A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson

A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson

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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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
An AI version of your loved one who's passed on?

KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson saw an article this week about several companies who are developing an AI that would allow mourners to speak to an AI version of the dead. Is this a positive or a negative? Amanda asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Jill Atwood, communication strategist for the VA and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, Ronda Menlow, former state representative and administrator for Utah State University, and 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. 

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Jun 7, 2024 4:4 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
Are we seeing the end of the school library?

We saw a Park City school decide to close its library. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson loves libraries, but she wonders if we will see them go away since everyone reads and does their research online? She asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Jill Atwood, communication strategist for the VA and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, Ronda Menlow, former state representative and administrator for Utah State University, and 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. 

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Jun 7, 2024 4:2 AM
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What does former President Trump's criminal conviction mean?

We saw former President Donald Trump convicted on all counts last week in a New York court room. How do you understand it? What does it mean to the country? To our future? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Jill Atwood, communication strategist for the VA and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, Ronda Menlow, former state representative and administrator for Utah State University, and 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. 

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Jun 7, 2024 3:59 AM
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How do we stop road rage and get home to our kids?

This week we saw two people die in road rage incidents in one 24 hour people. One died fromm a gun shot wound and the other died after a fist fight. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View - what can we do to lower the temperature? How do we get home to our kids? Her guests this week include Jill Atwood, communication strategist for the VA and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, Ronda Menlow, former state representative and administrator for Utah State University, and 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. 

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Jun 7, 2024 3:57 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
Are immigrants the answer to the labor shortage?

The former president of Mexico - Vincente Fox - was in Utah last week. He talked about how immigrants from Mexico have filled our labor needs for years, but the number of immigrants coming from Mexico is going down. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include singer and songwriter Cherie Call and Sharla Jessop, president of Smedley Financial.

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May 31, 2024 3:54 AM
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Advice for the Class of 2024

We've all seen the pictures of smiling parents and graduates on social media this week. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View whether they have any advice for the Class of 2024. Her guests this week include singer and songwriter Cherie Call and Sharla Jessop, president of Smedley Financial.

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May 31, 2024 3:51 AM
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Sins of the great-great-grandfather?

There was a story this week about President Biden's great-great-grandfather who fought in the Civil War. He was given a dishonorable discharge for stabbing someone. President Lincoln pardoned him. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View whether children are responsible for the sins of their fathers? Their children? Their siblings? Her guests this week include singer and songwriter Cherie Call and Sharla Jessop, president of Smedley Financial.

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May 31, 2024 3:48 AM
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Foster care parents needed - can you help?

There is a shortage of foster care parents in Utah. Governor Spencer Cox said he has the goal of having Utah be the first state where there is a waiting list of parents waiting for children instead of children waiting for parents. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what they think about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include singer and songwriter Cherie Call and Sharla Jessop, president of Smedley Financial.

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May 31, 2024 3:44 AM
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How can we not support the downwinders?

Some people, particularly young people, don't know what or who the downwinders are. Maybe that's what makes it easy for them to vote down the government funding to care for these people who got terrible cancers after nuclear testing in the West. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this important issue on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include former state Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Michelle Arnold, professor of physics at Weber State University and Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho.

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May 24, 2024 9:40 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
What should be done with Abravanel Hall?

We've heard so much debate and public comment this week about what should happen to Abravanel Hall. One of the lead architects for the hall commented that we live in such a throw-away society. We don't cherish our beautiful structures. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what they think. Her guests this week include former state Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Michelle Arnold, professor of physics at Weber State University and Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho.

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May 24, 2024 9:25 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
Did college professors do the right thing supporting student protestors on campus?

There has been criticism of professors - in Utah and around the country - who have supported recent student protestors on college campuses. There is a distinction between supporting the right to protest and supporting the subject of the underlying protest. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include former state Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Michelle Arnold, professor of physics at Weber State University and Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho.

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May 24, 2024 9:22 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
Cat fight in Congress

We saw representatives in the House of Representatives attack each other personally. They attacked each other's appearance and intelligence. The three involved happened to be women, so the episode was called a "cat figtht." KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include former state Senator and Representative Patrice Arent, Michelle Arnold, professor of physics at Weber State University and Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho.

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May 24, 2024 9:19 AM
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Utah is getting older

Utah is getting older. That has an effect on everything from jobs to housing to healthcare. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this change in demographics on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and Danielle Vasquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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May 17, 2024 4:22 AM
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Teenagers and sleep - should kids do early morning activities?

