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Salt Lake City, UT

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Amanda Dickson on the weekends? Oh yeah. News, politics, education, health, and family are all fair game for Amanda's panel of fascinating Utah women.

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English


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Will you read Hillary Clinton's new book? Why or why not?

9/17/2017
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Will you read Hillary Clinton's new book, What Happened? Liz Sollis, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Salt Lake County Library, said that it's important to read things we don't agree with. That's how we gain empathy. This memoir sounds like she started writing and didn't stop until she had written everything down that was in her head. Liz believes it is a valuable read, and she will read it. Penny Atkinson got to meet the former presidential candidate in person years ago when her...

Duration: 00:08:40


Ririe-Woobury and Women in Rotary

9/17/2017
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The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company started 54 years ago when Shirley Ririe and Joanne Woodbury began this dance company here in Utah. Joanne Woodbury's daughter, Jena Woodbury, is now the Executive Director, and she was one of Amanda Dickson's guests this week. She explained the genesis of the company, the life of the dancers, how they continue with education and where they perform here in Salt Lake. Penny Atkinson also joined Amanda. Penny is now the District Youth Exchange Officer and Past...

Duration: 00:08:03


In a crisis, would you stop to ask their citizenship?

9/17/2017
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As we watch Congress try to address a Dream Act following President Trump's decision to let DACA expire, Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View about their views on what's happening. Park City this week said they would protect the privacy of the immigration status of their students. Penny Atkinson is now the District Youth Exchange Officer and Past District Governor of Rotary International. She commented, "If you leave a child out, for whatever reason, what if that child is the...

Duration: 00:10:54


Dying to lose weight for sport

9/10/2017
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What happens when your student athlete tries to lose weight - or gain weight - too fast? Amanda Dickson asks Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School, who explains how much weight Utah student athletes are allowed to lose in a week. They are carefully monitored when they compete. Heather Barney, Communications Director for Senator Orrin Hatch, confesses to an experience with one her sons who tried to lose weight quickly in little league. He tried to...

Duration: 00:07:39


In the path of the storm - other people's shoes

9/10/2017
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We meet Stephanie Wright, President and CEO of the Murray Area Chamber of Commerce, a new guest to a Woman's View. Amanda Dickson welcomes Stephanie and Heather Barney, Communications Director for Senator Orrin Hatch and Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School. They talk about what we have been watching so closely on TV and radio - the hurricanes - first Harvey and now Irma. Heather had her basement flooded with the storms that hit Salt Lake of a...

Duration: 00:08:47


A police officer called me stupid

9/10/2017
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Amanda Dickson asks her guests about whether they saw the video of the Salt Lake City police officer who wrongly arrested the nurse for not drawing blood. Of course they had. Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School, was proud of the nurse for standing her ground and protecting her patient, but she wants to remind us that this officer was one officer and does not represent all of the good officers out there. Heather Barney, Communications Director for...

Duration: 00:08:42


Look for the helpers

9/3/2017
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Fred Rogers said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say, 'Look for the helpers.'" Author Chris Hall shared that with Amanda Dickson and her guests Brandie Evans, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation and Laura Wall, Development Director of the Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter. Perhaps this is what we say to our children - what little thing can you do, can we do, to help? The Hurricane is frightening for everyone, for...

Duration: 00:08:41


Love and logic for back to school

9/3/2017
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It's back to school, and that is stressful for children and can be for parents, as well. Whether you're like Amanda Dickson and have kids in elementary and middle school and graduated, or you're like her guest Brandie Evans whose child just started kindergarten, or you're like Amanda's guests author Chris Hall or Laura Wall, Development Director of the Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter whose kids have graduated, this time raises issues. Chris has taught Love and Logic for years and...

Duration: 00:09:27


Sales tax on food and opiod crisis

9/3/2017
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Should Utah remove the sales tax on food? Would that help low income Utahns pull themselves out of poverty? Would that support young families in their most challenging time? Could that revenue be made up in other sales tax areas? Amanda Dickson asks her guests author Chris Hall, author of Conversations with a Moonflower and The Song of My Father, Brandie Evans, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, and Laura Wall, Development Director of the Alzheimer's Association Utah...

Duration: 00:11:18


Where were you when the princess died?

9/3/2017
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Do you remember where you were when Princess Diana died? Amanda Dickson did. She was with her sister in Florida, having spent a night staying up late talking, she had just walked into her house and saw it on the news and everything stopped. Amanda's guests each recounted where they were - author Chris Hall at her twins' birthday party, Brandie Evans, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, was 12. She saw it on TV and didn't understand why everyone was so upset until she...

Duration: 00:08:35


Sitake for president!

