John Wells

Host, KPCW Cool Science Radio

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Conkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.

John's fascination with technology continued with a 25 year career in the computer industry. He held area, senior and executive management positions with; Chipcom Corporation (networking), MIPS Computer Systems (high performance computing) and Netapp (storage). He moved from Boston in November 2010 to live in Park City. He began DJing at KPCW in January 2011, has substitute co-hosted regularly on Mountain Money, Community Voices and This Mountain Life. In February 2013 John and Lynn Ware Peek became the permanent co-hosts of Community Voices.

In September 2013 John and Lynn launched Cool Science Radio: Delivering understandable science and technology in a complicated world.

Ways To Connect

In this edition of The Morning Mix, John and Peg welcome musical guest Selja Sini Felin who perform a few songs in studio. Then its Brian Smith from the Ogden Music Festival. Finally it's the incomparable Judy Collins who is performing this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Alex Reinhart, author of Statistics Done Wrong. Later they interview David Roberts, author of The Lost World of the Old Ones.

In todays podcast of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome musical guest Bonanza Town performing in studio. Then later, Santosh Macknikar is in to talk about the Downtown Yoga Festival. Finally it's Scott Thompson and Jacob Hall from OP Rockwell. Plus weekend events and stuff and junk.

In this podcast of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Joseph Moore, from the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah.  Then they interview David Brock, co-author of Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary.

In todays podcast of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peggy Ijams welcome musical guest Erica Hansen, Then it's Jesse Schaefer from the Living Traditions Festival and Tom Hedges, Glamping on Bear Lake. Plus Weekend Events and Stuff and Junk .    

In todays podcast of Cool Science Radio Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Brooke Borel, author of Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World. Then it's Barry Estabrook, author of Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat.

In this May Day edition of The Morning Mix, hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome musical guest Belle Jewel. Then it's Renee Huang to talk about UT Symphony concerts in PC. Also the Great SL Bird Festival with Nikki Wayment. Plus Weekend Events and Stuff and Junk.

    

In todays podcast of Cool Science Radio hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Earl Foote who is owner of Nexus IT Consultants, a complete information technology  support provider in operation since 1998. Earl has just written a book titled The Secret To Finding Honest Competent Responsive IT Services.

courtesy Nancy Hanson

Guest host Jason Hackney sits in for John Wells and joins Peggy Ijams on this week's The Morning Mix. The show starts off with the music of Nancy Hanson, playing live and talking about her music. Then Anne Barrett from Park City Nursery stops by to talk about gardening this year and finally, Park City Education Foundation Marketing Director Jennifer Billow and PCEF Board Member Sean Beard come in to remind everyone that today is the last day to register for the popular Running with Ed relay race.

In this weeks Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams Emily Bea makes a return appearance to the show and she'll be with Eric Michaels for a solo and duet performance.  Plus Weekend Events, Jason Hardink from Nova Gallerie Series and Stuff and Junk.    

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