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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 producer Jill Nadeau, 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. Read Larry's Blog. Also tune in to an encore broadcast of Friday's " Garden Talk " show every Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

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 producer Jill Nadeau, 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. Read Larry's Blog. Also tune in to an encore broadcast of Friday's " Garden Talk " show every Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

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 producer Jill Nadeau, 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. Read Larry's Blog. Also tune in to an encore broadcast of Friday's " Garden Talk " show every Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

Consumer Protection: Coronavirus Scams Continue

5/28/2020
From unemployment insurance fraud to charity and pet scams and fake emails — scammers are everywhere. We talk about what you need to know to avoid these scams with our guests from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Duration:01:13:25

Insect Update: The Truth About The Giant Hornets

5/27/2020
The news and social media has been abuzz with talk of giant hornets. We talk with an entomologist about the reality of these insects. We also talk about June bugs and carpenter ants.

Duration:01:13:25

Pets And COVID-19

5/26/2020
Viruses can be transferred between people and animals. We talk with a veterinarian, an expert on zoonotic viruses, about COVID-19, mosquito-borne and tick-borne viruses, and how they relate to our pets.

Duration:01:13:23

A New American Dream

5/25/2020
We talk to New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Evison about his novel “Lawn Boy”. In it, he looks at race and socioeconomic class distinctions and what he calls the American Dream.

Duration:00:33:31

Yes, You Need Sunscreen

5/25/2020
Sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer, but choosing the best kind can be confusing. We talk to a dermatologist about how sunscreen works, what type of is best, and how you should apply it.

Duration:00:36:13

Garden Talk: Growing Community

5/22/2020
Gardening — and other work related to plants — touches many lives. We talk with our guests about linking gardening with the community.

Duration:01:13:23

The Legal Side Of The Coronavirus

5/21/2020
As with most things, there are legal issues surrounding the pandemic. We speak with two lawyers about the recent Supreme Court decision, liability of employers and rights of workers.

Duration:01:13:28

Geology Rocks!

5/20/2020
Studying the rocks beneath your feet can help you learn about history. We talk with our guest about what Wisconsin rocks to look for and where to find them.

Duration:00:33:11

Astronomy Update: Summer Sky

5/20/2020
Stargazing is fun to do in a group but it’s also a great solitary pursuit. We talk to an astronomer about what to expect when you look up at the night sky in the coming months. He also has suggestions for books to learn more about what you see.

Duration:00:40:12

Tracing Your Roots: Virtually

5/19/2020
There is a new interest in finding out about our ancestors. We talk to our guests about DNA testing, a virtual workshop that tells you how to use your results and get an update from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Duration:00:36:01

Mental Health: Coronavirus Blues

5/19/2020
Things are starting to open but most people are still separating themselves from others. This can lead to a number of mental health problems. We talk to a psychologist about what you can do to feel better.

Duration:00:37:23

Physical Therapy: Preventing Falls In Older Adults

5/18/2020
Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, and seemingly small trips and slips are major contributors to falls. We talk with our physical therapists about what we can to do to prevent them from happening in the first place.

Duration:01:13:25

Garden Talk: Basic Gardening Techniques

5/15/2020
Many people are taking an interest in gardening this spring. We talk with an expert from the UW-Extension about some of the basics you need to know before you start. We also talk about weed identification.

Duration:01:13:29

Home Improvement: Air Sealing

5/14/2020
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home has many benefits — including lower heating and cooling costs. We talk with two home improvement specialists about how you can seal your house.

Duration:01:13:25

News From The International Crane Foundation

5/13/2020
Our guest from the International Crane Foundation talks about the effect of the coronavirus on the national organization. We also look at the status of cranes in Wisconsin, progress on the new facility in Baraboo and upcoming educational opportunities.

Duration:00:36:28

Celebrating Wetlands In May

5/13/2020
Three-fourths of Wisconsin’s wildlife rely on wetlands . We talk about how our wetlands are doing, the benefits they provide, what threatens them and how you can learn more about them.

Duration:00:37:42

Advice For 2020 High School Graduates

5/12/2020
Deciding what to do after graduating from high school is difficult under normal circumstances, and current conditions are making it even more complicated. We talk with a high school counselor about college admissions and advising in the time of coronavirus.

Duration:00:33:53

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

5/12/2020
More and more research results are showing how important sleep is to our health and well-being. We talk with a sleep specialist about what can help you get the sleep you need.

Duration:00:39:31

Tech Advice: Making The Most Of Your WiFi

5/11/2020
We focus on all things WiFi with our tech guest, from getting a stronger WiFi signal, extending your WiFi reach and making adjustments to get a speedier connection. We also chat about webcam options and setup, secure online banking and payments, and what to consider when upgrading to a new computer or laptop.

Duration:01:13:26

Garden Talk: Perennial Edibles

5/8/2020
Apples, rhubarb, asparagus and raspberries are just some of the many perennial plants we can add to our landscapes, providing both food and beauty. We look at how to select, plant and grow them with our experts from the UW-Extension.

Duration:01:13:29