Christmas is done!

Christmas is done!

Eric has noticed that Christmas is officially over because all the décor is finally gone from the downtown area. Clare feels like she’s failed as a mother after learning her daughters have never had a baked potato and therefore didn’t know what it was! Destiny is a dance coach and is having a hard time understanding the different terms dancers use.

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and after living through a derecho, many people are coming into this spring with some extra mental health challenges. Eric and Clare speak to Maggie Hartzler, a therapist with Tanager Place, about some tips and strategies to cope with anxiety you may be feeling during severe weather or the stress of waiting to make repairs to your home.

We’ve got a brand new feature on The Morning Scramble: Dancin’ Eric Hanson Presents ‘Nerd News!’ Friday mornings Eric hits us with the big science news stories from the past week.

The weekend is nearly here and The Morning Scramble can help you find fun things to do during your weekend. They’ll tell you what they’re looking forward do and what lights their candle!

On the train to Old Town

On the train to Old Town

Clare said something she shouldn’t have about old people and blacked out from awkwardness. Destiny had her aromatherapy going during a Zoom meeting and her coworkers thought she was smoking on the job. Eric has a personal mission to stop litterers.

On Thursday mornings The Morning Scramble spreads ‘Good Vibrations’ and the Cedar Rapids Parks and Rec Department just shared some good news that will make for a great summer for many families. The pools will be open this summer! We’ll get the full details on their gradual opening from Scott Hock from the Parks Dept.

In a 2 vehicle household, are the cars shared amongst family members or does each car belong to one specific person? Eric and his wife Shannon swap cars all the time, but Clare and Poor Poor Nick are set in their own vehicle. What do you say? Get ready to deliver your verdict for ‘Jury in a Hurry.’

The Injured Scramble

The Injured Scramble

Clare is the only one feeling 100% this morning. Destiny injured her neck and is going to have trouble trying not to laugh this morning to stay pain-free. Eric is feeling overwhelmed with three things on his calendar..which is a lot when you’re used to nothing happening. Clare had a Justin Bieber song stuck in her head and found out the trick to getting music out of their brain is to sing “Yellow Submarine.”

It’s almost guaranteed that as a parent, your child will need help with their homework at some point in their school career. But how much help is too much help when it comes to homework? Is there a line you don’t cross to make sure you don’t just do the homework for them? Get ready to give your opinion on this ‘Momtroversy!’

We’ve been spending so much time at home the past year, our homes are bound to get a little messy. But what is the part of your home that the messiest? A junk drawer? The garage? The kitchen counter? Get ready to spill your messy little secret.

We’re just a few months into 2021, but Names.org has already declared the most popular baby names for 2021. The Morning Scramble will share the list and give their opinions.

Tik Tok food trends

Tik Tok food trends

The Morning Scramble is ready for another ‘Taste It Tuesday!” Tik Tok has given us so many cool trends, including the world of food. Clare, Eric, and Destiny try out Tik Tok pasta, Rice Crispy Peeps, and Lizzo’s Nature Cereal. Are they good? Were they easy to make? We’ll find out…

Morning Scramble Movie Club meets once again to decide which movie they’ll watch next. It’s Oscar season and time to see some of those buzz-worthy films. Which Best Picture nominees are the Scramblers looking forward to seeing?

It’s almost guaranteed that as a parent, your child will need help with their homework at some point in their school career. But how much help is too much help when it comes to homework? Is there a line you don’t cross to make sure you don’t just do the homework for them? Get ready to give your opinion on this ‘Momtroversy!’

Were we Mr. Right or so Wrong?

Were we Mr. Right or so Wrong?

Morning Scramble Movie Club meets once again after having hopes that the movie “Mr. Right” would save Eric from banning romantic comedies in the future. It has funny woman Anna Kendrick, falling love with Sam Rockwell who plays a hitman on the run from the law. Love, comedy, AND crime?! We’ll see if it worked!

Taste It Tuesday is just around the corner and The Moring Scramble is ready to dive into the brave new world of cooking: the recipes of TikTok. What foods have you been tempted to try?

