Monthly Archives: June 2022

Sharlene Wells shares how to differentiate yourself from the crowd and her extraordinary art of relationship management

In this episode, Sharlene Wells — the first foreign-born bilingual Miss America and first woman reporter hired at ESPN, shares her understanding of distinction and how to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Sharlene also served as the U.S. Department of Defense appointee for women in the military and worked in the pentagon. 

About Sharlene Wells:
Sharlene Wells is a Paraguayan-American author, singer, and reporter from Salt Lake City, Utah who was Miss America 1985. She worked with ESPN from 1987 to 2002 and was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Armed Forces in 2015.


Take 2 Podcast: Jake Hunsaker Republican candidate for Congress – District 4

Jake Hunsaker, first time candidate, running for US House seat in Utah’s 4th District sat down with Heidi Hatch ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Utah’s 4th district is the only race where the candidates did not debate prior to Utah’s primary June 28th.

Congressman Burgess Owens said he did not have time for a debate while serving the people of Utah in Washington D.C.

To allow voters to understand their candidates we sat down with both men to talk about the most prominent issues facing Utahn’s.

Take 2 Podcast Burgess Owens and challenger Jake Hunsaker CD4

Hunsaker sat down hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

“I applaud the decision by the court to return legislative power on this sensitive issue. That is not part of our constitution. It is not enumerated as a right of the federal government.”

As a pro-life candidate Hunsaker said he will “advocate for the unborn” as a believer in the sanctity of life. He acknowledges “there are many ways that we can and should at the state level, empower families, empower expectant parents, through resources and education.”

Hunsaker discussed his position on the following issues:

  • Roe V Wade Overturned
  • Bi-partisan gun legislation
  • Inflation/Economy
  • Gas prices/Biden proposed gas tax holiday
  • Forgiving school debt
  • January 6th hearings

Learn more about Jake Hunsaker

Congressman Burgess Owens

Take 2 Podcast: Congressman Burgess Owens, Congressional District 4

Utah’s primary election is Tuesday, June 28.

Leading up to the election, the only Congressional race where there was not a debate was in Utah’s CD4.

Heidi Hatch sat down with Congressman Burgess Owens and challenger Jake Hunsaker to give voters an opportunity to hear from both candidates.

Owens’s interview was recorded Thursday, June 23 prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe V Wade and the passing of gun legislation in Congress- The Congressman joining by phone from his office in Washington D.C.

Jake Hunsaker joined Heidi Hatch in studio Friday June 24th after both the ruling and votes in Congress.

How to help keep your child healthy at daycare

Sooner or later your baby or child will be exposed to germs and may end up getting sick. If your baby goes to daycare or to other places they may interact with many children such as a church nursery, play group or public play areas, they may get sick at a younger age, but that does help them build immunity. Some children may not be exposed to a lot of germs until they start attending pre-school or school. Either way, your child will eventually be exposed to some common illnesses.

Jade Elliott sat down with Dr. Shellie Ring, a pediatrician with Intermountain Healthcare to talk about common contagious illnesses your baby might be exposed to at daycare or other public settings.

Some of the most contagious diseases among babies and young children:


Respiratory syncytial virus. Common contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract among children under age two. Symptoms are similar to a cold, but if it progresses it can affect breathing and become serious. When babies can’t breathe well, they may refuse to breastfeed or bottle-feed. They may get dehydrated and not produce wet diapers. Call your doctor if you see these symptoms. Seek immediate medical attention if breathing is rapid or significantly impaired or lips or fingernails turn blue.

Pink Eye

The official name for pink eye is conjunctivitis which is when the membrane that lines your eyelid becomes inflamed. Symptoms in the eye are redness, itchiness, grittiness, discharge that forms a crust during the night and make it difficult for your baby to open their eye in the morning.

It’s very contagious and can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction or in newborns by an incompletely opened tear duct.

If your young child is around someone who has pink eye, take these precautions: wash hands often, don’t touch your eyes. Don’t share towels or washcloths and use a clean towel and washcloth daily.

