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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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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


Big Brother is microchipping you

8/13/2017
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The decision of a company recently to microchip all its employees (so long as they opt in) poses an interesting question about the intersection of technology, convenience and privacy. The Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, Francine Giani, offers her perspective on what could go wrong with this kind of tech and what the potential for abuse is. Treasure Mountain Junior High School Principal Emily Sutherland and Recovery Ways therapist Debbie Reid point out there are...

Duration: 00:08:43


Just say NO just isn't enough

8/13/2017
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Recovery Ways Therapist Debbie Reid weighs in on the need to change the conversation when it comes to the war on drugs. New research shows overdose may be the leading cause of death for adults under the age of 50 in the United States. Treasure Mountain Junior High sets the stage for the discussion in light of the overdose deaths of two students a year ago, and Principal Emily Sutherland has specific advice for parents wondering how to prevent another tragedy.

Duration: 00:12:24


How much do - should - you spend on food?

8/6/2017
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What do you spend on food? Are you spending so much on groceries that it's eating into other things you want to do? Maybe it depends on how much you enjoy cooking, what kinds of food you eat, how many kids you have. Amanda Dickson sits down with Sharla Jessop, President of Smedley Financial, Ganel-Lyn Condie, author of Mother to Mother, and Valerie Ackley, Marketing Director with Brighton Home Health and Hospice, to talk food. Ganel-Lyn shares an app with us - Savings Catcher - that she...

Duration: 00:09:38


Molina goes. "Fix health care now!"

8/6/2017
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Sharla Jessop, President of Smedley Financial, talked to us about how when insurance companies make these decisions about whether or not to stay in a market, they look at the subsidies their clients receive and the ones they might receive in the future. Molina is just the latest company to pull out of Utah. Six others have pulled out before this. Sharla joins Amanda Dickson, Valerie Ackley, Marketing Director of Brighton Home Health and Hospice and Ganel-Lyn Condie, author and speaker, to...

Duration: 00:10:33


Former terrorist teaches school now - so humbling

8/6/2017
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A former Islamic militant in Indonesia who regrets his past has opened up a school for children of extremists with the hope of steering them away from the paths of their fathers. Valerie Ackley, Marketing Director of Brighton Home Health and Hospice, talked about how important it is to teach from experience. Ganel-Lyn Condie, author and speaker, shared that she believes that any ill in society has forgiveness at its heart. If only we could throw a blanket of forgiveness over Washington. We...

Duration: 00:08:03


Is money what decides if you get in to the US?

8/6/2017
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Ganel-Lyn Condie, author and speaker, shares the story of the hoops she and her son had to go through before her son was allowed to go to Zimbabwe. She shared this story to help put the issue of legal immigration into the United States into perspective. Maybe there is something to be said for some type of qualifier before you're allowed to come here. Her son had to prove that he was bringing quality to Zimbabwe. Should people have to prove something before they come here? Sharla Jessop,...

Duration: 00:10:36


Whatever happened to civil discourse?

7/30/2017
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The criticism over President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts of America prompted the ladies to wonder what places should be completely free from politics, and when political speech is not only OK but encouraged. The consensus: we as a society have lost the ability to have a political discussion without it becoming an argument, and we need to re-learn the art of listening. Becky Bruce, Digital Content Producer at KSL Newsradio, fills in for Amanda Dickson. Her guests are Christine Cooke,...

Duration: 00:12:01


Homelessness in Utah

7/30/2017
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There's no one-size-fits-all approach to solving homelessness, but it seems to be one of the hardest conversations we are currently having in Utah. What's the answer? Is it to build more shelters? Address drug addiction and other root causes? Salt Lake City and state leaders are currently in talks to find fixes. Becky Bruce, Digital Content Producer at KSL Newsradio, fills in for Amanda Dickson. Her guests are Christine Cooke, Education Policy Director at the Sutherland Institute, and...

Duration: 00:17:47


No Taxation without Innovation

7/30/2017
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More money by itself may not be enough to improve education in Utah, according to the Education Policy Director at the Sutherland Institute, Christine Cooke. She explains why she believes any new taxes to fund education need to be backed up by new ideas for effective change. Guest host Becky Bruce and hospice chaplain and entrepreneur Shantel McBride also offer their perspectives on what works for schools and what doesn't.

