today’s non-stressful news podcast: potato fritters, grape beer, bread bag tag secret codes and we listen to the love song of a Weddell seal in Antarctica.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 21: Weeds, MOOP and Poop

Wrapping up a week of stress-free news podcasts with farmers markets details, summer reading programs for adults, and music to play for your plants.

Thank you for listening!

I took the photo of Hannifin’s in 2015. It’s gone now.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 20:  Sourdough, Beer and the Hair Down There

Today’s news podcast is a mashup of stress-free notes, including cute animals, hot dogs and key lime pie. Plus, a Broadway-worthy song that made Ken squirm.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 19: Cows, Green Beans and Pickles

Disclosure: Usually this report doesn’t contain illness, and although I stay true to virus-free, today there is mention of a bacteria. Plus, a soda that tastes so terrible that people are buying it just to gross out. And #HoldThePickle

Thank you for listening!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 18: Coyotes, Pizza Rice and UFOs

Today’s “everything else” news podcast. Administrative duties, oatmeal mashups and space still available for local twerking classes this Friday. I think Ken wants to sign up!

Thank you for listening.

P.S. The photo is a part from a pinball machine being restored

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 17: “Aged Flair” and Non-Bouncy Tennis Balls

Coffee made without any coffee, a look at what kids want for dinner, and inflatable charcuterie boards. Listen to today’s “everything else” news podcast.

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 14: Beer, Sharks and Peeps

Whew! Another week done. Take a few minutes to listen to Friday’s “everything else” news podcast. Happy birthday to Payette Brewing! Cross stitch coaching, crazy new food notes, and there’s an official Peeps song?

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 13: Parking Lot Sales and Pineapple Pain

There’s magic in pink drinks, cicada recipes, and the latest TikTok challenge means you need to brush up on your recorder playing skills. I used to call a recorder a “flutophone.” Are they still called that? Take a listen to today’s mental health break news podcast. Thank you!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 12: Tacos, Margaritas and Chicken Popsicles

Food, shopping, a possible nuclear meltdown, and MOIST swag. Listen to today’s news podcast where I also get to talk about a new pinball machine from the Stern Pinball Company (I want it), and we all agree that Japan’s Emergency Alert System sounds rather polite.

Portland Rose Garden, 2011

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 11: Puppies and Whale Tails

Here’s today’s news podcast. Mostly stress-free, except for a story about a spider bite and a quick mention of a deviled egg horror. But there is sports cake, plus free doughnuts.

And if you know Roy, tell him to make a doctor’s appointment.

So many obsolete connectors

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 10: Weed Warriors and Hag Stones

Monday already? I’m still sticking with dedicating a few minutes every day to “everything else” that’s newsy. In today’s podcast, a reason to put dryer sheets in the mailbox, leggings for cats, and a potato rap song.

Art on 9th in Downtown Boise

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 7: Parades, Blind Dates and Mullets

Today’s “everything else” news podcast includes details on local plant sales. Tomato plants for as little as $2! I’ve got a truck stop food listicle, go on a “blind date with a book” in Meridian, and the search is on for a local business that sells kilts.

Thank you for listening. TGIF!

I worked at a radio station cueing up records on a turntable EXACTLY like that one in the ’80s

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 6: Hatching Store-Bought Eggs and Recreational Crocheting

A time-out every day, as I explore the “other” category in news. Today’s podcast features bird feeders, the opening of a contact lens museum, and a Umatilla language lesson. I’ve been pronouncing “Umatilla” wrong for decades!

Thank you for listening.

Squishmallows for sale at Costco

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 5: Budgies and Coffee Jelly

Wednesday. For real. After I thought yesterday was Wednesday. In today’s news podcast that explores everything else happening in the world, a small encounter with throbbing pain. We’ve all felt it. Interesting to learn the rhythm has nothing to do with our heartbeat.

There’s a wild side of Weiser, Idaho, history related to a decades-delayed memorial service.

I tried to fend off the “Cinco de Mayo” stereotypical music, but Ken insisted. And it was kinda fun!

