Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.


State & Regional
7:39 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

This Green Earth - March 3, 2015

Nell and Chris first talk about population growth with David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. Although the planet is on it's way to 8 billion people, recent efforts in the areas of education, health care and technology are beginning to slow the rate of growth.  Then in the second part of the show they discuss the fact that, despite all the news coverage, more of the continental U.S. experienced record warmth than record cold during the month of February. 

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State & Regional
3:39 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

This Green Earth - February 24, 2015

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell speak with  Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder. Then it's highlights from the news..Clean Air, Beekeepers at airports and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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State & Regional
3:04 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

This Green Earth - February 17, 2015

Chris and Nell first speak with representatives of the Sierra Club to discuss several issues including the State of Utah's efforts to shift public lands to state ownership. They also discuss the ongoing success of Mexican Grey Wolves re-populating the southwest. 

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State & Regional
1:31 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

This Green Earth - February 3, 2015

In this edition of This Green Earth Nell and Chris first speak with Mike Luers, General Manager of the SBWRD, about the proposed expansion of the Silver Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility.  Then, they talk about some of the environmental documentaries shown at Sundance, and finally, they talk about the economic benefits of managing your rooftop heat tape.  That is, No Snow = No Tape.   

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Live Remote
1:40 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

KPCW Live Remote - The Sundance Reel - January 23, 2015

Today's hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
Cindy Kaiser

Hosts of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson, take over the interviewing duties of The Sundance Reel today, for an extended two-hour show.

The Sundance Reel, Hour 1

The Sundance Reel, Hour 2

Travis Harkness, Marketing Specialist for Whole Foods in Park City


Louie Psihoyos, director, Racing Extinction, U.S. Documentary Competition


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The Sundance Reel
6:10 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

'The Sundance Reel' Preview: January 23, 2015

Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson from This Green Earth host a special two-hour edition of The Sundance Reel. The duo meet with filmmakers on a live remote at Whole Foods.

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State & Regional
4:59 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

This Green Earth - January 20, 2015

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Douglas Chadwick, researcher and author of "The Wolverine Way", a book about wolverine habits and habitats here in the U.S.   Then, they speak with Jeff Masters (a Michigan Wolverine) and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground.  2014 was the warmest year on record and Jeff helps explain why that occurred, what it means and if 2015 will be more of the same. 

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Who's Coming
3:23 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Schedule Of Guests For Sundance

THE SUNDANCE REEL with Leslie Thatcher

Thursday, January 22, 9-10 AM

Co-host Beth Fratkin

  • Sundance Film Festival’s Director of Programming, Trevor Groth
  • Allison Gollust, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of public relations, CNN
  • Sibylle Szaggars Redford, Art Performance Piece, The Way Of The Rain



Friday, January 23, 9-11 AM

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State & Regional
4:03 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

This Green Earth - January 13, 2015

On today's show, Nell and Chris speak with representatives from Echo Spur, a new development of homes being constructed in the Rossi Hill area of Park City. Echo Spur will be incorporating energy efficient construction materials and techniques to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption.   In the second part of the show, they talk about inefficient incandescent bulbs and LED lighting alternatives with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of the Summit Community Power Works.

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Environmental Issues
1:32 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

This Green Earth - January 6, 2015

In the first edition of This Green Earth for 2015, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell  Larson speak with Michael Robinson from the Center for Biological Diversity about the recent shooting of a Northern Gray Wolf in southwestern Utah. Then they talk about wolf habitat and the state's attitude towards wolves and why the state's $50 bounty per coyote is a de facto bounty program on wolves.

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