State & Regional

Stories within Utah and the Western United States that have a particular resonance with residents of the Wasatch Back.

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It's the second day of the Birthday Pledge drive at KPCW.  We appreciate all your participation.  Today, along with soliciting pledges for our 35th Birthday celebration, Nell and Chris spoke with Chad Ambrose from Rocky Mountain Power. The discussion covered areas of conservation of electricity and what's new at Rocky Mountain Power.

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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.

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The morning mix – an hour of music and information.  John Wells and Peggy Ijams host music guest Olie K who performed live in the first segment of the show.

In the second segment of the show, John and Peggy welcomed recording legend Chubby Checker who is appearing this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City.

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John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek talk with Jerry Kaplan, author of Humans Need Not Apply. After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.

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Chris and Nell First speak with Rob DuBruc, staff attorney with Western Resource Advocates, regarding their efforts to have U.S. Oil Sands perform air and groundwater monitoring as a proposed strip mining operation in eastern Utah.  Then, on the second half of the show, they speak with Jenna Walenga of the research group Adventures and Scientists for Conservation.  ASC  is conducting research which documents the increasing extent and amounts of micro plastics showing up in fresh and saltwater around the globe.

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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.

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On this episode of The Morning Mix, it's another show packed with entertainment, including singer Bonnie Romney from the Egyptian Theater's West Side Story, Kathleen Toth and Elysa Hellerman of Nuzzles & Co., formerly Friends of Animals and Aubrey Ixchel from Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe.

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On this episode of Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek spoke with author Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter with the New York Times. They talked about his book A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age. The book tells the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Author Jordan Ellenburg also joined the show to talk about his book How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking.

In the first half of today's show, Tim and Lynn speak with Travis and Shawnie Bray. They are the founders of The Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation and it’s the 3rd year anniversary of the foundation and the second year since they relocated to Park City.

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On this episode, hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak spoke first with Matt Pacenza,  Executive Director of HEAL Utah.  Matt talked about Energy Solutions plans  to accept depleted uranium at it's facility in Clive, Utah.  He also discussed why a proposed bill to weaken state-defined building codes  would result in the construction of homes with poor energy efficiency. In the second part of the show, Benjamin Skolnick with the American Bird Conservancy talked about the benefits of purchasing shade-grown coffee will have on not just birds, but ecosystems as a whole.

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