Lynn Ware Peek

City & Education Reporter

When it comes to Park City meetings and events, as well as education issues for the entire Summit County, Lynn Ware Peek has it covered. Joining the station in 2012, makes her the ‘cub reporter’ of the KPCW news team, but far from green. Her natural curiosity and strong roots in the community give her the advantages she needs to get the scoop on the local news.

She also co-hosts two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life on health and lifestyle on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology  every Thursday.

Ways to Connect

  On day four of our winter pledge drive, John and Lynn visit with Earl Foote from Nexus IT Consultants.  In the second segment of the program Angela Shaeffer from Peak Art and Frame is in studio.

  Park City Medical Center's  Live Well Center and Physical Therapy Department join Lynn and Tim for the KPCW pledge drive edition of The Mountain Life.

While Vail Resorts Retail sector hasn't opened up significant retail space in Park City, it announced Wednesday it’s leasing the old Talisker On Main Building at 515 Main Street and will open a retail store.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

In light of the recent arrest of former Ecker Hill Middle School teacher Derek Spitzer for felony charges of inappropriate communication with a student, a local expert gives tips to guide parents and children so it doesn’t happen again. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

  John and Lynn’s first guest today is Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again?

  This morning we are first joined by Jon Henry from the Park City Toastmasters Club to talk about a Taste of Toastmasters workshops coming up on February 13th at the Park City Library. 

Then we talk with Ann Bloomquist and Laurel Bartmess about Park City EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) when they talk about what's next for revolutionizing the school lunch program - from "ready-to-heat" foods to preparing on-site whole food.

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On Monday, February 1st from 6-7:30 pm at Ecker Hill Middle School, a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking will be held to address myths, give tips, and to deliver the science behind what drinking does to the teenage brain.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, in her first State of the City speech, said Salt Lake plans to stand with its neighbors in Park City to achieve a common goal.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Utah Ski Mountaineering

For skiers who like to get their exercise by first climbing up the hill before skiing down it, Park City Mountain Resort announced this week a new uphill policy that those skiers have been waiting for. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

  Cool Science Radio speaks with Jet Propulsion Laboratory's head engineer tasked with leading the landing of the Curiosity on the surface of Mars.  His name is Adam Steltzner and he's written a book called, The Right Kind of Crazy:  A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation.  
Then, it's NY Times bestselling author Eric Weiner, author of, The Geography of Genius:  A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley  

 

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