April 25, 2013
Heavy rains can contaminate well water. This podcast talks about testing and techniques for decontaminating water systems.
March 1, 2013
March 3-9, 2013 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. This podcast describes the types of thunderstorms that are common in the midwest and the ones most likely to spawn tornadoes.
December 5, 2012
In this podcast, Natural Resources educator Duane Friend explains how the drought or near drought conditions of 2012 will affect planting dates and what parts of Illinois have been most affected by the rainfall shortage.
December 13, 2011
It is especially critical to check your furnace filters and humidifier this time of year. Duane explains the various types of filters and humidifiers.
August 3, 2011
Heat Indexs can help you decide what activities to plan for the day. Duane Friend explains what factors go into the heat index and what you should do with the information it gives you.
April 27, 2011
In this podcast, Duane Friend, University of Illinois Extension Educator in Natural Resources talks about how the move to Compact Fluorescent Bulbs will save you time and money. Picking the correct bulb for your needs can be as easy as reading the labels on the box.
March 11, 2011
In this podcast, Extension Educator John Church, explains how Ground Water Awareness Week affects nearly everyone.
November 22, 2010
In this podcast, Educator Duane Friend explains that maintenance of septic systems is important if the people that own them want to avoid high cost repairs.
September 13, 2010
In this podcast, Extension Educator John Church explains what Rain Gardens are and the basics on their construction.