The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney

 On the Mountain Life, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle and education. Lynn Ware Peek is a local news reporter for KPCW, as well as an endurance athlete. and lover of the mountain lifestyle. Tim Henney is also an endurance athlete, an advocate of healthy whole-lifestyle, and sits on the Park City City Council.  

For inquiries and guests and content, contact Lynn directly at lynn@kpcw.org.

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  Today on the program Tim and Lynn talk Parenting – in a way that teaches children to think for themselves.  Education expert Heather Shumaker is the first guest. Heather writes about what she calls renegade parenting and rules for raising confident, creative kids.

Then endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig tells us we can reprogram our metabolism.  Dr. Ludwig gives the science behind – it’s we eat, not how much we eat, that determines our metabolism.

Finally an interview with Dr. Robert Melillo, who explores a new food plan for those on the autism spectrum.   

  The first guest on the program is Dr. Kelly Brogan, a Manhattan based holistic women’s health psychiatrist and coeditor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. Dr. Brogan joins us to talk about her book, A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives.

  Today, Brian McInerney from the National Weather Service joins Nell and Chris to discuss this past winter’s weather and climate.  Then Professor Terry Mesmer and Brandon Flack talk about Sage Grouse.  Finally Seth Bockholt brings us up to date on the latest trends in landscape architecture. 

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.

  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.

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we speak first with Megan Czarniecki, a health systems manager for the American Cancer Society. 

Then it’s a look at traffic, congestion and the transformation of New York City by dedicated bus lanes, pedestrian plazas, and bike share. Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Transportation Commissioner and Seth Solomonow, media specialist to talk about their book,  Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.

First up this morning we are joined by Drew Hardesty and Paul Diegel of the Utah Avalanche Center to talk about the avalanche season, fatalities, side-country and social responsibility. Our second guest is  Karin Carestia, owner of Alpine Apothecary.  She is in studio to talk about her line of skin care - addressing the special needs of sun beaten/wind beaten skin in dry climate at 7,000 feet!   And last,  George Garvin is here to tell us about an event, The 5 Tai Chi Sessions with Master Jesse Tsao in early March.

  In this program, we speak with Chris Spealler of CrossFit Park City about the Mountain Meltdown  on May 7th at the Utah Olympic Park and how it's a fun event for the masses.
Then, a conversation with R. Douglas Fields, neuroscientist, about his book,  Why We Snap:  Understanding the Rage Circuit  in Your Brain.

  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.

  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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