No go on the beard

No go on the beard

Eric is upset he didn’t make the finals of the most talented beard competition. Destiny convinced her boyfriend to let her drive his car. Clare has been seeing those barn board decorations outside of people’s homes and feels the need to have one, but can’t come up with a word that will be different from everyone else’s.

Kids say the darndest, cutest things sometimes, but do you correct them when they use the wrong word? That this week’s ‘Momtroversy.’

Thanksgiving is all about the food, but which side dish is the greatest of all time? The Morning Scramble will figure that out with the ‘New Pi Side Dish Showdown!’ Each Thanksgiving side dish will go head-to-head to see which side dish is the best. Get ready to vote and cheer on your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

Think you have what it takes to beat Clare at her own game: Z’s Sleaze? Well, we bet you ‘Can’t Beat Clare!’ $300 is on the line. We’ll see if someone can correctly answer 10 pop culture questions in 60 seconds.

The most disgusting sound in the world

The most disgusting sound in the world

The Morning Scramble is ready to put their taste buds to the test again this week for ‘Taste It Tuesday.’ The team is getting ready for Thanksgiving—a holiday all about food. Lots of families have their favorite cold salad on the side and many of them, for whatever reason, contain jello. The Scramble tries 3 jello-based family favorites this episode.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ was back on last night, bringing the heat with the Semi-Final round and a double elimination! The Morning Scramble shares who still remains on their Fantasy Ballroom Teams.

Kids say the darndest, cutest things sometimes, but do you correct them when they use the wrong word? That this week’s ‘Momtroversy.’

Dogs on the mind

Dogs on the mind

Eric was invited to a dog secret Santa exchange, but feels iffy about participating. Clare’s dog is started to show old dog habits and rude behavior.

Hopefully your weekend was full of fun and relaxation! The Morning Scramble will share how they found some safe, socially distant fun over the weekend.

New movie starring Vince Vaughn, “Freaky” hit theatres this weekend, but there was plenty to stream at home too! The Morning Scramble will take a look back at the box office and share what they streamed.

The Morning Scramble needs your help to come up with some crazy foods for us to try for ‘Taste It Tuesday.’ Thanksgiving is just around the corner; what unusual side dish does your family enjoy with their Thanksgiving turkey?

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Clare thinks she’s starting to get a grip on virtual learning. Eric explains to his nephew how the song “Stayin’ Alive” came about and nearly lost his “cool uncle” card.

The Morning Scramble is painting your Friday black and gold with their ‘Gameday Garage Tailgate.’ Destiny is our resident cheerleader who leads us in a customized cheer each week to cheer the hawks on to victory. However, she is off today. Eric has bravely volunteered to fill in for her. She left some details instructions for him to follow. Laura VandeBerg will give us an inside look at Hawkeye Football.

The weekend is here! The Morning Scramble will suggest some fun, safe activities they’re looking forward to.

A spooky Thursday

A spooky Thursday

The Morning Scramble has assembled a team of investigators—much like the gang from Scooby Doo—to send to the NE side of Cedar Rapids to check out the Ouiji planchette that was discovered with the date 8-10-1920; 100 years prior to the derecho! What does it mean? Is this thing evil? The gang will be joined by a medium to investigate and figure it out this episode.

Clare’s daughter started her first day of virtual learning today. Eric made a Zoom meeting look like he was sitting in an office when he was actually in bed. Destiny is excited to take some vacation coming up.

On Thursday mornings, The Morning Scramble likes to put a smile on your face with some ‘Good Vibrations.’ They’ll share how a group of local students are working together to help restore the Cedar Rapids tree canopy following the derecho.

Spooning with dogs

Spooning with dogs

Eric has noticed he’s been spooning his dogs while sleeping, and he’s the little spoon. Clare was scared listening to the wind last night after what we went through with the derecho. Destiny’s boyfriend has started holiday shopping for her, but Destiny was embarrassed to admit she hasn’t even begun.

We have three new toys that have been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame: Baby Nancy, sidewalk chalk, and Jenga. The Morning Scramble gets the inside scoop on how these toys beat out the rest from Chris Bensch, the Vice President of Collections at the Toy Hall of Fame.

This week’s ‘Momtroversy’ hits home for one Cedar Rapids family. While in the midst of restoring the ceiling of their home they found part of a Ouija board. The date on the Ouija board piece reads 8-10-1920…100 years before the derecho hit. Creepy, cool coincidence or is there something sinister there? What would you do if you found a potentially haunted item in your home?

Mac n’ Cheese And

Mac n’ Cheese And

The Morning Scramble is ready to put their taste buds to the test again this week for ‘Taste It Tuesday’. The team will try mac n’ cheese ala Drake. He served macaroni and cheese…with raisins. A taste sensation?

Dancing with the Stars’ is back. The Morning Scramble is so excited about the cast of celebrities participating, they drafted teams and are competing against each other in a Fantasy Ballroom Dancing competition. Eric, Clare, and Destiny will share how their teams did last night.

This week’s ‘Momtroversy’ hits home for one Cedar Rapids family. While in the midst of restoring the ceiling of their home they found part of a Ouija board. The date on the Ouija board piece reads 8-10-1920…100 years before the derecho hit. Creepy, cool coincidence or is there something sinister there? The Morning Scramble chats with Jenn, the mom-in-chief, to see how she feels about this new discovery. But what would you do if you found a potentially haunted item in your home?

 

A Shameful Dream

 A Shameful Dream

Clare feels she has been shamed by her dreams.

Hopefully your weekend is full of fun and relaxation! The Morning Scramble shares how they spent their weekend while getting back to reality.

No new movies coming to the theatres, but there’s plenty to stream at home! The Morning Scramble will share what they’ve been streaming.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list this weekend, look no further than the incredible gift shop at Culver’s Garden Center and Greenhouse. In fact, Culver’s is hosting their holiday open house this weekend. The Morning Scramble wants to send you shopping with $50 in your pocket! Tune in to play ‘Whistling Elves’.

Derecho ouija board

Derecho ouija board

A high school student named Lily found a ouija board in her house’s ceiling during derecho repairs. It was dated back to 8/10/1920. The Cedar Rapids derecho was 8/10/2020…100 years after the dated ouija baord. Creepy much? Clare and Eric talk to cheerleader Lily about what her family plans to do with it and if they should get rid of it.

‘Uncaged’ the Untold Stories from the cast of Tiger King is hitting the stage at the Paramount Theatre Friday, Nov 13th. The Morning Scramble interviews with John Reinke from Tiger King this episode. He ran Joe Exotic’s G.W. Zoo for 8 years and will be coming to Cedar Rapids next week as part of the show.

The Morning Scramble is painting your Friday black and gold with their ‘Gameday Garage Tailgate!’ Destiny will share a custom cheer to root the Hawks onto victory against Michigan State and Laura VandeBerg will give us an inside look at Hawkeye Football.

The weekend is here! The Morning Scramble will tell you what events they’re looking forward this episode.

Lost in Nostalgia

Lost in Nostalgia

The couple that started Eric’s hometown pizza parlor is retiring and Eric has all the feels. Clare is worried about falling because she has a pain in her right hip. One of the cheerleaders that Destiny coaches found an old Ouija board in her home that was dated..and the date will creep you out.

On Thursday mornings, The Morning Scramble likes to put a smile on your face with some ‘Good Vibrations.’ They’ll share how you can enjoy some socially distant entertainment and do some good for your community.

Eric has been contacted by a former high school girlfriend who would like him to speak to her students about radio. He agreed, but also made sure to tell his wife that he was contacted by an ex. Clare thinks he’s way overreacting. Do you have to tell your significant other if an ex makes contact?