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

Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek have a special Thanksgiving edition of The Mountain Life. It’s time to talk Thanksgiving food and wine with local experts. Brook Kirchheimer of Hearth and Hill Restaurant will talk about new twists on old classics, his beloved traditions and how his restaurant helps feed a community in celebration of this annual feast. 

In this Thanksgiving episode of The Mountain Life, Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier at the Fox School of Wine joins the show to let us in on some great pairings for our favorite dishes. Will it be red? White? Bubbly? Big and bold or light and fruity?

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Andrew Maynard, PhD. Professor Maynard is an expert on the socially responsible development of technology. He writes that human beings have a responsibility to change the future for the better. They discuss his new book, Future Rising: A Journey From the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.

Katherine May, a writer of both fiction and nonfiction joins The Mountain Life. In her book WINTERING: The Power of Rest and Retreat During Difficult Times, Katherine addresses those times in life when unforeseen circumstances derail you (think: an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a job loss, or a global pandemic). She calls these periods of dislocation wintering

Today on The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan who talks about the history of Thanksgiving and the woman who helped create the national holiday. Her new book is called We Gather Together and she traces how long we’ve been coming together and practicing gratitude. It’s sociology and history of this revered holiday all in one.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with US Ski and Snowboard CEO, Tiger Shaw. Tiger is a former alpine ski racer who competed in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. In 2014 Shaw was named President and CEO of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association here in Park City. We speak with Tiger about how training, equipment, coaching, psychology and diet have evolved since he competed in 1984.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Amalia Andrade is the guest. Amalia is an illustrator and author who grew up in Bogota, Colombia during the peak of the drug wars, when kidnapping children and adults was a regular practice and most lived in fear. Her new book is Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails: A Fear and Anxiety Workbook.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Mirna Valerio, an American runner who advocates for inclusion in the running community towards people who do not have stereotypically lean and muscular bodies. Mirna is National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year ultramarathon runner and she is a self-described “big girl”.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio longtime local coach, trainer and elite athlete Tom Noaker talks about  the science of the aging athlete. From rest-to-work ratios, bio mechanic efficiencies, the science behind motivation - tune in to hear how to keep strong, fit and fast -well into the golden years. 


In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Kermit Pattison, author of FOSSIL MEN: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind. FOSSIL MEN is the first full-length exploration of Ardi (a human ancestor more than a million years older than the famous Lucy), the scientists who found her, and her impact on what we know about the origins of the human species.

  In this episode of The Mountain Life author Rosie Mercado talks with Lynn about her journey. Rosie is an American plus-size model, fashion designer and television personality of Mexican descent who lost over 200 pounds and now shares her story in a memoir, The Girl With the Self Esteem Issues

In this episode of The Mountain Life Charles J. Fuschillo, CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America talks about an upcoming free virtual conference on November 10th 2020 about dealing with Alzheimer's - whether from the perspective of a family member or an afflicted patient. 

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Tim Gregory who has written Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World is the guest. Gregory explores the world of meteorites to uncover new insights into what our solar system was like before our sun became a star, into the forging of our planet, and into the emergence of life on it. Humans have long looked to the skies for answers to big questions. Meteorite reveals how science is finally arriving at those answers.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Heather Montgomery who has written Who Gives A Poop? Surprising Science From One End to Another. Scientists, engineers, veterinarians, even college students--people all over the world are discovering the power of poop. A guy in England powers a streetlamp with pet poo. A scientist uses scat to solve the mystery of a vanishing cave-dwelling critter.