Chris Robinson

Cool Science Radio - May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

This show starts out with Allie Wilkinson, science writer for Discover Magazine, who also has had her work in National Geographic News and Scientific America, among others. She'll talk about the article "Top 4 Summer Science Road Trip Destinations". Next, Frank Grasso, the Director of Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College. Frank does research into the Neural, ecological and behavioral foundations of intelligence. The third guest is Park City local, Chris Robinson, who recently won Division of Wildlife Resources Award for his work done on Sage Grouse habitat.

The Summit County Council Wednesday interviewed four candidates for a seat on the Snyderville Planning Commission. But the interview with one contender - Chris Hague who's often been a critic of County Planning - turned out to be unusual. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council Wednesday got an update on their transit system. And it was apparent that their decisions on some major items are awaiting further study. Rick Brough has more.

The Summer County Council Wednesday, looking at the future of septic tanks in Snyderville Basin, discussed the issue with two other boards concerned with health and water quality. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday took another step to being Green, as they approved their Sustainability Plan for 2014 to 2016. Rick Brough has more.

Park City resident Craig Wiliams has stepped up to be a challenger for Summit County Council seat D, now held by Democrat Christopher Robinson. Rick Brough has more.

The Mountain Accord is the newest name for the group that proposes to create transportation solutions for the entire Wasatch and its Canyons - Park City and Summit County have committed significant funding to help bring separate studies and solutions into one comprehensive - and costly - answer to an ever increasing pressure. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

According to County Council Member Chris Robinson, there needs to be more study before the County and Park City can determine if its bus system can concert some vehicles to natural gas. Rick Brough has more.

During work sessions of Summit County's 2014 budget, Council Member Chris Robinson was concerned that the county has enough of an outstanding fund balance. With a final public hearing coming up this week, Robinson is saying he's satisfied that the county isn't spending down on its "seed corn." Rick Brough has more. 

County Council member Chris Robinson said they've put together a good 2014 budget. He talked to KPCW this week after a Snyderville public hearing only drew two comments. A final hearing is set for December 18th, for the East Side, at the Coalville Courthouse. Rick Brough has more.