Are you watching Hallmark Christmas movies already and it's not even Thanksgiving? You're not alone. This week's episode dives into Christmas traditions and what we love even if we haven't had Thanksgiving yet.
"Many of us will travel all over the world in our lifetimes," Charlene Campbelll, a locally licensed and nationally certified midwife, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "Why not know this? If we're in a refugee camp, if we're just in a supermarket one day and somebody is in labor and they need our help?"
"As I pondered that experience and those feelings, it was apparent nothing totally new had been received," Zeph Quirl, a faculty member in the Food and Animal Sciences Department at BYU-Idaho Radio said in his devotional. "The words or the verses were not new, and even the feelings were not unexperienced, but the Spirit used that opportunity of repetition to strengthen and reaffirm the truth and validity of many powerful Gospel principles."
"There's many miracles of the Book of Mormon, all the way from the way it was recorded, to the way it was translated, preserved and all those kind of things," Zeph Quirl, a faculty member of the Food and Animal Sciences Department at BYU-Idaho told BYU-Idaho Radio. "But, the miracle that we're going to be talking about it not so much how it came about, but actually what it does in our own personal lives."
The final months of the year are jam packed with Halloween parties, Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas shopping, but for the 9th year in a row, the City of Rexburg took a moment to pause and honor America's heroes.
"It's important to know the facts about antibiotic use because we all want to be healthy, we all want to live good long lives and with antibiotic resistance, there's chances for diseases that have been treatable for decades to suddenly become killers once again," Nathan Mueller, a BYU-Idaho student studying chemistry told BYU-Idaho Radio. "Trying to find new antibiotics and stop the spread of these super bacteria is going to help us in the process of making sure that doesn't happen."
"To fortify something is to kind of prepare it against harm or danger or evil," Tessa Wade, founder of the organization Family Fortitude, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "But, I love fortitude because the idea of fortitude to me is you're already in it like you're already surrounded by danger or evil or harm or whatever trial, challenge it is. It's already there, it's already around you and you're already in these hard circumstances, but you have the strength and courage in yourself to overcome and...
This is The Spot, a production from BYU-Idaho Radio, where we talk about what you're talking about at BYU-Idaho. In our fifth episode, BYU-Idaho Radio's The Spot hosts Sydney Jensen, Bryanna Willis, Myles Primm and Dale Spaulding talk about the much-anticipated release of the Netflix original Stranger Things Season 2. They honestly assess how the actual show met their expectations and the hype, their favorite scenes and give an unashamed shoutout to the Duffer Brothers with a season three...
"One thing I like to tell parents is, if you're not talking about to your teenagers about pornography, you're missing out...pornography breeds in silence and secrecy," Utah State Senator Todd Weiler told BYU-Idaho Radio.
"This BeUtofullness event is to help you discover how you are made so that you can discover what you were meant to be," Hymas said. "A lot of us just put things on like clothes and hair and makeup and we do okay, but we don't necessarily know what's best for us. This whole event is to help discover who you are, but not only that - empower you."
"We live at a time in the history of the world where contention rages and unfortunately, has become the norm," Barton said during his devotional. "It is not accomplished so much with swords and shields or other weapons of war as in the past, but largely happens because we have the ability to communicate instantly with friends, family, strangers, and enemies...For many, contending with others seems like a game and some are not happy unless they can argue some point or belief. Whatever the...
"We really are agents," Tyler Barton, Student Honor Administrator at BYU-Idaho, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "We can certainly exercise some control over what we do and how we react. I mean, the common themes of contention are anger, taking offense to something, being defensive and so when we look at what the Savior said...and we place ourselves in that context, I think we just need to, you know, try to take a deep breath, to remove ourselves from the situation."
"I think that sometimes, myself, for example, I think that we think a lot about Halloween and there's a lot of commercialism involved there and then we hop right to Christmas," Gywn Harris, program director for the Thanksgiving Day Celebration, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "So, Thanksgiving for some people is eating and football games and that's fine for them, but it's nice to have a little program with some music."
"Skiing and snowboarding is super important for children to learn," Tony Harrison, publicist for the Idaho Ski Areas Association, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "During the winter, it can be pretty challenging for parents to find things to keep their kids active and fifth and sixth graders are at a crucial age in their development where they're choosing healthy lifestyle activities including...skiing and snowboarding."
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of recovering from Halloween, preparing for Thanksgiving and stocking up on Christmas gifts, there's one holiday the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce is working to make sure everyone remembers: Veterans Day.
This is The Spot, a production from BYU-Idaho Radio, where we talk about what you’re talking about at BYU-Idaho. This episode‘s hosts are Myles Primm, Sydney Jensen and Dale Spaulding. In our fourth episode, BYU-Idaho Radio's The Spot hosts David Payne and Adam McGurk talk about the recent World Series win by the Houston Astros. Get Hashtag Happy! #BYUITheSpot Follow us on Twitter! David Payne - @paynedavidlee Adam McGurk - @adammmcgurk This episode was edited by Sydney Jensen....
"They're taking onto archery very well," Gregg Losinski, spokesman for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game told BYU-Idaho Radio. "Maybe it's because of movies or recent books or things...the thing about archery is that it's a sport that calls [for] being very precise, at the same time, being very stealthy and quiet and takes a lot of skills, so women take to that very well."
"Those who keep a book of remembrance are more likely to keep the Lord in remembrance," Johansen said in his devotional quoting President Spencer W. Kimball. "Journals are a way of counting our blessings and of leaving an inventory of these blessings for our posterity."
"Records allow us to do other important things like for example, develop gratitude," Shawn Johansen, Chair of the History, Geography and Political Science Department at BYU-Idaho told BYU-Idaho Radio. "They help us to see blessings the Lord has given to us...in addition to gratitude...they help us improve. Journals, if they're done correctly...help us be self-evaluative."