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

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.

This summer seems to have hit those with allergies hard.  And it’s tended to hit those without allergies hard – in other words, we’ve seen, very anecdotally – people being severely affected by allergies who’ve never experienced symptoms before.  What triggers allergies…then what can allergies trigger?  What are some of the side effects and how do we effectively control allergies without being drugged up for most of our favorite season? Tim and Lynn are  joined by allergist and immunologist Dr.

There are some important trail closures that Mountain Trails Foundation has announced - tied into the construction of the gondola to connect Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City is a trails mecca – and along with that comes a lot of trail etiquette that needs to be observed to keep safety and enjoyment intact.  That said, the Mtn Trails Foundation addresses concerns that have arisen on a few trails like Mid Mtn and Spiro as these popular trails are seeing construction closures and re-do’s to accommodate heavy trail use.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The development of quantum computers has been limited by the ability to increase the number of quantum bits, or qubits, that encode, store and access large amounts of data.  We speak with Dr. Jason Amini of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, about a new device that allows more electrodes to be placed on a chip - an important step that could help increase qubit densities and bring the world one step closer to a quantum computer. 

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Sue Armstrong, author of the book, "P53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code."  Her book tells the story of the discovery of a most remarkable gene - p53 - and of medical science's mission to unravel its mysteries to get to the heart of what happens in our cells when they turn cancerous. 

Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Jay Burke, the Utah area representative of the new Big Life Magazine and the founder and race director of the Park City Point to Point Race.  Big Life Mag is relevant, a beautiful mix of graphics and design, hip and intelligent, and delves into life in all its aspects in Sun Valley, Jackson, and Park City. 

Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek  speak with Dr Joe Ferriter about his upcoming stress management course. It's free..and stress free! Then, The Good Shufu, Tracy Slater, about literature, writing, and
finding an unlikely Japan.

Lynn and John speak with Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future .  How secure is YOUR job in the face of technology?  In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, how are they altering our lives and our jobs forever? 

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Dr. J.H. Atkinson, the co-director of the Center for Medicinal Marijuana Research, at U.C. San Diego.   In his work, Dr. Atkinson conducts rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions.