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Cool Science Radio | Apr. 14, 2022

CSR 04-14-22

On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells' guests include: (00:56) Ocean scientist and journalist Juli Berwald, who speaks about the far-reaching consequences of coral reef destruction and the persistence of efforts to keep them alive. Her new book is called Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs.

Then, (25:27) world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal draws on decades of observation and studies of both human and animal behavior which comes together in his new book: DIFFERENT: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist.

Tune into Cool Science Radio every Thursday at 9am here on KPCW Park City.

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.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.