August 20, 2017 – Respect for Animals Large and Small

Jessica Chipkin from Crate Free Illinois and Scott Beckstead of the Humane Society preview the new Illinois Agriculture Advisory Council. Michele Hoffman of Microcosm and the Shedd Aquarium’s Mark Schick report on the future of the oceans’ coral populations.

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July 23, 2017 – Soil Sisters, Ocean’s Daughter

Farmers Lisa Kivirist and Alison Parker preview coming Soil Sisters and In Her Boots events. Scientist, educator and filmmaker Michele Hoffman previews her trip to Florida to research plankton and the affects of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Elaine Coorens explains a coming deal for new land use in the North Branch Industrial Corridor in Chicago.

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July 2, 2017 – Carpin’ About Climate

Mike and Peggy talk with Alliance for the Great Lakes president and CEO Joel Brammeier about whether it is already too late to keep Asian carp out of Lake Michigan, and discuss All Hands on Deck, an effort to examine all facets of protecting the Great Lakes. Then Meteorologist Rick DiMaio and educator and filmmaker Michele Hoffman discuss climate change on the eve of Rick’s trip to Iceland with students from Loyola University.

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