This Green Earth - October 13, 2105

14 minutes ago
Bee Friendly

  Today, Jules Angel of Summit County Gardens stops by to discuss bad honey from China and why Park City needs to become a certified bee friendly city. Then, Ray Milliner, Summit County planner talks about the Counties draft plan to establish a “cap and trade”

Wallsburg for Responsible Growth

  Wasatch County Council and Wasatch Planning Commission meetings were standing-room-only last week. Most of the crowd came to express concerns about a proposed zoning change in the small town of Wallsburg.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.


There are two massive solar energy installations in Summit County – one at the PC MARC, the other at the Summit County Justice Center  - that were completed months before they could be hooked up to the grid. It has questions that could complicate the relationship between Rocky Mountain Power and solar companies and their clients. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Melissa Band

The six candidates vying for office in Park City's council races drew a crowd of about 100 for the  Park City Board of Realtors candidate forum.  It was no surprise that the topics included traffic, affordable housing, and how to deal with the ski resorts, in particular Vail.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more. 


  Doug and Larry's first guest is Neel Doshi, co- author of Primed to Perform:How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation. While most leaders believe culture is critical to success, few know how to build one, or sustain it over time.

KPCW / Mark Maziarz

Hosts John Wells and Peggy Ijams open up this week's The Morning Mix with three songs from musical guest Aubree Liz.

In the second segment, Kendeyl Johansen talks about Park City Funseekers.

And in segment three, Renee Huang, Briar Handy and Chris Panarelli spoke on Libetti and Libations – Utah Opera-inspired craft cocktails at Park City restaurants.

Park City teacher Heidi Matthews is one of three candidates running to become president of the Utah Education Association. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While the Future in Review or FiRe Conference  has brought in some of the best and brightest from around the world, it also brought Utah's Lt. Governor to town. Leslie Thatcher has more.


Cool Science Radio's first guest stepping away from the Future in Review Conference is Con Slobodchikoff, author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Slobodchikoff is CEO of Animal Communications Ltd. and the director of the Animal Language Institute. The name of the panel that he will be heading at the Conference is “The Patterns of Language: Using Computers to Communicate with Other Species.”

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the County Fair, Epic Pass sales tax and transportation planning. Park City Teacher Heidi Matthews talks about her campaign as a candidate for President of the Utah Education Association and Paul Murphy and Chad Ambrose with Rocky Mountain Power explain why the utility company is asking the Public Service Commission for a surcharge on those with rooftop solar.