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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2:47 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Community Voices - August 15, 2013

Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells start the show with Scott Sampson, lead researcher on the Grand Staircase/Escalante project that discovered a new dinosaur species. In the second half, David Biello, Editor of "Scientic American", about "Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths".

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12:53 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Community Voices - August 8, 2013

  Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have author, Brian Hoffman, of "Adrenaline". In the second half, Lily Koppel, author of "The Astronaut Wives Club", about the Mercury Seven astronauts wives.

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From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche.

From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology.

Deciphering science and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way.

If we can understand it, so can you. 

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3:49 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Community Voices - July 25, 2013

John Wells welcomes guest host Beth Fratkin. Their first guest is Randall Woods, author of "Shadow Warrior: Williams Egan Colby and the CIA". Then, author Anita Raghaven, "The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund.

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