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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.

Is getting vaccinated all about personal choice or do we owe something to our neighbors?   (07:47)7-30-2021
Is the decision on getting vaccinated all about personal choice? Each person has control over their body. What ever happened to my body my choice? Is that what it comes down to or do we owe something to our neighbors? KSL Newsradio's  Amanda Dickson asks for input on this import...
How do you feel about the new CDC guidelines about putting masks back on?   (11:57)7-30-2021
The CDC came out with new guidelines this week that said, in light of the increasing number of Covid cases due to the Delta variant, they are again recommending we all - even those of us who are fully vaccinated - wear masks indoors in areas of high transmission. That includes ma...
"I felt more afraid on January 6th than I ever felt in Iraq."   (07:37)7-30-2021
We saw emotional testimony this week from four police officers who tried to defend the U.S. Capitol on January 6th - two Capitol Hill officers and two D.C. Metro Police Officers. The toll that day took them was obvious and profound. KSL Newsradio's  Amanda Dickson asked her gues...
We are more than our accomplishments - lesson from Simone Biles   (08:14)7-30-2021
Simone Biles' struggles in these Olympic Games have given the world a most valuable lesson. She tweeted this week that she learned for the first time that she is worth more than her accomplishments. How many of us took decades to learn that, if we have even learned it yet? KSL Ne...
How to love across a political divide   (07:01)7-26-2021
We've seen families broken apart by political differences in recent years. Has this affected your family? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests this week - how do we love each other through profound differences of beliefs? Her guests this week are Sui Lang Panoke, Senio...
Seeing racism as a public health crisis   (12:46)7-26-2021
Salt Lake City officials have declared racism a public health crisis. If you are a member of different minorities, you are three times more likely to get Covid. You are less likely to be screened for cancer. There are more incidences of low birth weight and higher infant mortalit...
Is there sexism in the standards for uniforms in sport?   (08:06)7-26-2021
We saw this week a paralympic competitor criticized for her shorts being too short. She said that a male competitor would never have been criticized this way. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to ask her guests if they agreed. Her guests this week are Sui Lang Panoke, Senior ...
Is the Olympics an appropriate place for free speech?   (09:14)7-26-2021
Some American athletes have used the platforms they've developed with their careers to express themselves. They may say things we disagree with, but aren't they demonstrating that most American of things - free speech? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson gets input from her guests thi...
Book, movie and binge watching recommendations here!   (08:02)7-15-2021
KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson is an admitted book worm. She asked her guests this week on A Woman's View to share a favorite book or show or movie of late with her on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Molly Miller, founder of Miller Media and Communications, Sara Dout...
Should unvaccinated kids and staff have to wear masks back to school?   (10:25)7-15-2021
With the school year just six or so weeks away and the Delta variant growing around the country, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks the question - should unvaccinated children and staff be required to wear masks when school starts again in the fall? It raises so many uncomfortab...
Can insulting a police officer be a hate crime?   (08:05)7-15-2021
Have you heard the case from Garfield County where the police officer charged a woman who stomped on a sign in front of the officer and gave him a menacing look  with a hate crime? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson is struggling with the charge of a hate crime. Criminal mischief? F...
Have you ever experienced road rage?   (09:32)7-15-2021
After another road rage incident this week where one drive actually shot at another driver, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to ask her guests on A Woman's View about road rage. Have they ever experienced it? Why do they think incidents of road rage are going up? Her guests ...
Do we treat politics like religion and is it causing us to make bad decisions?   (09:13)7-9-2021
Utah Governor Spencer Cox was on a Sunday morning talk show recently talking about the fact that fewer Republicans than Democrats have been vaccinated against Covid-19, and he commented that we are too often treating politics like religion and it's causing us to make poor decisio...
Do you care about the Britney Spears story?   (08:18)7-9-2021
Is the Britney Spears story about the fact that she's a pop start or is it about something larger? Is it about the misuse of the legal system to abuse the rights of someone or are we only talking about this because she is a beautiful pop star? Amanda Dickson wanted to ask her gue...
Are we learning how to work to live instead of live to work?   (12:04)7-9-2021
There was a study released from Iceland recently where they reduced the work week to 4 days and found that productivity was not reduced and, as you might imagine, happiness and satisfaction went up. Are we learning how to work to live instead of live to work in this country? Has ...
The example of Sha'Carri Richardson   (08:21)7-9-2021
Sha'Carri Richardson could have reacted so differently when she was disqualified from the Olympics for having used marijuana. She owned it and vowed to come back better next year. She didn't ask for special treatment. She was disappointed, to be sure, but she stood up straight an...
