A Woman’s View with Amanda

You're used to hearing Amanda Dickson on the weekdays as the anchor of Utah's Morning News on KSL Newsradio. Now get to know her a little better as she takes on news, politics, education, health, family and more with her panel of fascinating Utah women.

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    April 19, 2024

    Could you sit on Donald Trump's jury?

    We watched the jury selection process this week as former President Trump is on trial in what is being called the "hush money" trial. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson started asking herself - could I be a juror in this case? She posed that question to her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Trish Hatch, coordinator of the CASA program, Kelli Pierce, digital media associate with the R Street Institute and Krisin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach. 

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    April 19, 2024

    More people are working past retirement age

    There was a poll this week that asked Gen Z when they will retire. A significant percentage said age 60. But more and more of us are working well past 65 and into their 70's and 80's. When will you be able to retire? Ever? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Trish Hatch, coordinator of the CASA program, Kelli Pierce, digital media associate with the R Street Institute and Krisin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach. 

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    April 19, 2024

    How the American dream has changed from Baby Boomers to Gen Z

    As each generation comes of age, their experience of the American dream is different. The Greatest Generation taught their Baby Boomer children to be hard workers and seek home ownership. Is that what Baby Boomers taught their children? How will Gen Z be able to ever own a home? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Trish Hatch, coordinator of the CASA program, Kelli Pierce, digital media associate with the R Street Institute and Krisin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach. 

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    April 15, 2024

    When should the private sector take on societal issues?

    Business leaders gathered in Utah recently to talk about when the private sector should take on societal issues. Should private businesses address the homeless issue, environmental issues or child care? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    April 15, 2024

    Should privacy be a consumer right?

    Do you consider privacy a right? A consumer right? An individual right? The EU has done more to protect privacy than we do in the U.S. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    April 15, 2024

    "I don't want algorithms to tell me what I'm interested in."

    "Let's talk about algorithms," KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson said. She is concerned about algorithms deciding what we're interested in, blocking some content that we could learn from. She wanted to ask her guests on A Woman's View how they feel about algorithms curating their lives. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    April 15, 2024

    The things AI cannot do

    Elon Musk predicted last week that AI will be smarter than the smartest human next year. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to ask her guests how AI is affecting their professions and their lives. "As AI can do more and more things, the things AI cannot do will be become more essential." Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    April 5, 2024

    Is public education ground zero for the culture wars?

    We hear a lot about culture wars in schools - gender, book banning, critical race theory, politics. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with three teachers this week to ask them what culture wars they've seen in their classrooms and schools. Kim Gardner has been a teacher for 33 years in both elementary and middle school. Dr. DeLaina Tonks is a former teacher and now Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy. Jill Atwood is a communications strategist for the VA and an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Utah. 

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    April 5, 2024

    Getting cell phones out of the classroom school by school

    How do teachers feel about cell phones in the classroom? What is the best way to address this problem - school by school, by district, by state law? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with three teachers this week. Kim Gardner has been a teacher for 33 years in both elementary and middle school. Dr. DeLaina Tonks is a former teacher and now Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy. Jill Atwood is a communications strategist for the VA and an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Utah. 

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    April 5, 2024

    How are Utah's teachers handling AI?

    We hear all the time about how AI is changing the world. That very much includes education. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked Utah teachers how they see AI - helpful or a hindrance in the classroom? She sits down with three teachers this week. Kim Gardner has been a teacher for 33 years in both elementary and middle school. Dr. DeLaina Tonks is a former teacher and now Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy. Jill Atwood is a communications strategist for the VA and an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Utah. 

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    April 5, 2024

    The challenge of apathy and absenteeism in the classroom

    When was the last time you spent even a day in your local school? What are the joys and challenges for teachers in 2024 at all levels of education? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with three teachers this week. Kim Gardner has been a teacher for 33 years in both elementary and middle school. Dr. DeLaina Tonks is a former teacher and now Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy. Jill Atwood is a communications strategist for the VA and an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Utah. 

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    March 22, 2024

    Why are young people in the U.S. less happy?

    The World Happiness Report just came out. The United States fell way back. We used to be #10 in the world. We fell to 23rd, but if you look at younger Americans, we fell all the way to 62nd. What is going on here? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Angel Krull, Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships with Ballet West and lobbyist Crystal Young. 

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    March 22, 2024

    Should TikTok be banned in the U.S.?

