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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

Summer Reading List Suggestions

6/24/2021
Looking forward to reading some great books this summer? We have some recommendations that you will want to add to your list.

Duration:00:18:39

Book Club Selection: 'Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories'

6/24/2021
Sometimes the longest trip is the one that crosses borders we didn’t even know were there. “Meet Me Halfway,” is a collection of overlapping short stories that are told through the diverse voices that make up the Milwaukee community. Each character on intersecting journeys of learning, discovery, and connection.

Duration:00:51:22

Learning About Nature At Upham Woods

6/23/2021
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center has been educating adults and kids for more than 80 years. We talk with the Center’s director about the environmental and leadership education experiences available for visitors.

Duration:00:33:33

Choosing A Great Wisconsin Campsite

6/23/2021
More people are discovering or rediscovering camping. We talk with an expert about how to find the best Wisconsin campsite for you. We also talk about trails and back roads to discover.

Duration:00:39:53

Pet Care: Fireworks Anxiety

6/22/2021
Many people look forward to the Fourth of July fireworks but not most pet owners. We talk to a veterinarian about how to prepare your pet for the loud noises and what to do to keep them safe.

Duration:01:13:26

Physical Therapy: Osteoporosis And Exercise

6/21/2021
Our physical therapists join us to talk about osteoporosis. We learn about the important role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of those with low bone mass.

Duration:01:13:34

Garden Talk: Watering The Right Way

6/18/2021
Most of Wisconsin is experiencing very dry conditions. We talk about when to water and the best techniques to use. We also look at the benefits of planting vegetables a little later in the season and why some annuals are hard to find this year.

Duration:01:13:35

Vehicle Maintenance: Preparing For Your Summer Road Trip

6/17/2021
Nothing can ruin your summer vacation faster than a breakdown. We talk with a vehicle expert about what to check before you go and what to have in the car in case of an emergency.

Duration:01:13:34

Insect Update: Summer Activity

6/16/2021
We check in with an entomologist about hornet and yellowjacket nests, when to expect adult Japanese beetles, and summer ants. We also look at the effect of current dry conditions on insects.

Duration:01:14:31

Breaking The Cycle Of Generational Poverty

6/15/2021
Since it began in 2003, the UW Odyssey Project has offered introductory college humanities courses to adults facing economic barriers to higher education. We talk with its co-director/founder and a participant that has gone on to get his Master's of Social Work and is now working full time for the program.

Duration:00:17:41

Tech Advice: Subscription Services And Music Streaming

6/14/2021
Lots of technology companies like Microsoft and Adobe have shifted their products from things you buy once to subscription services in recent years. We talk about what to know before subscribing and how to find the right music streaming platform for you with our tech expert.

Duration:01:13:11

Garden Talk: Using More Natives In Your Garden

6/11/2021
Using native plants in your garden doesn’t have to be an all or nothing thing. We talk about how to incorporate natives into your current landscape and the benefits it brings.

Duration:01:13:25

Home Improvement: Why Your House Needs A Rain Screen System

6/10/2021
Water is not a friend to your house. We talk with an expert about how rain screens work and why they are so important to your home.

Duration:01:13:21

Wildlife Update: Turtles On The Move

6/9/2021
Turtles like to lay their eggs away from water, and we encounter them more often when they do. We talk with our guest about what to do if you see turtles on or near the road and what to do if you find a nest. We also discuss other wildlife babies and how to keep critters out of your garden.

Duration:01:13:26

Summer Sun Safety Tips

6/8/2021
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. We talk to a dermatologist about how to safely enjoy the outdoors and reduce our exposure to UV radiation.

Duration:00:32:26

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness

6/8/2021
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and it is not the same as a heart attack. We talk about what it is, how to prevent it, and how you can save a life by knowing CPR.

Duration:00:40:51

Mondays With Mike: June 2021 Edition

6/7/2021
WPR director, Mike Crane, joins us to talk about a new collaboration between several Wisconsin news organizations including WPR, the upcoming Simply Folk Shindig and The Larry Meiller Show Book Club. We also ask listeners to call in with their feedback and programming suggestions.

Duration:00:34:01

Gathering The Wisdom Of Those 70 And Older

6/7/2021
When you can't figure out the answers to the big questions yourself, why not ask someone else? We talk with the host of a new podcast called "70 Over 70" where guests — 70 and older — share their wisdom, hardships and experiences of getting older.

Duration:00:39:22

Garden Talk: Moving Your Plants

6/4/2021
There are lots of reasons to move your existing plants. We talk about how and when to transplant, and what to do to make sure they thrive in their new location. We also look at some new plant varieties to try and how to select ground cover.

Duration:01:13:38

Consumer Protection: Cryptocurrency Scams

6/3/2021
We check in on what scams are currently on the rise and how to protect ourselves against them — with a spotlight on cryptocurrency scams. We also talk about resources for understanding medical bills and ways to protect senior citizens from fraud.

Duration:01:13:39