Why focus on critical race theory? Why not focus on the whole of Black History and racism?   (08:21)7-2-2021
Are our schools doing justice to the complexities of Black History? Why the focus on "critical race theory"? Why not focus on the whole of Black History in America? These are the questions KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson puts to her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests include Gin...
"Until we love people more than we love guns, it will never end."   (09:30)7-2-2021
Gun related deaths have increased 21% over last year, and they were up last year over the year before. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson has a radical and unpopular view that "until we love people more than we love guns, it will never end." She asked for help understanding this epid...
Hundreds are dying from the heat. What can we do NOW?   (08:04)7-2-2021
When Amanda Dickson saw Portland hit 116 degrees and hundreds of people dying from heat-related conditions, she felt compelled to talk about the heat. Climate change is not a theoretical topic for the future. It's here now. She asks for wisdom from her guests on A Woman's View. H...
What is the state of your patriotism this July 4th?   (07:45)7-2-2021
Our patriotism feels different at different times in our lives - different in our childhood certainly than it does in our youth and other stages of our lives. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to ask her guests on A Woman's View what their patriotism feels like now at the sta...
Why can't we have both a secure election and encourage voters?   (08:39)6-28-2021
The For the People Act, the federal bill that focused on voting but included a number of other things, did not get debate in the Senate. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to find out what her guests thought about this legislation and about the state of voting in the United St...
Is it a good idea to pay people to get vaccinated?   (08:21)6-28-2021
Is it a good idea to pay people to get vaccinated? The rate of vaccinations in the United States is slowing down. How can we address that situation? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson puts this question to her guests on A Woman's View. She also asks them what their feeling is about f...
Will we ever get to a time when people won't need to "come out" as gay?   (06:59)6-28-2021
This week we saw the first active NFL player to come out as gay, Carl Nassib. Is this as big of a deal any more? Will we ever get to a time when this won't be a deal at all? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to get reaction from her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this w...
Do you think the Supreme Court opened the door to paying college athletes?   (07:58)6-28-2021
We saw the Supreme Court rule against the NCAA this week in a case that had to do with education related materials. Does this case open the door to someday compensate college athletes more broadly? Will it be applied equally to male and female athletes? KSL's Amanda Dickson puts ...
The hope of a new Alzheimer's drug   (08:02)6-11-2021
When we learned this week about the approval of a new drug that treats Alzheimer's patients, that gave so many hope. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to get her guests impressions of this news. Her guests this week include Kathy Aiken, long time sportscaster with KSL TV and ...
Don't you wish you paid the same % of income tax the rich do?   (13:42)6-11-2021
We learned this week through a leak from the IRS that the richest Americans pay almost nothing in income tax. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View how that made them feel? She also brings up the difficult topic of how they talk to their family and fri...
What we can all do to help the drought   (09:00)6-11-2021
We haven't been in a drought this bad since the 1970's. So what do we do - each one of us? There is so much we can do, and when you add our individual efforts together, the aggregate is meaningful. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson gets wisdom from her guests this week on A Woman's ...
Do you have enough awe in your life?   (09:04)6-11-2021
KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson read an article in USA Today this week that said there is an emotion that will make us both healthier and happier and that emotion is awe. Do we have enough awe in our lives? She puts that question to her guests this week on A Woman's View. Her gues...
Advice for the Class of 2021   (05:57)6-4-2021
KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View this week if they might have some words of wisdom for the Class of 2021. Her guests are Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director of Community Health and Prevention with Intermountain Health Care and Robbyn Scribner, ...
Are these voting laws protecting party or people?   (11:28)6-4-2021
As we watch Republican backed voting laws pop up around the country, and the Democrat backed For the People Act in Congress, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks are these voting laws protecting party or people? Isn't the ultimate goal to protect the power of the people to vote, a...
What did Naomi Osaka teach us going forward?   (06:55)6-4-2021
We watched tennis player Naomi Osaka withdraw from the French Open after she declined to speak to the media as required after her matches. She told us later that she was protecting her mental health. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson has such empathy for Naomi's situation and asks h...
2 Groups Are Still At Risk - Children and Unvaccinated   (09:52)6-4-2021
There are two groups that are still at risk at this stage of the Covid pandemic - children and the unvaccinated. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted her guests on A Woman's View to speak to that issue. Her guests this week are Dr. Tamara Sheffield, Medical Director of Community...
