Lynn Ware Peek

City & Education Reporter

When it comes to Park City meetings and events, as well as education issues for the entire Summit County, Lynn Ware Peek has it covered. Joining the station in 2012, makes her the ‘cub reporter’ of the KPCW news team, but far from green. Her natural curiosity and strong roots in the community give her the advantages she needs to get the scoop on the local news.

She also co-hosts two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life on health and lifestyle on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology  every Thursday.

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A member of the Park City Planning Commission says while the developers of the Alice Claim subdivision above the intersection of King Road and Ridge and Sampson Avenues should be able to build something, the project that they proposed is not it.  Lynn Ware Peek  has more.

Today in the program, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Marc Lewis, PHD, author of the book, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease.  Lewis is a neuroscientist and former addict who argues that addiction is  not a disease  and why we should view it as changeable through the brain's particular plasticity and ability to adapt.  It will help, he says with overcoming addition and pave a smoother path to recovery.

Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek are joined by local trail gurus, Charlie Sturgis of the Mountain Trails Foundation and Bob Radke of Snyderville Basin Recreation District.  Also, national trail guru Rich Cook, development director for IMBA, (international Mtn Biking Association) who hails from Boulder, Colorado.  We are talking all things trails on this call in hour. From etiquette to sustainable trails to user groups and trail directions - plus listener questions.

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On this episode of Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek spoke with author Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter with the New York Times. They talked about his book A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age. The book tells the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Author Jordan Ellenburg also joined the show to talk about his book How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking.

Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek  explore the possible benefits, as well as negative impacts, from the use of medical marijuana with Dr. David Casarett, author of, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case For Medical Marijuana.

In the first half of today's show, Tim and Lynn speak with Travis and Shawnie Bray. They are the founders of The Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation and it’s the 3rd year anniversary of the foundation and the second year since they relocated to Park City.

The Park City School board says it’s likely there will be a $35-50 million dollar bond placed on the November ballot, saying  in large part it’s all about crowded schools and closing the achievement gap.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A major sticking point for the Park City School District’s master plan rolling forward seems to be the Park City High School expansion to make room for the 9th grade.   The district proposes to relocate the high school stadium and in principle, that’s where it’s getting hung up. But the district is incorporating some ideas brought forth from the public.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Chris Cherniak speak with pilot, writer, former historian and management consultant, Mark Vanhoenacker  takes us on a journey of human flight. He says, the 21 century has relegated airplane flight – a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity – to the realm of the mundane.  He’ll ask us to re imagine what – as both pilots and passengers – we do when we enter the world of human flight. 

On this portion of the hour, Lynn and Tim speak with two physical therapists, Heather Deford and Steve Brace,  who are blazing the trail of some new rehab for concussion and traumatic brain injury.

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