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sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green... with a sense of humor whenever possible.

sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green... with a sense of humor whenever possible.
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United States

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sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green... with a sense of humor whenever possible.

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English

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973 879 3199


Episodes

GD Mike Nowak Show: Pass the honey, honey

11/12/2018
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Mike and Peggy talk honey varietals (did you even know there were such things?) with Carrie Schloss, author of The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook . And where there's honey, there are bees--so they also get the scoop on the 2018 bee season with Jerry Gudauskas of the Illinois Beekeepers Association.

Duration:00:34:18

GD Foodies: Dr. Karen S. Lee on the Paleo Diet

11/8/2018
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GD Foodie Dr. Karen S. Lee talks about why she eats a primarily paleo diet and about her new book Paleo Cooking with Your Air Fryer. Yum.

Duration:00:14:26

GD Politics: the politics of hate

11/1/2018
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Tired of all the hate, fear, anger and divisiveness out there? Let Max, Meg and Wayne whip a little wisdom of Yoda on you, and maybe some other helpful words and ideas. Always looking for hope. Find some here and please pass it on! And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE VOTE!

Duration:00:32:22

GD Mike Nowak Show: Batty for Bats

10/30/2018
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Mike and Peggy go completely bats on today's show. They welcome Dr. Joy O’Keefe , Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and the Director at the Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation at Indiana State University, who talks about this fascinating and often misunderstood mammal.

Duration:00:29:06

GD Spirit Pub: Hakuna Frittata

10/24/2018
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What is your worry-free philosophy? A very silly and fun show about finding joy in the moment. GD Meg busted out her ukelele and there is singing involved...

Duration:00:26:43

GD Mike Nowak Show: Greener Footprint

10/22/2018
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Mike and Peggy talk to landscape architect Marcus de la fleur, whose blog, Reshaping our Footprint One Watt at a Time, chronicles his attempts reduce the impact of his home and yard on our fragile planet, while illuminating how so many of us go astray and why there are so many roadblocks along the way.

Duration:00:28:36

50 Shades of Green Divas: Diversity

10/18/2018
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The Green Divas dive into another aspect of diversity in environmentalism -- the lack of diversity in environmental organizations with Donna Hope. They also consider that women around the world are still disproportionately affected by the climate crisis with Dr. Paul Zeitz, author of Waging Justice. Of course, we have some Silly Science Facts w/ GD Max.

Duration:00:27:01

GD Politics: Positive Politics?

10/12/2018
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Is there such a thing as positive politics? Or is it as Green Dude Wayne says, just an oxymoron. Well, we tried in this episode! We tried to focus our attention on the good things happening, and actions we can take. Of course, we talked a lot about voting and there are some crazy statistics you'll want to know about.

Duration:00:34:05

GD Mike Nowak Show: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

10/11/2018
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Mike and Peggy broadcast from Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, just southwest of Chicago near Wilmington, Illinois, and talk to range of guests about one of the great grass restoration projects in the history of the planet.

Duration:00:28:31

GD Spirit Pub: Forgiveness

10/8/2018
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"To err is human. To forgive divine." ~ Alexander Pope. Yup. This episode is all about forgiveness. GD Meg & Weenie Greenie Julie Bond Genovese share some experiences and some practical tips for practicing the fine art of forgiveness -- something we all need more of these days!

Duration:00:31:37

GD Mike Nowak Show: Theater in the Garden

10/5/2018
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Mike and Peggy welcome the cast and director of Helianthus! a POWER FLOWER trots the GLOBE! to the studio. They're part of a group called Green Scene in Chicago, whose mission is “growing community and creativity in gardens.” The teen actors performed the play for free in a community garden wedged between a couple of three-flats on the north side of town.

Duration:00:29:48

GD Politics: Ford - Kavanaugh hearing - justice for all?

10/2/2018
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Our un-pundits weigh in on the shocking lack of civility that was highlighted in the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing, what it has stirred up in so many of us, and again, why it is so vitally important to vote. GD Max gets some great commentary from Lt. Gov of NY Kathy Hochul. We even get a song by Token Mitch Margo about Justice for Some.

Duration:00:31:44

GD Mike Nowak Show: Chicken envy

9/28/2018
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Members of Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts--and even a couple of chickens--join Mike and Peggy in studio to promote the 2018 Windy City Coop & Eco-Yard Tour and to explain how easy it can be to raise chickens in a big city. They even provide some musical entertainment. It's win, win, cluck!

Duration:00:33:00

GDs Heart Wildlife: Lemurs need our help

9/21/2018
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After years of civil war and economic hardships, the Lemurs of Madagascar need help. These lil cuties are being eaten and captured for pet trade almost to extinction. Listen to John Platt of The Revelator discuss the situation and offer some ways that we can help.

Duration:00:08:21

GD Mike Nowak Show: Are we still recycling?

9/14/2018
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Do we now live in a "post-recycling" world? Marta Keane, Recycling Program Specialist for Will County, explains to Mike and Peggy what can and can’t be recycled, and whether it still makes sense to participate in recycling programs.

Duration:00:29:23

GD Spirit Pub: Animal Medicine

9/12/2018
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Do you love animals? Are you like us and talk to random pigeons, sparrows and squirrels? Delight in any and all wild creatures that appear in your world? We love our local wildlife and appreciate the messages they bring to us. GD Meg and WG Julie share some fun stories and ways to love your local wildlife.

Duration:00:32:08

50 Shades of Green Divas: Why Slow Fashion

9/5/2018
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Did you know over 80% of used clothing ends up in landfills! and because so much of it is made from synthetic fibers, it doesn't biodegrade very well. In honor of fashion week, we thought we'd take a deeper dive into the reasons that the fashion industry is recognized as the world’s second largest polluter. We're all about slow fashion. Please listen to find out more!

Duration:00:32:42

GD Mike Nowak Show: Why Roundup Sucks

8/30/2018
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Mike Nowak and Peggy Malecki talk with Carey Gillam, author of Whitewash: The Story of Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Gilliam reports on a recent $289 million court judgement against the Monsanto Company and its weedkiller Roundup.

Duration:00:29:03

GDs Heart Wildlife: Take Action

8/29/2018
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John Platt, editor if The Revelator and Extinction Countdown offers us some excellent tips for ways that we can all take action to help wildlife -- both locally in our own backyards (literally) and globally.

Duration:00:09:57

GD Politics: Pilot

8/24/2018
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NEW SERIES! GDp (GD Politics, and the GD isn't necessarily what you think... we think of it as Gross Domestic Politics!) If you care about clean air, water and food and you want to see social justice for everyone, this podcast is for you. Green Divas Maxine Margo & Megan McWilliams and Green Dude Wayne Bouchard are going to dig in and try to make sense of the current political scene, especially as it relates to climate change, pollution, and human rights.

Duration:00:33:15