Mountain Money

Mondays, 9-10 AM

KPCW's Mountain Money covers the unique challenges of working in the mountains by providing small-business news, real estate, estate planning and personal finance information.

Former Money magazine contributor and KPCW General Manager Larry Warren hosts the program along with financial expert Doug Wells. The program is produced by Dr. Beth Fratkin.

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Mountain Money - October 5, 2015

Oct 5, 2015

Doug Wells and Erik Posterneik speak with John Hagel III, Director and Co-Chair, Deloitte & Touche LLP. The name of John’s presentation at the Future In Review Conference is “Patterns in Disruption and Market Value Creation.” He will talk about Patterns in Disruption.

Mountain Money

Sep 29, 2015

Host Larry Warren is joined by special gues hot Alex Butwinski and their first guest is Lori Chillingworth, chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute’s and executive board chair of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governors. Chillingworth has been recognized in American Banker magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, ranking among its “25 Women to Watch” list five times and in its recognition of Zions’ “Top Team” of women senior leaders five times.

Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Leadership BS - Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better. Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others.


Today’s first guest is author E. Freya Williams.  Her book, Green Giants, examines nine companies that are merging social responsibility with wild profitability - and reveals the six factors responsible for their success.

The second guest, Mo Reeder, is with  DevMountain,  an industry-leading code / design school nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.  Founded by fellow coders, DevMountain's expert faculty love sharing their craft and empowering the next wave of programmers, designers and entrepreneurs.


Larry Warren and Doug Wells interview two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul author of, Billion Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities.


Hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells interview Bobby Monks, author of Uninvested: How Wall Street Highjacks your Money and How to Fight Back:

Every month our financial statements arrive, and every month we glance at them, trying to understand, hoping that we’ll come out ahead. But most of us have no idea what’s really going on or the costs involved. According to Bobby Monks—who has been a banker and borrower, investor and entrepreneur—financial firms and money managers have complicated the investing process to keep us in the dark, profiting from our ignorance.


It's Day One of KPCW's Summer Birthday Pledge Drive and the phones were ringing off the hook.  In studio with Larry and Doug were Ryan Hoffman and Brooks Harbertson of Mountain West Bank, sponsors of Mountain Money. 

The second segment of the show featured Terry Orme, publisher and editor of the Salt Lake Tribune.  The discussion centered around the ever-changing landscape of news and newspapers.


Larry Warren and Doug Wells talk with Paulo Shoemaker, author of Can’t Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World. Can't Not Do is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents – explaining in their own words, their passion and drive, "I can’t not do this. It’s not that I can do this, it’s that I can’t not.” The lessons are reflected in seven seemingly simple questions that provide guideposts and unlock the readers potential to make a difference for a social cause they care about.

Mountain Money - July 27, 2015

Jul 27, 2015

Larry Warren and guest host Alex Butwinski  interview Bonnie Marcus, author of the book, The Politics of Promotion.  The books offer women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realitites of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve.

Author Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown and sold start ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses.

Kreg Van Stralen, the owner of Wasatch Bagels and Park City Broiler recently purchased Tarahumra Express and is opening a second location in Park City.