Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Ways To Connect

KPCW aired a live broadcast of the Project for a Deeper Understanding's community forum, exploring the science, logistics and concerns of the Tesoro oil pipeline slated to cross through Summit and Wasatch counties to a refinery in the Wasatch Front.

Forum Moderator

  • Bob Richer, former Summit County Commissioner

Panelists

Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, joins hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to discuss all things weather and climate.  He summarizes our past summer's temperatures and precipitation.  He also announces that Park City is getting a new Climate Station at the Public Library.

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Chris Cherniak speak with Janna Mann and Andrea Terwillegar,  physical therapists with Alpine Sports Medicine about  a  new technique called Trigger Point Dry needling.  What could it be? We’ll find out. 

In this edition Nell and Chris first speak with Mark Clemens and Jeff Clay of the Sierra Club about the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Then, in the second half they talk to Jason Barto and Barbara Richardson with Wasatch Back Trees about their "Fruit Nuts" program.

On this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson consider the value of electric  vehicles with Rebecca Gillis. She's a Heber resident who has had a great experience with her electric vehicle.

It's all about mountains and trees on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth. Chris and guest host Lynn Ware Peek kicked off the show with a conversation with Ann Ober of Park City Municipal about the latest round of meetings held by Mountain Accord, a group evaluating the impacts which population and economic growth will have on the Central Wasatch Mountains. Chris and Lynn then spoke with Darren McAvoy and Jason Barto about the 13th Annual Timber Tour happening this Saturday (August 30).

The KPCW Summer Pledge Drive is well underway and on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth, Nell and Chris spoke at length about a couple of organizations that are big KPCW supporters; Swaner Eco Center and Summit Land Conservancy.

Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District joined the show to talk about water, sewage and how it's all managed. News items discussed on this episode also include Roundup and Roundup resistant weeds, red tides off the coast of Florida and the XL pipeline.

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson kicked of this episode with a conversation about Engineers Without Borders. Jessica Karz, a Park City High School graduate and Chemical Engineering major at Montana State University,  joined the show to talk about her month spent working on a drinking water project in Kenya.  Amy Roberts of Park City Medical Center and John Nuffer from Falling Water, Inc. then stopped in for an update about the community garden located at the medical center.

On this episode, Chris and Nell kicked off the show with a conversation about the U.S. meat industry and it's impacts on the environment with Emily Cassidy, a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group. They then moved on to news items including Chines coal, Indonesian shrimp and western groundwater.

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