Utah Weekly Forum with Rebecca Cressman

Utah Weekly Forum is a Public Affairs Program hosted each week by National and Local Award Winning Personality Rebecca Cressman. UWF is a program dedicated to raising awareness for non-profit organizations, local charities, humanitarian groups, and anybody willing to improve lives and communities across the world. Utah Weekly Forum can be downloaded and podcast every Monday!
Understanding the strength of an opioid and what you can do   (24:50) October 16, 2021
This week guest-host Bo Walker interviews Kim Compagni, Assistant Vice President, Intermountain Healthcare’s Pain Management Services on the dangers of opioid addiction and what the state of Utah is doing to decrease the dependency on opioid pain killers. With overdose deaths up 30.9% nationwide during the pandemic, how did Utah’s overdose death rate only rise […]
Discovery Family Coalition is all about getting families to spend time together.   (24:35) October 09, 2021
Coordinator of Discovery Family Coalition, Sharilee Grifiths discusses how providing  FREE Family Fun and parenting support can help families put down the electronics and spend more time together. Join Guest-Host Bo Walker as he delves deeper into this free resource for families with children of all ages to experience adventures like discovery hunts and home […]
Odyssey Dance Theatre is back to performing to sold out theaters again!   (24:36) September 28, 2021
Founder and Executive Director Derryl Yeager talks with guest-host Bo Walker about their 25th year of presenting “Thriller” to full capacity theaters. He discusses last year’s challenges during the pandemic to keep his dance company working and how as a non-profit, his sponsors stepped up to help the company survive. Derryl reveals what their Holiday […]
Learning More from Utah’s Tribal Nations   (23:28) September 18, 2021
Eight distinct tribal nations call Utah home and each sovereign nation plays a role in our state’s history and future. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Utah’s Division of Indian Affairs’ Director Dustin Jansen and Program Manager James Toledo as they discuss how the state’s relationship with […]
Utah Mothers Create Nonprofit to Support Moms   (25:42) September 11, 2021
Regan Barnes, a Utah mother of eight, has co-founded “Momivate”, an organization providing mothers a community of support, education, and life-skill sharing.   In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, Regan, Chair of Momivate’s Motherboard, joins FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman and explains how the nonprofit hopes to help mothers in every situation get the support […]
Reaching Out to Prevent Suicide   (25:36) September 03, 2021
“Are you thinking about suicide?” Asking this important question is just one of the ways to start a conversation that may save a life. September is Suicide Prevention Month and in this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Huntsman Mental Health Institute Psychiatrist Dr. Kristin Francis and HMHI Crisis […]
A Day of Caring in Utah County   (23:26) September 03, 2021
One day a year, volunteers from businesses throughout Utah County step out of the workplace together and into joint service projects to better the local community. This year’s United Way of Utah County Day of Caring is September 9th, 2021.  In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by United […]
Free Early Education with Waterford Upstart   (23:03) August 24, 2021
Because the fight against COVID19 continues, school plans for this fall are still unknown. That’s why education nonprofit Waterford.org has pledged to give their at-home, early education program Waterford Upstart to any eligible Utah family this year. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Waterford V.P. of Communications […]
Fire Sense: Preventing Fires in Utah   (24:55) August 24, 2021
The serious drought in Utah has threatened farmland, livelihoods, wildlife, and Utah’s mountains and public lands and aggravated the risk of wildfires. This year’s statewide initiative to raise awareness of wildfire risk and prevention is called Fire Sense. In this week’s episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Kait Webb, […]
Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Building Relationships   (25:04) August 24, 2021
Utah County is growing so quickly that the area is projected to double its population to more than 1,200,000 within 30 years. The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization working to help influence that growth with policies and community action that supports businesses, economic success, and a meaningful quality of life for […]
Utah Volunteers Help Scientists Understand Hereditary Diseases   (21:37) August 14, 2021
Heredigene is the largest population study in the U.S. and is a powerful way to find serious hereditary diseases in families. Thousands of participants are still needed.By joining this Intermountain study, each volunteer will help with the detection, prevention, and treatment of serious diseases in adults and children. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, […]
Utah Renaissance Faire Comes to Thanksgiving Point   (23:13) August 07, 2021
Once again the Utah Renaissance Faire will transport others back in time to experience the artistic and historic traditions of the 1400-1500s, including jousting by the famous Knights of Mayhem. This year, the Faire will be August 27th and 28th at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, Utah Renaissance Faire […]
Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in Ogden & Beyond   (22:11) July 17, 2021
In homes near and far, there’s a false sense of security that prescription medications are not dangerous illicit drugs. But that’s not true and parents need to play a big role in educating their children about the addictive and harmful effects they can have on anyone. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host […]
Way to Quit Tobacco – Free Help in Utah   (23:37) July 17, 2021
Quitting smoking, chewing, or vaping tobacco can be difficult but there are some proven tools to help you succeed and they are free. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Ryan Bartlett with the Utah Tobacco Prevention & Control Program within Utah’s Department of Health. Bartlett explains how WaytoQuit.org offers […]
Utah Shoe Drive for Soles4Souls   (20:22) June 19, 2021
Through the end of June, Utah communities are invited to join The Good Feet Store donation drive to help Soles4Souls. The non-profit group provides gently used and new shoes to those in need. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Trainer Daniel Sabo who explains more on where […]
Fighting Cancer with the Huntsman Cancer Institute   (20:43) June 02, 2021
 The 2021 Huntsman SportsFest is Saturday, June 12th 2021, giving the Utah community and anyone anywhere the chance to walk, run, ride or participate in any way to help advance cancer research through the Huntsman Cancer Institute. In this week’s episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Huntsman Cancer Foundation […]
Keeping Kids Alcohol-Free During Graduation Season   (25:14) May 22, 2021
The end of the school year and graduation celebrations often place kids in places and situations where underage drinking occurs. Yet, that alcohol use can cause real harm to their brains and lives. What can parents do to help kids stay alcohol-free? In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined […]
Keeping Kids in Focus in Utah   (23:31) April 24, 2021
One out of four kids have an undetected vision problem and those issues can impact a child’s ability to learn and much more. In this week’s edition of Utah Weekly Forum, FM100.3 Host Rebecca Cressman is joined by Kirk Lauterback, Shopko Optical’s Chief Operating Officer, who details how children in need can access free eye-care […]
Giving the Gift of Life   (25:23) April 17, 2021
Last year over 39,000 people in the United States received transplanted organs, eyes, or tissue and a new chance at life. Yet in Utah, there are still 803 patients urgently waiting on the transplant list. April is National Donate Life Month and in this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, Dr Richard Gilroy, a transplant herpetologist […]
COVID19 Affects on Utah Women at Work   (24:07) April 10, 2021
This month the Utah Women & Leadership Project released the first in a series of research briefs to better understand how the pandemic affected employed women in Utah. In this episode of Utah Weekly Forum, UWLP Director DR. Susan Madsen and Dr Chris Hartwell from Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business join FM109.3 Host […]