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.
What's the Big Deal
about Native Plants? 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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Do males make
you sneeze ?
Tom Ogren has been studying the effects of allergenic pollen on
gardeners and the general population for twenty five years, writing
numerous books on the subject, including Allergy-Free Gardening. Now he
is in Canada, where he is performing an allergy audit. That is to say,
he is tasked with examining the effects of planting too many male
cloned trees and shrubs, where they can contribute to allergies and
asthma. Listen here.
Energy. Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
A Conversation with David A. Kraft of the Nuclear
Energy Information Service. Listen Here.
Please take 3-4 minutes to complete the Recycling
Survey . Your answers will help the Chicago
Recycling Coalition and Chicago's recycling community push for new and
better recycling policies throughout Chicago.
Nowak has been the
Chicago radio voice of gardening and the environment for more than
thirteen years. First at WGN Radio and now at Chicago's Progressive
Talk, he has informed and entertained his listeners about everything
from bugs to battery recycling, from energy audits to echinacea. Check
out the website, but more important, check out "The Mike Nowak Show."
Sunday from 9 to 11am WCPT 820AM and 92.5FM, 92.7FM,
"One of the five
shows we're listening to" Garden Design magazine
The crowd responds to Mike reading from Attack of the Killer Asparagus at the book launch at Women and Children First bookstore.You can read all about it, and order your own copy, at Around
the Block Press. ( Kickstarter premiums will
continue to be shipped and other orders filled this week..)
Book Events Want to join the fun? Check here for more book events.
Top Green Talk Show Hosts
"Let's take a look at our top 5 green male talk show hosts on radio. Of course, there are others worth noting, but these ones will surely get you hooked on listening to green tips, news, and other ecological concerns. These talk show hosts are not only wildly entertaining, but they are also intellectuals who know theirgreen stuff. . . . [Mike Nowak]'s one of the best environmental hosts that you will find."
Mike's Attack of the Killer Asparagus Summer 2014 Book Tour hits Oak Park next week, when he appears at the Sugar Beet Co-op Edible Garden Tour. In the Greenroom, he talks to Sugar Beet Co-op founder Cheryl Muñoz. Mike then switches to the City, where another co-op, Chicago Market, is looking for "owners." He chats with founder Gregory Berlowitz and iconic Chicago chef Ina Pinkney. Rick Moskovitz from A Plus Pest Control stops by to talk about ants, bedbugs and mosquitoes...and to help out the Tree Fund's Mary DiCarlo on the eve of the 2014 Stihl Tour des Trees.
Healthy Dining Laura Bruzas has kindly
Mike Nowak Show in her newsletter, Healthy Dining Chicago. To see what
she's up to click
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Green Events Calendars! If you want to know what's
going on in
Chicago's green community, from local food to fighting the man on
coal-fueled power plants, these sites will give you the skinny, the
scoop, the . . . whatever.