Summer read and binge watching recommendations   (08:37)5-28-2021
As school gets out and we head into the summer season, we all need good binge watching and reading recommendations. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests for their latest favorites. Her guests this week include State Representative Candice Pierucci, singer/songwriter and...
Who do you see leading the Republican party going forward?   (10:49)5-28-2021
A poll in USA Today said that 25% of Americans and 53% of Republicans say Donald Trump is still the true president. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests on A Woman's View for their perspective on this poll. Her guests this week include State Representative Candice Pieru...
What is infrastructure? Getting something done in D.C.   (08:23)5-28-2021
What is infrastructure? Is it limited to what was traditionally infrastructure - roads, bridges, rail, etc.? Or does it include schools, replacing lead water pipes, installing electric vehicle charging stations? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson puts this question to guests this wee...
Phil Mickelson - is 50 the new 40 or even 30?   (08:39)5-28-2021
Even if you're not a golf fan, you could be inspired by Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship at age 50. Is 50 the new 40 or even 30? Are we doing more at older ages than we used to? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks about this topic with her guests this week on A Woman'...
Will you buy an electric vehicle? Why or why not?   (08:17)5-21-2021
Are you interested in buying an electric vehicle? What affects your decision? Do you consider adding EV charging stations across the country part of infrastructure as President Biden does? KSL Newsradio brings up these topics with her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests include ...
Why are we afraid of teaching children about "racism"?   (11:51)5-21-2021
The Utah Legislature passed a resolution this week to urge the School Board to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory. What is that? Can you teach students what racism is without teaching that theory? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson discusses this important topic with her guests...
We can support child care and stay-at-home parents at the same time.   (09:52)5-21-2021
Senator Romney got off track during a hearing this week on President Biden's Family Act. He thought the witness was saying that children were better raised in a child care situation than with a stay-at-home parent, which was not her point. She was only saying families who HAVE to...
Why is there still no two state solution in the Middle East?   (09:37)5-21-2021
How do you understand what is happening in Gaza? We can understand the yearning to have a home, to have peace. It is hard for us to sit in judgement form here in the United States. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests on A Woman's View what their thoughts are on the top...
Was ousting Liz Cheney cancel culture?   (08:01)5-15-2021
After Representative Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership position in the Republican conference in the House of Representatives, some have suggested what happened to her was cancel culture. Is it or is "cancel culture" just a term you use when you don't like what's happening...
How do you feel about vaccinated-only zones?   (08:24)5-15-2021
There is a restaurant in Salt Lake City that has opened indoor dining to vaccinated only people. They've received a lot of pushback and a lot of applause. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wondered how her guests would feel on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Luz Lewis P...
Will you have your kids vaccinated when they are eligible?   (10:11)5-15-2021
The FDA has approved the Covid vaccine for 12-16 year olds now. Will you have your children as young as 12 vaccinated? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson says she will, and she wanted to know how her guests feel about this topic on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Luz Lew...
"I'm a Republican, but I'm not that type of Republican."   (10:04)5-15-2021
We saw Representative Liz Cheney ousted from her leadership role in the Republican conference of the House of Representatives. How do you feel about that, and how do you feel about the way your representatives voted? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks about this topic with her ...
Happy Mother's Day dear Moms   (07:22)5-7-2021
Happy Mother's Day dear, dear moms from three moms on A Woman's View. This is a bittersweet day for KSL's Amanda Dickson who didn't have her first child until she was 40 and relates very much to women who do not have children. Amanda talks about mothering and the day with her gue...
Bravo to all of our teachers!!!!   (10:44)5-7-2021
This was Teacher Appreciation Week, so let us add our voices to thank our teachers for the above and beyond work they've done this year to help our kids. Their passion for their students is so evident. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests to share their thoughts about t...
Why is the U.S. birth rate going down?   (09:27)5-7-2021
The birth rate in the United States is at the lowest point in 100 years. It's now 1.6 children per woman, not enough to replace the population. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests on A Woman's View what they make of the falling birth rate. Her guests this week include ...
If they're still yelling, you're winning.   (09:08)5-7-2021
We saw parents start screaming in a Granite School District board meeting this week, angry that their children had to continue to wear masks for the remainder of the school year. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests how they feel about the contempt that is too often pre...
Utah's First Lady Abby Cox's Initiative "Show Up"   (10:02)4-30-2021
Utah's First Lady Abby Cox has a new initiative called "Show Up." She is encouraging all of us to show up for children in foster care, to show up for social and emotional learning and much more. The First Lady talks about the empathy crisis we're dealing with and how we can model...
