Nell Larson

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Nell Larson has been the director of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter since 2013, but has been a co-host of This Green Earth since 2009.  Prior to her role as director at Swaner, Nell acted as Conservation Director, where she focused on the restoration and management of the 1,200 acre nature preserve, implementing projects geared toward stream restoration, water quality, wildlife habitat, and trails.  Nell grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Yale, as well as her master of Environmental Management with a focus in ecology at the Yale School of Forestry.  Outside of work, Nell loves to ski - both Nordic and alpine - sail, hike, travel, kickball, and generally take advantage of Utah's great outdoors.

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Hosts of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson, take over the interviewing duties of The Sundance Reel today, for an extended two-hour show.

The Sundance Reel, Hour 1

The Sundance Reel, Hour 2

Travis Harkness, Marketing Specialist for Whole Foods in Park City

 

Louie Psihoyos, director, Racing Extinction, U.S. Documentary Competition

 

Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson from This Green Earth host a special two-hour edition of The Sundance Reel. The duo meet with filmmakers on a live remote at Whole Foods.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Douglas Chadwick, researcher and author of "The Wolverine Way", a book about wolverine habits and habitats here in the U.S.   Then, they speak with Jeff Masters (a Michigan Wolverine) and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground.  2014 was the warmest year on record and Jeff helps explain why that occurred, what it means and if 2015 will be more of the same. 

THE SUNDANCE REEL with Leslie Thatcher

Thursday, January 22, 9-10 AM

Co-host Beth Fratkin

  • Sundance Film Festival’s Director of Programming, Trevor Groth
  • Allison Gollust, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of public relations, CNN
  • Sibylle Szaggars Redford, Art Performance Piece, The Way Of The Rain

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THE SUNDANCE REEL

Friday, January 23, 9-11 AM

On today's show, Nell and Chris speak with representatives from Echo Spur, a new development of homes being constructed in the Rossi Hill area of Park City. Echo Spur will be incorporating energy efficient construction materials and techniques to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption.   In the second part of the show, they talk about inefficient incandescent bulbs and LED lighting alternatives with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of the Summit Community Power Works.

In the first edition of This Green Earth for 2015, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell  Larson speak with Michael Robinson from the Center for Biological Diversity about the recent shooting of a Northern Gray Wolf in southwestern Utah. Then they talk about wolf habitat and the state's attitude towards wolves and why the state's $50 bounty per coyote is a de facto bounty program on wolves.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Insa Repien, Executive Director of Recycle Utah.  Recycle your Christmas trees, but not your shiny wrapping paper.  Chris and Nell also discuss Utah's Wolf Management Policy in light of the recent shooting of "Echo" the grey wolf down in the southwestern part of the state." 

In this edition of This Green Earth hosts  Chris and Nell first speak with Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Toms River", a true account of a chemical company that first brings jobs, then a Superfund Site, then a cancer cluster to Toms River, New Jersey. After that, they speak with Rachel Otto, Executive Director for Breathe Utah, an air quality advocacy group. Rachel talks about the states recent proposal to ban the use of wood burning fireplaces along the Wasatch Front from November to March.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with award-winning author and conservationist Laura Pritchett.  Her most recent book is "Stars Go Blue".  After that, they speak with Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council, about the impact tar sands and oil shale development will have on the Colorado River Basin. 

In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell speak with Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers here in town.  Bryn just returned from a Climate Reality Conference where he became certified as a climate reality trainer.  He'll describe what he learned and what steps he'll take with respect to climate change going forward.  

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