    We saw a bipartisan bill pass the House this week that would ban TikTok from the United States unless the Chinese government sells its interest in the company. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what they think about the data mining that goes on with all social media companies and with this Chinese company specifically. Her guests this week include Angel Krull, Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships with Ballet West and lobbyist Crystal Young. 

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    March 22, 2024

    Senior citizen skiers - what do you see yourself doing?

    We saw an article this week about some skiers at Alta, senior citizen skiers, just cruising down the hill. KSL Newsrado's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what they see themselves enjoying in their later years. If we're lucky enough to live that long, what do you see yourself doing? Her guests this week include Angel Krull, Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships with Ballet West and lobbyist Crystal Young. 

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    March 22, 2024

    "Profits with propsperity for everybody"

    We learned this week that the average bonus on Wall Street went DOWN to $176,500. That's not the salary - that's the bonus! This just blew KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson away.  During a time when we hear about the pain of inflation every day, how is this happening? Why are all profits going back to stockholders and Wall Street and not being shared with everyone? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Angel Krull, Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships with Ballet West and lobbyist Crystal Young. 

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    March 15, 2024

    The women who inspire us during Women's History Month

    KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson just finished a biography about a female war correspondent in World War II, Korea and Vietnam named Maggie Higgins. She asked her guests on A Woman's View to share a woman in history who has inspired them. Her guests this week include Susan Spiers, CEO of the Utah Association of CPAs, Nancy Lord, former Utah Republican National Committeewoman and Sharla Jessop, President of Smedley Financial. 

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    March 15, 2024

    A new apartment complex designed to fight loneliness

    There is a new apartment complex going up in Salt Lake City that was designed with loneliness in mind. Young people can have their own bedroom and bathrooms, but there are communal kitchens and living spaces. It's sort of like a dorm, but you don't have to be a student. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Susan Spiers, CEO of the Utah Association of CPAs, Nancy Lord, former Utah Republican National Committeewoman and Sharla Jessop, President of Smedley Financial. 

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    March 15, 2024

    Why are young girls not as resilient as young boys?

    New data shows that young girls are not as resilient as young boys. 52% of girls surveyed agreed with the statement, "When things go wrong, I give myself a hard time." KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Susan Spiers, CEO of the Utah Association of CPAs, Nancy Lord, former Utah Republican National Committeewoman and Sharla Jessop, President of Smedley Financial. 

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    March 15, 2024

    "The caucuses are unfixable - we need a primary vote!"

    We learned this week that we will, in fact, have a rematch of Joe Biden v Donald Trump, even though more than half of Americans didn't want this. Donald Trump got more than 50% of the vote at the chaotic Republican caucuses. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what they think of the caucus and the rematch. Her guests this week include Susan Spiers, CEO of the Utah Association of CPAs, Nancy Lord, former Utah Republican National Committeewoman and Sharla Jessop, President of Smedley Financial. 

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    March 1, 2024

    Opportunity for high school graduates of all faiths to serve

    Uah Senate Majority Whip Ann Millner has the idea to give all highschool graduates the opportunity to serve, much like members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go on missions. It's called One Utah Fellowship, and it would give young adults of all faiths the chance to serve qualified nonprofits here in Utah to gain experience, perspective and maturity. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what they thought on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cherie Call, singer and songwirter, and Sarah Strang, COO of The Road Home and teacher in the social work department at the University of Utah. 

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    March 1, 2024

    Should public officials' calendars be open to the public?

    This week, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was ordered by a judge to share his official calendar with the news media. He had fought to keep those private. Hours after the ruling, the Utah legislature passed a bill that says going forward, all public officials' calendars will not be considered public documents under Utah's GRAMA law (Government Records Access Management Act.) KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View if those calendars should be public. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cherie Call, singer and songwirter, and Sarah Strang, COO of The Road Home and teacher in the social work department at the University of Utah. 

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    March 1, 2024

    Kellogg says struggling families should just serve cereal for dinner - really?

    Kellogg's CEO said this week that families struggling with food costs should just serve their families cereal for dinner. That felt a little like "like them eat cake" to KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson. She asked her guests on A Woman's View how they're handling inflation in food prices. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cherie Call, singer and songwirter, and Sarah Strang, COO of The Road Home and teacher in the social work department at the University of Utah. 

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    March 1, 2024

    Should we lower the requirements to be qualified as a teacher in Utah?

