John and Peggy welcome their music guest Otter Creek who perform live in studio in the first segment of the program.  Peter Noone from Herman’s Hermits dropped by to visit in the second segment of the show.  Herman’s Hermits are performing this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre. The final guest on the program today is Robin Marrouche, Executive Director and Nancy Stokes Exhibitions Director of Kimball Arts new exhibit: Illuminations of Africa’s Wildlife: Its Beauty, Its Struggle to Survive.

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You've heard of an Open House, how about a Closing House?  There's one Friday, February 5, and Saturday, February 6, 2015, in Heber City.  It's your last chance to walk through the old Central School on Main Street before its scheduled demolition on February 11.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

While Vail Resorts Retail sector hasn't opened up significant retail space in Park City, it announced Wednesday it’s leasing the old Talisker On Main Building at 515 Main Street and will open a retail store.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

In light of the recent arrest of former Ecker Hill Middle School teacher Derek Spitzer for felony charges of inappropriate communication with a student, a local expert gives tips to guide parents and children so it doesn’t happen again. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

  John and Lynn’s first guest today is Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again?

A sewage line construction project is one million dollars over budget in Heber City.  That, combined with a big growth spurt, has prompted city leaders to propose a hike in sewage impact fees.  There's a public hearing on the matter Thursday, February 4th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

  This morning we are first joined by Jon Henry from the Park City Toastmasters Club to talk about a Taste of Toastmasters workshops coming up on February 13th at the Park City Library. 

Then we talk with Ann Bloomquist and Laurel Bartmess about Park City EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) when they talk about what's next for revolutionizing the school lunch program - from "ready-to-heat" foods to preparing on-site whole food.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone about tourism funding and other legislative issues he's watching; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Jed Briggs the city's Operating Budget Manager preview Thursday's City Council meeting; Future in Review Speaker Series Guest Christopher Clark; and Park City Charlene Albarran, a Democrat, who is running for Congress in the 2nd District.

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A plan that took three years to develop is under attack from one of the groups that helped make it.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Public Lands Initative Discussion Draft.

  Johan Rockstrom joins Chris and Nell to discuss the possibility of a “good anthroposcene”.  In their critically claimed book, Big World, Small Planet – Abundance within Planetary Boundaries, Authors Johan Rockstrom and Mattias Klum combine the latest science with accessible charts and stunning photography to create a new narrative for humanity’s impact on the planet.  

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