Lynn Ware Peek

Producer/ Co-Host

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. She join the station in 2012. Lynn co-hosts two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life ( which she also is the producer) on health and lifestyle on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology  every Thursday. 

Ways to Connect

  Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) who has written Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World Oceans. A retired 4-star admiral with 35 years of active service in the Navy, Stavridis served as the Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO from 2009 to 2013. We will speak with Admiral Stavridis about navel technology 50 years ago, today and into the future and we will speak with him about rising sea waters, piracy and political hot spots in China and Russia.

Dr. Peter Barlow who is the Associate Professor of Immunology and Infection and the Director of Research for the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. We speak with Dr. Barlow about a possible breakthrough in a cure for the common cold.


Dr. Beverly Hurwitz, local physician and author of two books including the recently released Park City Hiking Guide and her first book, A Walker's Guide To Park City, joins to talk about the upcoming book signing at Dolly’s Bookstore on June 23 at 3:30pm.

Certified Health coach, yoga teacher, and ayurvedic yoga therapist Samantha Zilvitis joins The Mountain Life to talk about the 5,000-year-old practice of ayurvedic medicine and the workshop she offers at The  Shop Yoga on Saturday, June 16 from 1-4pm. 


The third annual Latino Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 3-8 pm and Sunday, June 17, from 3-7 pm at Park City Library Field. Event organizer Max Ventura, along with Hadley Dynak of the Park City Summit County Arts Council joins us to discuss how arts and culture not only can build bridges between diverse cultures but help break down barriers and stereotypes and provide opportunities for connection.  

Revered author Simon Winchester joins the program. Winchester is a many time NY Times bestselling author whose books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map that Changed the World, and others - and he joins us  to talk about his new book which is The Perfectionists:  How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision.

Our guest, local geneticist Dr. Brian Ward,  joins the show. Ward is the founder and principal of Advantage Genomics Consulting, a Park City-based company. Ward has spent a lifetime exploring the most recent advances in genetics: how genetics can help us target specific cancers, how we can edit genes to produce healthier and stronger species and what the ethical considerations are of doing that.

Dr. Adam Cox is a clinical psychologist whose work includes thousands of hours interviewing children in schools in US, UK, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. A sought-after therapist and frequent speaker on the psychology of boys, Cox joins the show to explore what makes boys tick and explains how to communicate with them once they become adolescents. His new book is called, Cracking The Boy Code: How to Understand and Talk With Boys.  


Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board certified dermatologist, joins The Mountain Life. She updates us on current knowledge about sunscreens, skin cancer, and protecting our skin from the UV rays that accompany the sunny summer ahead of us.  

Then, keep the kids tuned up during the summer with Brain Quest -- Susan Bolotin, the directorial editor of the Brain Quest books and challenges will tell us why it's important for kids to keep the learning going to avoid what's known as the "Summer Slide."