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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Today’s first guest is author E. Freya Williams.  Her book, Green Giants, examines nine companies that are merging social responsibility with wild profitability - and reveals the six factors responsible for their success.

The second guest, Mo Reeder, is with  DevMountain,  an industry-leading code / design school nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.  Founded by fellow coders, DevMountain's expert faculty love sharing their craft and empowering the next wave of programmers, designers and entrepreneurs.


Larry Warren and Doug Wells interview two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul author of, Billion Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities.


Hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells interview Bobby Monks, author of Uninvested: How Wall Street Highjacks your Money and How to Fight Back:

Every month our financial statements arrive, and every month we glance at them, trying to understand, hoping that we’ll come out ahead. But most of us have no idea what’s really going on or the costs involved. According to Bobby Monks—who has been a banker and borrower, investor and entrepreneur—financial firms and money managers have complicated the investing process to keep us in the dark, profiting from our ignorance.


It's Day One of KPCW's Summer Birthday Pledge Drive and the phones were ringing off the hook.  In studio with Larry and Doug were Ryan Hoffman and Brooks Harbertson of Mountain West Bank, sponsors of Mountain Money. 

The second segment of the show featured Terry Orme, publisher and editor of the Salt Lake Tribune.  The discussion centered around the ever-changing landscape of news and newspapers.


Larry Warren and Doug Wells talk with Paulo Shoemaker, author of Can’t Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World. Can't Not Do is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents – explaining in their own words, their passion and drive, "I can’t not do this. It’s not that I can do this, it’s that I can’t not.” The lessons are reflected in seven seemingly simple questions that provide guideposts and unlock the readers potential to make a difference for a social cause they care about.

Mountain Money - July 27, 2015

Jul 27, 2015

Larry Warren and guest host Alex Butwinski  interview Bonnie Marcus, author of the book, The Politics of Promotion.  The books offer women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realitites of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve.

Author Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown and sold start ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses.

Kreg Van Stralen, the owner of Wasatch Bagels and Park City Broiler recently purchased Tarahumra Express and is opening a second location in Park City.

On this episode, hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells spoke with Renee Robertson, author The Coaching Solution: How To Drive Talent Development, Organizational Change and Business Results. Other guests included Mark Mazzone of Park City Reality Group and Jim Harsch of Mountain Town Realty talking about synergy between local independent real estate firms. The show wrapped up with Richard Reed  of Zions Bank talking about new "chip cards" and how that's changing transactions.

Hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells kicked off this episode with author Paul Zane Pilzer and a conversation about his book The End Of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. It could be just what you need figure out the modern U.S. health care system. Blaine and Honey Parker of Slow Burn Marketing then joined the show to talk about their book Billion Dollar Branding.

Mountain Money - June 29, 2015

Jun 29, 2015

On this episode of Mountain Money, hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells were joined by author Stephen Witt for fascinating conversation about digital music piracy. He's the author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century and the Patient Zero of Piracy. Kirsten Fox also joined the show to talk about wine and restaurants. She's the founder and CEO of Culinary Wine Institute and the author of The Profitable Wine List: Three Steps to Quickly & Easily Increase Wine Sales.