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Cool Science Radio | July 21, 2022

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On this week's Cool Science Radio, hosts John and Lynn's guests include: (1:34) David McRaney comes on air to discuss his new book How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion. (24:44) Then, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Meg Lowman who joins the show to tell us about the 2023 National GEO Kids Almanac. The Almanac features animal stories, weird-but-true facts, and interviews with National Geographic Explorers

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.
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.