The FIRe conference is in it’s 14th year and The Economist named the Future in Review Conference the best technology conference in the world. Today’s show will be comprised of additional interviews that were taped during the conference.John and Lynn’s first guests are in fact a panel representing 4 bio tech firms and a venture capitol firm that have come together for a common cause to treat undiagnosed illnesses. The  second guest is Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale a graphene provider in the UK. The third guest is Caitlin Cameron who is the Chair and CEO of OhToe Nexus Medical technologies.

On today’s program, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell has her monthly update of local state parks. Summit County Council member Kim Carson has  a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has an update on student drug use , toxicology reports and progress on the investigation into the cause of deaths of Treasure Mountain 8th grade students, Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth.

The county has invested into solar panels for county buildings – making them more sustainable. They didn’t, however, create a low-interest loan program for homeowners to make improvements to their homes making them more energy efficient.

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tyler Rouser, the Administrative control board member and spokesman for North Summit Recreation District to talk about the ballot tax proposal and if approved, how the money will be spent. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias will be in to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a look at the proposed Public Utilities Facility. David Hedderly-Smith from Sunrise Rotary will talk about Saturday's Hazardous Household Collection event.

Today Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Chris Cherniak speak with Angela Dirkers from the Dog Dive. Then it’s the stuff in our stomach. Microbes.  Lynn and Chris speak with Marie-Claire Arrieta who has co-written a book – Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World.

Saturday, Preservation, and Sourdough Pancakes - Oh My!

Oct 4, 2016
Martin Van Hemert

Hi Ute Ranch is opening their doors Saturday morning from 9 a.m. – noon for the annual Preservation Pancake Breakfast as an opportunity for the community to explore the ranch which remains in private hands. Although the breakfast is free, donations will be collected on behalf of Utah Open Lands. Director Wendy Fisher said Utah Open Lands has partnered with several local businesses to make this educational event possible.

Summit County Wants Sustainability and Accountability

Oct 4, 2016

The Summit County council will discuss the policy in their meeting Wednesday and could take action on it. Summit County sustainability manager Lisa Yoder said the policy would provide a safety net of sorts for renovations and new construction of county buildings.

Renai Bodley

Utah Open Lands supports the $25 million bond to purchase Bonanza Flat – the 13-hundred acres of land at the top of Guardsman’s Pass. Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher said the preserved property will be enjoyed by not only Summit County residents, but Wasatch and Salt Lake county residents as well.

  Today's first guest is Zach Frankel, Executive Director of the Utah Rivers Council.  Zach discusses the proposed Bear River Diversion Project.   Then Cory Fisher of Trout Unlimited comes on to discuss TU's latest report titled:  We are Public Lands.  Finally, Molly Brooks from Recycle Utah comes on to talk about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 8th at the  Canyons Parking lot.           

Leslie Thatcher

On this week's edition of UTAH POLITICS NOW, hosts Leslie Thatcher and Renai Bodley quiz the candidates- who looking to replace long-time representative Mel Brown - Cole Capener (D) and Logan Wilde (R) on a variety of issues.

Click here for Cole Capener's election website.

Click here for Logan Wilde's election website.