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

This week on The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by local three-time Paralympic Bronze Medalist Danelle Umstead.  She seeks to pay back the support she has received as a visually impaired alpine ski racer by encouraging more women with disabilities to get involved in sports. She has started a new foundation called Sisters in Sport.

On this episode of The Mountain Life:

Bruce Greyson, M.D., is a foremost expert on near-death experiences with almost half a century of scientific research experience. 

With the constant surge of deaths in our country, Greyson believes it is time to reframe the narrative around loss.

Lynn and Pete speak with Greyson about how our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence―a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety. 

On this episode of Cool Science Radio:

Park City resident and assistant state paleontologist Don Deblieux talks about The Utah Raptor Megablock Fossil Project.

The Utah Geological Survey holds what is likely the most spectacular dinosaur fossil assemblage ever collected in the state. 


On this episode of The Mountina Life

Park City resident, Andrew Muse, is a a professional multi-sport athlete, content creator, and social media influencer who generates compelling adventure stories with his adventure dog Kicker by his side.

He joins Lynn And Pete to talk about his Tiny Home Adventure travelog podcast, which features his enviable adventures in his mobile tiny home. 

On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:


We talk about the dawn of a revolution in astronomy with our guest, science writer Lee Billings.


For the first time ever, astronomers may have glimpsed light from a world in a life-friendly orbit around another star.


This promising potential world was spied around Alpha Centauri.


On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek welcome Dr. Euan Ashley.

Dr. Ashley is taking us back 20 years to discuss the first draft of the human genome sequence.

Since then, medical “detectives” like Dr. Ashley have been using the genome to solve their patients’ most puzzling and pressing medical mysteries. They now understand that this complex and unique data set could be used to prevent disease, from the commonplace to those that cause global pandemics.

On this episode of The Mountian Life:

Dr. Will Cole, functional medicine doctor and best-selling author, talks about his flexible four-week intermittent fasting. 

He has a new book titled Intuitive Fasting, which explores why you should fast, and how to do it correctly for the best health outcomes.


On this episode of The Mountain Life:

In their ongoing Mountain Living Series, Pete and Lynn speak with artist Connor Liljestrom about how he conveys a sense of the mountains through his art. 

On this episode of The Mountain Life

Dr. Armond LaPine, a cardiologist at Intermountain Park City Hospital and Heber Valley Hospital joins Lynn and Pete to bring insight on staying heart healthy.

Dr. LaPine has more than 24 years experience in the medical field, specializing in adult congenital heart conditions. 

On this episode of Cool Science Radio:

NASA is sending its first rover to Mars in nearly a decade. Perseverance will search for signs of ancient life, collect the first sample, and pave the way for human explorers.

John and Lynn get details on this mission from Kirsten Siebach, a Martian Geologist at Rice University.

On this episode of The Mountain Life:

Lynn Ware Peek speaks with Jacob Dunford, the Chief Operating Officer at Encircle.

Encircle is the largest LGBTQ+ Resource Center in Utah.

There is a disproportionately high suicide rate for our youth in Utah and Dunford is working to ensure every individual understands their inherent value and is able to find a community. 

On this episode of The Mountain Life

Lynn Ware Peek talks with Denise Woods, one of the most sought-after vocal coaches in Hollywood. Woods comes on to share some of her communication secrets with the rest of us.

From public speaking to asking for a raise, establishing one’s presence in video meetings to a marriage proposal, we are judged by our voice. It is our most crucial instrument of expression.

Woods will talk about proven practices to help anyone utilize their authentic voice.   

On this episode of Cool Science Radio:

Tim Harford joins us to discuss his book THE DATA DETECTIVE: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics.

In 2020, we were inundated with data on Covid-19 rates and election results. Statistics and numbers have never been more important to understand.

Statistics are what make the world add up and Tim will help us understand how to make sense of it all.

Dr. Michael Stein, a professor of Health Law, Policy and Management of the School of Public Health at Boston University discusses the age of health care crises in which doctors are forced to shorten office visits and their patients' financial challenges complicate every decision made for both patient and doctor. 

On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

Author Dr. Ina Park who joins to discuss STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STD's.

The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 people in the US have a sexually transmitted disease and that direct lifetime medical associated costs were $16 billion dollars primarily for the treatment of HPV-related cancer and HIV.