Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

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In this edition of This Green Earth Nell and Chris first speak with Mike Luers, General Manager of the SBWRD, about the proposed expansion of the Silver Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility.  Then, they talk about some of the environmental documentaries shown at Sundance, and finally, they talk about the economic benefits of managing your rooftop heat tape.  That is, No Snow = No Tape.   

Cindy Kaiser

Hosts of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson, take over the interviewing duties of The Sundance Reel today, for an extended two-hour show.

The Sundance Reel, Hour 1

The Sundance Reel, Hour 2

Travis Harkness, Marketing Specialist for Whole Foods in Park City


Louie Psihoyos, director, Racing Extinction, U.S. Documentary Competition


Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson from This Green Earth host a special two-hour edition of The Sundance Reel. The duo meet with filmmakers on a live remote at Whole Foods.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Douglas Chadwick, researcher and author of "The Wolverine Way", a book about wolverine habits and habitats here in the U.S.   Then, they speak with Jeff Masters (a Michigan Wolverine) and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground.  2014 was the warmest year on record and Jeff helps explain why that occurred, what it means and if 2015 will be more of the same. 

THE SUNDANCE REEL with Leslie Thatcher

Thursday, January 22, 9-10 AM

Co-host Beth Fratkin

  • Sundance Film Festival’s Director of Programming, Trevor Groth
  • Allison Gollust, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of public relations, CNN
  • Sibylle Szaggars Redford, Art Performance Piece, The Way Of The Rain



Friday, January 23, 9-11 AM

On today's show, Nell and Chris speak with representatives from Echo Spur, a new development of homes being constructed in the Rossi Hill area of Park City. Echo Spur will be incorporating energy efficient construction materials and techniques to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption.   In the second part of the show, they talk about inefficient incandescent bulbs and LED lighting alternatives with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of the Summit Community Power Works.

In the first edition of This Green Earth for 2015, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell  Larson speak with Michael Robinson from the Center for Biological Diversity about the recent shooting of a Northern Gray Wolf in southwestern Utah. Then they talk about wolf habitat and the state's attitude towards wolves and why the state's $50 bounty per coyote is a de facto bounty program on wolves.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Insa Repien, Executive Director of Recycle Utah.  Recycle your Christmas trees, but not your shiny wrapping paper.  Chris and Nell also discuss Utah's Wolf Management Policy in light of the recent shooting of "Echo" the grey wolf down in the southwestern part of the state." 

In this edition of This Green Earth Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, makes his quarterly visit with Chris and Nell.  They'll discuss the reasons behind our unusually warm Autumn and the record breaking temperatures of December.  Is it a harbinger of things to come? Listen to this podcast of This Green Earth. 

In this edition of This Green Earth hosts  Chris and Nell first speak with Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Toms River", a true account of a chemical company that first brings jobs, then a Superfund Site, then a cancer cluster to Toms River, New Jersey. After that, they speak with Rachel Otto, Executive Director for Breathe Utah, an air quality advocacy group. Rachel talks about the states recent proposal to ban the use of wood burning fireplaces along the Wasatch Front from November to March.