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Mountain Money - December 30, 2013

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Larry welcomes guest host, John Wells to the show today. Their first guest is Gary Williams, author of "The Art Of Retirement". Then, Melissa Garland, owner of Tadasana Yoga Studio, which offers Hot Yoga and Power Vinyasa. To finish the hour, Meryl Van Der Merwe, chef at Du Monde Gourmet Kitchen.

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.