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.)
Billy Goodnick, author of Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams, shares his unconventional style and wisdom about landscaping with Mike. Jenny Schleuter and Liz Houtz from Tree House Humane Society talk about the Cats at Work Project, which has the goal of making life more tolerable for feral cats while using them to help control rodent populations. Shawn Kingzette talks about how The Care of Trees is helping homeowners make informed decisions about how to protect their ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer.
Artist Leah Gauthier talks about her campaign to help rescue the Marshall Strawberry from near-extinction. Landscaper, horticultural consultant and permacultural grower Nance Klehm explains how she became yet another environmentalist fined by the City of Chicago for allegedly growing weeds on her parkway. The charges are absurd, by the way. Mike examines whether this policy is just a way for the financially-strapped City to raise cash.
Mike's 5th Anniversary Show on Chicago's Progressive Talk features calls and visits from past and present contributors to the program, including Rick DiMaio, Mike Sanders, Heather Frey, Pat Skach, Lisa Albrecht, Sarah Batka, Rob Kartholl and Denny Schetter. Jennifer Brennan, Mike's co-host on their TV gardening and cooking show, Dig In Chicago, stops by to help him preview their second season. Sandra Henry, the Energy Doctor from ComEd, provides tips and suggestions for keeping your home energy effecient all year long.
Author and Radio and TV show host Melinda Myers talks to Mike about renewing gardens after a long, cold spring. Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, founder and executive director of the Academy for Global Citizenship, explains how AGC is working to become a net-positive energy campus. Tom Shepherd from the Southeast Environmental Task Forse explains why some Cook County Commissioners want to vote to ban landfills in the county even though a similar law was passed by the Illinois General Assembly last year.