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

  In this episode of Cool Science Radio Michael Vershinin, assistant professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah talks with Lynn and John about COVID -19. One of the biggest unknowns about the coronavirus is it’s sensitivity to humidity and temperature and how changing seasons will affect its spread. Michael along with Saveez Saffarian have received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant to quickly tackle these important questions.




In this episode of Cool Science Radio Earl Foote who is the CEO, for NexusIT Consultants joins Lynn and John. Foote’s company is an IT Support and Computer Services company based in Park City UT. They provide rapid response IT services in Salt Lake City and across Northern Utah. We will be speaking with Earl about best in class tools and services that employers and employees can use to work, attend class and conference from home.


  Rehabilitation consultant, speaker and writer Val Walker joins to discuss her new book, 400 Friends And No One To Call: Breaking Through Isolation And Building Community. There are external as well as internal forces that isolate us, right now that external force is CoVid-19. But how do we escape that isolation — in creative ways? Val guides us in a friendly, candid, and comforting guide for these isolating times when we may feel that we have no one to count on.               

New York Times contributor and Full Table Solutions  founder Sophie Egan joins the show to discuss how to be a conscious eater in these uncertain times, when keeping a strong immune system is a foremost concern. Her book also addresses how we eat in general, before CoVid-19...Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken - Cage-free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar gluten, fermented foods and more?  

On this episode of Cool Science Radio Associate Editor of Health and Medicine at Scientific American Magazine Tanya Lewis talks COVID-19. She talks about the transmistion rate, the R-naught factor, what they are learning and updates about the disease happening right now. 

  Medical historian and journalist Mark Honigsbaum joins Cool Science Radio. He surveys the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: deadly contagious disease, from the Spanish flu through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics. The last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms. He joins to update on the latest pandemic, the Corona Virus.

 Local psychiatrist Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larson joins The Mountain Life. Melissa has developed a diverse knowledge-base in complementary mind-body techniques. She'll talk about coping with stress and anxiety that has recently permeated our world. She has developed some online resources to virtually help the public that can be found through her website. 

Functional medicine practitioner, author, and physical therapist Dallas Hartwig joins The Mountain Life.

 The Mountain Life welcomes Kristina Kuzmič, who has earned "household name" status among her 2.7 million Facebook followers who can't wait for her next video inspiration. It's the kind of comedy about parenting that it's difficult to conjure up when you're int he thick of it. It's one woman’s story of ditching her fairytale dreams and falling in love with her unpredictable, chaotic, imperfect life. Kusmič's new book is Hold On, But Don't Hold Still.

Today we speak with Clay Karz and DJ Glusker of Roam Robotics. Let’s face it, skiing is hard work and the anaerobic nature of skiing means we have a finite number of runs we can take, and fewer if we are recovering from an injury or if we have the problem of too many birthdays. What if there were a robotic device designed to take some of the pressure or offload weight from your quads and knees to enable seasoned skiers to continue to do the sport they love and have longer ski days?

Cool Science Radio welcomes data scientist Alexander Boxer who talks about his new book A Scheme Of Heaven. Algorithms seem to control our daily lives and even determine what shows up in our social media feeds and what we ought to purchase. But in this conversation, we take a look at civilization's first system of algorithms, from Babylon and now to the present. It's the surprising history and scienc eof astrology.

The Mountain Life speaks with Sara Hutchinson, one of the founders of the Hive Family Collective. The Hive, in collaboration with MAHPP (Mothers And Healthcare Practitioners Partnership), exists to support all families. Together they will host monthly speakers focusing on a range of topics around parenthood. The meetings will be held the second Tuesday each month.

The Mountain Life speaks with writer and recovered addict Erin Khar who has written a memoir called Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me. It's a deeply personal and illuminating memoir about her fifteen-year struggle with heroin. Khar sheds profound light on the opioid crisis and gives a voice to the over two million people in America currently battling with this addiction.  


Cool Science Radio welcomes guest Dr. Holly Gilbert who is the Director of the Heliophysics Science Division, Chief of the Solar Physics Laboratory and the NASA Deputy Project Scientist for the Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft that launched Sunday, February 9, and is on its way to the sun. It will study the electromagnetic characteristics of the solar wind, enabling them to tackle mysteries such as the 11-year cycle of solar activity, the generation of the Sun’s magnetic field and how solar wind particles are accelerated to high energies.


 The Mountain Life speaks with Dr. Christopher Kerr who is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet, he has cared for thousands who, in the face of death speak of finding love, insight, and grace through pre-death dreams and visions. His new book is Death Is But A Dream: Finding Hope And Meaning At Life’s End.