Cool Science Radio - November 12, 2015

Nov 12, 2015

  The first guest this morning is Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World. Humboldt lived in the early 1800s. He was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age yet not too many people know of his work.   The 2nd guest this morning is Jim Baggot, author of Origins:  The Scientific Story of Creation. Baggot starts with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and travels right up to the emergence of humans as intelligent beings.

Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioners were enthusiastic Tuesday night, as they took a second look at Pace Meadows, a mixed commercial residential development along the Highway 40 frontage road. But they said they still need to get their arms around the applicants' rationale for up to 400,000 square feet of density. And they're concerned if the project will set a precedent. Rick Brough has more.

As part of the 10th annual Filmmakers Showcase, the Park City Film Series will be showing the award winning documentary Peace Officer as a stand-along film on Sunday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Ski Utah CEO Nathan Rafferty previews the 2015-16 ski season. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Colin Hilton reviews some of the projects discussed at Tuesday's meeting. Blake Fonnesbeck and Brian Anderson talk about the downtown parking study underway and this month's Youth Sports Report with Aimee Preston and Heather Sims.

Summit Community Power Works

Park City beat Aspen in the Ski Town Showdown.  That means Park City was the mountain town that saved the most energy during the month of October.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here's a link to the Summit Community Power Works website.

Park City Police Department

  Vehicles were slip-sliding away along the Wasatch Back during Tuesday's winter weather.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Where you park in Park City could change soon, and now is your chance to give input on how to make it better.    KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

If you have any suggestions on how to improve Park City's parking, you can email Brian Andersen at  City officials say they will have another open house later this season.

The public was invited to give their two cents at a workshop on Tuesday night to discuss the Bonanza Park and Lower Park Avenue priorities, which include ideas for a community kitchen, gondolas and roundabouts. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Mountain Life - November 11, 2015

Nov 11, 2015

  The first two guests on the program are from the Park City Nordic Betties, Any McDonald and Vanessa Conabee.  The guest in the second segment of the show is the  Summit County Power  Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith.  The final guest on the program is Jennifer Wright, author of the book , It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History.

In one day, more than $1.3 million was raised in the annual Live PC Give PC fundraiser. Leslie Thatcher has more.