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Larry Meiller

Wisconsin Public Radio

It's a break in the day that gives a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics. Larry and his producer, Jim Packard, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful topics.

It's a break in the day that gives a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics. Larry and his producer, Jim Packard, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful topics.
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Location:

Madison, MI

Description:

It's a break in the day that gives a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics. Larry and his producer, Jim Packard, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

Vehicle Maintenance: National Car Care Month

4/19/2018
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Just like us, our cars should get an annual checkup. Our vehicle maintenance specialist is back to talk about why it's important and what you should do to keep your car running in top shape.

Duration:01:13:32

Insect Update: Bugs Of Spring

4/18/2018
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Warmer weather will soon be bringing the first round of spring insects. Entomologist Phil Pellitteri is back to talk about tick season and insects that hatch when leaves start to emerge.

Duration:01:13:33

Resilience And Our Dogs

4/17/2018
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We talk with internationally known animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell, about resilience in dogs and why it’s important. She also talks about PTSD and how it relates to resiliency.

Duration:01:13:31

Physical Therapy Advice: Headaches

4/16/2018
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Can physical therapy help with migraines and other types of headaches? We talk to our PT specialists about what they can and cannot do to help with these problems.

Duration:01:13:27

Garden Talk: Interesting Perennials, Annuals And Summer Bulbs

4/13/2018
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Every year new perennials, annuals and summer bulbs are introduced. We talk with regular guest Lis Friemoth about some of her favorites. She also has some suggestions for unusual houseplants.

Duration:01:13:20

Home Improvement: Increasing Resale Value

4/12/2018
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Making improvements to a home you plan to sell can be tricky. Some will help sell it, some won’t and don’t expect to get 100% of your investment back. Our home improvement specialist is back to talk about projects that will help improve your home’s appeal.

Duration:01:13:28

Surviving Animal Encounters

4/11/2018
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Do you know what to do if you come face to face with a coyote? What about a rat? Our guest is the author of a humorous and helpful guide that explains what to do if you encounter one of our more feared animals. From bears, skunks or cockroaches, she has advice for survival.

Duration:00:35:22

The Midwest Gourd Fest 2018

4/11/2018
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Gourds have become a very popular medium for artists. We talk to the founder of the Wisconsin Gourd Society about the versatile vegetable and learn what’s in store at this year’s Gourd Festival.

Duration:00:37:53

Pet Care: Treating Simple Issues At Home

4/10/2018
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We talk to a holistic vet about simple medical issues that you can treat at home or with home remedies. We also talk about natural treatments for allergies, and flea and tick preventatives.

Duration:01:13:25

A New American Dream

4/9/2018
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We talk to New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Evison about his new novel "Lawn Boy." In it he looks at race and socioeconomic class distinctions and what he calls the new American Dream.

Duration:00:33:31

Planning Ahead For Healthcare Decisions

4/9/2018
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It’s not always easy to talk about but planning for end of life and the decisions that go with it can make a very difficult time easier. We look at what you should do to be ready in the event you cannot speak for yourself.

Duration:00:39:54

Garden Talk: How To Decide When To Plant

4/6/2018
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It’s April but the state is covered with snow! We talk to our gardening expert about how late season cold will affect your planting and growing season. We also cover soil amending and seed starting.

Duration:01:13:42

Consumer Update: FTC Top Frauds Of 2017

4/5/2018
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The Federal Trade Commission released data showing that there was a $63 million dollar increase in reported fraud last year over the previous year. Our experts from the Bureau of Consumer Protection are with us to share details. We also talk about the new Medicare cards and the latest scams.

Duration:01:13:28

Wildlife Update: Managed Elk Hunt

4/4/2018
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After 22 years of elk management and reintroduction efforts, Wisconsin’s first managed elk hunt will take place this year. We talk about to our guests about the hunt, urban wildlife and DNR public hearings.

Duration:01:13:26

The Battle For Milwaukee Baseball

4/3/2018
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When the Braves came to Milwaukee in 1953 it was called a miracle – within five years they won the World Series and two pennants but by 1964 they had moved to Atlanta. We talk with the author of a new book about how and why it happened.

Duration:00:34:40

Spring In Wisconsin

4/3/2018
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Sooner or later spring will come to Wisconsin. We talk to the editor of "Our Wisconsin" magazine about the people, places and events that make spring in Wisconsin special.

Duration:00:38:46

Personal Computers: Cryptocurrency

4/2/2018
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Bitcoin has been in the news a lot, on this show we talk to our computer specialist about different types of digital cash or cryptocurrency. We also look at how it can be stolen and whether to use it.

Duration:01:13:43

Window Boxes For Indoors And Out

3/30/2018
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Whether you live in a small apartment, have a big garden or are somewhere in between, window boxes can be a fun addition to your home. We help guide you through deciding on location, container, soil, and plants so your box is a success.

Duration:00:22:10

Garden Talk: Planting The Best For Less

3/30/2018
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Gardening can get expensive, but there are ways you can get a bigger bang for your buck. We talk to our guest about where to skimp and when it makes sense to splurge. She shares tips on how to find great plants for less, what garden designs save money and how to find great deals on containers.

Duration:00:51:13

Divorce 101

3/29/2018
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A recent study revealed that nearly one in five married Americans are currently considering divorce. We talk with two attorneys who offer advice on if you should get an attorney, how to find one and answer your questions about divorce and family law.

Duration:01:13:43

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