On this week's Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn's guests will be:
(01:21) Dr. Chantel Prat who has written The Neuroscience of You. Prat’s book draws on decades of research. She writes every brain is different and what this means for the individual, the collective, and the future of neuroscience.
(25:48) Dr. Heidi Hammel, Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope. We will speak with Heidi about this remarkable instrument and what we have learned from it’s 1st pictures.
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.