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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

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

June Is Invasive Species Action Month: A Time To Learn, Identify, Report And Control Invasive Species In Wisconsin

6/2/2021
Invasive plants, animals and pests are threatening Wisconsin's waters, forests and fields. We celebrate Invasive Species Awareness month by talking with experts about the most harmful species in our state, and what actions are being taken to control them. We also talk about what you can do in the fight against invaders.

Duration:01:13:36

Wisconsin Destinations Combining Paddling, Pedaling And Camping

6/1/2021
What do paddling, pedaling and camping have in common? In Wisconsin, there are plenty of destinations that offer the very best of all three activities — we highlight some favorites with a water lover and outdoor enthusiast.

Duration:00:33:38

Women Who Fly Fish

6/1/2021
We talk with a professional female fly fisher and educator about the foundation of women in fly-fishing and hear about a PBS Wisconsin Education project highlighting Carrie Frost, an important figure in the history of the sport. We also get a Wisconsin sports update from WPR sports reporter Megan Hart.

Duration:00:39:50

'Crooked Hallelujah'

5/31/2021
We explore the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters. Our guest is the author of a collection of short stories that are interconnected by one family.

Duration:00:34:51

'The True West'

5/31/2021
Historians estimate that one in four cowboys were actually Black, Latinx, Native American or women. We talk with the author of a book that tells the stories of these unsung western heroes.

Duration:00:38:49

Garden Talk: Creating An Edible Garden In Any Space

5/28/2021
Many of us are thinking of growing food for the first time. But where to start? Our guest has advice on how to turn your landscape into a "foodscape" — no matter where you live.

Duration:01:13:27

Connecting Kids, Cows And Classrooms

5/27/2021
Dairy and Wisconsin go hand-in-hand. We look at ways students are introduced to the story of dairy in our state through programs like Adopt-A-Cow and virtual farm tours.

Duration:00:39:38

All Things Hemp

5/27/2021
Since 2017 Wisconsin farmers have been able to grow and process hemp. We talk about the industry and the research being conducted on the UW-Madison campus to help growers succeed.

Duration:00:39:34

Nature And Wildlife Writers Roundtable Spring 2021

5/26/2021
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor writers to discuss current issues involving nature and wildlife. We discuss DNR management plans, the spring turkey hunt and the latest from the Natural Resources Board.

Duration:01:10:41

What’s New At The Zoo

5/25/2021
Today’s zoos are more than just places to see exotic animals. We talk about conservation and education efforts, teaching programs and state-of-the-art veterinary care.

Duration:01:13:39

Weather Guys: The Ups And Downs Of Spring

5/24/2021
Lilacs, tulips and flowering trees are now in various stages of blooming across the state, and just a month ago many of us were wearing winter coats. We talk about the variety of temperatures we've seen so far this spring and what's to come. We also welcome your weather questions and observations.

Duration:00:37:58