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

On The Mountain Life, Sophy Kohler of Park City Nursery comes on to talk about water-saving and drought-resistant plants.

Kohler gives us all the info on when, how, and where to plant this spring, and whether we should wait until after Memorial Day to ensure the survival of our annuals and perennials. 

  

On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn talk with Heather Currie from Communities That Care about a Mental Health Toolkit for our local youth.

Additionally, they discuss the upcoming Ask Me Anything Panel event, where young people take questions from the audience and answer them, no matter how difficult. 

Arantza Pedraza, who is a member of the panel also joins the conversation. 

On Cool Science Radio, Professor Vaclav Smil joins the show to discuss his new book, NUMBERS DON’T LIE: 71 Stories to Help Us Understand the Modern World.

Vaclav Smil's mission is to make facts matter. 

An environmental scientist, policy analyst, and a hugely prolific author, Smil is Bill Gates' go-to guy for making sense of our world. 

On Cool Science Radio, Lynn & John welcome Dr. Joe Rubinsztain from the digital health company, Chronwell. 

Chronwell uses digital innovation to manage at-risk populations.

Dr. Rubinsztain provides examples of how AI and machine learning will continue to drive early patient intervention with chronic diseases, making big changes to patient care at low cost for the payor and consumer.

 

  

On The Mountain Life, Lynn talks with Martin Briggs and Jennifer Billow of the Park City Education Foundation about their upcoming community-wide fundraiser on May 22. 

Running With Ed, is back this year. The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the organization, and is open to all community members. This year will look a little different, but the costumes, encouragement and community fun will remain. 

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On Cool Science Radio, Award-winning National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry talks with John and Lynn.

 

His latest project is Secrets of The Whales. Skerry takes us into the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals, and sperm whales.

 

 

  

On The Mountain Life, Lynn talks with Chris Purkey.

Purkey is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at backcountry.com.

He will be leading the retail initiative for Backcountry’s new store, which is set to open in Kimball Junction on May 1. 

 

  

Good Practices for Pregnancy in the Pandemic

Apr 28, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn is talking with Dr. Tania Bodnar of Intermountain Park City Hospital.

Dr. Bodnar is an OB /GYN who will be sharing the importance of going to well-woman and prenatal check-ups, as well as keeping up on health screenings during the pandemic.

She will also discuss the importance of managing blood pressure during pregnancy.

   

On The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete speak with local Park City resident, founder of the Summit County Children's Justice Center, and longtime investigator for the Summit County attorney's office, Dr. Christina Sally and Andrea Silver, Board Vice President of Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Summit County.  

On Cool Science Radio, bestselling author Douglas Tallamy, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, joins the show.

Tallamy discusses his new book: The Nature of Oaks. In the book, he reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars.  

This week on Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are talking with Jim O’Connell, the CEO and co-founder of Envara Health.

Evara Health is a company which deals with the roughly 1.5 billion people around the globe who deal with conditions such as unintentional weight loss and inadequate absorption or malabsorption.

On The Mountain Life, Neuropsychologist Simon McCarthy-Jones joins the show.

McCarthy-Jones has written a book about the basic human instinct - spite.

He draws on research in biology, game theory, economics, and psychology to argue that spite comes from our primal impulse for fairness and justice. 

On Cool Science Radio, Dr. Michio Kaku discusses his new book: THE GOD EQUATION: The Quest for a Theory of Everything.

 

Einstein dedicated his life to seeking this elusive Holy Grail, a single, revolutionary “God equation” which would tie all the forces in the universe together. Unfortunately, he never found it.

 

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn are talking with Aimee Quon.

 

Quon is from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and will be enlightening us on Mars. Topics include the the fact that the atmosphere on Mars is about 100 times thinner than on Earth.

 

The thin air makes it incredibly difficult to fly, but NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is about to attempt this feat.

 

On The Mountain Life, Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek are talking with journalist Gabrielle Bluestone, who is the executive producer of the hit Netflix documentary Fyre.

Bluestone brings an eye-opening look at con artists, grifters, and snake oil salesmen of the digital age, and she helps explain why we can’t stop falling for them.

Her new book is: HYPE: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet—and Why We're Following. 

  

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