    We have been affected by a teacher shortage here in Utah, as many states have been. Is part of the answer lowering the requirements for teachers so more professionals can work in the classroom? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View, all three current or former teachers, what they think. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cherie Call, singer and songwirter, and Sarah Strang, COO of The Road Home and teacher in the social work department at the University of Utah. 

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    February 23, 2024

    "A beaurocrat is a Democrat who has a job a Republican wants."

    Senator Lee appeared at UVU with the former Prime Minister of Great Britain Liz Truss to talk about federal government. Truss argued for doing away with or drastically reducing the federal beaucracy. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about the role of the federal government. Her guests this week include former Utah State Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, and Danielle Vazquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. 

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    February 23, 2024

    FBI informant lied about Bidens taking bribes - should impeachment go forward?

    We learned this week that the FBI informant, Alexander Smirnov, lied to the FBI about the Bidens taking bribes from a Ukrainian interest. We also learned he got his false information from Russian operatives. Now what? When his information formed the basis of the Biden impeachment, should that go on without the supporting evidence? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include former Utah State Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, and Danielle Vazquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. 

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    February 23, 2024

    "She shouldn't be able to bully the kids she is charged with protecting."

    Natalie Cline, Utah State School Board member, has been under intense scrutiny for a social media post that questioned the gender of a female high school basketball player. Should Cline be impeached? Should she be kicked out of office? Or should she be allowed to run and possibly win that seat again? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include former Utah State Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, and Danielle Vazquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. 

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    February 23, 2024

    The value of a college degree goes beyond the job title

    There was an article in the Wall Street Journal this week about how more than half of college graduates are "not using their degrees." KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to take issue with that phrase and asked her guests about it on A Woman's View. What does it mean to "use" your degree? It's more than just your job title. Her guests this week include former Utah State Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, and Danielle Vazquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. 

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    February 16, 2024

    How do we fix the child care crisis in Utah?

    Let's talk about child care for a minute. For so many families, this is their primary issue. Parents either can't find child care at all, and if they do find it, it is so expensive it doesn't make sense. The Utah Legislature is debating different ideas to address this issue. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Susan Madsen, Founder and Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project, Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, and Luz Lewis Perez, the Director of Development for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho. 

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    February 16, 2024

    Should the US send aid to Ukraine? Is that in our national self-interest?

    This week we saw the Senate pass a bipartisan bill providing aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. The issue appears dead on arrival in the House, at least if the Speaker gets his way. Do we have a duty to protect Ukraine from Russia's invasion, not alone, but with the rest of the world? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Susan Madsen, Founder and Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project, Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, and Luz Lewis Perez, the Director of Development for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho. 

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    February 16, 2024

    Parents are supporting their adult children for longer

    The Wall Street Journal reported this week that parents are supporting their adult children for far longer than previous generations. What's going on there? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what they make of this. Her guests this week include Susan Madsen, Founder and Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project, Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, and Luz Lewis Perez, the Director of Development for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho. 

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    February 16, 2024

    Trump on not defending NATO allies who haven't paid up

    Former President Trump said this week that he would not defend a NATO country that hasn't paid the 2% of their GDP that they owe. His words were that Russia should "do whatever the hell they want." KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View whether that was traitorous or tough love or something else. Her guests this week include Susan Madsen, Founder and Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project, Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, and Luz Lewis Perez, the Director of Development for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho. 

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    February 12, 2024

    What is Valentine's Day like for you?

    People love to hate on Valentine's Day, but this day is a joyful one for many people. How do you celebrate this day? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and the NAACP Tri-State Conference, Ashley Thorn, marriage and family therapist with 4 Points Family Therapy, and Kristin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach.

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    February 12, 2024

    Mother of school shooter found guilty of manslaughter

    Last week, we saw the mother of Ethan Crumbley found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. This is the first time a parent has been charged in the shooting of their son. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and the NAACP Tri-State Conference, Ashley Thorn, marriage and family therapist with 4 Points Family Therapy, and Kristin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach.

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    February 12, 2024

    Are armed school guardians a good idea?

    The Utah legislature is discussing the idea of having guardians in Utah schools. These would be staff or teachers already in the school who would undergo weapons training and be there to back up the resource officer. Is this a good idea? Her guests this week include Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and the NAACP Tri-State Conference, Ashley Thorn, marriage and family therapist with 4 Points Family Therapy, and Kristin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach.

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    February 12, 2024

    Did you know crime is down 15% in Salt Lake City?

