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.

A Conversation with Ed Brown about his Film, Unacceptable Levels

2013-08-11

	A Conversation with Ed Brown about his Film, Unacceptable Levels

Just before the Chicago premiere, Mike talks to filmmaker Ed Brown about his documentary film, Unacceptable Levels, which explains just how many chemicals we've unleashed upon ourselves in less than a hundred years.

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To Spray or Not to Spray: a Conversation about Mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus in Chicago

2013-08-09

	 To Spray or Not to Spray: a Conversation about Mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus in Chicago

Mike talks to Dr. Cort Lohff from Chicago Department of Public Health and Ruth Kerzee from the Midwest Pesticide Action Center about the efficacy of spraying for adult mosquitoes in Chicago.

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What's Killing Our Honey Bees? A Conversation with a Trio of Experts

2013-08-08

	 What's Killing Our Honey Bees? A Conversation with a Trio of Experts

Mike talks to Dr. May Berenbaum, Jeffrey S. Pettis, and Zac Browning about why honey bees are dying and disappearing and how agricultural chemicals might be linked to that bee loss.

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August 4, 2013

2013-08-04

			 August 4, 2013

Whether or not to spray for mosquitoes in the city, an interview with The Pond Guy, and a report from Lisa Albrecht about her experience at the recent Climate Reality training in Chicago, which was taught by Al Gore.

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July 28, 2013

2013-07-28

		 July 28, 2013

Mike talks about a potential new law to regulate beekeeping in the Village of Skokie, interviews MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore about a watershed management ordinance, and has the latest on preventing a frac sand mine outside of Starved Rock State Park.

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July 21, 2013

2013-07-21

		 July 21, 2013

Jeanne Nolan talks about her new book on organic gardening, Ed Brown previews his new documentary, Unacceptable Levels, and David Horvath from The Care of Trees explains why you should be thinking about dormant pruning.

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July 7, 2013

2013-07-07

							 July 7, 2013

Mike and two garden experts look at pests and insects in the 2013 gardening season, Mike and Lisa promote a southside energy tour, and an invasive species expert warns about a threat to Midwest waterways.

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July 14, 2013

2013-07-04

							 July 14, 2013

Mike talks to the organizers of two iconic summer garden walks in Chicago and discusses some of the plants that are used in City gardens.

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June 30, 2013

2013-06-30

	 June 30, 2013

Mike talks to a naturalist about the recent bee massacre in Oregon and how to create habitat for solitary bees. Then, singer-songwriter Susan Werner stops by to perform works from her new CD, Hayseed.

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June 23, 2013

2013-06-23

		 June 23, 2013

Mike explores organic solutions to dealing with aphids, gets a report on an alternative energy fair in Wisconsin, helps celebrate 100 years of Cook County Forest Preserves, and talks to a certified arborist about vascular diseases of trees.

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