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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April 15, 2017 – Wha’d Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes?

2017-04-17

Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes, discusses his thirty years of studying the fruit (yes, it is), and reveals his favorite varieties.Kay McKeen previews the Focus on Energy,film festival, which Mike will be emceeing on April 23.

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April 8, 2017 - Siting compost, sighting endangered species

2017-04-09

Mike and Peggy interview the owner of a proposed composing operation in Cook County about why it is so controversial, and talk to a nature photographer who is documenting endangered species in Illinois.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.05MB - Duration: 52:33 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




April 1, 2017 – The Challenge of Upcycling

2017-04-01

Mike and Peggy welcome Carl Zimring, author of Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective. They talk about recycling, sustainability, innovation and environmental justice.

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March 25, 2017 – LIVE from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

2017-03-26

For the second straight week, Mike and Peggy are on the road, this time to the Chicago Flower and Gard Show, where they talk to a wide range of guests about everything from roses to bird-friendly natives to composting to backyard water features.

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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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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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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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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)




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