Duration: 00:06:24


It's all in your head

7/30/2017
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Why is it that every time we encounter change, our first reaction is negative? Shantel McBride, a certified trainer, mentor, entrepreneur and hospice chaplain, explains her take on how to handle life's curve balls. She encourages Sutherland Institute Education Policy Director Christine Cooke and KSL Digital Content Producer Becky Bruce to choose to find the positive in any change by always seeking out reasons to feel grateful. So instead of feeling upset that Coca Cola is going to replace...

Duration: 00:09:04


Surf Camp for Utah kids? You bet!

7/28/2017
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Where would boys from American Fork, Utah go to camp? The mountains, right? Wrong. Try the beach. Steve Jensen, the young men's president in their ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, found a camp more uniquely suited to this group of boys - surf camp. These boys needed strong male role models in their lives. They needed to learn about service and teamwork and friendship . . . and if they learned that while catching a wave, all the better.

Duration: 00:14:46


Meet a female, Muslim, Republican who voted for Trump

7/23/2017
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Mary Khalaf was a Democrat for 24 years until she saw the Planned Parenthood videos. They changed her profoundly. She changed parties, went to a caucus, ran for delegate, and the rest is history. She contacted Amanda Dickson after hearing a Woman's View one week and said that the show was too one-sided in its opinions. Amanda said she would love to have Mary join her to represent her opinions. Mary runs the Khalaf House where she helps immigrants and helps everyone be heard. She is an...

Duration: 00:08:26


Why isn't fixing Obamacare an option?

7/23/2017
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Forcing families into poverty so they could accept Medicare, which happened before Obamacare, was not the right way. Obamacare has problems, but it addresses that issue - says Luz Lewis-Perez, the Director of Development of the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho. Molly Miller, Community Relations Specialist for the Park City School District, reminds us that Obamacare was based on Romneycare. She thinks it's outrageous that senators won't work together in a bipartisan manner to fix this....

Duration: 00:09:49


On John McCain - from a cancer patient

7/23/2017
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All of us have been thinking of John McCain since learning of his diagnosis, thinking of those things that have made us respect him. Amanda Dickson's guests share the parts of his career and character that have moved them the most. Molly Miller, Community Relations Specialist with the Park City School District, calls him the lion of the Senate. Luz Lewis-Perez, Director of Development with the Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho, talked about her respect for his never wavering on wanting...

Duration: 00:12:54


The terror of fentanyl

7/23/2017
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Molly Miller, the Community Relations Specialist from the Park City School District, talks about the terror of fentanyl, discussing the case in Miami where a boy died from exposure to the drug, even though it's not clear how he was exposed. She reminds us of the terrible deaths of the two boys in Park City who died from exposure to a similar drug before the DEA made it illegal.

Duration: 00:08:17


Who did you hurt online today?

7/16/2017
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Social media has become so crass. Seeing and sharing uncivil exchanges online can lead to real shifts in attitudes and behavior, particularly in children. Low self worth can be tied to negative social media posts. How can we help develop empathy in ourselves and others online? Amanda Dickson sat down with Lori Midgeley with Circle of Red with the American Heart Association, Trish Hatch, the Director of the Women's Leadership Institute and Ronda Menlove, former state representative to...

Duration: 00:17:05


Compare our schools to the world - not just other states

7/16/2017
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BYU and the U of U were ranked on the new "Best Colleges for Your Money" list. Amanda Dickson sat down with Ronda Menlove, former state representative, Trish Hatch, Director of the women's Leadership Institute, and Lori Midgeley with the Circle of Red with the American Heart Association to talk about education. Trish mentioned that women overall are getting more degrees than men, except in Utah. Affordability is exciting in Utah, Ronda said - they can get a great college education with...

Duration: 00:20:18


"We should not be making money off the sick."

7/16/2017
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We've worked so hard to get off the emergency room form of health care, but people are concerned the new health care reform bill may put us right back on that system. Health care reform - most of the concern seems to be around the Medicaid rollbacks. Amanda Dickson sat down with Ronda Menlove, former state representative, Trish Hatch, Director of the Women's Leadership Institute, and Lori Midgeley with the Circle of Red with the American Heart Association. Ronda, having been a legislator,...

Duration: 00:16:42

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