This Is Her Place

By Naomi Watkins, Allison Pond, Tom Williams

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THIS IS HER PLACE tells the remarkable stories of Utah women, past and present, in all their diversity. Businesswomen and religious leaders, poets and politicians, healers and homemakers, artists and activists, women in the Beehive state have never fit into easy stereotypes. Through interviews and lively narrative retellings, each episode features at least two women, one historical and one contemporary, whose stories are distinct but whose lives illuminate a common theme. These subjects encompass the range of women’s lives and experiences—famous and forgotten, rich and poor, believers and skeptics, feminists and traditionalists, from all races and every part of the state. Their stories will make you laugh, cry, and, most of all, think. After getting to know these compelling women, you’ll be inspired by the unique ways each of them has made Utah her place.

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A Matter of Trust: Angela Dunn, Annie Dodge Wauneka, and Martha Hughes Cannon
00:39:20
Whether the issue is a pandemic, vaccinations, or any number of other public health issues, a major challenge for advocates is communicating crucial information in a way that builds trust and changes behavior. This episode tells the stories of three women who rose to that challenge: Dr. Angela Dunn, the current state epidemiologist at the Utah Department of Health who is on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic; Annie Dodge Wauneka, a tribal elder and public health advocate who worked in the Navajo Nation in the mid-twentienth century; and Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, the first female state senator in the U.S. and driving force behind one of the country’s first state-sponsored boards of health.
Jun 24, 2020
"Don't Try to Be a Man": Rosie Rivera and Claire Ferguson
00:35:56
Utah's first female sheriff, Rosie Rivera, got some good advice when she became an officer: "Don't try to be a man." More than a century earlier, Utah's first female deputy sheriff, Claire Ferguson, said to those who doubted her ability to handle danger, "Why should I fear more than the men?" Both women made history in the male-dominated sphere of law enforcement. Both also faced skepticism about whether they were fit for the job - and both women proved their skeptics wrong.
Jun 24, 2020
Welcome to This Is Her Place
00:02:33
Welcome to THIS IS HER PLACE, the new podcast that tells the remarkable stories of Utah women, past and present, in all their diversity. Join hosts Naomi Watkins and Tom Williams as they explore the lives of Utah women- famous and forgotten, rich and poor, believers and skeptics, feminists and traditionalists, from all races and every part of the state. After getting to know these compelling women, you’ll be inspired by the unique ways each of them has made Utah her place.
Jun 14, 2020