John Wells

Host, KPCW Cool Science Radio

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Conkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.

John's fascination with technology continued with a 25 year career in the computer industry. He held area, senior and executive management positions with; Chipcom Corporation (networking), MIPS Computer Systems (high performance computing) and Netapp (storage). He moved from Boston in November 2010 to live in Park City. He began DJing at KPCW in January 2011, has substitute co-hosted regularly on Mountain Money, Community Voices and This Mountain Life. In February 2013 John and Lynn Ware Peek became the permanent co-hosts of Community Voices.

In September 2013 John and Lynn launched Cool Science Radio: Delivering understandable science and technology in a complicated world.

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On this edition of The Morning Mix, John Wells and Peggy Ijams get you up to date on all the goings' on this weekend, including a visit from Bullets And Belles. Sports agent Tommy Tanzier also joined the show.

On this episode of Cool Science Radio Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Rick Tetseli, who co-authored the book Becoming Steve Jobs: The
Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Turned Visionary
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Then a conversation on the insidious and slow moving enemy of every single person - rust.  It's a engaging and compelling conversation about an unlikely suspect. Our guest is Jonathan Waldman, author of the new book, Rust:  The Longest War.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Steve Weinburg, author of To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science and Michael Tennesen, author of The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

In this edition of the Morning Mix John and Peg welcome musician Dan Hall, also the weekend  events calendar, Hack Attack, Stuff and Junk and more.

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KPCW

In this podcast of Cool Science Radio Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Mark Beckner, author of The Coders Path to Wealth and Independence.

Then it's Robert Selliah, founder American MedChem.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn welcome the Internet Doctor Jay Izso, author of Got Media Sociology? Then they speak with Jeff Phillips, Assistant Professor of Computer Science to talk about the U’s Big Data Program.

Cool Science Radio - February 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015

John Wells and guest host Carolyn Frankenberg welcome Andrew Keen, author of The Internet is Not the Answer and Steve LeVine, author of The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World.

In this podcast of The Morning Mix, hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome Grammy winner Terrance Simien in studio for a special performance. Also Jeff White from Sarah House Utah and Kendyl Johansen from Park City 40+ Single Funseekers.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome cyber security expert Gary Miliefski and Cass Sunstein, co author of  WISER: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.

In this edition of The Morning Mix John and Peg welcome musical guest Jake Martin and Personal Coach Tiffany Peterson. Also high school sports and upcoming weekend events in Park City and Heber.

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