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This week on Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells explore the universe's ultimate questions of who we are, where we are and the presence of extra dimensions with Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture.

Author Hope Jahren joins the show for the second half, discussing her new memoir, Lab Girl, delving into science, friendship and plants.

  Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with evolutionary biologist, paleontologist, science communicator, and advocate for connecting with nature - Scott Sampson.  He'll be in town on May 11 for the Summit Land Conservancy breakfast at Deer Valley. 

Then a quick peek at the Cycling Chicks fashion show on May 10 at Athletic Republic with Debbie Drain.  

Finally, Mark Wolynn, author of It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle.

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The first meeting for the Park City Planning Commission to look at the Treasure application is June 8th.  The staff, planning commission, and city council will be getting up to speed on the project until then, and the City hopes the public will too.    Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

A threat made back in October against Park City High School staff has parents today worried and now questioning why they're hearing about this seven months later. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

  In the first part of the show, Chris and Nell join Jason Barto, Certified Arborist, to discuss his Wasatch Back tree efforts.

Then in the second half, they discuss night skies, light pollution and the city’s codes on landscape lighting. 

Heidi Matthews

Long time Park City educator Heidi Matthews will step into her new role as President of the Utah Education Association in July. She clinched the win last month by a healthy margin of votes.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

  Larry and Doug’s firs guests are Richard Miller and Rob Karz of Intermountain Mortgage Company.   They talk about mortgage business today in light of new regulations.

Next on the program, Daniel Shapiro, the author of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts.  Shapiro is Founder and Director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program.

 

Askold Romanov

The Utah Department of Transportation is about to begin bridge maintenance on U.S. 40 between Park City and Heber City.   Lane restrictions will be in effect from May until August.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

The Roundhouse restaurant at Solitude Mountain Resort caught fire Friday afternoon.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Summit Land Conservancy

A dog belonging to a local runner was chased and attacked by a coyote in Round Valley on Wednesday afternoon.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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