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.
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of what may just be The Funniest Gardening Book Ever Written!
Mike 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
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."
Julie Samuels, a friend of the show and of everything
green and growing in Chicago, is retiring from Openlands.
Good luck in whatever adventure awaits you now, Julie.
(To read Openlands' tribute, click here.)
Mike and the crew talk to Bart Kolatek about how Kolatek's, a great Polish bakery, is onboard with the movement for natural, non-preservative, non-GMO foods. Then Jeanne Nolan joins us to talk about organic vegetable gardening in your backyard. And
Jill Niewoehner talks about growing shiitake mushrooms in that same backyard.
Healthy Dining Laura Bruzas has kindly
Mike Nowak Show in her newsletter, Healthy Dining Chicago. To see what
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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.