Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

Credit Mark Maziarz

From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche.

From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology.

Deciphering science and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way.

If we can understand it, so can you. 

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Cool Science Radio - May 25, 2017

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Today on Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Dave Evans of Stanford University. He’s the co-founder of the Life Design Lab in the Stanford Design Program.  As many college and high school graduates are walking across the stage to receive their diploma they can learn a new technique for designing their lives.

Cool Science Radio - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Mark Sunday Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Oracle. Later this month Larry Ellison and Team Oracle USA defend their 2013 America’s Cup win in Bermuda. Mark Sunday, an America’s Cup fan will be with us in the studio to talk about this 170 year tradition, the technology introduced at the 2013 come from behind win and America’s upcoming defense for the Cup in Bermuda.The  2nd guest this morning is Dava Sobel who has written THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.

Cool Science Radio - May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dave Levitan (rebroadcast) who recently released the book, "Not a Scientist:  How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science."

Then guest co-host Chris Cherniak joins Lynn to talk about a possible plastic bag ban in Park City and deciphers what that would mean for the three large retailers in town.  

Cool Science Radio - April 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Kevin Davis who has written The Brain Defense...Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms. Can a tumor the size of an orange located where impulse control is maintained in the brain acquit an otherwise calm man from a brutal murder?

Cool Science Radio - April 20, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

 

  Today Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Kitty Ferguson who has written a book called,  "Lost Science: Astonishing Tales of Forgotten Genius."  She talks about 10 individuals who played a role, however obscure, in forming the science we treasure today.  

 

John’s first guest is Dr. Andrew Shapiro, the manager of early stage innovation for the Space Technology Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He talked with him about current projects and managing a lab where ideas become concepts, possibly projects and even part of a mission for robotic and manned space exploration.The 2nd guest this morning is Bill Andrews who is the Senior Associate Editor for Discover Magazine. John talks with Bill about what’s new in the world of Googles AI Machine.

Cool Science Radio - April 6, 2017

Apr 6, 2017

Today in the program, Lynn and John talk algorhythms.  Their guest Ali Almossawi explains how we can have fun and see the usefulness of algorhyyhms.  Then they visit with Eric Miller and Dana Kunz, the founders of Avi-on, a turnkey lighting and home control platform that makes smart lighting easy to install, easy to change and easy to live with.  

Cool Science Radio - March 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

On today’s program, Lynn and John start talking about Design Thinking with several designers who collaborate on innovation within Paypal.  They talk with Darwin Lui and Parker Kuncl, several of the speakers who will be in Park City next week for the Thin Air Festival. Then, Josh Hobson joins them in studio talking about the March of Science Park City, coming to town on April 22.

Cool Science Radio - March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Hubble Picture of Eagle Nebula

John and guest co-host Jack Ruben’s  first guest this morning is Dr. Carrie Nugent who has written, Astroid Hunters. What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit this little planet of ours? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter—part of a group of scientists working to map our cosmic neighborhood. For the first time ever, we are reaching the point where we may be able to prevent the horrible natural disaster that would result from an asteroid collision.  The 2nd guest this morning is Dr.

Cool Science Radio - March 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

John and Lynn’s  first guests this morning are Eric Miller, CEO and Dana Kunz, Chief Operating Officer for Avi-on a company that designs and builds simple blue-tooth controls for home automation. Once headquartered in California, Avi-on has moved to Park City. . The 2nd guest this morning is Dr. Michael Osterholm who has written Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs.

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