Thank you for listening.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 4: Meow, Ew and Ooh

Listicles, passports, food trucks, an explanation for why cats love peaches, rotting meat social media nonsense, and a check on what makes you happiest to see on a restaurant menu.

Today’s news podcast filled with local items and stories that make you think, except for that one that might make you gag?

Thank you for listening!

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


May 3: Biscuit Boutonnieres and Vintage Jeans

A news podcast without the pandemic or politics. We’ll talk trash, cassette tapes, fishnet stockings for dogs, and clip-on dinner trays for your steering wheel. Thanks for tuning in!

~Debbie

Photo inside Cactus Pete’s when we made a rest stop during a recent road trip. Acrylic panels between the slots.


April 30: Skeeter Eaters and Pixy Stix

TGIF! Here’s today’s mental health break news podcast. Fairy scavenger hunting, pickled garlic, an Oreo conundrum and counting beer bubbles featured today. And some misunderstandings about meat. Thank you for listening.d

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 29: Peacocks and Parking Spaces

Hello friends! Today’s mental health break news podcast features insider info on a local warehouse sale, fairy houses, gardening therapy and gardening drama. Thank you for listening.

The photo of harmonicas and a mouth harp is from a display at the Musical Instrument Museum in Arizona.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 28: Ranchology and Pizza Crime

Today’s news podcast devoted to “everything else.” Avimor, pee pads, trash to treasure, and saltwater beverages.

I dedicate a few minutes each day avoiding politics and pandemics. Live at 8:30 AM. Thanks for listening.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 27:  Caves that Smell Like Feet and Duck Crimes

In today’s news podcast about “everything else,” some tech talk, a restaurant people are trying to save even though no one likes the food, and the Pantone Color Institute has created a new palette based on urine tests.

Thank you for listening. Catch the report live at 8:30 on 94.9 FM, RiverBoise.com, Echo, Google Home, or TuneIn

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 26: Aphids and Snackles

Dog nose prints, sweet potato popsicles, Dole whips, dip night parties. All kinds of fun in today’s newscast podcast dedicated to less stress in our lives. Thank you for listening!

The photo is of an art piece designed to hang over a dining room table, seen in an upscale furniture store in Arizona.

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 22: Free Potatoes and Bread Poetry

Random acts of kombucha for Earth Day, lasagna macaroni and cheese, bread poetry, and a love song from the sea. Listen to the podcast of today’s report that meanders around tops that are less-stressful way than a traditional newscast.

The image is from the playfield of a 1968 pinball game called Dixieland.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 21: Boise River Cleanup and Necco Wafers

A new donut shop, brisket cooking hack, Old Bay seasoning, and a question about the “Boise IKEA.” All kinds of fun in today’s news podcast where I dedicate a few moments of freedom from stressful topics. Thank you for listening!

The hibiscus mural is from an outdoor shopping plaza in Scottsdale.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 20: Daffodil Crimes, Morels and Beans

Listen to the podcast of today’s newscast free of the “c-word,” and learn about a sure sign of summer. The “animl poul” is open. It’s a North End thing. Free coffee, nasty beer, and Josh Groban, you OK?

I missed you all last week when I was out of town. Photo is from McGill, Nevada.

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 19: Weeds & Flute Beatboxing

Back from a week’s visit to Scottsdale to spend time with my parents with a fresh serving of foodie news and notes. I dedicate a newscast each day to topics that, hopefully, don’t cause stress. Except for the giant bees with sawblade jaws story, but it’s not too scary. Listen to the podcast or catch the report live at 8:30 weekday mornings.

P.S. I also explain the McDonald’s “taste of mommy” milkshake promotion

P.S.S. The sunset photo is from my parents’ backyard

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 9: Kiwi “Squicking” and Free Bus Rides

TGIF, friends. Take a break from the stress and listen to today’s news podcast. Goldfish crackers for tall people, Pringles tongue twisters and a gentle conversation as to why apricot and nectarine trees don’t need bees.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 8: Dragonflies and Goose Eggs

In today’s news podcast pile of “everything else” – mysterious holes in the yard, breakfast nuggs, cereal wax and f-i-n-g-e-r-n-a-i-l-s.

