January 14, 2017 – Secrets of Selecting Seeds

It’s another abbreviated version of The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki today. However, The Man has informed us that we get to broadcast for a full two hours on Saturday, January 21. We’ll see. However, this morning we welcome Lisa Hilgenberg, who is the horticulturist at the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, back to the program. Her mission: to teach us as much as she can in about twenty minutes about which seed catalogs to order and how to get those little guys started–and when!

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

A new chapter of The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki starts today at 1590 WCGO, Chicago’s SmartTalk. Right out of the gate, we hope you’ll call us at 847-475-1590 and be a part of the program every week. This week’s show features Robert Nevel from KAM Isaiah Israel, which is hosting its 8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Sustainability Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend from January 13 to 15. He is joined by one of the presenters at this weekend long series of presentations, Dr. V. Bala Chaudhary. We also chat with Carly Persson, who is the Winter Farmers Market Coordinator for an organization called Faith in Place. They’re promoting a market opening up in Glencoe on January 8. Last but never least, meteorologist Rick DiMaio stops by our new studios to talk about why there hasn’t been a “snowmageddon” this year after so many predictions.

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

Guess who’s moving to a new station and a new day? After all these years, The Mike Nowak Show is about to land on Saturday mornings at 1590AM, WCGO Radio! It’s just in time for my 20th Anniversary on Chicago radio.

And guess who’s coming along with Peggy and me? Non other than Ron Cowgill and the team of Mighty House! The band is really getting back together!

Starting Saturday, January 7, we’ll both be part of WCGO’s “smart living” programming. Mighty House will air from 7 to 10 a.m, followed by still Chicago’s only long-form, deep-green gardening and environment radio program, The Mike Nowak Show, until noon.

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