Gen Z wants the same thing we did when they grow up - owning a home   (06:55)4-30-2021
A new survey shows Gen Z wants the same thing we did, and still do, when they grow up. They want to own a home in the suburbs. Will they be able to afford one? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks about the affordability of housing for Gen Z with her guests this week on A Woman's...
There is a lot to like in the American Families Act.   (11:42)4-30-2021
How do you feel about the American Families Act that President Biden is proposing including extending the child tax credit, paying for daycare and paid family and medical leave, universal preschool and more? KSL's Amanda Dickson wanted to get the opinions of her guests this week ...
Your Take on President Biden's First Speech to Congress   (07:57)4-30-2021
President Biden gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress this week. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to hear from her guests on A Woman's View what their impressions were of the speech. Her guests this week include Utah's First Lady Abby Cox, Jeanetta Williams, p...
Sleeping too little after 50 can increase risk for dementia   (08:27)4-23-2021
There was a report out this week that showed sleeping too little after age 50 can increase risk for dementia. This study gave KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson great reason for pause. She asked her guests on A Woman's View what they think about it and their own sleep habits. Her gue...
How do you feel about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan?   (07:23)4-23-2021
There are different views on President Biden's decision to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, which will be the 20th anniversary of the attack on America. Even among Utah's delegation, there are differing views. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her gue...
It's hard to look at and hard to look away - climate change   (10:38)4-23-2021
Earth Day was this week, and KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to spend the day (and more) educating herself on the topic of climate change. She started reading and wanted to ask her guests on A Woman's View how they view this difficult topic. Her guests this week include Rob...
Justice and accountability for George Floyd and the black community   (09:10)4-23-2021
When you saw Derek Chauvin be convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd this week, how did you feel? Did you feel, as so many did, like this was justice? Like this was accountability on even a larger scale than just this one case? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks about...
We can learn so much from our teenagers.   (09:56)4-19-2021
Governor Cox took time to ask Utah's youth what matters to them, what their issues are. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson thinks that's so important, that we can really learn more from teenagers than we often give them credit for. She asks for opinions on this from her guests this w...
Should we expand the Supreme Court?   (10:48)4-19-2021
Should we consider adding justices to the Supreme Court? Americans feel very differently about this based on party. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson put the question to her guests this week on A Woman's View. She also asks whether this question would even be coming up had President...
What is my role in preventing racism in America?   (09:19)4-19-2021
Racism is an issue for all of us in America. It sometimes comes to a head with law enforcement, but it is an issue for all of us. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson brings up this challenging topic with her guests this week on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Kathy Nelson...
Should police officers always carry guns?   (08:17)4-19-2021
After the recent tragic encounters between law enforcement and people of color, the question arises - should police officers carry guns in all circumstances? What about the model used in Great Britain where guns are only used in limited circumstances? KSL's Amanda Dickson discuss...
The "Bridge to Nowhere" actually went somewhere - do we need earmarks?   (09:54)4-9-2021
Amanda Dickson learned this week that the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" actually went somewhere. It went to an island in Alaska with an airport used by 250,000 people a year. Is it possible these earmarks, monies put aside for one district or another for pet projects, sometimes c...
Voting rights and the All Star Game   (13:11)4-9-2021
Major League Baseball's decision to move the All Star game from Georgia because of their new voting law raised a lot of controversy this week - both support and criticism. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests what they thought of the decision, and what they think of th...
Are kids as worried as their parents about masks in school?   (09:09)4-9-2021
This weekend we saw the statewide mask mandate go away for everything except schools and large groups over fifty. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks about the school exception with her guests on A Woman's View. Is it a good idea to have kids in school continue to wear masks thr...
Are we removing Utah's mask mandate too soon or at the right time?   (09:04)4-9-2021
Utah's statewide mask mandate ends this weekend, with the exception of schools and large gatherings over 50 people. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson explores whether or not this is a good idea or premature with her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include author and s...
Conference Conversation with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson Part 4   (07:31)4-3-2021
On this General Conference Sunday, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson. In this segment, they talk about women in politics and why there aren't more women in politics here in Utah.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...
Conference Conversation with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson Part 3   (10:58)4-3-2021
On this General Conference Sunday, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson. In this segment, they talk about how the Lieutenant Governor handles the stress of the pandemic, how her faith plays a role in her life and how politics i...
Conference Conversation with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson Part 2   (09:04)4-3-2021
On this General Conference Sunday, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson. In this segment, they talk about her relationship with legislators, her biggest challenge of handling the pandemic and the April 10th mask mandate lifting...
