Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

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This Green Earth - May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

Chris Cherniak and Carolyn Frankenburg first discuss the  documentary "Merchants of Doubt" with Park City Film Series Executive Director Katy Wang and Utah State University Professor  Rob Davies.  The film is being shown at Prospector Theater this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  After that, they speak with Jill Rathburn about the use and benefits of Tower Gardens.  Grow 20 plants per tower using no soil and recycled water.  

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Glen Perry of Alpro Energy to discuss the feasibility of converting food waste into reusable methane gas using anaerobic digestion.  PCCAPS students Jonas Peek and Tobin Greenwald also join the conversation as they have been collecting data on food waste production by restaurants and supermarkets throughout Summit County.

In this podcast of This Green Earth It's spring and time to talk about honey bees with local beekeeper Doug Fryer.  Doug shares some amazing facts about these creatures including how they keep their hive at 95 degrees during the entire winter, that 99% of the hive is female, and why honey bees prefer blue and purple flowers when foraging for pollen and nectar.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell first speak with Dr. Steven Kress, author of "Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock", a book that chronicles the efforts to re-establish puffin birds to islands off the Maine coast. After that, they talk to Matt Lindon, professional engineer, about the state's ongoing drought and why the second driest state in the nation consumes more water than nearly any other.

Today on The Mtn Life, Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Chris Cherniak speak first with long time physical therapist Marlene Hatch about running mechanics and a clinic coming up with some local experts.  If you’re a runner, stay tuned.

Then we speak with Sofia Mileti. .  She’ll talk about how foods can heal and how to integrate those foods into your daily routine.  

Finally Todd Hageman, technical director from the Tour of Utah who announces the new route and host towns for the 2015 Tour taking place in August.

First up on today's show is Daisy Fair, Head of Farming Operations at Copper Moose Farms in Park City. Daisy talks about the early season plantings, seedlings and the difference between organic and biodynamic farming.  After that, Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council,joins Chris and Nell to discuss the successful launch of a Rain Harvest Program down in Salt Lake County and Murray City.  Rain Barrels for $40?  That's a great deal!

In Today's edition of Cool Science Radio,  Lynn Ware Peek and guest host Chris Cherniak speak first with Sarah Scoles about her article, "Is this ET?  Mystery of Strange Radio Bursts from Space."   It's all about FRB's as they say in the industry, fast radio bursts. 

On today's show, Linda Lawrence from Park City Nursery stops by the show to talk about voles, moles, aphids and spider mites. All the pests we might see in our backyards and the many natural ways to control them.  Then, Bruce Erickson drops in to talk about the May 2nd Hazardous Waste Collection Day sponsored by Recycle Utah and Sunrise Rotary Club.

Nell and Chris first speak with Professor Christopher Norment, author of the book "Relicts of a Beautiful Sea - Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World".   Then in the second half of the show they speak with Robyn Geist and Caitlynn Willard about the upcoming 7th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, to be shown in Park City on April 23rd. 

"Nell and Chris talk about the Edward Abbey documentary titled "Wrenched", showing this Thursday the 9th at Prospector Theater.  Katy Wang, Executive Director of the Park City Film Series and host of the documentary joins them in conversation on this film and the multi-day symposium titled "Re-Imagine Western Landscapes" occurring Friday and Saturday."

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