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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

Are Hemp-Based Products Right For Your Pet?

10/23/2018
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CBD oil is a liquid extracted from the hemp plant. Many pet owners are interested in treating their pets with hemp products. Can it help your pet with stress, anxiety, and aches and pains? We ask a veterinarian about CBD oil, and field your pet-related questions.

Duration:01:13:44

Enjoying Fall Foliage From A Canoe

10/22/2018
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Autumn is the perfect season for exploring the waterways of Wisconsin. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned paddler, our guest has answers to your questions about canoeing and kayaking. We also get tips on great places to paddle.

Duration:00:35:03

Artisan Meat Production Brings Back The Corner Butcher

10/22/2018
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A butcher is a skilled craftsperson who dresses and cuts animal carcasses. As consumers increasingly demand more knowledge about how their food is produced, we look at craft butcher shops and why they’re making a comeback.

Duration:00:38:43

Garden Talk: Late Season Produce

10/19/2018
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Many gardeners are clearing out their vegetable plots and wondering how to keep their produce from spoiling. We talk with a UW-Extension horticulture/agriculture agent about what you can do to save potatoes, tomatoes and other bounty from the garden.

Duration:01:13:43

Vehicle Maintenance: Find Out If Your Tires Are Ready For Winter

10/18/2018
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Are your tires ready for winter driving? We talk with a vehicle maintenance specialist about what you need to know to make sure your car is safe for nasty weather conditions.

Duration:01:13:45

Insect Update: Watch Out For Fall Hitchhikers

10/17/2018
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Are you bringing your plants back inside? How about firewood? Have you checked for hitchhikers? We talk with an entomologist about what insects could be lurking in your foliage or woodpile.

Duration:01:13:45

Explore Changing Seasons In 'Our Wisconsin'

10/16/2018
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We visit with the editor of "Our Wisconsin" magazine about the many interesting people, places and events to be found in Wisconsin. We talk about harvesting cranberries, meeting a flying ace, and remembering the Peshtigo fire of 1871.

Duration:00:35:49

What To Know About Confronting Body Image Issues And Eating Disorders

10/16/2018
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An estimated 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime, and a greater number of them are beginning on college campuses. We learn about how they develop, treatment approaches and how to help a loved one.

Duration:00:37:54

Physical Therapy Advice: Plantar fasciitis

10/15/2018
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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common forms of heel pain. Physical therapists talk about what treatment does and doesn’t help, including a look at new research on therapeutic ultrasound.

Duration:01:13:31

Garden Talk: Discouraging Disease

10/12/2018
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Did you have problems with disease in your garden this year? We talk about how to keep this year’s problems from coming back next year.

Duration:01:13:46

Home Improvement: A Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

10/11/2018
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Now is the perfect time to get your home ready for the winter months to avoid costly damage. We talk about preventative maintenance with our home improvement specialist.

Duration:01:13:47

The Nature And Necessity Of Bees

10/10/2018
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We talk about the natural history of bees with biologist and award winning author Thor Hansen. His new book follows the bee from its beginning 125 million years ago to today’s dwindling populations. We talk about the long relationship between man and bee and what it has brought to our world.

Duration:00:38:18

Sustainable And Appropriate Garden Design

10/10/2018
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We hear a lot about sustainable gardening, but what does that really mean? We talk to two sustainable landscape experts about creating gardens that look beautiful, have small environmental footprints and are low maintenance.

Duration:00:35:29

Prostate Cancer: What You Need To Know

10/9/2018
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According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among men in the U.S. We speak with the director of the bladder cancer and intravesical therapy programs at UW School of Medicine and Public Health about screenings, the latest research and treatments.

Duration:00:36:02

'The Lacemaker’s Secret' (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)

10/9/2018
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Wisconsin author Kathleen Ernst talks about the latest installment in her Chloe Ellefson mystery series. This time Chloe is in Green Bay at the Heritage Hill Historical Park to explore Belgian-American history and lace making.

Duration:00:37:45

How To Reduce The Risk Of Developing Macular Degeneration

10/8/2018
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Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million Americans and can cause serious vision loss. We talk with an ophthalmologist about the condition and possible treatment breakthroughs on the horizon.

Duration:00:34:37

Nuclear Technology: Opportunities And Hurdles In Research And Development

10/8/2018
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President Trump signed into law the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act in September. It aims to speed up the development of advanced nuclear reactors around the country. We learn about nuclear innovations and the challenges and opportunities facing nuclear technology with engineers from the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

Duration:00:41:13

Garden Talk: Appreciating Brown

10/5/2018
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Garden color in the late fall and winter is subtle but still beautiful, according to the director of Allen Centennial Garden in Madison. We look at why leaving clean up to Mother Nature is the best and what plants have great winter interest.

Duration:01:13:43

Consumer Update: ID Theft Scams Target College Students

10/4/2018
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Consumer protection experts talk about the risk of ID theft among college students, free credit freezes, and cyber security. We also cover what to watch for during the Medicare open enrollment period that runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 .

Duration:01:13:43

Wildlife Update: How To Handle Unwanted House Guests

10/3/2018
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We all want a warm place to spend the winter - including some of our wildlife friends. We talk about how to keep small mammals out of our house and why you may want to wait until spring to clean up your garden.

Duration:01:13:46