Treatment for pink eye involves symptom relief. Clean the eyelids with a clean, wet cloth. Applying a cold or warm compress. Prescription antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed and are very effective.

Stomach viruses and diarrhea

Viral gastroenteritis is very common and very contagious. Your baby can get it from sharing a cup or utensils with someone who has the virus or coming into contact with infected fecal matter, and then put their hand in their mouth, which can happen a lot in daycare settings.

Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, chills, achiness. It’s important to keep them home from daycare if they have these symptoms.

When your baby has frequent diarrhea and vomiting, it’s important to keep them clean and dry, change their soiled clothes and bedding. Wash fabrics in the hottest, longest cycle available. Dry them on high heat.

Treatment for gastroenteritis is to keep your baby hydrated. Depending on your baby’s age and how much they’re vomiting, your doctor may recommend an oral electrolyte solution. If your baby is eating solid foods ask your doctor whether they should eat their regular diet.

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, runny nose, and then a blister-like rash on the hands, feet or in the mouth. Children are contagious during the first week and remain contagious until the rash has disappeared.

Treatment for hand, foot mouth disease mostly involves treating the symptoms. The disease should end within 7-10 days. Age-appropriate doses of over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help with sore throat pain. Do not give aspirin to babies or children as it can cause Reye’s Syndrome. Depending on your child’s age sore throats may be eased with cold or frozen foods like fruit popsicles or yogurt. Children over three can benefit from over the counter sore throat sprays that contain pain reliever.

How to help prevent your child from getting sick

The younger your baby is the more you’ll want to avoid public areas during cold and flu season and avoid being around people that are sick.

Importance of proper hand washing and using sanitizer for young children and caregivers before eating and after diaper changing, using the bathroom, touching pets, being in public spaces or if anyone has symptoms.

Changing tables and potty chairs, should be sanitized after each use at daycare. Toys and other items frequently touched like bathroom fixtures, drinking fountains, doorknobs or handles should be sanitized daily.

Keep your baby up to date on their immunizations

For diseases that can be prevented with vaccines, such as flu, chicken pox, measles, whooping cough, etc. be sure to talk to your doctor to keep your baby up to date on their immunizations.

Click here for more information about viruses and where in Utah they are active.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Ryan Bowen gives an extraordinary inside glimpse into the art and science of selling

In this episode, CEO and founder of Pure Water Solutions, Ryan Bowen, gives an extraordinary inside glimpse into the art and science of selling and the investment strategies that have made him a multi-millionaire and world community icon. 

About Ryan Bowen:
Utah native Ryan Bowen has been an entrepreneur since a very young age. Before he had a driver’s license, he was buying and selling cars and looking for a way to move ahead in this world. He knew early on he had to be different and find a different product or business that he could pioneer with his energy and drive in a new and or emerging market. In 1996, at the tender age of just 19 years old, Ryan saw the future of the employee drinking water industry and immediately made an impact by tirelessly educating business customers on the advantages of a “bottleless” water system vs bottled water in the marketplace. Over the years, this tireless pursuit lead to the establishment of Pure Water Solutions of America, which is the largest independent bottleless, water company in the world today. Based out of Salt Lake City Utah, Pure Water Solutions of America services it’s customers in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada with the highest quality drinking water and ice products in the marketplace. What separates Pure Water Solutions of America is its relentless pursuit of “customer happiness” by doing whatever it takes to service their customers quickly and efficiently with a great attitude. This culture starts at the top with Ryan Bowen drawing from his contagiously positive attitude and grand vision for life. Today, Pure Water Solutions of America is an industry leader in the bottleless water community and Ryan is a much sought-after expert in this field. Just as Ryan saw the future of employee drinking water in 1996, Ryan also recognized the need for high quality ice in the marketplace but traditionally the ice business had been dominated by restaurant supply companies with a business model that includes paying cash for the systems, never purifying the water entering the systems and then disposing of the systems once they became too service intensive. What Ryan did was “change the model” and start to purify the water going into the systems and then instead of paying cash for ice systems, he simply leased customers the systems while maintaining and servicing the product. This “change in model” and industry vision has led to an entire industry following the same process in order to service the customer better while at the same time extending the life of products and enhancing revenues. Ryan has a unique knack of looking at any industry with an unencumbered fresh perspective. This perspective generally gives him a clear vision and path to industry leadership in that particular marketplace or channel. Ryan also owns Bowen Investments, which was formed over 25 years ago. He started with flipping cars and homes. Bowen Investments was one of the largest and best flipping companies in the West Coast in the 90’s. When the world started doing the same thing he pivoted over to hard money loans and real estate developments. Over the years he has focused on scaling companies. He is currently invested in over 25 amazing companies and is always looking for other great investments. Whatever industry gets Ryan’s attention next will be lucky to have his tireless energy, vision, help and drive to take it to the next level of success.


