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

Mitch McNeil from Surfrider Chicago reports on two threats to Lake Michigan water. Bird City Wisconsin’s Director Bryan Lenz talks about how his program is protecting bird populations in Wisconsin. Michele Hoffman is back at the Science Desk and introduces us to Dr. R. Eric Collins of the University of Alaska, who discusses the consequences of melting permafrost.

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November 12, 2017 – Chicago’s Hot Recycling Mess

Anna Stork, co-founder of LuminAID Lab, explains how she and her business partner are helping victims of natural disasters by supplying the with 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

Mike and Peggy welcome back Scott Stewart, Executive Director of the Millennium Park Foundation, on the eve of that group’s 20th anniversary, and environmental reporter Kari Lydersen, who reports on a victory over fracking in Illinois and the future of the Future Energy Jobs Act.

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