Lynn Ware Peek

Producer/ Co-Host

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday. 

Ways to Connect

Local Olympian Liz Stephen joins Lynn and Pete on The Mountain Life to discuss what a former international cross country skiing competitor does now to keep herself fit and healthy. 

Today we speak with Meredith Fineman who is an entrepreneur, writer and speaker. She is the CEO of Finepoint, a leadership and professional development company that elevates individuals, and particularly women, to an upward trajectory.

Author and journalist Marta Zaraska joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio today. Zaraska has written "Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100”. This book is based on hundreds of research papers and on interviews with dozens of leading scientists from fields as diverse as molecular biochemistry, cyber psychology, and zoology. Do you want to live longer? Miracle diets, miracle foods, miracle supplements may not be the answer. Friendships. Purpose in life. Empathy. Kindness.

Today on Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John are joined by Dr. Jacob Bleacher. Dr. Bleacher is the Chief Exploration Scientist of Advanced Exploration Systems, a division of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Humans have not walked on the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo.

Professional runner and Jaybird Ambassador Brian Tolbert joins Lynn and Pete on The Mountain Life. Brian is a local Wasatch ultrarunner, part of the Black Arrows Run Crew, and a former elite cyclist that decided his mid 30s would be a great time to teach himself how to run. 


 Local adventure guide Alisha Niswander joins The Mountain Life to discuss her guide company, Mountain Vista Touring which she Founded in 2004. Since she is driven by a passion for the outdoors and a passion for people, a guiding business has proved to be a great fit. She recently completed a goal of "everesting" on foot, and decided that 29,029 feet of vertical in a week wasn't enough, so she completed 37,000 vertical feet in that week and can still stand to talk about it. 

Science journalist Debora Mackenzie joins John and Lynn on Cool Science Radio. She has written the first book to be published on CoVid-19. She joins to discuss: COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One.

Brian Dumaine is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Fortune magazine.

Organizational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy joins Lynn and Pete on The Mountain Life. Dr. Hardy is the bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work.

World record holder and professional mountain biker Keegan Swenson joins Lynn and Pete on The Mountain Life. Keegan is the most decorated cyclist to come out of Park City where he was born and raised. Now a Heber resident, he will tell the story of how he set a world record on Pine Canyon Road, between Midway and Bonanza Flat, several weeks ago, to raised money for MS. 

John and Lynn are joined by Raja Dhir on Cool Science Radio. He is the co-founder of Seed Health Seed Health is a microbial sciences company accelerating breakthrough science into live biotherapeutics and innovations for consumer health. There's a community of 38 trillion microorganisms (mostly bacteria) living in and on us. This is our microbiome—our non-human half, that as it turns out, we can’t live without. Seed believes that our microbiome will radically transforming our approach to medicine, hygiene, diet, and living.

On May 30, 2020, Astronauts Doug Hurley, and Bob Behnken launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. This marks the first launch of humans from American soil since 2011, with the retirement of the Space Shuttle. This launch also marks the first launch of humans into space by a private company. 

Neurosurgeon Dr. Aaron Berkowitz joins Lynn and Pete on The Mountain Life. Berkowitz takes it to heart that four billion people lack access to healthcare worldwide. He has written a book about his experiences including helping one man from Haiti with the largest brain tumor any of his medical colleagues had ever seen and the story that evolves from there.

Dr. Brian Stafford, a psychiatrist and public health expert, joins The Mountain Life. Dr. Stafford practices “depth psychiatry,” he is also a wilderness guide, ecotherapist, poet, essayist, and agent of human and cultural transformation. He joins to talk about his practice and also the free webinar he is giving on Thursday, Jun 11 in partnership with Dr.

 Cool Science Radio welcomes astrophysicist Mario Livio who has written a new book titled Galileo: And the Science Deniers. Disturbed by rampant science denial in America—and around the world—that has only intensified in recent years, Livio began researching the life, ideas, and actions of Galileo, this brilliant man who encountered similar pressures centuries ago.