8/27/2017
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The first week of school is so magical for students of every age. Robin Ebmeyer is the Director of Emergency Management and Safety at Utah Valley University. She shares her experience of the first week at UVU and the excitement of the new Fine Arts Building. Robin, Amanda Dickson and Hale Center Theater Executive Producer Sally Deetline talk college football with the season back underway. Sally loves college sports, as the ladies do as well. And as Sally says, "It is really fun to have...

Duration: 00:08:59


3 days - 3 speeches - 2 faces of Pres Trump

8/27/2017
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President Trump gave 3 speeches in 3 days. The first and the third felt very methodical and reasonable, says Robin Ebemeyer, Director of Emergency Management and Safety at Utah Valley University, but the second - "I didn't know who that person was." Robin spoke with Amanda Dickson and Sally Deetline, Executive Produce at Hale Center Theater. Sally also liked the President's speech on Afghanistan, "but what do I know. I play piano." Sally and Amanda wonder if the president doesn't forget...

Duration: 00:10:45


Why do you call me a liar?

8/27/2017
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"God made us different. Thank heaven we are," Hale Center Theater Executive Producer Sally Deetline shared. "We should celebrate those differences." Sally shared the story of how when she went to parent teacher conferences, the teacher would tell her how her child was doing, and when that was over she would say, "But is my child kind?" Sally hopes we are electing people who are not carbon copies of ourselves, but for their intellect and for their ability to make decisions from their hearts...

Duration: 00:07:59


What if you won all that money?

8/27/2017
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What if you won the $758.7 million in the lottery jackpot this week? Amanda Dickson worries about the winner of that money. Will they be swindled by friends or even family? Will they find happiness and a useful way to use that much money? It's an enormous responsibility, that much money. Amanda puts these questions to her guests, Executive Producer at the Hale Center Theater Sally Deetline and Robin Ebmeyer, UVU's Director of Emergency Management and Safety. What would you do if you won...

Duration: 00:12:51


Does Pres Trump want to unify us or place more blame?

8/20/2017
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Does the president want to unify us or place more blame? Amanda Dickson talks with Jill Sundstrom, COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and Katie McMinn, blogger of Hint of Lavender, about President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville. She asks them what they think about "white nationalists"? They talk about how to talk with your children about the rallies happening in the nation today, if we should talk to them about what's happening at all.

Duration: 00:08:25


Should the monuments come down?

8/20/2017
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President Trump tweeted this week that the confederate monuments should not come down, that they are beautiful and part of history. He said, "Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?" Amanda Dickson asks her guests blogger Katie McMinn and COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Jill Sundstrom what they think. Jill sees a difference between Lee and Washington, between Lee and a founding father. She sees Lee, whatever other good qualities he had, as a man who wanted to...

Duration: 00:09:19


Ending Down Syndrome through Abortion

8/20/2017
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Amanda Dickson brings up the story from CBS news about what is happening in Iceland. In Iceland, only one or two babies with Down Syndrome are born each year because most are identified and aborted. Even in the United States, 67% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted. Jill Sundstrom, COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, shares her story about going through in vitro trying to get pregnant and the effect that experience has had on her life. Similarly, blogger Katie McMinn shares her experience of...

Duration: 00:09:12


Am I the only person who isn't into the eclipse?

8/20/2017
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Jill Sundstrom, COO of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, tells Amanda Dickson that she is excited for the eclipse because she wants to experience it with her girls. Blogger Katie McMinn said she and her husband joke, "We've just had eye correction surgery, and we don't want to ruin our eyes." This week is back to school. The women discuss how that is a challenging time for kids and parents, especially for kids entering middle school.

Duration: 00:08:02


Back-to-school stress busters

8/13/2017
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Emily Sutherland, Principal at Treasure Mountain Junior High School, says her best stress buster at the beginning of the school year is nature - getting outside and enjoying flowers, trees, rocks and mountains. Therapist with Recovery Ways Debbie Reid says she advises her clients to practice mindfulness and meditation to beat stress and anxiety. Francine Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Commerce Department, prefers hiking as a stress reliever and likes to explore parts of the Beehive...

Duration: 00:08:56


No more gym and art in middle school

8/13/2017
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The Utah State Board of Education voted to remove requirements for physical education or "gym" and art classes for middle school students. Are there benefits to P.E. and the arts for your children beyond academics? Utah Department of Commerce Executive Director Francine Giani, Treasure Mountain Junior High School Principal Emily Sutherland, and author and Recovery Ways therapist Debbie Reid weigh in with KSL Newsradio's Becky Bruce, who fills in for Amanda Dickson.

Duration: 00:11:25

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