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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

Garden Talk: End-Of-Season Gardening

11/16/2018
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We talk to UW-Extension horticulture educator Lisa Johnson about wrapping up this year’s growing growing season. Topics include mums, bulb planting and what to expect of trees and shrubs that were under water this year.

Duration:01:13:41

Consumer Update: Fraudulent Veterans Charities

11/15/2018
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Our consumer protection experts talk about how to make sure that the veterans organizations you give to are legitimate charities. We also cover test prep scams, the use of artificial intelligence for fraud, and how to get through the holidays scam-free.

Duration:01:13:44

Wisconsin Wolves: Tracking Opportunities And Population Update

11/14/2018
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Wisconsin DNR biologists are offering workshops focused on wolf ecology, population management and field study techniques. Large carnivore tracking is one way to get involved as a citizen scientist to better understand the gray wolf. We learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how DNR staff monitor the population.

Duration:00:36:42

'The Gobbler Geek' Talks Handmade Calls And Custom Decoys

11/14/2018
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Since wild turkeys were first successfully reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1976, population levels continue to increase and expand statewide. We talk about handmade turkey calls and decoys with the “Gobbler Geek,” aka Jeff Fredrick, a longtime turkey caller competitor in Wisconsin.

Duration:00:37:01

Stresses And Breakthroughs: A Great Lakes Resource Update

11/13/2018
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Just 3 percent of the water on Earth is freshwater, and the Great Lakes hold 20 percent of that supply. What are the specific stressors that face our Great Lakes today and what are we doing about it? We look at the current science and issues facing the Great Lakes with experts from the UW Sea Grant Institute.

Duration:00:34:26

GIS Day: Location Intelligence Is Infused In Everyday Life

11/13/2018
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A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS is becoming more pervasive as we rely on maps to do many things, from plotting our quickest route home to analyzing prices and volume at brick-and-mortar stores for marketing purposes. We look at the spread of this technology in our world and where it’s headed.

Duration:00:39:07

Time For Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

11/12/2018
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We talk with local vintner Philippe Coquard about the unique Beaujolais Nouveau wine, what it is and how it’s celebrated. We also take a look at how grapes did this year.

Duration:00:35:31

The Secrets We Carried: A Novel

11/12/2018
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It can be very disconcerting to return to the place where you grew up – both completely familiar and completely strange. The author of a new novel in the Butternut Lake series, talks about coming home and keeping secrets.

Duration:00:38:18

Garden Talk: Flowering Indoor Plants

11/9/2018
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Flowering indoor plants can brighten even the dreariest day. We talk about how to get your plants to bloom and how to prolong their color.

Duration:01:13:27

Home Improvement: Renovation Costs

11/8/2018
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Are you considering a remodeling project? Our home improvement specialist talks about what you can expect to pay for those renovations and whether it will help resale value.

Duration:01:13:46

Wildlife Update: Avoiding Deer-Vehicle Accidents

11/7/2018
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Deer-vehicle accidents can happen any time in Wisconsin, but they are more likely to happen in October and November. We talk to a wildlife expert about how to avoid deer collisions. We also find out what’s new with this year’s gun deer hunt, and look at the northern grouse populations.

Duration:01:13:47

Letters From Wisconsin World War I Soldiers

11/6/2018
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November 11 makes the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Allied victory was achieved with the help of a flood of American troops. Through the letters they wrote home, we hear about the experiences of a group of soldiers from Wisconsin’s Green County.

Duration:00:34:23

Wisconsin Craft Beer Update

11/6/2018
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We talk about the economic impact of craft beer in Wisconsin and look at how it’s made and the people who make it. Our guest is the author of a coffee-table book on the subject.

Duration:00:39:07

Tech Advice: Facebook Security

11/5/2018
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Most users have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, especially with recent hacking. We take a look behind the main page with our tech specialist and find out how to make sure your Facebook page is as secure as possible.

Duration:01:13:48

Successful Herb Gardening

11/2/2018
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Herbs are a great way to garden year-round. We talk with Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ herb horticulturist about growing, using and preserving herbs.

Duration:01:13:44

Pie For All

11/1/2018
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We talk to the owner of a Detroit bakery about her philosophy of making great pie with unusual flavor combinations and building a business that is kind to employees and the environment.

Duration:00:35:43

How To Get Quality Sleep

11/1/2018
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What is your Fitbit telling you about your sleep quality? According to our guest from the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, you may want to get a second opinion. We talk about what quality sleep is, why it’s important and how you can get more of it.

Duration:00:37:58

2018 Deer Hunt Wisconsin Forecast

10/31/2018
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"Outdoor Wisconsin" host Dan Small talks about this year’s deer hunt. He will have updates to state rules and regulations, information on chronic wasting disease, and a forecast for the hunt in different parts of the state.

Duration:00:36:03

How To Enhance The Taste Of Wild Game

10/31/2018
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A lot of wild game will be caught and eaten in the next few months. Our guest is a nationally-recognized culinary instructor who specializes in cooking wild game using herbs, spices, oils and vinegars to enhance rather than mask the taste.

Duration:00:38:21

Collectibles And Antiques: Holiday Themes

10/30/2018
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This is the time of year that people take out holiday decorations. Ever wonder if those family treasures are worth more than sentimental value? We talk with an appraiser and auctioneer about holiday collectibles.

Duration:01:13:46