Mountain Money

Mondays, 9-10 AM

KPCW's Mountain Money covers the unique challenges of working in the mountains by providing small-business news, real estate, estate planning and personal finance information.

Former Money magazine contributor and KPCW General Manager Larry Warren hosts the program along with financial expert Doug Wells. The program is produced by Dr. Beth Fratkin.

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Mountain Money - October 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

On the October 24, 2016 edition of Mountain Money, Renai Bodley and Steve Joyce fill in for hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells.  First on deck are the men behind Vessel Kitchen, the new restaurant in Kimball Junction that opened in August and has been an overnight sensation.   Then Ryan Starks, Executive Director of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce talks about efforts to bring tourists to the valley through the “Golf Heber Valley” campaign.  He also addresses the city’s controversial attempt to re-zone using a form base code.  Then Jim Robson, Senior Economist at the Utah Department of

Mountain Money - October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

On the October 17th edition of Mountain Money, co-hosts Doug Wells and Craig Kipp talk to Consumer Reports Electronics Editor Jerry Beilinson about protecting your privacy online.  Then, do you like Uber?  How about Uber-type service for  lawn-care and snow removal?  Tech entrepreneur Andrew Motter is in the studio to discuss the service available in Park City.  And finally, many people know Park City local Kirsten Fox as the headmistress of the Fox School of Wine.  Now she has a new business, UpLift Gift, that was inspired in part by her experience as a cancer patient.  UpLift Gift combine

Mountain Money - October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Larry and Doug’s first guest is John Esposito, CEO of  High West Distillery which was sold Oct. 5 to Constellation Brands. , Guest number two is  Paul Wozniak,of  Park City Angels which funds startup companies, like High West. The third guests are Vanessa Di Palma Wright of Farasha Boutique and Mardi Lovell of Panache talking about “Fall into Fashion”, an effort to get shoppers on Main Street in the off season.

Mountain Money - October 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

Doug and Larry’s first guest is  Arun Sundararajan , the author of “The Sharing Economy:  The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-based Capitalism.”  Then the guys from Pando Labs in Park City discuss the results of their first session of code camp, in which participants with no experience learn to write computer code.  Then final Troy D’Ambrosio discusses the Lassonde Institute, a new center at the University of Utah Business School where students live, work and learn under one roof.

Mountain Money - September 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

Doug and Larry’s first guest, Bart Raeymaekers, PhD, Associate Professor University of Utah, Department of Mechanical Engineering talks about the Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership to help local companies spur innovation and prevent Utah jobs from being moved off shore.  The second guest is Whitney Kozlowski, whose Beau Collective is a concierge approach to fitness, happy hours and life in general.  Then Traci  Prothro, owner of Prothro Gallery talks about the gallery business and her new gallery on Main Street.

Mountain Money - September 19, 2016

Sep 19, 2016

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Mike Quincy, Automotive Editor at Consumer Reports. Then David Riley of talks about his working artists rentable space at Open Air Art Space.  Then John Murcko talks about his new Main Street Restaurant, “Firewood.”

Larry and Doug’s first guest is Srinivas Rao, author of Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best. Rao says, whether you’re a business owner, an artist, or just someone who wants to leave your mark on the world, Unmistakable will inspire you to create your own path and define your own success. The second guests on the program are Brad Jenson and Crystal Fordham, from Summit Sotheby's International Realty speaking about their real estate blog. The third guest is Panita Boonyathee Pearson, from Rum Thai.

Mountain Money - August 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

  Doug Wells and guest co-host Rudy Tessnow welcome James Andrew Miller who is author of Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency. The movies you watch, the TV shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend is an immensely powerful and secretive corporation known as Creative Artists Agency.

Their second guest is Kyle Hass of Kyle's Cold Brew Coffee.  Kyle sells organic, fair trade, cold brew coffee at the Sunday Silly Market, and at Booster Juice.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Sam Urie, publisher of Utah Business Magazine. Utah Business, talking about Utah’s 50 fastest growing companies.Next, Nick Hanscom, a former champion mogul skier talks about NuVasive,  a  minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine.And finally they welcome Claire Berger and Bud Clark, of ReputationBIZ, a new Park City business to help customers improve their online reputation.

  Guest host Tim Henney joins Larry Warren to discuss trademark, copyright and intellectual property protection with attorney Eric Maschoff of Maschoff Brennan, a Park City I.P. law firm.  They also talk with the owner Adam Herrup-Morse and mechanic Chris Tray who have started a mobile car repair business, Snow County Mobile Auto.  Hedge fund manager and author Jeff Gramm starts the show talking about his book “Dear Chairman—Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism.”