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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On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

 

We talk about the dawn of a revolution in astronomy with our guest, science writer Lee Billings.

 

For the first time ever, astronomers may have glimpsed light from a world in a life-friendly orbit around another star.

 

This promising potential world was spied around Alpha Centauri.

 

On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek welcome Dr. Euan Ashley.

Dr. Ashley is taking us back 20 years to discuss the first draft of the human genome sequence.

Since then, medical “detectives” like Dr. Ashley have been using the genome to solve their patients’ most puzzling and pressing medical mysteries. They now understand that this complex and unique data set could be used to prevent disease, from the commonplace to those that cause global pandemics.

On this episode of The Mountian Life:

Dr. Will Cole, functional medicine doctor and best-selling author, talks about his flexible four-week intermittent fasting. 

He has a new book titled Intuitive Fasting, which explores why you should fast, and how to do it correctly for the best health outcomes.

  

On this episode of The Mountain Life:

In their ongoing Mountain Living Series, Pete and Lynn speak with artist Connor Liljestrom about how he conveys a sense of the mountains through his art. 

On this episode of The Mountain Life

Dr. Armond LaPine, a cardiologist at Intermountain Park City Hospital and Heber Valley Hospital joins Lynn and Pete to bring insight on staying heart healthy.

Dr. LaPine has more than 24 years experience in the medical field, specializing in adult congenital heart conditions. 

On this episode of Cool Science Radio:

NASA is sending its first rover to Mars in nearly a decade. Perseverance will search for signs of ancient life, collect the first sample, and pave the way for human explorers.

John and Lynn get details on this mission from Kirsten Siebach, a Martian Geologist at Rice University.

On this episode of The Mountain Life:

Lynn Ware Peek speaks with Jacob Dunford, the Chief Operating Officer at Encircle.

Encircle is the largest LGBTQ+ Resource Center in Utah.

There is a disproportionately high suicide rate for our youth in Utah and Dunford is working to ensure every individual understands their inherent value and is able to find a community. 

On this episode of The Mountain Life

Lynn Ware Peek talks with Denise Woods, one of the most sought-after vocal coaches in Hollywood. Woods comes on to share some of her communication secrets with the rest of us.

From public speaking to asking for a raise, establishing one’s presence in video meetings to a marriage proposal, we are judged by our voice. It is our most crucial instrument of expression.

Woods will talk about proven practices to help anyone utilize their authentic voice.   

On this episode of Cool Science Radio:

Tim Harford joins us to discuss his book THE DATA DETECTIVE: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics.

In 2020, we were inundated with data on Covid-19 rates and election results. Statistics and numbers have never been more important to understand.

Statistics are what make the world add up and Tim will help us understand how to make sense of it all.

Dr. Michael Stein, a professor of Health Law, Policy and Management of the School of Public Health at Boston University discusses the age of health care crises in which doctors are forced to shorten office visits and their patients' financial challenges complicate every decision made for both patient and doctor. 

On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

Author Dr. Ina Park who joins to discuss STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STD's.

The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 people in the US have a sexually transmitted disease and that direct lifetime medical associated costs were $16 billion dollars primarily for the treatment of HPV-related cancer and HIV.

 

  

On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

Social psychologist Hans Rocha Ijzerman will explore his new book on human's inner thermostat. Regulating body temperature is one of the most fundamental tasks for any animal. 

Like huddling penguins, humans have long relied on one another to maintain our temperatures; over millennia, this instinct for thermoregulation has shaped our lives and culture. 

On today's episode of The Mountain Life:

Jen Rattray, founder and owner of Fairweather Natural Foods, talks about the perfect blend of healthy ingredients that have kept her small business going for 30 years. 

On this epidsode of The Mountian Life:

Backcontry skiing enthusiast and skimo racer Nick Francis discusses his surprising avalanche burial over the weekend and how even those with vast experience find themselves at odds with the deadly snowpack.

  

Today on The Mountian Life:

Shivan Sarna talks about ways to heal our gut from a gastro-intestinal disorder named Sibo, which stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

This disorder has bacteria that usually resides in outher parts of the gut start to proliferate and take up residence in the small intestine.

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