Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

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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.

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.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Insa Repien, Executive Director of Recycle Utah.  Recycle your Christmas trees, but not your shiny wrapping paper.  Chris and Nell also discuss Utah's Wolf Management Policy in light of the recent shooting of "Echo" the grey wolf down in the southwestern part of the state." 

In this edition of This Green Earth Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, makes his quarterly visit with Chris and Nell.  They'll discuss the reasons behind our unusually warm Autumn and the record breaking temperatures of December.  Is it a harbinger of things to come? Listen to this podcast of This Green Earth. 

In this edition of This Green Earth hosts  Chris and Nell first speak with Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Toms River", a true account of a chemical company that first brings jobs, then a Superfund Site, then a cancer cluster to Toms River, New Jersey. After that, they speak with Rachel Otto, Executive Director for Breathe Utah, an air quality advocacy group. Rachel talks about the states recent proposal to ban the use of wood burning fireplaces along the Wasatch Front from November to March.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with award-winning author and conservationist Laura Pritchett.  Her most recent book is "Stars Go Blue".  After that, they speak with Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council, about the impact tar sands and oil shale development will have on the Colorado River Basin. 

In this edition of The Mountain Life, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and guest host Chris Cherniak speak with the executive director of the Utah Avalanche Center, Paul Diegel. Then,  it’s Sean Foy – with the Burst Workout. All that plus some wisdom on thriving after 50.
 

In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell speak with Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers here in town.  Bryn just returned from a Climate Reality Conference where he became certified as a climate reality trainer.  He'll describe what he learned and what steps he'll take with respect to climate change going forward.  

In this edition of The Mountain Life hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Chris Cherniak talk to Eileen Dunn of Done to your taste catering to give  a few twists on Thanksgiving classics and other good tips. Then it's food historian Rebecca Rupp who talks  about the social and cultural nature of sharing food around a table. Finally, the editor of the book review and the column for the New York Times Pamela Paul is on.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Diane Ackerman, author of "The Human Age - The World Shaped by Us".   After that they talk weather, climate and why 2014 will be the warmest on record with Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology at the website "Weather Underground".   

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