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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The Park City School Board at its Tuesday meeting, the final meeting before its final vote on putting a bond on the November ballot, came to agreement on how much the community will be asked to pay to upgrade facilities and create more space for its student population. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas at a recent meeting voiced clear opposition to the Park City School District's master plan,  departing from the rest of city council – especially when it came to making a connection to Lucky John Drive through the high school and bussing students out of the core.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.


Program Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak to author Beth Shapiro whose new book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extension discuss if extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons could be brought back to life. In the book, Shapiro walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.


Lynn and Tim speak with local resident Tom Carlson who has created the Enzo Roller. Tom looked at the standard foam roller  and thought about his own sore body and what would make the experience and the physical therapy and the healing much better.

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.

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney are joined by local trail gurus, Charlie Sturgis of the Mountain Trails Foundation and Bob Radke of Snyderville Basin Recreation District, national trail guru Rich Cook, development director for IMBA, (International Mountain Biking Association) who hails from Boulder, Colorado on a special call-in show.  The Mountain Life invites the community to talk all things trails - from etiquette to sustainable trails to user groups and trail directions - plus listener questions.

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 today's show, Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with Travis and Shawnie Bray, the founders of The Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation and it’s the three-year anniversary of the foundation and the second year since they relocated to Park City.