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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Doctors Jeffrey Lee and David Munday from the Park City Medical Center join The Mountain Life to talk about treating cancerous tumors with Brachytherapy. External beam radiation treatment of cancerous tumors has been a long-standing practice with side effects that are often traumatic and potentially debilitating. Resources, both financial and intellectual, continue to be allocated towards and focused on defeating cancers, resulting in refined and improved treatment and greater efficacy.


There are two massive solar energy installations in Summit County – one at the PC MARC, the other at the Summit County Justice Center  - that were completed months before they could be hooked up to the grid. It has questions that could complicate the relationship between Rocky Mountain Power and solar companies and their clients. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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The six candidates vying for office in Park City's council races drew a crowd of about 100 for the  Park City Board of Realtors candidate forum.  It was no surprise that the topics included traffic, affordable housing, and how to deal with the ski resorts, in particular Vail.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more. 


Cool Science Radio's first guest stepping away from the Future in Review Conference is Con Slobodchikoff, author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Slobodchikoff is CEO of Animal Communications Ltd. and the director of the Animal Language Institute. The name of the panel that he will be heading at the Conference is “The Patterns of Language: Using Computers to Communicate with Other Species.”

At Tuesday’s Park City school board meeting, the board paused for a moment of silence to recognize Sam Jackenthal who passed away last week. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Park City High School

The Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or PC CAPS, is in its third year of engaging Park City High School juniors and seniors in real world projects.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Today on the program Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney take a look at Cross Fit Minerstown and a new program being adopted there by owner and founder Mike Lynch.  In the second segment, they talk with author Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard trained child and adult psychiatrist, and expert in human motivation who has written the book, The Self Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children who Know What They Want and Go After It (without being told).

The EPA will come to town this month and next spring to work on mitigating effluent from toxic mine waste in a handful of mountain sites around Park City.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Over a year after the arrest of former Park City School District teacher, Jose Ardanaz, on charges of possession of child pornography, he was sentenced in Federal District Court.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.


 Today’s first guest is Ashwin Vasavada who was the project scientist of the Mars Curiosity project. There is evidence that the Red Planet once had a climate that could have supported life billions of years ago – and more evidence unearthed last week. 

The second guest is author J. Kenji Lopez, who wrote the book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.  In the Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American   dishes, delving into interactions between heat, energy and molecules that create great food.