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.

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November 26, 2017 – The Good, The Bad and The Wha? of Holiday Gifts

2017-12-12

Michelle Byrne Walsh returns to share her annual list of The Good, The Bad and The Wha? of holiday garden and environmental gift giving. Polly McGann and Victor Zaderej present an update of their Happy Leaf LED grow lights.

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November 19, 2017 – The Science Desk: Permafrost Losing Its “Perm”

2017-11-23

Mitch McNeil from Surfrider Chicago reports on two threats to Lake Michigan water. Bird City Wisconsin’s Director Bryan Lenz talks protecting bird populations. Michele Hoffman and Dr. R. Eric Collins of the University of Alaska discuss melting permafrost.

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November 12, 2017 – Chicago’s Hot Recycling Mess

2017-11-19

Anna Stork, co-founder of LuminAID, explains how they are helping victims of natural disasters by supplying portable, inflatable solar lights. Chicago Alderman Scott Waguespack talks about why Chicago still can’t recycle.

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November 5, 2017 – The Future of Fracking and Energy in Illinois

2017-11-10

Scott Stewart, Executive Director of the Millennium Park Foundation, stops in on the eve of its 20th anniversary, and environmental reporter Kari Lydersen, reports on a victory over fracking in Illinois and the future of the Future Energy Jobs Act.

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November 4, 2017 – Live from the 10th Anniversary Green Living Expo at McHenry County College!

2017-11-10

Mike and Peggy celebrate their final Saturday show (they’ll still be on Sundays from 9-11am!) at the 10th Anniversary Green Living Expo at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.

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October 29, 2017 – Survivor Queen Quest

2017-11-01

The #GiveHealthyMovement, a Green Living Expo, and bad days at Bubbly Creek are covered in the first hour. Bill Whitney from City Bee Savers talks about the search for queen bees that can survive in northern Illinois.

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October 28, 2017 - Miscellany Morning

2017-11-01

Mike and Peggy cover a range of topics, including an oil spill in the Chicago River, a 10 million dollar prize for cleaning up algae in Lake Erie, and a look back at October weather from meteorologist Rick DiMaio.

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October 22, 2017 – A Great Lake on the Brink

2017-10-27

Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden talks about planting spring bulbs. Molly Flanagan from Alliance for the Great Lakes and Tony Maas of Freshwater Future report on disappointing progress in the fight against algae in Lake Erie.

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October 21, 2017 – Keeping Food Slow

2017-10-27

Jody Osmund of Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm and CSA returns to The Mike Nowak Show to talk about the practical and political achievements of the Slow Food Movement.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.08MB - Duration: 52:37 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




October 15, 2017 – When Plants Fight City Hall

2017-10-20

Nicole Virgil and Ron Cress each explain why they are fighting their town's laws to grow, respectively, food and native plants. Michele Hoffman talks about a new growing technique that might give the world’s declining coral reefs a fighting chance.

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