August 13, 2017 – Cultivating Resilience

Mike’s taking a couple of days off and Peggy Malecki sits in the pilot’s chair for today’s show. Lisa Hilgenberg, mega-horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden, joins Peggy in-studio as they welcome Michelle Hickey of The Resiliency Institute to discuss using permaculture, growing food security projects and using community engagement to build resilient communities. Then Peggy and Lisa welcome Chicago Botanic Garden plant care specialist Chris Beiser for a lively discussion of late summer gardens, plant problems and yellow jacket wasps.

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August 12, 2017 – Moms Fight to Breathe Free

Peggy Malecki takes the reins as Mike Nowak takes a couple of days off. She welcomes back Kelly Nichols from Moms Clean Air Force to discuss the connection between clean energy and clean air. Rick DiMaio returns to talk about 2016–another year that goes into the record books for extreme heat.

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January 14, 2017 – Secrets of Selecting Seeds

It’s another abbreviated version of The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki today. However, The Man has informed us that we get to broadcast for a full two hours on Saturday, January 21. We’ll see. However, this morning we welcome Lisa Hilgenberg, who is the horticulturist at the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, back to the program. Her mission: to teach us as much as she can in about twenty minutes about which seed catalogs to order and how to get those little guys started–and when!

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