    Crime is at a 15 year low in Salt Lake City, but you wouldn't know it. All we see and hear about is crime on the news. What about this news that crime, including violent crime and property crime, is going down? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and the NAACP Tri-State Conference, Ashley Thorn, marriage and family therapist with 4 Points Family Therapy, and Kristin Sokol, professional relationship and dating coach.

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    February 2, 2024

    Would you put your 4th grader in a virtual reality school?

    We learned this week that there is a new charter school in Utah that is set entirely in virtual reality. This isn't putting a headset on for an hour to study Europe. This is living as your avatar all day long in school. What will the effect be on the students, especially students 4th-8th grades? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what they think on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Lisa Walker, Certified Athletic Trainer and teacher at Springville High School, Trish Hatch, Coordinator of the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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    February 2, 2024

    Would you walk away from 20% of your pay for work life balance?

    A recent poll in USA Today showed that 59% of Americans would take a 20% pay cut in order to gain work life balance. Would you? Does that sound like a good deal? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Lisa Walker, Certified Athletic Trainer and teacher at Springville High School, Trish Hatch, Coordinator of the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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    February 2, 2024

    Should Congress impeach a president's cabinet members?

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas may become the second cabinet member to ever be impeached in our nation's history. The first one was 150 years ago. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View - is impeachment the right response to a cabinet member when you don't like the way he's doing his job? Her guests this week include Lisa Walker, Certified Athletic Trainer and teacher at Springville High School, Trish Hatch, Coordinator of the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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    February 2, 2024

    Should Utah ratify the Equal Rights Amendment?

    Senate Minority Whip Kathleen Riebe is asking the Utah legislature to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. She said she is listening to her constituents in doing so. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson hasn't thought about the ERA in quite some time and wondered what her guests think on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Lisa Walker, Certified Athletic Trainer and teacher at Springville High School, Trish Hatch, Coordinator of the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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    January 29, 2024

    Is the key to a great marriage vacationing without your partner?

    KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson saw an article that said the key to a great marriage is to travel alone. She was curious what her guests thought about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Kellie Pierce, Digital Media Associate with the R Street Institute, Robin Ebmeyer, UVU's Director of Emergency Management and Safety, and Shauna Scott-Bellaccomo, Former President of the Utah Women's Lobby and Utah Women's Legislative Council. 

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    January 29, 2024

    When should parents be liable for crimes of their child?

    The parents of Ethan Crumbley, who opened fire on his Michigan high school, have been charged with criminal negligence for their role. They knew he was struggling. They bought him a gun. When asked by the school to take him home, they refused. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what they think. Her guests this week include Kellie Pierce, Digital Media Associate with the R Street Institute, Robin Ebmeyer, UVU's Director of Emergency Management and Safety, and Shauna Scott-Bellaccomo, Former President of the Utah Women's Lobby and Utah Women's Legislative Council. 

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    January 29, 2024

    What does "Utah weird" mean to you?

    Governor Cox said in his State of the State address that the very thing we've been criticized for in Utah is the thing that makes us successful - we are weird - and we should stay weird. What does "Utah weird" mean to you? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Kellie Pierce, Digital Media Associate with the R Street Institute, Robin Ebmeyer, UVU's Director of Emergency Management and Safety, and Shauna Scott-Bellaccomo, Former President of the Utah Women's Lobby and Utah Women's Legislative Council. 

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    January 29, 2024

    Should Nikki Haley drop out of the race?

    Nikki Haley got 43% of the vote in New Hampshire. Clearly, she lost to former President Trump, but the GOP is asking her to drop out of the race now. Is that premature? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what they think of the future of Haley's campaign. Her guests this week include Kellie Pierce, Digital Media Associate with the R Street Institute, Robin Ebmeyer, UVU's Director of Emergency Management and Safety, and Shauna Scott-Bellaccomo, Former President of the Utah Women's Lobby and Utah Women's Legislative Council. 

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    January 19, 2024

    Utah Supreme Court Chief says government works in Utah

    The Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court Matthew Durrant said that distrust in government has gone down, "but whatever else is true around the country, government works in Utah." KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson says "Amen!" to that, with a tip of her hat to Utah's legislators for their ability to act in a bipartisan way. She asked her guests on A Woman's View what they thought. Her guests this week include popular speaker, host, author and mental health advocate Ganel-Lyn Condie and Heather Barney, long time government and communications director, now businesswoman. 

