The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney

 On the Mountain Life, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle and education. Lynn Ware Peek is a local news reporter for KPCW, as well as an endurance athlete and sports massage therapist. Tim Henney is also an endurance athlete and an advocate of healthy whole-lifestyle. 

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  Today in the program,   we move into winter, first with Drew Hardesty and Paul Diegel of the Utah Avalanche Center. Then, winter and wine?  I guess that works.  We speak with Karen McNeil, one of the foremost wine experts in the country about her new book, The Wine Bible.     Finally we’ll speak with World Cup Gold Medal Champion Ski Mountaineer Nina Silitch about a new team forming at the Utah Olympic Park.

The Mountain Life - November 11, 2015

Nov 11, 2015

  The first two guests on the program are from the Park City Nordic Betties, Any McDonald and Vanessa Conabee.  The guest in the second segment of the show is the  Summit County Power  Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith.  The final guest on the program is Jennifer Wright, author of the book , It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History.

  Today Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with Juliene McCulloch and Dee Hill-Mey from the Live Well Center at the Park City Medical Center. In the second segment of the show they speak with Jenny Santi, author of The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving. Finally, local coach and athlete Tom Noaker brings us up to date on training and fitness for the aging athlete. 

Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney welcome Julia Geisler, executive director of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance who is on the program to talk about tonight’s fundraiser  - the showing of the film, Rock Reel, at the Jim Santy Auditorium.  The second guest is Dr. Harry Adelson, discussing regenerative medicine and the use of stem cell therapies.  The final guest on the program is Matt Schiller, owner of The Park City Boot Room, to talk about how he can provide ski boots to live in.

  Today on the program, a conversation with local author Terry Sidford who’ s written a book called One Hundred Hearts. It contains the results of  100 surveys completed by one hundred women. What do you do in the face of adversity?  How do you define courage? What was your defining moment that made you who you are today? These are some of the questions that were posed in the book.

Doctors Jeffrey Lee and David Munday from the Park City Medical Center join The Mountain Life to talk about treating cancerous tumors with Brachytherapy. External beam radiation treatment of cancerous tumors has been a long-standing practice with side effects that are often traumatic and potentially debilitating. Resources, both financial and intellectual, continue to be allocated towards and focused on defeating cancers, resulting in refined and improved treatment and greater efficacy.

Today on the program Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney take a look at Cross Fit Minerstown and a new program being adopted there by owner and founder Mike Lynch.  In the second segment, they talk with author Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard trained child and adult psychiatrist, and expert in human motivation who has written the book, The Self Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children who Know What They Want and Go After It (without being told).


Today in the program, Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak about a little known concept – a breast milk donation bank – taking shape at the Park City Medical Center.  Nikki Thorsen and Taylor Hanton join us to talk about how these banks save lives. 

Then Aspen Matis joins us to share, Girl in the Woods, her memoir of trauma and salvation.


Today The Mountain Life really is about lifestyle: hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with bestselling author of the book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, about her new book, Big Magic:  Creative Living Beyond Fear

Then Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, one of the leaders of the Tiny House Movement, comes on and he’s on a mission: to scour the world over for the most creative, most awesome tiny structures in existence. He talks about his new book, Micro Shelters:  59 creative cabins, tiny houses, tree houses, and other small structures. 


Angela Rose, executive director of PAVE, Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, joins hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney on The Mountain Life. Rose speaks nationally on the subject of body awareness, boundaries and consent that helps parents and educators have productive conversations with young people that can help prevent and deal with the effects of sexual assault.

In the second segment of the program Jennifer Mulholland and Terry Sidford stop by to talk about their upcoming event – The Passion Experience.