Take 2 Podcast: red flag law, Utah drought, legislative water changes

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes & Maura Carabello

Governor signals openness to Red Flag law discussion.

Utah Drought: So far, no sign of a special session.

Do we need an executive order to save water? Would it do any good?

Some cities are offering cash if you flip your strip: South Jordan- “A cash rebate of $1.00 per square foot is available to residential customers who convert the landscaping in their park strips from lawn to a water-efficient design. Program participants who attend a free park strip class will receive $1.25 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with water-efficient landscaping.”

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

Legislative Water Changes

  • HB242, $250 million in grants to fast-track metering of secondary water- that has until now been a free for all.
  • HB410, puts the Utah Department of Natural Resources in charge of the selection process for a conservation/trust and award money

US Senate Race: Sabato’s Crystal Ball moved Utah’s U.S. Senate race from “Safe Republican” to “Likely Republican” after a recent DesNews Hinckley Poll putting Lee at 41% McMullin 37%

Homeless problems in Salt Lake City: Is it getting worse?

Helping your baby learn to walk

After children learn to crawl they start to pull up into standing position. This indicates that they could be getting ready to start walking.

Jade Elliott spoke with Jackie Swan, Early Intervention Program Director, Summit County Health Department, to discuss how parents can help prepare their child to start walking on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast.

Babies pull to stand typically at the couch and learn to cruise by moving side to side against the couch. Placing something they want on the couch helps encourage the child to pull into standing position. Also, taking off the cushions of the couch allows for a lower surface for their height.

After the child is cruising they learn to bridge between two surfaces (couch and small table). Children use push toys for balance and standing by themselves. They will stand at small tables to play with toys. They learn to stand by themselves and stand in the middle of the floor when they learn balance skills. They want to learn to move around their environment.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Dan Farr shares how his child-like wonderment helped him create a top celebrity fan experience

In this episode, Dan Farr – husband, father, entrepreneur, creator, and producer of FanX, shares his life filled with child-like wonderment and climb to the top of the celebrity fan experience. 

About Dan Farr:
Dan Farr is an entrepreneur, known for co-founding DAZ 3D, a 3D content and software company, and for founding FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention. DAZ 3D is a company that develops and publishes 3D digital content and software for creative professionals and hobbyists. In 2005 Farr authored and created (along with his partner and team at DAZ 3D), an illustrated Christmas book entitled Mr. Finnegan’s Giving Chest using DAZ 3D’s products and featured actor Dick Van Dyke. The book sold over 100k copies. Shortly after leaving DAZ 3D in the spring of 2012, Farr began planning FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention, a comic book and pop culture convention. The inaugural event (Sept 2013) had approximately 70,000 attendees, which is the North American record for a first year of that type of event. FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention has continued to grow to having 80-100k attendees annually. Many of the celebrity guests who have attended the events can be quoted to say that the Salt Lake show is the best and their favorite to attend of any convention of its type. In 2021, Dan Farr Productions and JWright Productions (Jeff and Abbey Wright) acquired Imaginarium Inc. which produced Comic and Pop Culture conventions in Tampa, Atlanta and Indianapolis, expanding their portfolio of successful events. Dan lives in Draper with his wife Stephanie and their 3 children.

