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
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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State & Regional
12:02 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Cool Science Radio - December 11, 2014

In this edition of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with behavioral scientist and widely read expert on motivation, Daniel Pink.  He the author of Drive and To Sell is Human, and he’s back as the host of the series Crowd Control from National Geographic Channel.  

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State & Regional
3:20 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

The Morning Mix - December 5, 2014

In this edition of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams talk Holiday Music with KPCW Program Director Andy Martin. Then it's Scott House from Jan’s about alternative winter sports and last but not least they talk Holiday Stuff at Red Butte with Bryn Ramjoue.

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State & Regional
10:55 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Cool Science Radio - December 4, 2014

In this edition of Cool Science Radio hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Dr. Derek Cheung,  Vice President of Research for Rockwell International. Then it's Sean Callahan, co-author of The Big Data Driven Business : How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits.

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Entertainment
3:30 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

The Morning Mix - Thanksgiving Show

It's a 'Best Of' The Morning Mix Thanksgiving Special featuring some of our favorite local singers: Austin Wolfe, Dan Hall, Emily Bea and Kenz Hall.

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Entertainment
4:39 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Morning Mix - November 21 , 2014

Richard Paul Evans

In this show author Richard Paul Evans, Adam from Ballet West, Chad Pettingill from Jeremy Country Club and Erica Hansen.

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State & Regional
5:27 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Cool Science Radio - November 20, 2014

In todays edition of Cool Science Radio we go from cyber warfare to the geeks, hackers, and geniuses who created the digital revolution, we have two guests who will blow your mind.  First, It's Shane Harris,  a national correspondent for the Daily Beast to talk about The rise of the Military-Internet Complex in his new book AT WAR. Then it's Walter Issacson the  the author of the definitive biography of Steve Jobs, back with a new book:  The Innovators:  How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. 

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Entertainment
1:45 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

The Morning Mix - November 14 , 2014

In this edition of The  Morning Mix, hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome young Utah singer and former American Idol contestant Kenz Hall who performs in studio. Also Renee Wong from the Utah Symphony is interviewed.

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Science & Technology
4:19 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Cool Science Radio - November 13, 2014

In this edition of Cool Science Radio hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek welcome Dr. Barry Cooper, author of Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. Also Charlie Precourt, former NASA Astronaut.

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State & Regional
9:00 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

The Morning Mix - November 7, 2014

In this edition of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome extremely talented local musical guest, Emily Bea  who performs live in studio. Then Saturday night's "Hack Attack" joins the show and the boys cover the Weekend Events in Park City and Heber.

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