Conference Conversation with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson   (09:02)4-3-2021
On this General Conference Sunday, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson. In this segment, they talk about her background, her family, and how she got into politics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"You do the crime, you do the time" isn't good enough any more.   (07:32)3-26-2021
"You do the crime, you do the time." That simple slogan just doesn't work for us any more. It doesn't acknowledge how unfair the laws are applied. It doesn't look at the effect mass incarceration is having on our nation, on the families of our nation. Other Western nations could ...
We've got to stop lying to ourselves about our driving   (12:53)3-25-2021
KSL's Amanda Dickson has been moved by the campaign on the radio that talks about how we have to stop lying to ourselves about our driving - the lies that say "I can text and drive" or "I can speed and drive safely." We have to stop these lies because they're killing people. She ...
False choice between 2nd Amendment and gun safety laws   (09:59)3-25-2021
After two mass shootings in a single week, we are all reeling. And the debate about gun safety laws has returned to Washington and to our kitchen tables. It seems to KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson that it is a false choice to suggest that we have to choose between respect for the...
Will Senator Romney's idea help the U.S. have more babies?   (09:45)3-25-2021
The United States has a population problem. Lots of us didn't know that we are below the 2.1 babies per family that we need to maintain our population. So what do we do? Have more babies or bring in immigrants? Senator Mitt Romney wants to give families money to help them with th...
Do you have a little wanderlust?   (07:25)3-19-2021
Maybe it's being cooped up in her studio for the last year, but KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson has a serious case of wanderlust. Do any of you have any desire to get out of Dodge? Amanda asks her guests where they dream of going now that maybe we can . . . soon? Her guests this w...
The danger of trading religion for politics   (13:22)3-19-2021
Governor Cox made such an interesting argument that part of the problem in the country right now is that politics has taken the part of religion. Now if someone disagrees with you right now, they aren't your opponents, they are your enemies. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks he...
Why is the Utah mask mandate ending on April 10th?   (08:42)3-19-2021
Why is the Utah mask mandate ending on April 10th? The Utah legislature wanted to remove the mandate sooner, but Governor Cox negotiated to extend it to April 10th so more people could get vaccinated before the mandate ended. Is ending the mandate before science indicates we are ...
How do we understand the crisis at the border better?   (10:38)3-19-2021
Imagine how bad the circumstances would have to be before you would send your child across the border WITHOUT YOU? How bad would it have to be before that seemed like a better choice? As we look at the crisis at the border with thousands of children coming across the border unacc...
Whatever gets you through the pandemic!   (06:39)3-12-2021
We observed the one year anniversary of Covid being declared a pandemic this week. What has helped get you through the pandemic? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests what things they've been relying on. Amanda's guests this week include Lisa Walker, certified athletic t...
What did you make of the Prince Harry and Meghan interview?   (13:06)3-12-2021
Did you see any of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah? Is it of interest to you? Do you tend to believe them? What does it say about the monarchy? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to take the temperature of her guests this week on A Woman's View. Amanda'...
Is it too soon to lift the state mask mandate?   (10:33)3-12-2021
We've watched Texas and Mississippi lift their statewide mask mandates, and now Utah has announced April 10th as the day ours is lifted. Do you feel comfortable with that? Will you go to places where people are not wearing masks? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wants to get input ...
We'll all benefit from the Covid Relief Bill, but is it good policy?   (09:53)3-12-2021
President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion Covid Relief package this week. There is no doubt Utahns will benefit from this bill, but that doesn't keep us from asking if the policy is good. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests to weigh in on A Woman's View. Amanda's guests...
Governor Cuomo's apology was not an apology   (11:44)3-5-2021
KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests first about whether older teenagers should get to have a voice in voting about who serves on their school boards. Secondly, she asks them how they feel about Governor Andrew Cuomo's being accused several times of sexual harassment an...
The effects of Covid-19 on Utah women   (10:18)3-5-2021
Dr. Susan Madsen is in the middle of research on the impact of Covid-19 on Utah women and work. She talks about that on A Woman's View and the women share their personal experiences. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson's guests this week include Dr. Susan Madsen, Karen Huntsman Profes...
"We've sacrificed too much to give in now."   (09:51)3-5-2021
We're learning that we may all have a chance to be vaccinated by April here in Utah, May nationwide. Does that mean we'll be "back to normal" by summer? What do you make of Texas taking away their mask mandate? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests where they are on "nor...
