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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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)




January 7, 2017 – A New Year, a New Radio Station

2017-01-07

1590 WCGO is the new home for The Mike Nowak Show, Mike and Peggy welcome Robert Nevel from KAM Isaiah Israel and Dr. V. Bala Chaudhary from DePaul University to talk about the 8th Annual MLK Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.27MB - Duration: 52:44 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Smart Lighting for Chicago

2016-12-29

With Chicago poised to change 270,000 streetlights to LEDs, Mike and Peggy talk to a panel of experts about why it is likely that the lights will be too bright and the direction of the lamps uncontrolled.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.28MB - Duration: 37:45 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




December 18, 2016 – We’re Moving to 1590 AM WCGO Radio…with Mighty House!

2016-12-26

Mike and Peggy talk about the show's move to 1590AM WCGO with Ron Cowgill of Mighty House. A trio of light pollution experts weigh in on whether Chicago will get its new lighting system right. The CEO of Amp Your Good talks about a new model for giving.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 61.8MB - Duration: 2:15:00 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




November 27, 2016 – The Good, the Bad & the Weird of Green Holiday Gifts

2016-11-27

Mike, Peggy and Michelle Byrne Walsh run the gamut of green holiday gift giving, Lurie Garden director Scott Stewart expounds on the value of the winter garden, and Sarah Surroz talks about her role as new exeutive director of Conserve Lake County.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 62.25MB - Duration: 2:15:59 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




November 20, 2016 – The Wilds of Chicago and of Chicago’s Farmers Markets

2016-11-20

Mike MacDonald talks about his 22 year journey to create a photo book about Chicago's natural areas. Representatives of Plant Chicago, The Urban Canopy and The Experimental Station examine why some urban farmers markets succeed and others fail.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 59.18MB - Duration: 2:09:16 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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