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.)
Ken Dunn has spent decades in Chicago working on ways to increase the reuse of practically everything in an attempt to achieve zero waste. He talks about the projects of organization, the Resource Center, and its fundraiser at the Greenhouse Loft in Chicago. Susan Harris is one of the founders of the popular blog Garden Rant, and she reveals that sometimes you need to have a thick skin to write about controversial issues.
Leigh Fondakowski is the writer and director of the play SPILL, which is running at Timeline Theatre Company in Chicago. She went to Louisiana coast to interview people connected to the 2010 BP catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico,, which resulted in the deaths of eleven people and the release of five million barrels of oil into the Gulf--the worse marine spill in history. Mike devotes the entire show to his conversation with Fondakowski about the disaster, the reaction of the people who lived it, and how that story was brought to the Chicago stage.
Grace and Corbett Lunsford are embarking on what they call the Proof is Possible Tour, which will take them across the country on a journey of art, empowerment and science based home improvement. Thad Smith is on a mission. He and his colleagues John Hansen and Naaman Gambill have created Westside Bee Boyz, which promotes urban beekeeping and works to give back to Chicago communities.
Mike MacDonald is a photographer, author, educator, comedian and much more, who has spent the past four years putting together a coffee table book called My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago: A Celebration of Chicagoland's Startling Natural Wonders. He's hoping that people will help to support the book through his GoFundMe campaign. Mac Austin talks to Mike about her work as a volunteer with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.