Opinion

From "The Story of Change" told by citizens...
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: We are citizens, not consumers.

Because we act like consumers, we stand at a distance, judgmental and opinionated, but never about our own role.
21 days ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Is Democracy on the ballot?

At its core, what is our democracy based on? The USA believes in the integrity of the vote and the peaceful transfer of power that follows.
28 days ago
snow memories...
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: As winter approaches, I ask, ‘What are your snow memories?’

As the first snow of winter begins to fall in Salt Lake City, KSL NewsRadio host Amanda Dickson recalls her memories of snow.
1 month ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: BYU fans — please don’t boo your team

Aiden's first game in a college stadium was the BYU vs. Baylor game this year. He talked about his sport-induced joy for days.
1 month ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: My new side hustle — substitute teaching in Salt Lake City

I don't know when I was more nervous, the first time I ran the board at KSL NewsRadio or my first time substitute teaching 5th graders.
2 months ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Working Conference Weekend

Some of the weekends that I remember best and thoroughly enjoyed were conference weekends. Times were different, but the memories hold true.
2 months ago
Hurricane Tropical Storm Sally...
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Hurricane days were like snow days

For those who have spent time in Florida, like KSL NewsRadio's Amanda Dickson, hurricane days are much like snow days here in Utah.
2 months ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Time out on the field

One of my first jobs when I started at KSL in 1990 was running the board for BYU games, football and basketball.
2 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Richard Rosenthal, animal attorney

Richard Rosenthal is an animal attorney who handles custody cases. He sues clinics for malpractice and defends dangerous dogs.
4 months ago
Indiana mall mass shootings...
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Should media reduce their coverage of mass shootings?

When the media focuses on mass shootings, is it hurting society, both on an individual level and collectively? What can be done?
5 months ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Meet the new highly contagious variant of COVID-19 — BA.5

Like others, KSL NewsRadio host Amanda Dickson avoided COVID-19 until the latest, most transmissible new variant emerged.
5 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan: How to predict if you’re going to die

A new test could tell you about your life expectancy. If you're over 50 years old, you'll want to try it. All you need is your leg.
5 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan: How to beat inflation — potty train your cat (seriously)

Everyone's minds are on how to best beat inflation. And if you're trying to be super frugal, there's a good chance you can.
6 months ago
Utah's Morning News Host Amanda Dickson with her husband, Aaron....
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: To honor Aaron, a father’s love for his children

This is an editorial piece. An editorial, like a news article, is based on fact but also shares opinions. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and are not associated with our newsroom.
6 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Utah’s most misspelled word

A Google trends review shows Utah's most misspelled word is a lot tougher than most states. Especially Texas.
6 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Pie in the face

A protester smeared the Mona Lisa with cake in protest of climate change last week. Another page in the Mona Lisa's interesting story.
6 months ago
Walmart profits...
Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: As Walmart profits go down, so do ours

We're still buying stuff from Walmart, just not the name brands. And that's squeezing Walmart profits, which squeezes our 401K.
7 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Hands off the garlic!

Asparagus and garlic may go together nicely, but a couple of committees involved in these food types are mixing like oil and water.
7 months ago
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Amanda Dickson

Opinion: My personal memory of our former senior Senator, Orrin Hatch

KSL NewsRadio host Amanda Dickson recalls a favorite memory, a phone call from Sen. Orrin Hatch asking about the health of her newborn son.
7 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: The secret to easy hard boiled eggs

After 700 tests, a researcher has found the perfect combination to assure an easily peeled hard-boiled egg. Hint: it's all about temperature.
8 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Whatever happened to CB radios?

CW McCall sang a trucker song that at one point, nearly every American could sing word-for-word. But why was a trucker song so popular?
8 months ago
Eric Church at a concert....
Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: The worst concert cancellation ever

Concert cancellations are always a possibility. But the way an artist cancels can be a delicate art, and some are better at it than others.
8 months ago
vending machines drive-thru...
Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Burger vending machines

Food vending machines already exist in other parts of the world. With the current labor shortages, maybe U.S. restaurants should take note.
8 months ago
Lucy Harris...
Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Queen of Basketball

Lucy Harris was a female basketball player and could have been the first woman to play for Jazz. A documentary about her life won an Oscar on Sunday.
8 months ago

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