Mountain Money

Mondays, 9-10 AM

KPCW's Mountain Money covers the unique challenges of working in a mountain town by providing small business news, real estate, estate planning, and personal finance information.

KPCW General Manager Renai Bodley Miller hosts the program along with financial expert Doug Wells and lawyer Roger Goldman. The program is produced by Alison Kuhlow.

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Alpine Distilling was founded in 2016 by owner/Master Distiller Rob Sergent and Sara Sergent.  Alpine Distilling's products range from vodka, whiskey, gin and flavored cordials.  The distillery recently expanded their product line to include hand sanitizer.

Rob shares the ideas and thoughts that started this journey and how they are distributing the product to first responders in Summit County.

How the Defense Production Act Works

Mar 30, 2020

Over the past few days, much attention has been paid to shortages of the kinds of goods and supplies needed by the medical personnel on the front lines of fighting COVID-19. 

Ed Shapiro, former Assistenat General Counsel for the Department of Defense and current Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group, walks listeners through the history of the Defense Production Act and how it is being used during the current pandemic.

Support Heber Valley Businesses

Mar 30, 2020

Dallin Koecher, with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, explained the impacts to Heber Valley businesses from COVID-19 regulations and changes to social interactions.  Koecher highlights ways the community can continue to support local businesses.

For a list of businesses remaining open please visit Open Heber Valley

NewsMatch has been supporting nonprofit journalism since 2016, helping to jumpstart small, emerging newsrooms, while also strengthening newsrooms like KPCW’s that have been serving their communities for decades.


Many in our community are concerned about what our finances will look like over the coming weeks and months.  Erin Lowry, millennial personal finance expert and author of Broke Millennial  speaks with Mountain Money to help us understand the best choices we can make with our money right now.


Ami Kassar joins Mountain Money to speak to business owners about what they need to know about the current emergency loans offered by the government and key elements needed for a successful outcome in this challenging time.

Ami Kassar is the founder and chief executive officer of MultiFunding, a Philadelphia-based consulting firm that specializes in helping business owners across the United States develop creative, cost-saving alternatives for their business debt needs and structure. 


Impact of COVID-19 on Main Street Businesses

Mar 16, 2020

Alison Kuhlow, representing the businesses on Park City's Main Street, spends time on Mountain Money speaking about Summit County's Public Health Order released on Sunday, March 15.  Many retailers remain open and are abiding by guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Please visit the Historic Park City Alliance's website for informaiton on businesses that remain open and restaurants offering curb-side dining.

Dr. Bryan Taylor, President and Cheif Economist for Global Financial Data, speaks with Mountain Money about the impacts the Spanish Flu had on the stock market in 1918 and how we can look at that data to understand the current market and impacts from COVID-19.

Andrea Davis, author of SimpLEASEity: A business owners guide to winning the game of commercial real estate leasing walks listeners through some of her 11 steps outlined in the book that help ease this increasingly complicated process.


David Damschen, the Utah State Treasurer visited KPCW’s studios to talk about Utah Saves Week and the work he focuses on as the Chair of the Utah Council on Financial and Economic Education.  Our conversation also covers the Utah State Treasurer's role as the State Treasurer and the responsibilities his office entails.

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Will Coronavirus Impact the Markets?

Feb 24, 2020

Jason Ware, with Albion Financial, speaks with Doug Wells and Alison Kuhlow, with Mountain Money, about the potential impacts of Coronavirus on investments and the world economy. Jason discusses ways to bring down risk if these types of health emergencies become more frequent.

    Understand the power of your business’ brand as Hilary Reiter, with Redhead Marketingand PR spends time with Mountain Money, talking about her new workshops "The Essentials of Branding: It’s More than a Logo.” 

Hungry? Delve Into The Offerings At Nosh

Feb 24, 2020

  Chef and owner of Nosh, Jason Greenberg, entices the audience with a review of their Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Menu.  This new restaurant got its start at the Park Silly Sunday Market and continues their success with their new permanent location in Park City Plaza on Bonanza Drive. 

On this Segment of Mountain Money Alison Kuhlow ,executive director of the Historic Park City Alliance raps about the 2020 Sundance film festival's impact on the main street businesses.

Nick Shaxson is the author of The Finance Curse – How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer.  The book is a searing indictment of global finance, exploring how the banking sector grew from a supporter of business to the biggest business in the world, and showing how societies might fight against financial hegemony.