The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

The Mountain Life hosts Lynn Ware Peek & Pete Stoughton explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle, and education. Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton are endurance athletes and lovers of the mountain lifestyle.

For inquiries and guests and content, contact Lynn directly at lynn@kpcw.org or Pete directly at pwstoughton@gmail.com.

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The KPCW Summer Pledge Drive continues through Friday and on this episode of The Mountain Life, Lynn and Tim spoke with Kathy Volz, General Manager and Josh Carr, Membership Director of Park Meadows Country Club. Park Meadows is an underwriter of the show and they updated Lynn, Tim and the audience on all that is new with Park Meadows as well encouraging their customers to support KPCW.

Lynn started today's show with a conversation about concussions with Chris Nowinski, author of Head Games - Football's Concussion Crisis. They discussed the potentially serious injury a concussion can be, especially for young people involved in sports. Lynn also spoke with Dr. Craig Bryan, a University Of Utah professor of Psychology who specializes in depression and suicide. With all the discussion in the wake of the loss of Robin Williams, it's a good time to remember all the resources available that can help those who struggle with such a condition.

On this episode, Lynn and Tim spoke with Dr. David Casarett, a physician and researcher who joined the show to talk about the new book Shocked: Adventures In Bringing Back The Recently Dead. It's a chronicle of his exploration of cutting edge resuscitation....from suspended animation to cryonics, even crowd sourced resuscitation. Gretchen Reynolds, a contributor to the New York Times blog Well, then joined the show to talk about the relative upsides of short, intensive workouts versus longer, slower activities.

On this episode of KPCW's The Mountain Life, hosts Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek spoke with Dr. Troy Flanagan, High Performance Director at The USSA Center Of Excellence about the new age of individualized training of Olympic hopefuls and their session on the new Nordic Treadmill. Whitney Kozlowski, the creative force behind Basin Recreation's Power Hour, then joined the show to talk about the program and how it came about. Sessions continue twice daily on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Matt Knoop Memorial Park.

The Mountain Life - July 23, 2014

Jul 23, 2014

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney started today's episode with a conversation with a group of accomplished runners and their parents. These kids have set world records and can tick off a 5K in about 16 minutes - some of them actually beat Tim Henney during the annual 4th Of July Fun Run. Next up, they spoke with Zelda La Grange, author of Good Morning Mr. Mandela. She was Nelson Mandela's long-time personal assistant and honorary 'granddaughter.'

Tim Henney and guest co-host Chris Cherniak started off today's show with a conversation with Paul Greenberg, author of American Catch - The Fight For Our Local Seafood. Dr. Ariel Ford, a clinical psychologist, then joined the show to talk about her combination of Western science and Eastern thought in her practice. Finally, Leslie Miller joined the show to talk about a University Of Utah sponsored environmental symposium called Reimagine Western Landscapes.

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney were joined this week by Dr. Cary Sennett, President & CEO of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. They talked about a new report from the CDC detailing declining asthma rates in the US as well as tips for managing the condition, etc. Todd Hageman, technical director for the Tour of Utah also joined the show to talk about Kamas being a stop on the next Tour, coming in August. Katie Stellpflug, owner of Artique, also joined the show to talk about the Tour - she is on the local organizing committee.

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney spoke with Eileen Dunn, owner of Done To Your Taste catering. It's grown to be a competitive business and she talks about how it all got started for her, etc. Writer and adventurer Brian Benson then joins the show to talk about biking while trying to woo the love of his life.

The first guest is two time former Park City Mayor, Brad Olch. He has made many a lot of observations around the globe about what works in towns like ours.  The second guest is Greg McKewen, author of the book "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less".

First we talk with Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, theirs is a love story you need to hear directly from them to believe.  He’s one of the West Memphis three, accused and convicted of murders he doesn’t commit, she falls in love with him while in prison and lobbies for his release.  Yours for Eternity.  A love story on death row. The second guest is Dr. Katherine Beals, a sport nutritionist who focuses on eating disorders and nutrition needs of female and elite athletes.

The Mountain Life - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014

Today in the program, we’ll speak with Andy Hall, he’s the author of Denali’s Howl, The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak.  It’s about the 1967 climbing expedition led by a boy form Utah, Joe Wilcox that ended in the death of seven out of the 12 climbers on the expedition. Our second guest is Michael Russer, he’s an international speaker and lecturer who talks about surviving prostate cancer, how it rendered him impotent and how he has reshaped his outlook and ability to experience intimacy in diverse ways.

First we'll speak with Philippe Petit, the "Man on Wire,"  about how walking on a tight rope between the World Trade Centers twin towers was not a daredevil act, it was a creative process.  His new book is Creativity:  The Perfect Crime. Then Jowita Bydlowska, author of the book, Drunk Mom.  It's a memoir with a simple title that says it all.  Performing the world's most important job as a drunk.  She talks about what she has learned about addiction, recovery and how she has to overcome every single day.

The Mountain Life - May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

First Tim and Lynn speak with Heather Deford, PT, at the Park City Medical Center who specializes in women's pelvic floor. The second half of the show features Jo Becker, New York Times writer and Pulitzer prize winner - with her new book: “Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality".

 

The Mountain Life - May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

Travis McGhee and Mike Lynch from CrossFitMiners Town and the push up fundraiser event - how many push ups can you do in 90 seconds?  All money raised goes towards the veterans organization Boot Campaign. Then Christopher Nowinski, author the Head Games:  Football's Concussion Crisis.  Nowinski can be credited with bringing awareness and exposing concussion as a public health crisis. Finally Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation who talks about creating a membership base and this months membership drive.

The Mountain Life - May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

Lynn and John first welcome Joy McCarthy.  She'll bring a wealth of knowledge about simple, clean, and whole health.  We make it so complicated, but you'll love hearing from her. Then, Krista Bremer.  From free spirited, blonde surfer girl to someone who never imagined she'd find herself in what she calls an accidental Jihad, Bremer will take us through the joys, triumphs, and challenges of parrying a Muslim  and all that goes along with it.

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