The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney
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 sports massage therapist. Tim Henney is also an endurance athlete and an advocate of healthy whole-lifestyle. 

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

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You know all those self help tips about how to avoid stress and be happy during the holidays?  Well, Tim and Lynn talk to an expert, Nefertiti Bruce, who says – forget that and remember that we all really want to experience during the holidays. Then, Carl Ingwell of Clean Air Now, who talks about the Salt Lake inversion and how Santa Claus distributed candy canes and air masks. Then, Ben Schott, author of “Schottenfreude:  German Words for the Human Condition.”

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney talk with Paul Diegel, director of the friends of the Utah Avalanche Center joining us to talk about snow science, scary avalanches and how the forest service employs avalanche forecasters. Then, New York Times bestselling author, Simon Garfield, letter writer extraordinaire, who will talk about a lost art and his new book, "To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing". Finally, Daniel Pink, author of the book, now in paperback, "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others".

 

Today, we’ll be joined by Carolyn Rose, director of Nursing at Summit County Health Department.  Carolyn will be one of the panelists at the KPCW Community Forum on the Affordable Health Care on December 2nd.Then Lisa Bishop Forbes, winemaker at Chalk Hill Estates in Sonoma, California to talk about wine pairings for the holidays and other fun old fashioned yet trendy currents within the wine world. Finally, Dana Goodyear,  staff writer for the New Yorker who will talk about her book, “Anything That Moves,”  Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture.

On this week's show, Season 11 winner of "Biggest Loser", Olivia Ward and Dr. Kathleen Kobashi, an accomplished urologist, discusses the embarrassing health struggles some women face. Then, Jack O'Brien, author of "The De-Textbook: the Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew". Finally, Carol Masheter, author of "No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon's Climb Of Everest", talks about her 9th summit at age 67.

Tim and Lynn speak with Todd Henneman, 20-year bike shop manager at Jan's Mountain Outfitters, who has left to open his own business at Kimball Junction called Storm Cycles.  Then, Julia Geisler from the Salt Lake Climbers’ Alliance to talk about Thursday’s Reel Rock movie this week and the alliance’s efforts to protect and enhance climbing routes in the Wasatch.

Then they’ll talk with bestselling author Bob Burg, about how to win people over without manipulation or coercion – his new book “Adversaries into Allies.”

As Park City works to increase the number of destination skier visits, an expert in the luxury travel business offered advice last week on how to attract those people who have more money to spend. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

First, Susan Odell of Foodell.com and Ann Bloomquist talk about the EATS program in the local schools – about how healthy food can make it into the schools. Then, a conversation with Dr. Robynne Chutkan, author of the widely acclaimed book, “Gut Bliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage—the Healthy Way." Finally, local landscape architect Alex Stoy of Mountain Miners Landscaping who has taken water conservation in landscaping to a new level. 

Due to technical difficulties, only the conversation with Robynne Chutkan is on the audio file.

Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell, both Wall Street Journal reporters who wrote on the Lance Armstrong doping scandal as it was breaking,  talk about their just released new book: “Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever.” Then Jake Hutchinson, Avalanche Safety Expert joined to talk about snow science and snow safety. Finally, a conversation with Patty Chang Anker about her book,  “Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave."

Today in the program, we’ll talk comedy with Park City’s own Stacy Dymalski and Tony Oros, who have banded together in a new comedy act called Dueling Cheeses. Then we will speak with Shawnie and Travis Bray, directors of a new foundation that has just surfaced in Park City.  This is about Hereditary Colon Cancer and a fundraiser that features a 21 day commitment that every one of us can participate in. Then Dr. Brad Lester of Mtn Sage Natural Health about how naturopathic medicine has been brought into the national spotlight.

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Today in the program we are talking about where religion and spiritualtiy cross paths with Rick Earnst of the Park City Community Church. Then, a philosophical conundrum...The Trolley Problem.  Or Would you Throw the Fat Guy off the Bridge?  This is a conversation with the NY times bestselling author, Thomas Cathcart about what determines our ethical decisions.  Then a conversation about the most essential components to life…water.  We’ll be joined by Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers council about what real conservation means.

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