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The Wild — And Domestic — Sounds Of Quarantine Life In Idaho

Sáša Woodruff
Boise State Public Radio


It’s been more than two months since many of us started staying home. Life has been different; there’s a different pace, a different rhythm. For the team at Boise State Public Radio, our domestic and family life has merged with our work lives. Our homes now double as our home studios and offices, and the members of our family (people and pets) have become our coworkers.

At the same time, there have been many reports of unexpected wildlife sightings, and we’ve had to ask: are these animals just showing up now, or have they been visiting all along and we just haven’t been home to see it? Over the last few weeks, many of the staff here at Boise State Public Radio have been recording some of the sounds from our own life in quarantine. Take a listen. 

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Troy Oppie reports and hosts local Weekend Edition and various Saturday programming for Boise State Public Radio News. He's also heard Saturday nights on Boise State Public Radio Music's Jazz Conversations.