Audrey Regan

Newsroom Intern

Audrey Regan is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Audrey is returning to their hometown of Boise after completing a year of national service with AmeriCorps St. Louis and graduating from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. During that time, Audrey worked for both their university's student newspaper and radio station, and now they're excited to fuse those skills and to reconnect with the Boise community along the way.

In untrying and certain times, Audrey can be found sifting through new arrivals at The Record Exchange or spending an afternoon reading at Flying M. But for the duration of the pandemic, they plan to spend more time hiking the foothills and working on art from home.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says it’s not true that federal COVID-19 vaccine reserves are depleted. The state says it will continue to receive doses as expected. 


Tai Simpson

Everything is based in stories. We want to be understood in our most human level, and storytelling is the easiest way to do that. When I create spaces for myself to be a storyteller, it's not so much about me. It's about making sure that folks around me also in that space know that they are storytellers. My name is The Storyteller, but everybody is capable of storytelling.

Dozens of lawmakers are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump via the 25th Amendment. As Audrey Regan  reports, that does not include Idaho’s delegation.


Close to 23,000 Idahoans have been immunized against the coronavirus, but Idaho health experts say the new coronavirus strain makes the vaccine rollout even more urgent. Audrey Regan has more.


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It’s been a popular year to buy real christmas trees. Now that the holidays are coming to a close, what can you do to get rid of them the right way?


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More than 5,000 Idahoans have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Now that it’s here,  Idaho’s health officials are clearing up confusion and misinformation.


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As more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine arrive, health districts are still waiting on additional freezers to store them at ultra-low temperatures. But Moderna’s vaccine is on the way, and it’s not as logistically challenging. 


Jessie Levin

Jessie Levin helped plan last summer’s vigil at the Idaho State Capitol to remember African Americans killed by police violence. After the gathering, the organizers founded Inclusive Idaho, a nonprofit promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in Idaho.

Idaho hospitals have installed special new freezers to keep Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccines at -94°F (-70°C). The vaccine storage temperature must be carefully monitored and maintained, and a Boise-based pharmaceutical company is playing a key role in this effort—here in Idaho, and nationwide.

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The St. Luke’s Health System is ready to receive the first shipments of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.


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Police are investigating the vandalism depicting Nazi symbolism found at Boise’s Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial on Tuesday morning. Photos shared by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights show the memorial plastered with stickers bearing swastikas that read “we are everywhere.”


The Idaho State Board of Education is hosting a digital mental health summit tomorrow, December 8th. Audrey Regan has more on how educators around the state are working to take care of their students’ wellbeing.

Gabrielle Davis

My name is Gabrielle Davis. I am the owner and counselor for Equitable Counseling and Consulting based in Boise.

When I came here, I was looking for a way to serve my community. So I started to volunteer at ALPHA Idaho, which is a clinic, then I also volunteer at Youth Alliance for Diversity, which is a local LGBT youth social support group here in Boise.

Smaller Thanksgiving gatherings this year mean a demand for smaller turkeys. But as Audrey Regan reports, that hasn’t necessarily changed the supply.

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The holiday season usually brings an uptick in illness — but health officials say this is no normal year. The coronavirus pandemic is in its most dangerous phase yet, and if Thanksgiving gatherings and travel increase cases, hospitals say they could reach maximum capacity by the new year.

Lower-income Idahoans are still struggling five months after the state reopened in-person businesses. Audrey Regan reports on what new census findings say about income loss in Idaho.


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For 35 years, volunteers have raked the yards of residents who are elderly or disabled for “Rake Up Boise.” This year, they’re working to stop the spread of leaves — and coronavirus, too.


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On Sunday, Utah’s Republican governor Gary Herbert declared a new state of emergency and a statewide mask mandate. The move came as hospitals approached critical capacity and the state’s positive coronavirus test rate hovered around 17%.

Boise Mutual Aid Collective

As more people face financial insecurity, Idahoans are stepping up to help one another directly, sharing everything from money and groceries to skills and services. “Mutual aid” is on the rise.


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