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.)
Pamela Todd is a co-founder of West Cook Wild Ones. She and others were inspired by the work and writings of entomologist Doug Tallamy to attempt to create a citizen wildlife corridor between Thatcher Woods in Maywood-River Forest on the west and Columbus Park in Chicago on the east. Their goal is to find at least two yards on every block in this small stretch of land where people will put in native plants to promote biodiversity in all of its forms.
Lisa Albrecht from Solar Service, Inc. and the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA), returns to the program to discuss the progress of the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill being considered in the General Assembly. Ashley Williams updates efforts in LaSalle County to slow the onslought of frac sand mines, and talks about her awards for being a student environmentalist.
Lake Calumet has long been a neglected and even abused part of the City of Chicago. Yet, it remains the largest body of water within the city limits and an area that hold promise for restoration from its days as a dumping ground for industry. The Southeast Environmental Task Force invited folks to come to the shores of this lake on Earth Day 2015 to look for birds and other wildlife and reflect on what has been and what might be for this once natural but now quite unnatural area.
Nance Klehm calls herself a steward of the earth and has been described as a "renegade researcher." Regardless of labels, she is a person looking for solutions to the problems created by the degredation of our soils. That's why she has created a program called The Ground Rules, which is also the subject of an Indiegogo Campaign. Among other things, it helps people find new connections with the land on which they live by re-examining the food waste they create.