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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On today's edition of Mountain Money, hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells welcome Bryan Knepper, CEO of STAT-MD Urgent Care, a new full-service urgent care facility in Kimball Junction. Kasey Ring, president and founder of Upward Personal Finance, stops by to discuss financial planning and coaching via Skype and Google Hangouts. In the last segment, Author James Rickards calls in to discuss the prudence of investing in gold and his new book, The New Case for Gold.

  Larry and guest host Steve Joyce first speak with Nate and Haylee Jarvis, new owners of the Dog Nannies.

The second guests on the program are Dave Nichols, President of Park City Air, Cruise, & Travel, an affiliate of the Frosch Signature Travel Network and Tama Hove of Willet Travel.  Park City Air, Cruise, and Travel is a full service travel agency.

In the third segment of the program Mike Quincy, Automotive Specialist for Consumer Reports, talks about the best and worst cars for 2016 and what’s in the future for hybrids and autonomous cars.

  The first guest on the program is Daniel Salmon of the Reuse People of America, a nonprofit working to reduce construction waste.  .  The Reuse People deconstruct buildings and re-sell the materials.

With the tax deadline looming, our next guests  are from the Internal Revenue Service. Bill Brunson, and Casey Hill discuss enforcement issues and scams to watch out for when filing your taxes.

  Larry and Doug focus on the Thin Air Innovation Festival which begins Wednesday evening in Park City.  Their guests are the moderators of two of the panels which focus on the theme of “Innovation in peak human performance.”  The first guest is Erik Snyder, CEO of Armada Skis which moved to Park City from California six months ago.  The second guest if Desi Matel-Anderson who is CEO of the Global Disaster Innovation Group which works with volunteers and organizations to assist in disaster situations.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Hossein Dadkhan, owner of Dinner@yours is a personal chef company that specializes in Persian cuisine a.k.a Iranian cuisine, with recipes dating back centuries. A Chef will come to your home and prepare and serve your dinner and will leave the kitchen cleaner than the found it.

  Larry and Doug speak with Shari Levitin, CEO of Levitin Group, Park City.  Shari moved to Park City to manage time share sales at Marriott Summit Watch.  She has since built an international sales training and consulting organization and is sharing her skills with students at the University of Utah through a course called Pitch Perfect.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Ray Austin, Director of Sports, Project Franchise Incorporated, a new arena football team in Salt Lake City. An ownership group led by Ray Austin bought the rights to an arena football expansion team and is allowing fans to vote on play-calling, personnel, and even where to put the team. Salt Lake City is one of the final two choices.

Guest number two is Loren Kornreich, new owner of Zante Spa, which is located at the base of Deer Valley Resort. Loren is a longtime and nationally recognized spa executive.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Mike Kilchenstein of Ramp Sports. RAMP is transforming the way skis, snowboards, and longboards are manufactured. Based in Park City, Utah, they use a revolutionary patented process that utilizes more advanced materials to produce the most technical products on the market.

Guest number two on the program is Carissa Dahl of Strömma Active. Strömma is a new active wear company that features feminine designs, vibrant aesthetics, technical construction and functional products including wrap skirts, tote bags, and T-shirts and tank tops.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Melissa Berry of Root’d. Root'd is a home decor and interior design boutique located in Park City, Utah. They offer an array of home accessories, furnishings, and gifts with a variety of styles to please anyone's taste.

In the second segment of the program, Beau Ogburn, talks about ProTrans, a new service that offers rides from Salt Lake City International Airport to resorts in both Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons for under $90.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America. A protégé of Michael Pollan, Liz shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.  The guest on the second segment of the program is Lori Harris of Mary Jane's which is celebrating the 12th years on Main Street in Park City. Lori Harris opened Mary Jane’s Boutique on Valentine’s Day in 2004 to celebrate her love of fashion and business.