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.)
Mike visits a car wash to talk to Erlene Howard, owner of Collective Resource, Inc., which picks up food scraps in the Chicago area to turn into compost. Her company recently won a Green America People & Planet Green Business Award, which will enable her to purchase an automated container washing unit. Meteorologist Rick DiMaio explains how various global anomalies are affecting weather in the United States and elsewhere.
Mike interviewed entomologist and author Doug Tallamy recently at the Living Landscape Conference in River Forest and intercuts that conversation with Talamy's presentation about his book, about his book Bringing Nature Home.
Melinda Myers is a horticulturist, author, radio & TV personality, educator and much more. She and Mike chat about a number of gardening topics, including growing tomatoes, straw bale gardening, and natural lawn care.
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.