Chip Taylor is the founder and director of Monarch Watch. He talks about the recent decline of the monarch butterfly due mainly to habitat loss, pesticide use and government policies that encourage ethanol production, and how there will need to be a massive effort to plant milkweed if we hope to save this iconic species. Listen Here.
Connecting Veterans to the Land at Blue Yonder Organic Farm
Sara Creech established Blue Yonder Organic Farm in Indiana, and Alicia Moore soon joined her as a partner in the enterprise. Both are military veterans who want to help other veterans find work and a sense of peace. They are the first Indiana farm that is part of the rapidly growing Homegrown By Heroes initiative, and they talk about their efforts with Mike. Listen Here.
Improving the Soils in
Distinguished soil scientists Sally Brown,
Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Rufus
Chaney , Research Agronomist for the USDA, and Ganga Hettiarachchi ,
Associate Professor at Kansas State University, talk about contaminants
in our urban soils and the potential for remediating them, including
with biosolids. Listen
to Our Bees
Some of the most knowledgeable people in the
country explain what's causing the disappearance of our bees. And it's
not just neonicotinoids. This is the best discussion of the problem
that you've ever heard or read. Listen Here.
Susan Werner in the Studio
Powerful, versatile, hilarious
singer/songwriter joins us in the studio to talk about her new tour and
album, Hayseed. She manages to stop joking around
with Mike long enough to sing a couple of songs.
Charlotte Adelman, co-author of The
Midwestern Native Garden, goes beyond and cliches and
oversimplifications and explains just why native plants make for a
better, more life-filled garden. Listen Here.
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Team member Carol Brewer is "In the Green Room with Mike" to talk about her recent visit to the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago. Then Illinois 14th District Congressional Candidate Dennis Anderson stops by to talk about his stands on environmental and animal rights issues. Joel Greenberg and David Mrazek comment on the centenary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, and preview the airing of their documentary From Billions to None on Chicago television.
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