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

Cool Science Radio speaks with Roger Burrows, a Park City resident and author of several books including, 3D Thinking in Design and Architecture from Antiquity to the Future. Roger joins us today to talk about an upcoming workshop all about labyrinths at the Kimball Art Center on November 17, from 1 - 4:30, where all can experience the history, logic, and creativity behind building a labyrinth. 

Cool Science Radio speaks with Andrew Howley from Adventure Scientists in Bozeman, Montana. Citizens scientists are becoming quite a useful tool for researchers all over the world, and especially at Adventure Scientists where citizens can help to collect data from the farthest reaches of the planet.

 Cool Science Radio speaks with Dr. David Inouye, a research ecologist at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory near Crested Butte, Colorado, where he has spent summer field seasons since 1971. He is also professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. His long-term studies of the timing of the biological events in plants and animals are being used now to provide insights into the effects of climate change at high altitudes.

The Mountain Life explores a stretching system unlike any other you’ve experienced with Patrick Gregston, a certified practitioner from Santa Barbara, California. The system is based on the protocol of Bob Cooley whose book, the Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body,  provides the foundation for the classes.

Whitney Finlinson joins The Mountain Life. Whitney is a board member of Camp Gloss, a camp run in the summer to teach girls about grit, leadership, opportunity, service and self. On November 15, the second annual fundraiser, Glossgiving, takes place at the Christian Center from 6- 9pm. 


The Mountain Life speaks with Dr. Will Cole, one of the nation’s leading functional medicine experts. His new book, just released this week, is The Inflammation Spectrum: find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System. Did you know that every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it? Inflammation is at the core most common health woes and it exists on a continuum - from mild sysmptonms such as weight gain and fatigue to hormone embalance and autoimmune conditions o the other. 


Nature and science writer Gary Ferguson joins Cool Science Radio.

 Cool Science Radio welcomes distinguished biologist Rob Dunn, who presents a natural history of the wilderness in everyday homes, revealing the presence of some 100,000 species, from shower microbes to cupboard moths, including many who benefit human health. Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination.

Writer Sands Hall joins The Mountain Life to discuss her memoir about how an educated and skeptical person could get so deeply into, and then struggle to escape, what everyone around her warned was a dangerous cult -- Scientology, the religion found by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1952. Her book, now out in paperback, is Reclaiming My Decade Lost In Scientology.

Dr. Kris Kemp, Director of Emergency Medicine at Park City Hospital emergency room joins The Mountain Life. Dr. Kemp sees no shortage of accidental injuries - especially related to the sports and recreation pursuits of residents and visitors, but today, we kick off the conversation on the subject of vaping. One death in Utah has been attributed to vaping and many lung-related injuries and illnesses have been as well, including in Park City. 

  Cool Science Radio speaks with Ambassador Abraham Wen-Shang Chu who is currently the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles. Ambassador Chu has held a number of senior level positions in the Taiwan government including his role as Ambassador. John Wells spoke with Ambassador Chu at the Future in Review Conference held in La Jolla, CA in early October. We spoke about Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, artificial intelligence and the relationship between our two countries.








Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins Cool Science Radio. His new book Letters From An Astrophysicist was just released.

Tyson introduces us to a newly personal dimension of his quest to understand our place in the cosmos as he answers 101 letters from people around the world. Neil has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe.

The book chronicles his correspondence with people who have sought him out in search of answers about science, faith, philosophy, and life.

Olympian and Park City resident Liz Stephen joins The Mountain Life. Liz developed her love for cross country skiing while in high school at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. She was a member of the illustrious US Cross Country Team and a three-time Olympian. Some of her career highlights include 2015 FIS World Cup Standings, 7th (distance), 10th (overall),  and 5th in the 2015 Tour de Ski.

 The Mountain Life speaks with historian, rare book dealer, and writer, William H. Schaberg. He has chronicled the 80 plus years of Alcoholics Anonymous in his new book, Writing The Big Book: The Creation of A.A. The “Big Book,” as it's commonly known, is arguably the most significant self-help book published in the twentieth century.

Cool Science Radio welcomes Park City local Damien Patton, the CEO and founder of Banjo. Damien has been determined to solve one of the most common but difficult problems out there - making the world's disparate data purposeful - and doing so live. Over the past seven years, Banjo has continued to pioneer technology that reinvents what's possible in a truly connected world. Banjo is the world's first Live-Time intelligence platform that gives decision makers the ability to KNOW INFORMATION NOW, to understand what is happening live, anywhere.