Take 2 Podcast: Jan. 6 committee hearing, U.S. Senate race

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

January 6th prime time committee hearing:

  • CBS calls it the “Capitol Assault Hearings.”
  • NBC calls it “the January 6th hearings.”
  • ABC calls it the “Attack on the Capitol.”

Did it pack the punch Democrats were hoping it would? Did the committee make their case?

Ballots are on kitchen counters: 18 days until election day

Looking ahead to the November election- new poll out in the U.S. Senate Race

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Strategies for getting a better night sleep during pregnancy

It can be very difficult to get a good night’s sleep when you’re pregnant.

Jade Elliott spoke with Hannele Laine, an OB/Gyn from Intermountain Healthcare, about the reasons many women experience sleep challenges during pregnancy and some strategies to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Sleep disturbances are common in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester as your baby grows larger and it’s harder to get comfortable. Common problems include difficulty falling asleep, increased waking at night, experiencing lighter sleep and shortened sleep intervals of deep sleep, which can all leave you feeling less rested.

This is likely due to a combination of factors including hormonal, physical and emotional changes as well as medical issues related to pregnancy.

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 1998 Women and Sleep poll, 78 percent of women report more disturbed sleep during pregnancy, than at other times. Another study found that 97 percent of women had an average of three wakings per night in the third trimester. Lastly, there is some evidence that inadequate sleep – less than five to six hours, may negatively impact pregnancy and labor as well.

Physical causes of sleep problems during pregnancy:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • Difficulty in finding a comfortable position
  • Increased nighttime urination
  • Restless legs
  • Leg cramps
  • Low back pain
  • Sleep apnea

Emotional reasons sleep may be more difficult during pregnancy:

Many women worry about the birth, balancing motherhood and work, adding another child to the family, relationship changes and more. In addition, anxiety and depression are more common in pregnancy and the postpartum period and are frequently associated with sleep disturbances. And the current COVID-19 pandemic has added additional worries for pregnancy, delivery and motherhood.

But, there is hope! There are many things you can do to improve your sleep, including behavioral strategies, counseling and sometimes medication. Be sure to discuss sleep concerns with your doctor, especially if it’s impacting your normal functioning at work or with your partner or family. If you are having depression or anxiety, there is good evidence that treating it during pregnancy improves outcomes for women and their babies.

Tips for better sleep hygiene:

  • Keep a regular sleep schedule.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine – dim the lights, take a warm bath/shower, practice mind-quieting techniques.
  • Reduce stimuli – no screen time on TV, phone, or computer for two hours before bed.
  • Practice mindfulness or meditation.
  • Exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes per day, but not close to bedtime.
  • Avoid naps late in the day.
  • Avoid caffeine in the afternoon or evening.
  • Create a comfortable sleep position with extra pillows for cushioning (between legs, under your tummy or back).
  • Plan for 7-9 hours of sleep.

Tips for pregnant women to improve their sleep:

  • For increased nighttime urination – decrease fluid intake in the evenings.
  • For heartburn/GERD – avoid food that are spicy, acidic or fried. Take an over the counter antacid such as Tums.
  • For leg cramps – avoid soda/carbonated drinks. Add a calcium supplement like Tums.
  • For restless legs – if your iron level is low, ask your doctor about an iron supplement.
  • For sleep apnea — if you snore three or more times per week or your partner reports you stop breathing during sleep, talk to your doctor about testing.
  • Discuss any herbal supplements or over the counter medications with your doctor.
  • If sleep issues don’t resolve, talk to your doctor about when sleep medications such as Unisom, Benadryl, or melatonin can be used during pregnancy.

Sleep post-partum is also an issue:

  • Babies wake every three hours on average. So even though the sleep you get tends to be better quality, it is very disrupted and therefore easy to have inadequate sleep.
  • Continue to practice good sleep hygiene postpartum.
  • Go to bed at the same time as your baby if possible.
  • Consider a morning walk to help with day/night rhythm.
  • Sleep when the baby sleeps during the day.
  • Ask your partner, friend or family to help you prioritize sleep. (They could watch the baby, or do laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, etc.)
  • Contact your doctor if you note increased anxiety or depression.

For more information visit:

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.