The Morning Scramble gets one shot…one opportunity…to show you exactly what they did over the weekend. Check out their weekend photos on the Z102.9 Facebook page, hear the stories of their adventures, and share what you did!

Getting back to life and it feels so good

Getting back to life and it feels so good

Clare purchased concert tickets for the first time in over a year. She feels like she’s getting back to life. Eric is partying in a box tonight (a.k.a. one of those igloos.) Destiny had a great time catching up with an old friend yesterday, but is now questioning if her friend is trying to be more than friends.

The Morning Scramble has your next match-up of Quarantine Queen! We move on to the Irate 8 and you get to decide what’s worst of the worst from the past year.

The weekend is here and The Morning Scramble can help you find fun things to do. They’ll tell you what they’re looking forward do and what lights their candle.

Are man meetings a thing?

Are man meetings a thing?

Clare’s husband is protective of his vehicle and she feels weird about it since she lets him drive hers all the time. She feels it’s a man thing. Eric’s computer is hungover this morning and wants to know if anyone saw it out drinking for St. Patrick’s Day. Destiny ran into an old friend and is going to try being friends with her again.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to set the table. Technically, the knife and spoon go on the right and Eric believes this is correct. Clare doesn’t care what’s polite, she believes the fork should go on the right. What do you say? Get ready to deliver your verdict for ‘Jury in a Hurry.’

On Thursday mornings The Morning Scramble spreads ‘Good Vibrations’ and the Cedar Rapids Public Library just got some great news. We’ll tell you about an amazing gift they received this episode.

The Morning Scramble has your first match-up in our pandemic twist on Z Madness called Quarantine Queen. Quarantine Sixteen! Get ready to decide what’s worse: dry hands or virtual learning?

 

Beat Everybody To The Bar Day

Beat Everybody To The Bar Day

Eric is torn on how he should celebrate the holiday during a pandemic..maybe just go out before everybody else?  Clare shares an Irish toast with Eric and Destiny, but all they have is tea and cold coffee. Destiny is wearing blue and it’s St. Patrick’s Day.

It’s Spring Break for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City schools. Might be a good opportunity to tackle things on the to-do list, like teaching your kid to drive. How do you start driving lessons? Get ready to help us solve this ‘Momtroversy!’

The Morning Scramble fell into some clover when a fellow DJ from Ireland reached out and said ‘hello!’ If you could ask an Irish man anything about St. Patrick’s Day, what would you ask? We’ve submitted your questions and he’ll share his answers.

The “firstiest” of first world problems

The “firstiest” of first world problems

Eric is having troubles with his electric smart toothbrush. First world problems much? Destiny has bad ankles..and it’s all her fault. All the houses in Clare’s neighborhood are now blue after derecho repairs.

The Morning Scramble is gearing up for another ‘Taste It Tuesday!” St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and it would only be appropriate for the Scramblers to get a little taste of Ireland. On the menu: Boxty and Colcannon. Mmm!

Morning Scramble Movie Club meets once again and after watching “Leap Year” this past weekend, Eric, would like to swear off romantic comedies. But Clare and Destiny are committed to changing his mind. There have to be some amazing rom-coms floating around our streaming services. The movie club will try to select the perfect next movie.

A pandemic spring break

A pandemic spring break

Clare’s family is on vacation this week because it’s Spring Break, but what do you do during a pandemic? Eric thinks he should start charging rent for all of the critters that have inhabited his house. Destiny is a little freaked out that the station’s coffee maker was still warm at 4 AM this morning and she didn’t see anyone in the building before her.

Morning Scramble Movie Club meets once again and review the Irish-inspired movie they watched this weekend, “Leap Year” starring Amy Adams. It’s about a young woman who travels to Ireland to honor a Celtic tradition of proposing to her boyfriend on Leap Day.  We’ll see if it puts the Scramblers into the shamrock spirit.

The Grammys were last night. The Morning Scramble made their predictions on which songs and artist they think will win some of the big categories. They better hope they made some winning picks because the Scrambler with the lowest amount of correct guesses has to spin the Wheel of Punishment.