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.

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State & Regional
3:36 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

The Morning Mix - January 16, 2015

In this edition of The Morning Mix John and Peg welcome musical guest Jake Martin and Personal Coach Tiffany Peterson. Also high school sports and upcoming weekend events in Park City and Heber.

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State & Regional
11:53 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Cool Science Radio - January 15, 2015

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Lynn and John welcome Alex Davies, author of These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop.

The second half of the show features Bill Andrews, Associate Editor, Discover Magazine.

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State & Regional
11:02 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The Morning Mix January 9, 2015

In this edition of The Morning Mix John Wells flys solo with musical guest Elizabeth Hareza. Then it's Trip Hopkins to talk about the Blues Cruise, also Hannah Whitney and Nate Orbach from Tree Utah.

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State & Regional
4:24 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Cool Science Radio - January 8, 2015

In this edition of Cool Science Radio Lynn and John welcome Ashwin Vasavada from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory about the Mars Curiosity mission and the recent findings including the some time existence of water on the planet.

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State & Regional
3:26 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Cool Science Radio - January 8, 2015

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Barbara Wirostko, Chief Science Officer and Arthur Klausner, CEO of Jade Therapeutics along with  Peter Knauer, manufacturing consultant.  They talk about this locally grown business and its advances in bio tech -  for those suffering from serious eye conditions. 

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State & Regional
4:57 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

The Morning Mix - January 2, 2015

In the first edition of The Morning Mix for 2015 John and Peg welcome musical guest Dana Williams also  Jared Youngman, VP of The Utah Grizzlies. Weekend events, sports, weekend weather and more.

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State & Regional
10:47 am
Fri December 26, 2014

The Morning Mix - December 26, 2014

It's the Best Of The Morning Mix Holiday Show featuring Ginger Bess, Sherri Call, Emily Bea, Kenz Hall and Peter Breinholt.

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State & Regional
12:05 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

The Morning Mix - December 19, 2014

In this edition of The Morning Mix, hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome singer Sherry Call who performs live in Studio. Then it's KPCW General Manager Larry Warren. The  Hack Attack is on also on plus a ton of ideas for the weekend.

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State & Regional
2:55 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Cool Science Radio - December 18, 2014

In this edition Of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Eric Eide, University of Utah research assistant professor of computer science. Then it's  Cory Doctorow, author of: Information Doesn’t Want to be Free.

 

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State & Regional
4:31 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

The Morning Mix - December 12, 2014

Peter Breinholdt

In this edition of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome jazz singer Ginger Bess. Then it's Erica Hanson to talk about the Hogle Zoo Lights Festival, and David Jensen from Habitat.  Finally Peter Breinholt and David Tolk round out the hour with some  great music.

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