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Cool Science Radio - April 5, 2018

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This morning, Menno Schilthuizon talks about his new book, Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution, which explains how plants and animals are adapting to the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel. Next up is Park City resident Chris Fischer, who hosted the Emmy-winning television series Offshore Adventures, a chronicle of a life at sea: fishing, free diving and conservation. Fischer’s company is a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking and studying marine species such as great white and tiger sharks.

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.