Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Ways to Connect

  In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell first speak with Brian Kahn, a local financial advisor. They talk about how one can set up an investment portfolio that matches your environmental values and beliefs.  In the second part of the show, they speak with local citizens who are in support of Proposition 1, a referendum which considers $25 million dollars to purchase open space and recreational facilities. 

This Green Earth - October 14, 2014

Oct 14, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris Cherniak and guest co-host Carolyn Frankenberg first speak with Charles Nuckolls, a member of MESA, Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance.   After that, they speak with Elizabeth Royte about her article in National Geographic Magazine titled The High Cost of Food Waste.  Farmers, shippers, supermarkets and restaurants are all employing tactics to reduce the amount of food loss and food waste.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first speak with Chris Crockett, an aquatic biologist with the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources.  Crockett specializes in amphibians and discusses the re-introduction of the Columbia Spotted Frog into Swaner Preserve.  After that, Chris and Nell speak with Katy Wang of the Park City Film Series about their latest film,  A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary about the origins of the environmental movement here in the U.S.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell welcome Keya Chatergee of the World Wildlife Fund. New research has found that there has been an alarming drop in the animal population.  

KPCW aired a live broadcast of the Project for a Deeper Understanding's community forum, exploring the science, logistics and concerns of the Tesoro oil pipeline slated to cross through Summit and Wasatch counties to a refinery in the Wasatch Front.

Forum Moderator

  • Bob Richer, former Summit County Commissioner

Panelists

Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, joins hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to discuss all things weather and climate.  He summarizes our past summer's temperatures and precipitation.  He also announces that Park City is getting a new Climate Station at the Public Library.

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Chris Cherniak speak with Janna Mann and Andrea Terwillegar,  physical therapists with Alpine Sports Medicine about  a  new technique called Trigger Point Dry needling.  What could it be? We’ll find out. 

In this edition Nell and Chris first speak with Mark Clemens and Jeff Clay of the Sierra Club about the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Then, in the second half they talk to Jason Barto and Barbara Richardson with Wasatch Back Trees about their "Fruit Nuts" program.

On this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson consider the value of electric  vehicles with Rebecca Gillis. She's a Heber resident who has had a great experience with her electric vehicle.

It's all about mountains and trees on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth. Chris and guest host Lynn Ware Peek kicked off the show with a conversation with Ann Ober of Park City Municipal about the latest round of meetings held by Mountain Accord, a group evaluating the impacts which population and economic growth will have on the Central Wasatch Mountains. Chris and Lynn then spoke with Darren McAvoy and Jason Barto about the 13th Annual Timber Tour happening this Saturday (August 30).

The KPCW Summer Pledge Drive is well underway and on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth, Nell and Chris spoke at length about a couple of organizations that are big KPCW supporters; Swaner Eco Center and Summit Land Conservancy.

Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District joined the show to talk about water, sewage and how it's all managed. News items discussed on this episode also include Roundup and Roundup resistant weeds, red tides off the coast of Florida and the XL pipeline.

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson kicked of this episode with a conversation about Engineers Without Borders. Jessica Karz, a Park City High School graduate and Chemical Engineering major at Montana State University,  joined the show to talk about her month spent working on a drinking water project in Kenya.  Amy Roberts of Park City Medical Center and John Nuffer from Falling Water, Inc. then stopped in for an update about the community garden located at the medical center.

On this episode, Chris and Nell kicked off the show with a conversation about the U.S. meat industry and it's impacts on the environment with Emily Cassidy, a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group. They then moved on to news items including Chines coal, Indonesian shrimp and western groundwater.

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts join hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

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