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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. 

  • Renowned physicist Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder who is the creator of the popular YouTube series Science without the Gobbledygook. She takes a no-nonsense approach to life’s biggest questions, and wrestles with what physics really says about the human condition in her new book, EXISTENTIAL PHYSICS: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions.
  • Chris Larkin, Chief Technology Officer at Concord Technologies. Chris will discuss security and privacy concerns and implications in a post-Roe v. Wade world, including how the data and information people put into technologies like period tracker apps be accessed and used against them if they seek abortions.
  • In today's episode of Cool Science Radio John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with (01:16) renowned physicist Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder who is the creator of the popular YouTube series Science without the Gobbledygook. She takes a no-nonsense approach to life’s biggest questions, and wrestles with what physics really says about the human condition in her new book, EXISTENTIAL PHYSICS: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Then, (26:43) Chris Larkin, Chief Technology Officer at Concord Technologies. Chris will discuss security and privacy concerns and implications in a post-Roe v. Wade world, including how the data and information people put into technologies like period tracker apps be accessed and used against them if they seek abortions.
  • Then, writer, educator, and literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart who challenges our current approach to literacy - arguing that it offers too little, too late. She discusses her new book, READING FOR OUR LIVES: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six. It is a guide for parents.
  • Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist blamed for the Aurora shooter’s massacre who joins to tell her story and presents her road map to prevent future mass shootings.
  • Today on the Mountain Life, host Lynn Ware Peek's guests include (01:02) Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist blamed for the Aurora shooter’s massacre who joins to tell her story and presents her road map to prevent future mass shootings. (24:44) Then, writer, educator, and literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart who challenges our current approach to literacy - arguing that it offers too little, too late. She discusses her new book, Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six. It is a guide for parents.
  • Dr. Heidi Hammel, Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope. We will speak with Heidi about this remarkable instrument and what we have learned from it’s 1st pictures.
  • Dr. Chantel Prat who has written The Neuroscience of You. Prat’s book draws on decades of research. She writes every brain is different and what this means for the individual, the collective, and the future of neuroscience.
  • On this week's Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn's guests will be:(01:21) Dr. Chantel Prat who has written The Neuroscience of You. Prat’s book draws on decades of research. She writes every brain is different and what this means for the individual, the collective, and the future of neuroscience.(25:48) Dr. Heidi Hammel, Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope. We will speak with Heidi about this remarkable instrument and what we have learned from it’s 1st pictures.
  • In this episode of The Mountain Life, author Joanne Tubbs Kelly sheds light on an important, often taboo, topic — medical aid in dying. Joanne brings her very personal story and journey for her husband as she helped him die with dignity. She speaks with Lynn and Pete about her new memoir, Walking Him Home helping my husband die with dignity.