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, 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. 

  

On Cool Science Radio, author Olivia Campbell joins the show to share the story of three pioneering Victorian women who broke down barriers in medicine to become the first women doctors.

Her book is titled, Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine. 

  

On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn welcome Vanessa O’Brien.

O'Brien is the first American woman to summit K2 and the author of the new book, To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth.

Armed with a MBA and a wry sense of humor, O’Brien climbed the corporate ladder to great success, but after the 2009 economic meltdown, her career went into a tailspin. She searched for a new purpose and settled on an unlikely goal: climbing the tallest peaks in the world.  

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn have renowned Cambridge zoologist Arik Kershenbaum.

 

Kershenbaum has written THE ZOOLOGIST’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens—and Ourselves.

 

This book is a fun exploration of what life on other planets must be like: how they may move, socialize, and communicate.

 

 

 

 

This week on The Mountain Life, Author Michele Borba discusses the current generation of kids.

She has written Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others ShineBorba has been a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years -- and she's never been more worried than she is about this young generation.

The high-achieving students she talks with every day are more accomplished, better educated, and more privileged than ever before.

On Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John talk with Jess Phoenix, a woman who finds adventure in science.

Her book is called Ms. Adventure, My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life. 

As a volcanologist, natural hazards expert, and founder of Blueprint Earth, Phoenix has dedicated her life to scientific exploration.

Her career path— which has been hard-earned in the male-dominated world of science—has led her to flowing Hawaiian lava fields, congressional races, and numerous pairs of Caterpillar work boots.

 

  

On this episode of Cool Science Radio:

Jeff Hawkins introduces us to new ideas outlined in his book, A Thousand Brains, A new theory of Intelligence.

Hawkins shares a groundbreaking new theory on intelligence, showing how the brain uses maplike structures to build a model of the world-not just one model, but hundreds of thousands, which then vote together to reach a consensus.

This week on Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John are joined by Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss his new book, Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. Building on the wisdom of the ancients and explaining the most significant science of today, Tyson takes readers on a journey from past to future, punctuated with stunning images portraying not only the universe but also the key ideas that help us understand it. 


On this episode of The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by local, retired dentist Marielle Pariseau.

Pariseau is typically known around town as the tooth fairy, making certain all young people have access to dental healthcare.

Pariseau has now branched out to become a children's book author. During her time as a practicing dentist, Pariseau often told stories about her animal friends to redirect children’s attention away from the parts of her work that some young patients found scary. Out of that effort came the idea of a children's book  Billy Braveheart

  

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