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 7: Mosquitoes and Sprinklephenalia

In today’s news podcast pile of “everything else” – mushrooms, allergies, Sun Chips, Cup Noodle Pro and more about the gourmet sprinkle market.

Thank you for listening!

New mic stand decorations

Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 6: Pockets and Drippy Trees

A few minutes of stress-relief every day, in a newscast/podcast. Treasure Valley adventures, things to see and do, and weird food. No c-word and no vaccines.

Happy Pothole Days from ACHD! Vintage LG phone love and a check on wedding trends.

Thank you for listening

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 5: Boise River Slime and Lost Drones

A few minutes of stress-relief every day in a newscast/podcast. Treasure Valley adventures, things to see and do, and weird food. No c-word and no vaccines.

Blue cocktails for a good cause, a new ice cream shop, what is that noise? what is that smell? Plus, unexpected Barbie jewelry.

~Deb Courson, River Mornings


April 2: Urban Turkeys and Potato Milk

Thank you for joining me for a few moments of daily stress-relief. A podcast/daily newscast of Treasure Valley adventures, things to see and do, and weird food. No c-word and no vaccines.

Alligator pepper and Snoopy included today.

TGIF.

Lost stuffy in DeMeyer Park, Boise

April 1: Bocce Ball and Ramen Nostalgia

In today’s podcast of news that is stress-free: Updates in The Grove Plaza, mysterious electronic devices, “spinach meat,” and deluxe monster cereal.

TGIF ~Deb Courson, River Mornings


March 31: Sushi and Mayonnaise Therapy

In today’s podcast of news that is stress-free: Drummer jobs, instant ramen reversal powder, teach your dog to paint, and suspected April foolery from the Peeps company.

Got ideas for The 8:30 report? Let me know ~Deb Courson, River Mornings


March 30: French Fries and Cow Pots

In today’s mental health break, golf, seed starting, a new stop on the French fry tour map, Downtown Boise Easter Egg hunt, can humans make venom? and you can grow glow-in-the-dark mushrooms in your yard.

No c-word at all. Listen for yourself ~Deb Courson, River Mornings

Deb Courson, River Mornings


March 29: Bacon Swag and GPS Lies About Idaho

In today’s mental health break, a safety message about Craters of the Moon, keto-friendly tortilla chips, a shrimp recipe salute to the cereal controversy, Elvis peanut butter cups and duct tape skincare.

Retro-looking instant camera from the Lomography company

Deb Courson, River Mornings


March 26: Climbing Trees and a Gnome Treasure Hunt

In today’s mental health break, free microchips for pets, chicken nugget jewelry, Peepsi and there’s a new pickle in town. Take a few minutes with me to feed our brains with stories outside the normal news cycle.

Deb Courson, River Mornings

Things at my parents’ house that just make sense

March 25: Local Pollinator Posses and Blue Beer

Today’s “virus-free” podcast. Let’s talk about skiing, the Boise Bench white peacock, pizza so good you have to wait a month for delivery and how to join the #goblincore trend.

Thank you for listening.

Deb Courson, River Mornings

Vintage trailers on 11th Street in Boise

March 24, 2021: Pizza Joy and Dive Bar Aroma

Take a few moments away from the c-word in today’s podcast. Clams on pizza? This sounds good to me. I have an apology related to yesterday’s report about Pop Tarts, a question about Kool-Aid, caffeine workouts and beer candles.

Thank you for listening!

Deb Courson, River Mornings

Crying is OK, though

March 23, 2021: Ticks and Slinkies

This is the one-year anniversary of dedicating a few minutes each day AWAY from the C-word. In today’s podcast, learn how to bid on a Boise Greenbike, pick up some free compost or have it delivered, subscription Coca-Cola, a new pasta shape has been created, and “slinky-tacular” is home décor trend.

Thanks for listening!

Deb Courson, River Mornings


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