Lynn Ware Peek

Producer/ Co-Host

When it comes to Park City meetings and events, as well as education issues for the entire Summit County, Lynn Ware Peek has it covered. She join the station in 2012. Lynn co-hosts two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life ( which she also is the producer) on health and lifestyle on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology  every Thursday. 

Ways to Connect

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Bruce Kasanoff speak with science writer Henry Nicholls. While narcolepsy is often brought up in jest, it’s no laughing matter - especially for someone who has been diagnosed with it - like Nicholls, who has had narcolepsy (which is intense and uncontrollable sleepiness) for half his life. Curiously, he also has insomnia, which is also prevalent for those who are narcoleptic. Nicholls decided to delve into the world of sleep disorders, and what he has found is stunning.

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Bruce Kasanoff welcome neuroscientist, Dr. Kelly Lambert, who describes the brain’s ability to make contingency calculations - which predict the outcome of decisions and actions. Lambert has researched what goes awry when the brain’s information systems are compromised and how we can lose the ability to arrive at informed decisions. She presents her work in a new book called Well-Grounded: The Neurobiology of Rational Decisions. 

John Schlimm is the bestselling author of The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour,  and now he is back to take his readers (and our listeners) through an entertaining history of moonshine. Call it moonshine, white lightening, hooch, or home brew, this versatile liquor spans generations, political lines, and genders. And it has made a significant comeback. Schlimm's new book is Moonshine: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit. 

Historian and business writer Alan Axelrod has written more than 150 books and he joins The Mountain Life to discuss his most recent, The Disruptors: 50 People Who Change the World. These 50 women and men, starting with Confucious in 551 BCE and ending with pop star Madonna, broke and rules and created a new paradigm for art, science, technology, religion, education, enterprise and society. 

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Chris Fischer, founder and expedition leader for OCEARCH, a data-centric organization that's an enterprise built to help scientists collect previously unobtainable data in the ocean. OCEARCH is on its first expedition to the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, after following the multi-year migratory tracks laid down by great white sharks Lydia, Hilton, and George. The work they started in 2012 suggests this area could be a potential mating site for the North Atlantic white shark population.

  Our first guest this morning is Dr. Con Slobodchikoff, author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Con is President and CEO, Animal Communications and professor emeritus at Northern Arizona University. We will speak with Con about communicating with man’s best friend, the domestic dog.


  While it may be hard to believe that in the nineteenth century, formaldehyde was placed in milk to preserve it — it was, and it killed scores of children, even thousands from this chemically “improved” milk. And that’s not all as our guest, Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum tells us. The industrialization of food production was all the rage and meanwhile Americans were paying the price, being poisoned regularly — from butter being made edible with borax, and coffee containing sawdust dyed dark with lead-based dye.

Alison Kuhlow is a longtime Park City resident who finds her creative spirit in a variety of ways -- being a DJ here at KPCW, attending Toastmasters and now, she has launched a podcast called Stretch, which at the experiences that force us to stretch and grow and how we navigate life and amidst these often unexpected changes. 

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Pete Stoughton speak with psychotherapist Dr. Arlene Englander. She says emotional overeating is not about loving food; so calling an emotional overeater a foodie is like calling an alcoholic a wine connoisseur. Acknowledging what emotional overeating is—eating in a desperate attempt to distract oneself from painful thoughts and feelings—is the first step to breaking free. Dr. Englander joins us to discuss this topic and her book, Let Go of Emotional Overeating and LOVE YOUR FOOD.

We speak first this morning with Andrew Howley of Adventure Scientists. While the organization is based out of Bozeman, MT, it matches global adventurers with scientists who need data collected from the most remote, difficult to get to outposts in the world. It’s crowd sourcing at its best.