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. 

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Coach and athlete Adam Loomis is the guest on this episode of The Mountain Life. Adam competed on the US Nordic Combined team for six years and is now a record holding ultra-runner and local Nordic combined coach. He holds the fastest known time on the Teton Crest trail, a 40-mile trail across the Tetons Mountains in Wyoming.   

On this episode of The Mountain Life, Terri Cheney talks about her latest book  MODERN MADNESS:  An Owner’s Manual. Cheney, a once successful entertainment attorney representing the likes of Michael Jackson and Quicy Jones, has chronicled her lifelong battle with bipolar disorder in her books. COVID-19 has launched a second pandemic: a mental health crisis in America. Since the lockdowns started, calls to suicide prevention hotlines have gone up 1000%.

Board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Braun, joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio. Dr. Braun gives the science behind how to help arrest the onset of Alzheimers Disease. She has written an accessible and thorough book called, High-Octane Brain:5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s.

Scientific American COVID19 Myths Article
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On this episode of Cool Science Radio Science journalist and health and medicine editor Tanya Lewis at Scientific American, (the longest running magazine in America) talks about her recently published article: Nine COVID-19 Myths That Just Won’t Go Away. From a human-made virus to vaccine conspiracy theories, the magazine rounded up the most persistent false claims about the pandemic.  

In this episode of The Mountain Life Benjamin Lorr  talks with Lynn and Pete about his investigation into The Secret Life of GroceriesLorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take to run a supermarket? How does our food get on the shelves? And who suffers for our increasing demands for convenience and efficiency? 

In this episode of  The Mountain Life Deanna Rhodes of CONNECT Summit County  talks about a new mental health anti-stigma campaign.  Mary Christa Smith of Communities that Care also joins the show with insight into the programs they are bringing to the community.

In this epsisode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with author Kimberly Friedmutter who has written Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted. Friedmutter shares with us simple techniques to help us tap into our subconscious and tells us why daydreaming is a good first step to unlocking this power.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio University of Utah Professor Roger Altizer revisits with John and Lynn. The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the University of Utah is a top-ranked program in video game education and research and is a national leader in the nascent discipline of games.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Then, local Park City business owner and creative muse Jill Johnson of The Paint Mixer joins the show to discuss how she has innovated to kept her business going -- in part by taking what she does virtually to large groups.

Lynn talks with author, mountaineer and speaker John Beede in this episode of The Mountain Life.

In this episode Aaron Yazzie, Mechanical Engineer for Mars Perseverance Mission, joins Cool Science Radio. Perseverance is the most robust rover ever to be sent to the Red Planet. It will take the next step in Mars exploration by seeking to answer the question: Are there any signs that life once existed on Mars? 

On this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn are joined by Laura Helmuth, the editor of the longest running magazine of all time: Scientific American magazine which celebrates it's 175th anniversary this month.

Parenting columnist for the Washington Post, Meghan Leahy joins Lynn on The Mountain Life this week. Leahy has written a new book, PARENTING OUTSIDE THE LINES: FORGET THE RULES, TAP INTO YOUR WISDOM AND CONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD which is full of no-nonsense, sanity-saving insights for anyone who’s drowning in parental pressure and advice that doesn’t work.

Professional mountain biker and founder of Women in the Mountains, Erica Tingey  joins The Mountain Life this week. Tingy talks to Pete and Lynn about how to best angle your bike and body on a steep downhill switchback,  why it's okay to use flat pedals, now and forever - and much more about how to become a proficient mountain biker. Erica also highlights the program she founded in Park City after years spent as a professional mountain bike racr.