The entry page for audio files of Mike Nowak's full shows on WCPT Radio, Chicago.
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Dusan Koleno recently graduated with honors in Computer Science from Roosevelt University. But it was a course that he took in the Sustainability Studies Program that helped him put his computer skills to work creating an app that helps you keep track of your home recycling. The app is called Recycle Tracker and it can be downloaded to Android phones.
Horticulturist Bill Shores has been growing organic food for award-winning Chicago Chef Rick Bayless for a decade, while building his own business, Shores Garden Consulting. Shores gives Mike a special tour of the small but productive garden behind the home of Rick and Deann Bayless in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago that provides much produce for the Bayless restaurants.
Bill Shores helps to keep the award-winning Rick Bayless restaurants stocked with fresh produce. What's amazing is that much of it is grown in Rick's backyard, where Shores coaxes a stunning amount of production out of a very small space. Roosevelt University student Dusan Koleno has developed a phone app that can help people keep track of their recycling.
Pamela Todd is a co-founder of West Cook Wild Ones. She and others were inspired by the work and writings of entomologist Doug Tallamy to attempt to create a citizen wildlife corridor between Thatcher Woods in Maywood-River Forest on the west and Columbus Park in Chicago on the east. Their goal is to find at least two yards on every block in this small stretch of land where people will put in native plants to promote biodiversity in all of its forms.