The entry page for audio files of Mike Nowak's full shows on WCPT Radio, Chicago.
If you missed a show or just want to browse through some past shows, here they are, in their entirety. (Since this is new, we're working out the bugs. If you have any complaints, comments, or suggestions email the webmaster. Please.)
Lauralyn Clawson of Growing Power Chicago explains why the new composting ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council is a vast improvement over the old laws. Dr. Cindy Skrukrud, Clean Water Advocate for the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, talks about how the state is attempting to reduce the runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus into our lakes and streams.
Mike visits a car wash to talk to Erlene Howard, owner of Collective Resource, Inc., which picks up food scraps in the Chicago area to turn into compost. Her company recently won a Green America People & Planet Green Business Award, which will enable her to purchase an automated container washing unit. Meteorologist Rick DiMaio explains how various global anomalies are affecting weather in the United States and elsewhere.
Mike interviewed entomologist and author Doug Tallamy recently at the Living Landscape Conference in River Forest and intercuts that conversation with Talamy's presentation about his book, about his book Bringing Nature Home.
Melinda Myers is a horticulturist, author, radio & TV personality, educator and much more. She and Mike chat about a number of gardening topics, including growing tomatoes, straw bale gardening, and natural lawn care.