Lynn Ware Peek

Producer/ Co-Host

When it comes to Park City meetings and events, as well as education issues for the entire Summit County, Lynn Ware Peek has it covered. She join the station in 2012. Lynn co-hosts two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life ( which she also is the producer) on health and lifestyle on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology  every Thursday. 

Ways to Connect

Aaron Newman of the Summit County Mental Health Alliance and Lynne Rutan with CONNECT Summit County join The Mountain Life to talk about the concept for a Clubhouse.  Through over 320 local Clubhouses around the world, people living with mental illness are offered opportunities for friendship, employment, education, sometimes housing, and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment – so they can recover and fully participate as valued and respected members of society.




Allison Page of Trail Talk joins the program to talk about a unique approach to hiking a local trail,  amidst an active therapy session with a trained psychiatric nurse practitioner.  It's a formula for peeling back layers, obstacles, stigmas, and creating a space of trust and safety necessary to explore topics such as anxiety, self esteem, and relationships.  

This morning John and Lynn speak first with New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer who also teaches science writing at Yale University.  He joins us for a deep dive into genetics; his new book is, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. 



John and Lynn speak with Richard Munson, an author, businessman, and activist in the field of clean energy and industrial energy efficiency.  He directs the Environmental Defense Fund’s clean energy efforts in the Midwest and  he has now written a book about Nikola Tesla… Tesla’s inventions transformed our world and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations. You know his name, you may know a few of his inventions, but do you realize the profundity of his influence on today’s technological advances?

Deborah Reber joins the program. Reber is a bestselling author of Young Adult fiction and nonfiction for girls. But, after experiencing what its like to parent a twice-exceptional son, she transitioned her career towards helping other parents with Differently Wired children. She joins to talk about her new book by that title and offers practical advice for parenting kids with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other exceptional conditions.

Bestselling author Pamela Druckerman joins us to discuss her new book about the oft hilarious, poignant, and oh-so-true midlife coming-of-age story: There Are No Grown-Ups.  How do you know you’ve turned 40 other than that massive party thrown for you? Well, you’re no long willing to sleep on anyone’s couch, you no long spend time with people who make you feel terrible, you sometimes wake up hungover even though you’ve had nothing to drink.

Amy MacDonald joins The Mountain Life to talk about a humanitarian trip to the most remote area of Nepal to take women's hygiene kits.  She is raising money for the kits through her art foundation  The project is spearheaded through the Upaya Zen Center in the US and through Nomads Clinic in Nepal. Amy will help deliver, by foot, 1,000 menstrual hygiene and birthing kits.  


  Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) who has written Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World Oceans. A retired 4-star admiral with 35 years of active service in the Navy, Stavridis served as the Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO from 2009 to 2013. We will speak with Admiral Stavridis about navel technology 50 years ago, today and into the future and we will speak with him about rising sea waters, piracy and political hot spots in China and Russia.

Dr. Peter Barlow who is the Associate Professor of Immunology and Infection and the Director of Research for the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. We speak with Dr. Barlow about a possible breakthrough in a cure for the common cold.


Dr. Beverly Hurwitz, local physician and author of two books including the recently released Park City Hiking Guide and her first book, A Walker's Guide To Park City, joins to talk about the upcoming book signing at Dolly’s Bookstore on June 23 at 3:30pm.