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Meet the Team

Frankie Barnhill
Lead Producer and Host
@fabarnhill

Something we do better in Boise than anywhere else:
Boise’s dog culture is remarkable. People LOVE pups and hundreds of rescues from out-of-state are sent here because the “adopt don’t shop” mantra has really been embraced in Boise. The number of stores, breweries
welcome doggos is

ever-expanding while
the Boise River, foothills and city parks are a natural playground for pet families. Plus: some recently revamped laws about animal cruelty puts furry friends front and center in our city code.

Someone from my city you should know about:
You may have previously read his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “All The Light We Cannot See,” but did you know that author Tony Doerr lives in Boise? He’s a local literary hero and the city is lucky to share some of his shine! 

Jennifer Jerrett
Audio Producer

A place in my city not enough people know about:
The River Street Neighborhood and the history behind it offers reflection on race and culture in the story of Boise. 

Someone from Boise you should know about:
Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938). Wallace Stegner’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Angle of Repose,” is based on Foote’s personal letters.

The tourist trap in town that’s actually great:
The Peregrine Fund’s “Fall Flights” at the World Center for Birds of Prey: Owls, hawks and falcons glide right overhead! Go early to meet “Winston” the Western Screech-Owl.

Evelyn Avitia
Audio Producer
@eavitia_

Where I’d take you to eat in my city:
Chip Cookies. Have a sweet tooth? An ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie is a must.

The tourist trap in town that’s actually great:
Old Idaho Penitentiary Site

Someone from my city you should know about:
Richard the Mule and his handler aim to connect with the community by getting people to appreciate the outdoors and enjoy good coffee. People can hike to Richard in the Boise Foothills. 

Blake
Newsletter Editor
@blakehunterrr

A Boise hidden gem
Waterbear Lounge, where there are always more plants than humans and the best cocktails (in the PNW??).

Where I’d take you to eat in Boise
Txikiteo, and whatever veggie sandwich they have on the menu.

Someone from Boise you should know about
Benito Skinner, a comedian and TikToker