Should a teacher read the "n" word in school?   (08:11)2-26-2021
This week we had a story of an educator in a Utah school read the "n" word in a book to students. A student was offended and told parents. Parents want a policy so it's not one teacher's decision which differs from another teacher's decision. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked ...
Let's talk about getting the vaccine if you have certain comorbidities.   (12:34)2-26-2021
KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to talk with her guest this week about the Utahns who are now eligible for the Covid vaccination because of certain comorbidities. Her guest this week is Andrea Jensen, Asthma Program Coordinator with the Utah County Health Department. They a...
Should we boycott the Olympics in China in 2022?   (09:21)2-26-2021
Senator Mitt Romney said this week that we should not boycott the Olympics in China in 2022 because of their civil rights abuses because of the athletes. The athletes train for years, for their lives, for this one moment, and they may never have it again. She puts this question a...
When do you think life will get back to normal?   (09:02)2-26-2021
We saw an interesting poll this week that asked Utahns "When do you think life will get back to normal?" KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson shared the results and then asked her guest what she thought of this "back to normal" business. Her guest this week is Andrea Jensen, Asthma Pro...
VP Kamala Harris' niece can't use her name   (10:04)2-22-2021
Vice President Kamala Harris' lawyers have asked her niece to stop using her name in any business ventures. It's an interesting question. She IS the niece of the vice president. Can't she tell her own story? But maybe it's just not a good idea to profit in any way from the name w...
Taking the temperature of education - online and in person   (11:25)2-22-2021
With the fight for in person learning being very much still in the forefront in California and Chicago, KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to bring up where we are in education with her guests this week. Her guests this week are long time former communications director Heather...
Mitt Romney for President?   (07:57)2-22-2021
There was a poll recently that showed Mitt Romney is still on the radar as a 2024 presidential candidate. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson wanted to see how her guests on A Woman's View feel about that topic. Her guests this week are long time former communications director Heather...
Black history is our history - a different look at Black History Month.   (08:49)2-12-2021
KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson learned more this year about black history than she did in school or college. Our education failed us on this topic. She has come to understand how this country would not be what it is on any level were it not for the contribution of African America...
Why would the Utah Legislature not want to teach children consent?   (10:56)2-12-2021
Recently the Utah Legislature turned down a bill that would have added consent to sex education. This seemed like a no brainer to Amanda Dickson - not just for sexual purposes, but for life. Children need to know what consent is. She asked her guests for their thoughts. Her guest...
Let's keep fewer cars on the road and the air cleaner!   (08:39)2-12-2021
A teenager in Utah did a school project that proved what we have always known - if there are fewer cars on the road, the air will be cleaner. Now, with this data, what action steps do we take going forward? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson opens this big topic up with her wonderful...
How do you interpret what you've seen in the impeachment trial?   (10:04)2-12-2021
So far, we've seen the House managers put on a compelling case for impeachment of former President Donald Trump. As of the taping of this program, the lawyers for President Trump have not started their defense. We'll have to talk about that next week. But for today, KSL Newsradio...
How many Utahns need help with food?   (08:39)2-5-2021
We've seen lines of people waiting for food, here and around the country. And it changed so quickly in March. People who never needed food before, need food. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks with Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank President and CEO, Ashley Thorn, marriage and famil...
There are ways to catch up for our kids who have lost learning.   (11:42)2-5-2021
All of our students have been affected by the pandemic, as we have. Many of them have lost ground this year because of their loss of access to their teachers, but there are ways planned for them to catch up. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson talks with her guests this week about stu...
Are social media companies public utilities?   (09:37)2-5-2021
Are conservatives being censored on social media? If they are, and even if they're not, do we need to look at social media companies as public utilities, subject to regulation in the public good? These are the questions on KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson's mind. She gets input fro...
Can we see Covid relief through a lens other than party?   (09:42)2-5-2021
Do you still maintain hope for the bipartisan efforts for Covid relief? Or should we put party aside and just look at it in terms of what people need? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests this week how they understand this complicated question. Her guests this week inc...
Is our isolation perpetuating our feeling of division?   (11:00)1-29-2021
The sales of melatonin have skyrocketed in the last year. Add that to a year when we've not been allowed to hug one another and you have a very challenging mental health situation. Is it possible that our isolation is perpetuating our feeling of division? KSL Newsradio's Amanda D...
Is government the fix to cancel culture?   (10:57)1-29-2021
How do we understand the competing values of free speech, truth, free markets and more? We've heard the right talking a lot about "cancel culture" lately. Is the answer having government step in to put guardrails on social media companies? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson puts this...