gardening, the environment, green living and a lot of humor

Mike Nowak, co-host Peggy Malecki and members of the show's green team discuss important gardening and environment topics with authorities in the field.

March 18, 2017–Live from the Good Food Festival and Conference

2017-03-22

For the second consecutive year, The Mike Nowak Show broadcasts live from the Good Food Festival and Conference. Mike and Peggy talk to guests talking about issues ranging from sustainable fish to sustainable soils.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.87MB - Duration: 1:40:12 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




March 11, 2017 - Countdown to Good Food

2017-03-13

A week before The Mike Nowak Show broadcasts from the Good Food Festival, Mike and Peggy talk to the founder of that event, Jim Slama from FamilyFarmed. They also discuss several environmental topics, including potential cutbacks at the EPA.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.54MB - Duration: 53:37 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




March 4, 2017 – Good Food, Good Gardening

2017-03-07

Mike and Peggy welcome the folks from Honey Butter Fried Chicken, the recipients of the FamilyFarmed 2017 Good Food Chef of the Year award, and Tony Abruscato, director of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.32MB - Duration: 50:56 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




February 25, 2017 - Keeping Seeds and Making Films

2017-03-01

Carol and Kerrie from the Seed Keeper Company visit the studio to talk about encouraging kids to grow plants from seed. Mike and Peggy interview two filmmakers from the 2017 One Earth Film Festival, opening on March 3.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.55MB - Duration: 53:38 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




February 18, 2017 – Will Chicago Divest from Fossil Fuels?

2017-02-20

Alderman John Arena from Chicago's 45th Ward and Chicago 350 founder Melissa Brice talk to Mike and Peggy about the debate in the Chicago City Council about divesting from fossil fuel companies.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.89MB - Duration: 52:11 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




February 11, 2017 – The Beauty and “Chicugly” of Nature

2017-02-15

February is the month for indoor environmental events and Mike and Peggy cover two of them--the Bioneers Speaker Series at McHenry County College and the biannual Wild Things Conference at the UIC Forum in Chicago.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.57MB - Duration: 53:41 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




February 4, 2017 – On the Front Lines of the Factory Farm Fight

2017-02-05

Mike and Peggy break the story about how a factory farm in Fulton County, Illinois reapplied for a permit just days after withdrawing it. Illinois farmers and activists Karen Hudson and Craig Porter call in from from central Illinois.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.87MB - Duration: 52:09 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




January 28, 2017 - Melinda Myers Is in the Yard

2017-02-01

Mike and Peggy talk winter tasks, including pruning, with nationally recognized gardening expert Mellinda Myers.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.11MB - Duration: 46:07 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




January 21, 2017 - The Plight of the Bumble Bee

2017-01-25

Mike and Peggy talk to a couple of experts about the recent decision to put the rusty patched bumble bee on the endangered species list.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.31MB - Duration: 53:07 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




January 14, 2017 – Secrets of Selecting Seeds

2017-01-15

Mike and Peggy welcome Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden, who talks about her favorite seed catalogs and how she makes selections for the 50,000 plants she grows at CBG.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.09MB - Duration: 46:04 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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