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.

July 2, 2017 – Carpin’ About Climate

2017-07-06

Joel Brammeier from Alliance for the Great Lakes reports on Asian carp and the All Hands on Deck initiative. Meteorologist Rick DiMaio and science educator Michele Hoffman come to the studio to talk climate change.

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July 1, 2017 – A Tale of Two Counties

2017-07-06

LaManda Joy from the Peterson Garden Project previews GnomeDependence Day. Mike and Peggy follow up on factory farm issues in Illinois with Karen Hudson from Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water and farmers Craig Porter and Carrie Johnson.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.17MB - Duration: 52:48 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 25, 2017 – Mid-season Form

2017-06-29

Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden talks veggies, Mike and Peggy follow up on the Enbridge 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, and Lydia Scott reports on the Chicago Region Tree Initiative.

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June 24, 2017 - Acting Koi

2017-06-29

The Mike Nowak Show hits the road to visit the 25th Annual Midwest Pond and Koi Society Koi Show and Trade Show in McCook, Illinois.

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June 18, 2017 – Better Living Through Hops and Rails

2017-06-21

Mike and Peggy learn about The Elgin Hops Project, preview their broadcast from the Midwest Pond and Koi Society 25th Annual Koi and Trade Show, and examine why electric rail service to the south side is being stymied.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.27MB - Duration: 1:45:27 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 17, 2017 – The Obama Library: Baby Steps for Transparency

2017-06-21

Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks, returns to the show to follow up on efforts to hold Chicago accountable for transparency in developing the Obama Library and other facilities in south side parks.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.05MB - Duration: 52:32 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 11, 2017 – Climate Backup

2017-06-13

Diane Blazek describes the work and programs of the National Garden Bureau, Josh Mogerman reports on environmental issues for the NRDC, and Breanne Heath from The Pie Patch talks about growing fruit in Chicago.

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June 10, 2017 – Keepin’ Energy Clean

2017-06-13

Mike and Peggy preview 28th annual Energy Fair, sponsored by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association in Custer, Wisconsin, then answer some gardening questions.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.12MB - Duration: 50:30 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 4, 2017 – Well-Tended Gardens and Markets

2017-06-07

Mike and Peggy learn about pruning perennials with Tracy DiSabato-Aust, promote the Sugar Beet Food Co-op, talk green smack with Green Diva Meg, and discuss the work of the Illinois Farmers Market Association.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.66MB - Duration: 1:46:19 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 3, 2017 – Parks As Democracy

2017-06-07

Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks, talks to Mike and Peggy about the future Obama Presidential Library, a proposed south side golf course, and other issues facing park land in Chicago.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.58MB - Duration: 53:42 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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