Should teenagers try to take part in early morning activities? We know that there is a real danger that kids are not getting enough sleep and that that is having profound effects on their health. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and Danielle Vasquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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May 17, 2024 4:20 AM
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Health centers in Utah high schools

There is a healthcare clinic in West High School in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake School District is coordinating with the University of Utah healthcare system so students can get access to all kinds of healthcare, including mental health. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this new idea on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and Danielle Vasquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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May 17, 2024 4:17 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
What the child care crisis really looks like

We have a childcare crisis in this country and in Utah. Not one Utah county has enough licensed childcare providers, and even if you can find one, you might not be able to afford them. What does that look like when you get right down to it? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and Danielle Vasquez, Executive Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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May 17, 2024 4:13 AM
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A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson
Murder of Santaquin police officer an attack on all of us

The state of Utah is mourning the murder of Santaquin police officer Bill Hooser. This tragedy feels like an attack on everything we hold dear. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this tragedy on A Woman's View. Her guests include Dr. Susan Madsen, founder/director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and the Karen Haight Huntsman endowed professor of leadership in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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May 10, 2024 4:23 AM
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Hate speech not a crime in Idaho - is that the right call?

The prosecutor in Idaho made the decision to not charge the man who yelled racist and misogynistic slurs at the Univeristy of Utah women's basketball team. Was that the right call? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests include Dr. Susan Madsen, founder/director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and the Karen Haight Huntsman endowed professor of leadership in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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May 10, 2024 4:17 AM
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Utah #1 state according to US News and World Report

We saw the ranking from US News and World Report that put Utah as the #1 state in the nation. A number of different issues were measured, including economy, education and infrastructure. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about the ranking on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Dr. Susan Madsen, founder/director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and the Karen Haight Huntsman endowed professor of leadership in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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May 10, 2024 4:12 AM
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11 Major Challenges Utah Women Face

A new research brief was released this week that details the 11 Major Challenges Utah Women Face. Thousands of Utah women responded to questions and told the researchers that their greatest challenge was lack of recognition. These respondents spoke to gender expectations and work-related inequities. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this study. Her guests this week include Dr. Susan Madsen, founder/director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and the Karen Haight Huntsman endowed professor of leadership in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and Barbara Smith, Director of Communications for Sandy City. 

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May 10, 2024 4:7 AM
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GOP convention - just raucous politics or is something really wrong here?

We watched delegates at the Utah GOP convention boo Governor Cox. He wasn't the first governor booed at that event. This year was a particularly divisive year where even our Lt. Governor said she didn't feel comfortable bringing children to the event. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Christine Cooke Fairbanks, education policy fellow at the Sutherland Institute, Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School and Shauna Scott-Bellacomo, former president of Women's State Legislative Council.

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May 3, 2024 4:0 AM
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How can we look at college and trade school differently?

There was a report this week that Gen Z is ditching college for trade school. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to know how we approach this topic with open minds. College is still valuable for some and the trades is a terrific choice for others. This is a personal choice. She asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Christine Cooke Fairbanks, education policy fellow at the Sutherland Institute, Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School and Shauna Scott-Bellacomo, former president of Women's State Legislative Council.

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May 3, 2024 3:55 AM
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Can we talk about Israel and Gaza without being labeled antisemitic?

There is almost a fear now in talking about the war in Gaza. If you question anything Israel is doing, you'll be labeled antisemitic. Can we be supportive of the college students who are protesting without being labeled antisemitic? How do we get beyond the banners and labels and have the crucial conversations? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Christine Cooke Fairbanks, education policy fellow at the Sutherland Institute, Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School and Shauna Scott-Bellacomo, former president of Women's State Legislative Council.

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May 3, 2024 3:51 AM
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What do you think of the protests on college campuses?

We saw arrests of students on 25 different college campuses in 21 states in the last week. There were protests here in Utah on both the University of Utah and Utah State University campus. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View what they think as they watch the protests and the police response. Her guests this week include Christine Cooke Fairbanks, education policy fellow at the Sutherland Institute, Lisa Walker, certified athletic trainer and teacher at Springville High School and Shauna Scott-Bellacomo, former president of Women's State Legislative Council.

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May 3, 2024 3:46 AM
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Would you want to go on an "adult sabbatical?"

KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson saw an article this week about "adult sabbaticals" - taking a year off to travel or do something different in midlife instead of right after highschool. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View if they would like an adult sabbatical. Her guests this week include Meghan Holbrook, Senior Vice President with Zions Bank, Ganel-Lyn Condie, popular speaker, host, author and mental health advocate, and Mary Richards, journliast for Church News. 

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Apr 26, 2024 3:52 AM
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