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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 "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

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

Garden Talk: Getting More From Your Fruiting Plants

7/16/2021
Wisconsin grows a lot of fruit, both commercially and in backyards. We talk with three experts about diseases and insects that can harm fruit crops and how to get better yields.

Duration:01:13:29

Update On The Wisconsin Historical Society's Museums And Events

7/15/2021
After a year with no or few visitors, Wisconsin's Historical sites are now open to guests. We talk about what's new and what events are happening this summer.

Duration:00:33:39

The Legacy Of Patrick J. Lucey

7/15/2021
Former Wisconsin Governor Pat Lucey spent his entire adult life involved in politics. We talk with his biographer about his style of leadership, the policies he championed as governor and their lasting effects.

Duration:00:39:53

Taking Back The Future, One Yard At A Time

7/14/2021
Wildlife populations are in decline, and the cause may be the loss of our native plants. We talk with an entomologist about the relationship between living things and how you can make a difference.

Duration:00:36:29

Making Homes For Birds

7/14/2021
Attracting birds to your backyard can be as simple as providing the correct birdhouse. We talk to the authors of a new Audubon book that provides advice on building, placing, and maintaining homes for your feathered visitors.

Duration:00:37:23

Carbone Cancer Center

7/13/2021
Wisconsin is home to the first cancer research center founded by a university in the United States. We talk with its director about the history of the Carbone Cancer Center, its future, and what new treatments are being tested.

Duration:00:34:13

Health Update: Prostate Cancer

7/13/2021
Treatment for prostate cancer has changed a lot in the last decade. We talk with a specialist about new treatments, why screenings are so important and who is at the highest risk.

Duration:00:39:09

Tech Advice: Wireless Headphones Are Here For Good

7/12/2021
With many technology companies producing new phone models without a headphone jack, consumers are buying into the wireless headphone technology. We talk about how to use and how to choose a good pair of wireless headphones. We also look at the new Starlink internet service and learn what another round of cyber security attacks means for your home network and your data.

Duration:01:13:32

Garden Talk: The Importance Of Planting Correctly

7/9/2021
How trees, shrubs, and perennials are planted help determine how healthy they will be. We talk with two experts about what to know before you plant.

Duration:01:13:33

Home Improvement: Creating Outdoor Living Areas

7/8/2021
Decks and outdoor living spaces have changed a lot in the last 20 years. We look at those changes including the use of steel framing for decks and other areas.

Duration:01:13:31

Wildlife Update: Improving 2,000 Acres To Benefit Pollinators

7/7/2021
A number of organizations are partnering to restore public and private land in the southwestern part of Wisconsin. We look at this effort to support insect pollinators and the annual migration of the monarch butterfly. We also talk about ruffed grouse populations and bears in urban areas.

Duration:01:13:31

Take The Plunge: Learning To Dive

7/6/2021
Diving is a great hobby, whether you’re traveling or staying close to home. We talk to a seasoned diver about what you need to do to become certified and learn about some interesting dive spots in Wisconsin.

Duration:00:34:06