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.

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A recent public open house  unveiled a dozen options for new recreational facilities in the City and County. Now, the recreation experts will continue to evaluate and vet the various options for new playing fields, possible aquatics facilities, field houses and parks.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

  Our first guest Dr. Steven Hatch looks at his own profession and says that diagnoses are often just educated guesses, and prognoses less certain still. He’s written a book called Snowball in a Blizzard:  A physician’s Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine.  We speak with him in the first half of the hour. 

On the program today, author Chuck Newhall brings his story of perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds and offers a guiding hand to others who are facing challenges on the battlefield, boardroom or back at home in a discussion of his book Fearful Odds..

Then we are joined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty. Barbara spent nearly twenty years as a correspondent for NPR and penned the NYT bestselling Fingerprints of God. She’s with us to talk about Midlife, the subject of her new book, Life Reimagined.

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A committee of parents, medical professionals and even a sleep expert have joined to look at a possible later school start time for middle school and high school students in the Park City School District.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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One city leader has a vision for Park City based around bold changes to connectivity that he believes will take us to the “BIG NEXT”.  KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

27 Park City High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors known as Future Business Leaders of America will compete in 19 spots at their national competition in Atlanta in June after clinching top honors at the state finals.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

  Lynn and John’s first guest is Dr. Andrew Newberg, co-author of How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation. In this original and groundbreaking book, Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman turn their attention to the pinnacle of the human experience: enlightenment.In segment two, Pagan Kennedy, author of Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World tells how a father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill.

  This week on the Mountain Life, we speak with Devoted 2 Children, a Park City based nonprofit that supports an orphanage in Haiti.  There’s a fundraiser on Sunday at the Shop Yoga Studio from 1-3pm – a Family Fun-draiser. 

Then, there’s a new doctor in town, Gastroenterologist Dr. Aga Bednarz.  If you haven’t scheduled a colonoscopy yet, and you’re 50 – now’s the time.

Finally, award winning comedic actress Lauren Weedman on her book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All From Someone Who is Not Okay.

With a "Can-Do" mindset, the Park City Council and Mayor Thomas are calling for support of the middle class, keeping a "Whole Community" in tact, and making real changes NOW to traffic congestion issues.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

John and Lynn’s first gust is Steve Olsen, author of Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens. For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington State. 

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