Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

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Mark Clemens from the Sierra Club joins Chris and Nell in the first part of the program to discuss the potential environmental impacts the new administration will have. In the second half of the show, rocky Mountain Power is proposing new rates for customers who want to generate solar power.  Kate Bowman from Utah Clean Energy is here to explain what the new fees and charges are and what it might mean to the future of residential solar in Utah.

Rob Davies will be giving a talk at the Santy Auditorium next Monday night the 14th.  The Talk is titled; Failure Is Not An Option and It will define the required changes all of us in Park City will have to perform if we have any hope of reducing the most dire consequences of a warming Wasatch Back. Dr.

Bill Barron is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate as an unaffiliated single issue “climate” candidate.  This is his third run for national office and he believes that running for office is the most effective thing he can do to bring attention to the urgent issue of climate change.  Bill Barron joins Chris on the first part of the show.  In the second part of the program, the bi-annual hazardous waste collection event, held at the Canyons parking lot several weeks ago was a huge success. Molly Brooks from Recycle Utah provides us with details on what and how much was collected.

Susan Nedell with E2 joins Chris and Nell in the first half of the program.  E2 advocates for renewable portfolio standards and energy efficiency.  In the second half of the show: Summit County has launched a pilot program which offers a professional home energy assessment to the first 100 eligible homeowners whose primary residence is in the county. The program started October 22 and County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder joins the program to discuss how things are progressing, what the cost is to participate and if there is still time to sign up.

In Biting the Hands That Feed Us, Food lawyer Baylen Linnekin tells the human stories of farmers, food producers, sellers and consumers who have been hurt by bad food laws and how these rules can be fixed and simplified. In the second segment of the program, Chris and Nell talk with Jill Jonnes, author of the book, Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and people in the American Cityscape. She discusses the history of trees in our urban landscape.

This Green Earth - October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Today Nell and Chris cover a number of environmental stories in the news, including record high carbon dioxide levels, record purchases of electric vehicles and how much coal your solar panels save. 

The Mountain Life - October 5, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

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.

  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.           

The Mountain Life - September 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

First guest is Luke Cartin, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Park City Municipal. Guest number two is Craig Sanchez who is retiring after 24 years with Park City Municipal. The last guest on the program is Esther Gokhale talking about easing  back pain  with the Gokhale Method. 

The first guest on the program is Sarina Jepsen of the Xerces Society  who discusses the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and a proposal to list the bee on the Endangered Species List.  The second guest is Brian McInerney of the National Weather Service.  He discusses why this past summer was so hot and dry.  

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