The entry page for audio files of Mike Nowak's full shows on WCPT Radio, Chicago.
If you missed a show or just want to browse through some past shows, here they are, in their entirety. (Since this is new, we're working out the bugs. If you have any complaints, comments, or suggestions email the webmaster. Please.)
Ellen Phillips, Local Food and Small Farms Educator for Illinois Extension, talks about organics, specialty crops and GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices.) Ellen Shepard, Executive Director of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and Brian Bonanno, Sustainability Manager for Eco-Andersonville, explain how they are building a food scrap composting program in that Chicago Neighborhood. Team member Rob Kartholl puts in a plug for the Sauganash Prairie Grove Habitat Restoration and Potluck.
Keith "Fathom" Cross explains why he wrote the song about urban gardening, "Home Grown." Tom Shepherd from the Southeast Environmental Task Force updates Mike on a whirlwind week of legal and politcal action surrounding the piling of petcoke along the Calumet River in Chicago. Diane and Phil Gassman from LaSalle County, Illinois report on the frac sand mines that are surrounding their home and seem to be taking over the county. Dr. Lora Chamberlain previews a public hearing in Chicago regarding the new Illinois fracking law. Mike reads from a news story that reports on the plight of Monarch butterflies.
Lisa Albrecht talks about her testimony for an EPA listening session about the effects of carbon emissions in advance of new standards for existing energy producing facilities that will be announced in 2014. Inventor/entrepreneur Bryan Nooner explains how he created his Twist and Seal products, which protect outdoor electrical connectors from the elements. Sandra Henry, the Energy Doctor from ComEd, stops by with information about their Smart Ideas awareness campaign and offers tips for increasing household energy efficiency. She is joined by Brandon Smith of Maywood, who was one of the winners of the utility company's Smart Home Showcase contest.