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The Larry Meiller Show

Wisconsin Public Radio

Join host Larry Meiller every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on The Ideas Network stations as he discusses environmental and consumer issues, gardening and helpful "how-to" topics with his guests. Executive producer Jane Rotonda, along with producers Jill Nadeau and Natalie Guyette, seek out knowledgeable guests who give you accurate advice on a range of topics impacting your life and community. And you're always welcome to be part of the conversation as Meiller helps you get your questions answered. Also tune in to an encore broadcast of Friday's " Garden Talk " show every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. And visit the show's blog any time to keep the conversation going. We’re starting a book club! It’s easy to join, and we’d sure be glad to have you. We'll read four books throughout the year, and then discuss them with the author on the show. Our theme is travel, whether it’s traveling the globe or visiting a different era or learning about a way of life that isn’t your own. It’s all about exploring something new and embracing the unfamiliar. So let’s turn the pages and go on a journey, together! BOOK AUTHOR SHOW DATE "The Geography of Bliss" Eric Weiner Thursday, March 25 "Meet Me Halfway" (available through UW Press ) Jennifer Morales Thursday, June 24 *More books and details coming soon!

Join host Larry Meiller every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on The Ideas Network stations as he discusses environmental and consumer issues, gardening and helpful "how-to" topics with his guests. Executive producer Jane Rotonda, along with producers Jill Nadeau and Natalie Guyette, seek out knowledgeable guests who give you accurate advice on a range of topics impacting your life and community. And you're always welcome to be part of the conversation as Meiller helps you get your questions answered. Also tune in to an encore broadcast of Friday's " Garden Talk " show every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. And visit the show's blog any time to keep the conversation going. We’re starting a book club! It’s easy to join, and we’d sure be glad to have you. We'll read four books throughout the year, and then discuss them with the author on the show. Our theme is travel, whether it’s traveling the globe or visiting a different era or learning about a way of life that isn’t your own. It’s all about exploring something new and embracing the unfamiliar. So let’s turn the pages and go on a journey, together! BOOK AUTHOR SHOW DATE "The Geography of Bliss" Eric Weiner Thursday, March 25 "Meet Me Halfway" (available through UW Press ) Jennifer Morales Thursday, June 24 *More books and details coming soon!

Location:

Madison, MI

Description:

Join host Larry Meiller every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on The Ideas Network stations as he discusses environmental and consumer issues, gardening and helpful "how-to" topics with his guests. Executive producer Jane Rotonda, along with producers Jill Nadeau and Natalie Guyette, seek out knowledgeable guests who give you accurate advice on a range of topics impacting your life and community. And you're always welcome to be part of the conversation as Meiller helps you get your questions answered. Also tune in to an encore broadcast of Friday's " Garden Talk " show every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. And visit the show's blog any time to keep the conversation going. We’re starting a book club! It’s easy to join, and we’d sure be glad to have you. We'll read four books throughout the year, and then discuss them with the author on the show. Our theme is travel, whether it’s traveling the globe or visiting a different era or learning about a way of life that isn’t your own. It’s all about exploring something new and embracing the unfamiliar. So let’s turn the pages and go on a journey, together! BOOK AUTHOR SHOW DATE "The Geography of Bliss" Eric Weiner Thursday, March 25 "Meet Me Halfway" (available through UW Press ) Jennifer Morales Thursday, June 24 *More books and details coming soon!

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

Garden Talk: Solving Pest Problems Naturally

5/7/2021
Controlling pests on your edible plants can be a very frustrating job. We talk with our guest about how to identify common pests and how to manage them without using synthetic chemical pesticides.

Duration:01:13:33

A Modern Guide To Common And Unusual Vegetables

5/6/2021
We talk about how a family farm in Ohio transformed into the Willy Wonka factory of vegetables. The small, sustainable farm now sells unusual vegetables like cucumber melons and candy-striped radishes to the greatest restaurants and chefs in the world. We talk about the transformation, their new vegetable guide and recipes.

Duration:00:34:12

'Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask'

5/6/2021
Our guest, an Ojibwe author and professor, says Native Americans are often imagined rather than understood. We talk with him about his book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers and how knowledge can help narrow the gap between cultures.