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    January 19, 2024

    Should we require Utah schools display the Ten Commandments?

    There is a bill before the Utah legislature that would require all schools to display a poster of the Ten Commandments. What is the goal here? Is it to invite lawsuits that would inevitably come? Or is it to teach values, which could be taught in a way that doesn't violate the constitution? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this bill on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include popular speaker, host, author and mental health advocate Ganel-Lyn Condie and Heather Barney, long time government and communications director, now businesswoman. 

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    January 19, 2024

    Checking in on teachers post-Covid

    First Lady Jill Biden visited Utah this week and stopped at Hunter High School to check on teachers. She specifically wanted to see how teachers are doing post-Covid. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View how they think our teachers are doing in this new era of challenges. Her guests this week include popular speaker, host, author and mental health advocate Ganel-Lyn Condie and Heather Barney, long time government and communications director, now businesswoman. 

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    January 19, 2024

    How are Utah's women and girls doing compared to the nation?

    There was an interesting article in the Deseret News that looks at recent research into how Utah's women and girls are doing. We are getting into politics more, getting into leadership positions in business, but we still lag behind the nation in violence against women. Utah is the 9th worst state in the nation for sexual assault and rape. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this research on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include popular speaker, host, author and mental health advocate Ganel-Lyn Condie and Heather Barney, long time government and communications director, now businesswoman. 

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    January 12, 2024

    Should Utah get rid of income tax?

    Utah Governor Spencer Cox said this week that we ought to have the conversation about whether or not to do away with income tax in the state of Utah. If we did, where would funding come from? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Meghan Holbrook, Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of Zions Bank, Francine Giani, former Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    January 12, 2024

    What do you do to kick the winter blues?

    This time in January/February after the holidays can be a challenge. We've had so much snow in the last week, which is great for our drought situation, but we can get a little cabin fever. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on a Woman's View what they do to kick the winter blues. Her guests this week include Meghan Holbrook, Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of Zions Bank, Francine Giani, former Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    January 12, 2024

    The Iowa Caucuses are here - the presidential race 2024

    Former President Trump has a huge lead before the Iowa Caucuses this week. He has 51% in the latest polls. His challengers have 17% (Ron DeSantis) and 16% (Nikki Haley). KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what their thoughts are on the eve of Iowa. Her guests this week include Meghan Holbrook, Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of Zions Bank, Francine Giani, former Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    January 12, 2024

    Banning cell phones in school? Eye on the Hill

    Utah's legislative session gets underway Tuesday. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what bills they're watching. One of the big ones is the proposal to ban phones in Utah schools. Her guests this week include Meghan Holbrook, Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of Zions Bank, Francine Giani, former Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, and Robbyn Scribner, Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Tech Moms. 

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    January 5, 2024

    Childhood obestiy has doubled - is counseling the answer?

    Boys are twice as likely to become obese as girls. From 1994 to 2010, the number of obese boys grew by 97%. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health, Dr. DeLaina Tonks, Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy, and Mary Richards, reporter with Church News. 

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    January 5, 2024

    Why do women need more sleep than men?

    We saw research this week that showed women need more sleep than men - 8-10 hours. Men do not feel the negative effects of inadequate sleep like women do. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health, Dr. DeLaina Tonks, Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy, and Mary Richards, reporter with Church News. 

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    January 5, 2024

    Should education teach for better citizens or more employable workers?

    There was an interesting opinion piece in the Deseret News this week. It asked the question - is the answer to big tech concerns more STEM or humanities education? Maybe it's both. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health, Dr. DeLaina Tonks, Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy, and Mary Richards, reporter for Church News.

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    January 5, 2024

    Do we live in a safer or more violent time than days of yore?

    If you ask people of all backgrounds - do we live in a safer or more violent time than days of yore - most people will say more violent. They would be wrong. This week we learned about a historic decline in the murder rate in 2023. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director for Immunization Programs at Intermountain Health, Dr. DeLaina Tonks, Executive Director of Mountain Heights Academy, and Mary Richards, reporter for Church News.

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    December 29, 2023

    What did you learn from 2023? What is your hope for 2024?

    KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson had some fun with her guests on A Woman's View during this last weekend of the year. She asked what they learned from 2023 and what they hope for 2024. Her guests this week include Susan Spiers, CEO of the Utah Association of CPAs, Angela Krull, Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships with Ballet West, and Kim Gardner, a teacher with 33 years experience and chairperson of the Colonial Heritage Festival. 

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