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Cool Science Radio - April 23, 2020 - Best of

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[Due to construction at KPCW, Lynn and John have the week off. Enjoy these rebroadcasts of some of Lynn and John's favorite interviews]

First Segment (Aired Janurary 9, 2020): 

The Joy of Movement is Dr. Kelly McGonigal's new book; it's a 'love letter' to movement and exploration of what is most human about us. Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal draws on insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, to clear up some common misconceptions about the brain on exercise.

Along the way, Dr. McGonigal tells the stories of incredible examples of how movement can change your life, from Tanzania, where one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet live, to a dance class at Juilliard for people with Parkinson's disease. 

Second Segment (Aired August 15, 2019): 

Cool Science Radio speaks with Park City resident Chris Fischer, founder and expedition leader for OCEARCH. Fischer’s company is a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking and studying great white sharks. OCEARCH has returned to Nantucket with its team of collaborating scientists for their 35th expedition. Chris joins us from the OCEARCH research vessel off the coast of Nantucket. 

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.