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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Cool Science Radio welcomes Gemma Tarlach, Senior Editor of Discover Magazine whose September/October cover story is titled: The Science of Gun Violence. For every death due to firearms, the U.S. spends about $63 on firearm research. In contrast, research spending on motor vehicle deaths is about $1,000 per fatality. Since publicly funding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration traffic accidents are down dramatically and yet there has been almost no publicly funded research on firearm injuries.

  Cool Science Radio speaks with Park City resident Chris Fischer, founder and expedition leader for OCEARCH. Fischer’s company is a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking and studying great white sharks. OCEARCH has returned to Nantucket with its team of collaborating scientists for their 35th expedition. Chris joins us from the OCEARCH research vessel off the coast of Nantucket. 







The Mountain Life speaks with early childhood educator Stevie Ann Clark. Clark founded a new Montessori pre-school, Thriving Day Academy, in the Heber Valley. She shares her passion for the Montessori philosophy and why it's effective in the most crucial educational period in a child's life: early childhood. Clark shares the research and the anecdotal evidence for why Montessori creates early childhood success. 

The Mountain Life welcomes Dr. Josh Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell is new psychiatrist in town at the Round Valley Clinic of the Park City Hospital. He joins us to discuss some of the new ways of treating patients in psychiatry and how they blend with, and compliment,the traditional treatments. Dr. Mitchell also specializes in treatment and management of ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.

Pete Stoughton joins Lynn Ware Peek as co-host on The Mountain Life. As a competitive endurance runner, cyclist, coach, writer, parent, and community leader, Pete embodies what we talk about each week on the show. Many know Pete as the Director of Programs at The Christian Center of Park City. We are excited to have you join us, Pete. Welcome! 

Cool Science Radio welcomes science writer and Technology Editor for Scientific American, Sophie Bushwick. We speak with her about her recent article, "Anonymous" Data Won't Protect Your Identity. A new study demonstrates it is surprisingly easy to ID an individual within a supposedly incognito data set.

Cool Science Radio is joined by autonomous car expert and writer Jason Torchinsky to discuss his new book, Robot, Take The Wheel: The Road To Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, in which he explores the state of the automotive industry. Through wit and wisdom, he explains why autonomous cars are being made and what their future holds. It is a fun, colorful, and informed examination of how we might get around in the future, and a briefing on the fascinating history of human transportation.

 Tracy Fober joins The Mountain Life. Tracy is an athletic development coach, a physical therapist and a mentor. She says movement is medicine & the foundation of physical preparation. In her private practice, Iron Maven Performance Health, she has worked with athletes and patients of all levels of ability.

 The Mountain Life is joined by Jax Mariash. Jax is a professional ultra runner residing in Park City. In her spare time, she’s an entrepreneur who opened Stoked Roasters and Coffeehouse on Park City's Main Street in 2017.

Cool Science Radio welcomes Scott Kupor, the Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Scott has just written Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It. Whether you're trying to get a new company off the ground or scale an existing business to the next level, you need to understand how VCs think.

 Cool Science Radio speaks with Gina Bria, who has co-written Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop WEight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science Of Optimum Hydration. 8 Glasses A Day is Not the WayIt turns out all those gallons of water gulped may just be hydrating your bladder, and not your cells. (Rebroadcast)

Today on The Mountain Life, Dr. Kelly Woodward from the Live Well Center at Park City Hospital joins the show .

Cool Science Radio welcomes investigative journalist and Fortune  magazine contributor Katherine Eban. Last time you filled a prescription, did you pay attention to whether the prescription you received was a generic drug? You likely hoped so, because generics are always cheaper. In fact, the widespread use of generic drugs has been hailed as one of the most important public health developments of the twentieth century. But who is manufacturing these generics, under what conditions and against what standards?

Cool Science Radio welcomes Forbes publisher and self-proclaimed late bloomer Rich Karlgaard who has written: LATE BLOOMERS: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. Karlgaard traces the development of our misguided assumption that early success is the best or only success.

Cool Science Radio speaks with Jeffrey Rosenbluth, a spinal cord specialist at the University of Utah's Rehabilitation Center. He is the founder of Tetradapt, which creates biotech innovations so those with complex physical disabilities, namely quadriplegics, can participate in skiing and watersports. The program's technology features the TetraSki and the TetraCraft.