On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery.
Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney started today's episode with a conversation with a group of accomplished runners and their parents. These kids have set world records and can tick off a 5K in about 16 minutes - some of them actually beat Tim Henney during the annual 4th Of July Fun Run. Next up, they spoke with Zelda La Grange, author of Good Morning Mr. Mandela. She was Nelson Mandela's long-time personal assistant and honorary "grand daughter".
In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts joined Chris and Nell to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.
The consensus of Park City Council Thursday night was, to say the least, not supportive on vinyl siding, says Council Member Tim Henney. Henney told KPCW Friday that no housing material is problem-free, but vinyl is, on the spectrum, one of the worst choices. Rick Brough has more.
Larry and Doug began this episode of Mountain Money with a conversation on toxic work environments with Dr. Merideth Ferguson, an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Utah State University. The show wrapped up on a much lighter note with John Keahey, author of Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, And Memories in a Well-Known Region's Unknown Places.
The Kimball Arts Festival is August 1-3, and volunteers are needed to cover a minimum of 1 shift of 4 hours. A full list of volunteer job descriptions and a link to the sign-up page are available at parkcitykimballartsfestival.org. Volunteer benefits include a weekend Festival Access Pass, Volunteer Gift Bags and more. For questions, contact Emma at 435-649-8882.