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.

Ways to Connect

  Lynn and John’s guest on the program today is Dr. Yalda Uhls, author of Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age. Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are impacting childhood?

  In today’s program Lynn and Tim are highlighting three books that will satisfy that last minute Christmas gift need. First, its Dallas Grahman , a local author of Nikolas and the Pantheon Trials. Our second guest is Kate Shatz talking about her book RAD American Women A – Z.  Our final guests are Rick Pieros and Mark Maziarz.  They have collaborated on a new book, Park City: A Portrait.

newparktowncenter.com

Christmas came early to the residents of the 38-unit Newpark Studios on Monday afternoon.  KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

epic promise

Last week, local non-profits were the recipients of $1.7 million from the Vail Epic Promise granting program.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

PCSD

The co-chairs of the Park City School District's master planning committee met with the school board on Tuesday and gave their professional take on the condition of  Treasure Mountain Junior High School.  They say it's time to tear it down.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Mark Maziarz

  This morning Lynn and John speak with Jerry Kaplan, author of Humans Need Not Apply.  After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. Kaplan updates the latest advances I robotics, machine learning and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. The second guest is Kara Platoni, author of We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time. How do we know what’s real?

  

    In the opening segment of the program, Lynn and Tim talk with Jean Kristeller about her book, The Joy of Half a Cookie. The author suggests using meditation and mindfulness to lose weight and develop a healthy relationship with eating.  In the second segment, Lynn and Tim explore how to break free from the oppression of resentment with Joan Gattuso, author of The Power of Forgiveness.

The Park City Council heard from several members of the public at Thursday’s council meeting who say that all trails users can be accommodated, even those with off leash dogs.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

  In the first segment of the program, John and Lynn interview Dr. Cynthia Burrows.  University of Utah chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.  In the second segment, Malcolm Gay, author of, The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines.

The City of Park City hopes to take its practices net zero – that is no more energy is used than can be produced by renewable energy sources.  They’re shooting for the year 2022, and then - the whole community by 2033.  It’s no small task but the City’s sustainability team is taking on the charge.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Pages