Duration:00:39:26

Wildlife Update: Babies

5/5/2021
Baby animals are everywhere at this time of the year. We talk to two experts about what you should do if you encounter any. We also talk about spring bird migration, wildlife workshops and bats.

Duration:01:13:39

Sports: Brewers Update

5/4/2021
The Milwaukee Brewers are off to an exciting start this season. We talk to a Milwaukee sports reporter about what's happening with the players and how the team compares to others in the league.

Duration:00:33:56

Sports: UW-Madison Volleyball Season

5/4/2021
The UW-Madison Volleyball team had an amazing season. We talk to the coach and two of the players about playing during the pandemic, why UW volleyball is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, and what it’s like being a student athlete. We also get a Wisconsin sports update from WPR sports reporter Megan Hart.

Duration:00:39:40

'Our Wisconsin' Magazine: News From Around The State

5/3/2021
Good news is always the topic when we share stories from "Our Wisconsin" magazine. We talk about a piece of circus history preserved behind a wall for 130 years, the Round Barn in Spring Green, growing mushrooms in the backyard, and a volunteer who has created nesting habitat for 40 springs.

Duration:01:13:39

Garden Talk: How To Plant A Tree

4/30/2021
We celebrate National Arbor Day by talking about the correct way to plant a tree. We also talk about selecting the species and how to keep it healthy.

Duration:01:10:44

Pop Music To Make You Feel Happy

4/29/2021
There are lots of things to celebrate — warm spring weather, longer daylight hours and the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Our guest has music suggestions to make your days even better. Here's the full playlist:

Duration:01:13:29

Wisconsin Forestry Update

4/28/2021
Wisconsin recently committed to planting 75 million trees by the end of 2030. We talk about the ecological and economic benefits of trees — both urban and rural — and the ways they support human health.

Duration:01:13:39

Pet Care: Helping Rescue Animals Adjust To A New Home

4/27/2021
Rescue animals can experience a lot of uncertainty and fear when transitioning to a new home. We talk with two experts about how to reduce the stress for the animal and the owners.

Duration:01:13:40

Weather Guys: Does It Rain Only On Earth?

4/26/2021
Do you ever wonder if certain weather is unique to our planet? We learn about Earth’s weather and how it compares to other planets. And spring weather in Wisconsin can vary wildly. We check in on how this spring is looking.

Duration:00:35:56

The Origins Of Modern Meteorology

4/26/2021
It’s easy to take checking the weather forecast for granted. But how did predicting the weather come to be? We learn about one man’s impact on the history and invention of modern-day weather science.

Duration:00:37:42

Garden Talk: Using Eco-Friendly Fabric Pots

4/23/2021
Many gardeners are turning to fabric bags to grow their plants. We talk about why this method is beneficial for both plants and gardeners — and how you can get started.

Duration:01:15:28

Edvest: Wisconsin’s College Savings Plan

4/22/2021
Are you finding it hard to save for college? We talk about Wisconsin’s savings plan Edvest — and find out how you can use the program to cover the costs of higher education.

Duration:00:36:50

What You Need To Know About Traveling This Summer

4/22/2021
Many people are hoping to travel this summer. We talk to an expert about what to expect when flying, get suggestions for safe places to go and look at costs.

Duration:00:36:48

Insect Update: Wasp And Bumble Bee Queens

4/21/2021
Spring is an important time for pollinators. We talk about wasp and bee queens and their quest for good nesting sites. We also take a look at the more numerous solitary bees and how to attract them to your garden.

Duration:01:13:39

Get Your Grill Ready For Summer

4/20/2021
Warm weather is on its way, and it’s time to do some maintenance on your grill. We talk about how to check the burners and igniter, and how to get rid of last year's grease buildup. We also look at how to choose a new grill and accessories.

Duration:00:34:26

Why Kindness Matters

4/20/2021
The word kindness is used a lot — and despite what we may think, our guest says it is not a synonym for being nice. We talk about what being kind means and how it can transform all areas of your life.

Duration:00:39:24

Physical Therapy Advice: Nutrition And Your Body

4/19/2021
What you eat can have a big impact on your body — especially when you're regularly exercising. We talk with our physical therapists about how to adjust your nutrition to match your exercise output.

Duration:01:13:39