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The Larry Meiller Show

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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 "Transcendent Kingdom" (also UW-Madison's 2021-2022 Go Big Read ) Yaa Gyasi Thursday, October 28 **More books and details to come!

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 "Transcendent Kingdom" (also UW-Madison's 2021-2022 Go Big Read ) Yaa Gyasi Thursday, October 28 **More books and details to come!

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 "Transcendent Kingdom" (also UW-Madison's 2021-2022 Go Big Read ) Yaa Gyasi Thursday, October 28 **More books and details to come!

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

Wildlife Update: The Impacts Of Summer Weather Near And Far

8/4/2021
It's the dog days of summer. We talk with our wildlife expert about how local weather and even weather conditions out west impact Wisconsin animals. We also preview the upcoming fall hunting seasons and learn about volunteer opportunities.

Duration:01:13:50

Going For Gold: Books About The Olympics

8/3/2021
Can’t get enough Olympics? We talk about nine books you’ll want to read to find out more about the competition, the athletes and what it takes to become an Olympian.

Duration:00:22:28

Wisconsin Athletes At The Olympics

8/3/2021
Wisconsin sent a number of athletes to the summer games in Tokyo. We talk with our WPR sports reporter about what sports they’re competing in and how they are doing.

Duration:00:14:16

Introduction To Competitive Rowing

8/3/2021
Rowing — as a sport — is one of the oldest traditions in the world. We talk to a rowing coach about the basics of the competition and what it takes to make a good team.

Duration:00:37:17

The Fascinating History of Home Economics

8/2/2021
Home economics class in modern times is often disregarded as an "easy A" - involving sewing a mediocre pillow case or making blueberry muffins. Its history involves lots of "firsts" in education for women and even greater, female scientists that led with the desire to change the world through the household. We talk about the history and origins of the class with the author of a new book on the subject.

Duration:00:37:21

Gender And Power Dynamics In Food Media And Culture

8/2/2021
The saying “you are what you eat” might be true, but what you eat might not always be up to you. We talk with the author of a book exploring the influence of gender and power on the US food industry.

Duration:00:36:19

Garden Talk: Summer Color With Native Plants

7/30/2021
Not many perennials bloom during the height of summer. We share some native varieties that will brighten your garden with bursts of bright color now and into fall. We also look at how to keep your summer garden looking good.

Duration:01:13:31

The Lasting Effects Of Women Getting The Vote

7/29/2021
Women have been able to vote nationwide for more than 100 years. We talk about how that has changed both politics and society.

Duration:00:30:35

The Women’s March Of 1913

7/29/2021
The day before Woodrow Wilson’s presidential inauguration, thousands of women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue. Their objective — a national constitutional amendment to give women the vote. A new book looks at the event through the eyes of three women who were involved.

Duration:00:39:56

Caring For Sick And Injured Wildlife

7/28/2021
The pandemic has made it difficult to find places for birds and animals in distress. We talk with two wildlife rehabilitators about what they do and why centers must limit who they can help. We also talk about what you should do if you find an animal or bird that is sick or injured.

Duration:00:34:27

Summer Fishing Update

7/28/2021
Fishing license purchases were up considerably in 2020 and that trend is expected to continue this season. We talk with a fish biologist about what conditions are like this year and pass on some tips to increase your odds of being successful.

Duration:00:39:22

Pet Care: Overcoming Fears With Desensitization Training

7/27/2021
Some dogs have extreme reactions to things in their environment, from other dogs to loud noises. We talk with a professional trainer about techniques that will help desensitize your pet and make things easier for both of you.

Duration:01:13:35

Weather Guys: The Buzzwords Of The Summer? Steamy, Humid, Heavy

7/26/2021
When there's summer there is sun, but lately there's also been a lot of icky, sticky humidity. We talk about whether high humidity days are on the rise, what climate change is doing to summer temperatures and more with our weather guests.

Duration:00:39:34

From Corn Cobs To Paint: A Bio-Based Product That Could Transform An Industry

7/26/2021
We talk with two guests from the Wisconsin Energy Institute who founded a three-year-old startup aiming to produce a plant-based version of the chemicals used in things like paints and coatings that are currently made with petroleum products. We talk about the company's success with creating an economical and sustainable product so far and what new investment money will allow them to do going forward.

Duration:00:34:11

Garden Talk: Woody Perennials

7/23/2021
Trees, shrubs and vines are all considered woody perennials. We talk with a horticulturist about how to select the right ones for your garden and how to keep them happy and healthy.

Duration:01:13:28

Residential Solar Energy

7/22/2021
Over the past year there have been major changes happening with solar panel technology and battery storage systems. We talk with an expert about these advances and possible policy changes that may make it even more appealing to homeowners.

Duration:01:13:29

Insect Update: The Benefits Of Bugs

7/21/2021
When we talk about insects, many times the topic is how to get rid of them. One of our regular entomologists discusses the importance of bugs and how and why they benefit us. We also look at springtails and gypsy moths.

Duration:01:13:24

Big River: News From Wisconsin’s West Coast

7/20/2021
We look at how climate change is affecting the Mississippi River, what is happening now and predictions for the future. We also talk about boating safety, and a little lizard found in the bluff prairies along the river.

Duration:00:34:13

EAA Airventure Ready To Take Off Again

7/20/2021
After being grounded in 2020, Oshkosh’s seven day aviation event will again fill the skies and roads around the city. We talk about the event and look at efforts to make flying more inclusive.

Duration:00:39:14

Physical Therapy: How To Make The Most of P.T. And The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor Symptoms And Exercise

7/19/2021
Our physical therapists join us to talk about making the most out of physical therapy — from what to look for in a physical therapist to how to talk to them. Plus, we’ll learn about a recent study exploring the effect of pelvic floor symptoms on women’s participation in exercise.

Duration:01:13:33