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.

January 14, 2017 – Secrets of Selecting Seeds


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


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


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!


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)

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