On this podcast of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Sean Silcoff, co-author of Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of Blackberry. Their second guest is David McClullough, author of "The Wright Brothers." he has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on  Horseback.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Kim Carson about the Silver Creek Development Agreement and whether bikers should be allowed in the off-leash dog park, Runamuck. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley and PCHS principal Bob O'Connor address the concerns raised by students and staff on re-purposing the high school library into a Media Center and new home for the PCCAPS program. Finally Park City Film Series director Katie Wang highlights tonight's SUP movie as well as this weekend's screening of Merchants of Doubt.

On Todays podcast of The Mountain Life the subject is Karma, Feeling Too Much, and entertaining and philosophic questions that ought to be posed on a long car ride, around the campfire, or on a bike ride.  We talk about all these enlightening topics today.

No joke: This firefighter is on the phone trying to get a ride for this mama duck and ducklings to a pond Thursday afternoon. In Deer Valley, of course. ‪

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Snyderville Planning commissioner Colin DeFord about wood burning stoves and the glare from the private chairlift in The Colony. Park City manger Diane Foster reviews the agenda which includes a proposed surcharge on water pumping charges to those who live in the highest elevations of town. Stu Johnson has details on this year's Bike to Work and School Day and Buster Pike and Ken Block with the Park City Sailing Club have details on this weekend's Sail-A-Polooza.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City planning Kirsten Whetstone about Wednesday's planning commission meeting.  Summit County manager Tom Fisher reviews the county council agenda, Pastor Charles Robinson is moderating Thursday's Project for Deeper Understanding on Death with Dignity. He's joined by two of the panelists, Yarrow Hospice director Liana Teteberg and Dr. Margaret Battin, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Utah and Teri Orr and Katie Wright have details on Thursday's TedXWomen event at the St. Regis.

This Green Earth - May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

Chris Cherniak and Carolyn Frankenburg first discuss the  documentary "Merchants of Doubt" with Park City Film Series Executive Director Katy Wang and Utah State University Professor  Rob Davies.  The film is being shown at Prospector Theater this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  After that, they speak with Jill Rathburn about the use and benefits of Tower Gardens.  Grow 20 plants per tower using no soil and recycled water.  

The first candidate for this year's Park City council race has announced her candidacy. Leslie Thatcher has more.

At the most recent meeting of the Summit County Council of Governments, members of the Summit County Council and local mayors discussed if they want to proposed a new county-wide sales tax to fund transit improvements - and if so, when would they put it on the ballot. Rick Brough has more.

By this September, the Kimball Art Center will be operating in a new location, without missing a class. Leslie Thatcher has more.