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. 

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On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:

Social psychologist Hans Rocha Ijzerman will explore his new book on human's inner thermostat. Regulating body temperature is one of the most fundamental tasks for any animal. 

Like huddling penguins, humans have long relied on one another to maintain our temperatures; over millennia, this instinct for thermoregulation has shaped our lives and culture. 

On today's episode of The Mountain Life:

Jen Rattray, founder and owner of Fairweather Natural Foods, talks about the perfect blend of healthy ingredients that have kept her small business going for 30 years. 

On this epidsode of The Mountian Life:

Backcontry skiing enthusiast and skimo racer Nick Francis discusses his surprising avalanche burial over the weekend and how even those with vast experience find themselves at odds with the deadly snowpack.

  

Today on The Mountian Life:

Shivan Sarna talks about ways to heal our gut from a gastro-intestinal disorder named Sibo, which stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

This disorder has bacteria that usually resides in outher parts of the gut start to proliferate and take up residence in the small intestine.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio

Daniel Levitin, who has written Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. As the pandemic radically reshapes our daily lives, it is now more important than ever that we understand the science and art of aging well: building healthy habits that allow us to grow and thrive, protect our bodies and minds, and reconnect with what is most satisfying and meaningful to us. 

Cool Science Radio's guest in this episode is Director Gavin Schmidt, of  NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies . Each year, NASA and NOAA undertake the huge task of measuring the average temperature of the Earth, using an impressive fleet of satellites in orbit, interrogating hundreds of buoys as well as scientists making local measurements all around the globe. Understanding these long-term changes is vital to how we interact with our environment, from planting different crops to managing water resources to predicting the strength of hurricanes.

Today on The Mountain Life:

Park City native and Olympic cross country skier, Rosie Brennan, shares an in-depth interview about becoming a World Cup leader this season and how she and the US Women's team are making history. 

Today on The Mountain Life:

Steve Leder, senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and author of many books, including his newest, The Beauty of What Remains, in which he takes readers on the journey of loss and grief that is common to us all. Leder teaches people how to shoulder grief and loss in a way that will help us emerge with wellbeing and even joy on the other side. 

In this episode of The Mountain Life Lynn and Pete's guest is G. Brad Lewis. As part of the ongoing series on Park City area locals who define "Living a Mountain Life," mountain man and photographer and longtime local G.Brad Lewis joins the program to talk about spending the winter where he has to snowmobile to arrive home, and trading that for a summer of photographing erupting volcanos. 

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn are joined by Scientific American editor Jen Schwartz.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guest is Antonio Zadra. Antonio is a world-renowned sleep and dream researcher who brings together state-of-the-art neuroscientific ideas and findings to help listeners understand key features of several types of dreams. From prophetic dreams to nightmares and lucid dreams he explains how dreams can facilitate creativity and why they can be a source of personal insight.

John and Lynn are joined in this epsiode of Cool Science Radio by Annie Jacobsen who has written FIRST PLATOON: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance. Jacobsen writes about a platoon in Afghanistan that was unwittingly involved in a shadowy Defense Department program to capture biometrics—fingerprints, iris scans, facial images, and DNA—on 80 percent of Afghanistan’s entire population. This program, born of war, is coming home to America.

  In this episode of Cool Science Radio the guest is Dr. Brittany Busse, Mental Health Expert, and Associate Medical Director at WorkCare. A new Gallup poll shows that America’s mental health is at a new low since the last two decades. Along with this comes higher rates of suicide, drinking, and addiction. We will talk with Dr. Busse about why this drop is so alarming and what American’s can do to keep themselves in a healthy mental state during the pandemic.

  In this episode of The Mountain Life the guest is Chad Brackelsberg, director of the Utah Avalanche Center. He joins the show to delve into the details of an avalanche. After a sobering month of dozens of avalanches, will the snowpack be safe at all this winter? Area outdoor enthusiasts still seem to take to the backcountry underprepared, and we all have a responsibility to change that through our own education. 

  

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn welcome author and food activist Anthony Warner,. His new book,  ENDING HUNGER: The Quest to Feed the World Without Destroying It, reviews the challenges and history of humanity’s fight against hunger. The complexities and issues surrounding the feeding of the world’s population can seem insurmountable and confusing.

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