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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 "Bicycling with Butterflies" Sara Dykman Thursday, December 23

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 "Bicycling with Butterflies" Sara Dykman Thursday, December 23

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 "Bicycling with Butterflies" Sara Dykman Thursday, December 23

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

The Care Of Aging Loved Ones

9/21/2021
We talk with an expert about what you need to know to make informed decisions when caring for aging loved ones. We look at options when living at home, in a care facility, or in the hospital or hospice care.

Duration:01:13:35

Physical Therapy: Should You Be Stretching More?

9/20/2021
How much should you stretch and what kind of stretching is best? We talk through stretching 101, as well as the benefits it could have on those with musculoskeletal disorders, with our physical therapists.

Duration:01:13:35

Garden Talk: Growing Hydrangeas

9/17/2021
There are so many beautiful hydrangea varieties to choose from it's hard to know what to pick. We talk about how to find the one that works for you and how to keep it healthy. Correction: o ur guest misspoke when identifying the insect eating the silks on a caller's corn root. The corn root worm does feed on the silks and caused the damage we discussed. But our guest incorrectly said that it also feeds on corn and bean seeds. It is the seed corn maggot that feeds on the seeds not the corn...

Duration:01:13:30

Mexicans In Wisconsin

9/16/2021
Mexicans are some of the latest immigrants to seek a better life in Wisconsin. We talk with a history professor about what brought them to the state, and what difficulties they have encountered.

Duration:00:30:35

PBS WI Hispanic Heritage Month Highlights

9/16/2021
We preview some of PBS Wisconsin’s special programming in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month. We talk with a producer of a documentary, “Latino Wisconsin” that shows the importance of the Latino community in our state. And we hear about a new PBS Kids series, “Alma’s Way” that was created by an actress from “Sesame Street.”

Duration:00:42:44

Paddling Into Fall

9/15/2021
Cooler temperatures, fewer insects, and less humidity makes for great kayaking and canoeing. We talk to an expert about how to make your next trip a success.

Duration:00:34:00

How Fungi Make Our World

9/15/2021
The world of fungi goes mostly unnoticed by humans, but its impact on our life is profound. We talk with a biologist about how the exploration of these seldom seen organisms is changing the way we think about the nature of life.

Duration:00:39:35

Falls Prevention Awareness Month: Lessen Your Risk

9/14/2021
The death rate from falls for older adults in Wisconsin is one of the highest in the nation. We talk about what can cause falls and what you can do to lessen your chances of falling.

Duration:00:33:43

UW Is Part Of The New Pandemic Prevention Institute

9/14/2021
A network of more than 20 public, private and nonprofit partners from around the world have joined to help stop potential pandemic threats wherever they occur. We talk with two UW professors who are part of the project.

Duration:00:39:53

Mondays With Mike: September 2021 Edition

9/13/2021
WPR director Mike Crane and Noah Ovshinsky, Interim Senior Content Director join us to talk about staffing changes and openings, our upcoming fall membership drive, as well as some new weekend programming. We also learn about a new WPR podcast slated to drop near the end of the month.

Duration:00:33:57

Tech Advice: Smart Glasses And Back-To-School Laptops

9/13/2021
Facebook has just released their new smart glasses designed by Ray-Ban that allow you to take photos hands free. We talk about this newest iteration of glasses tech and talk through some things to keep in mind if you're laptop shopping this back-to-school season.

Duration:00:39:34

Garden Talk: Plants With Fall Interest

9/10/2021
There are lots of options besides mums for fall color and interest. We talk with our expert about plants that make a splash at this time of the year. We also talk about easy and useful roses for the average homeowner.

Duration:01:13:36

Home Improvement: Material Shortages

9/9/2021
If you’ve been doing work on your home in the last year you may have noticed scarcity and delay in getting some materials. We talk about how this problem is affecting builders, contractors, and homeowners.

Duration:01:13:31

Kingfishers And Waterfowl

9/8/2021
We take a closer look at two bird families that are familiar to most in Wisconsin and worldwide. We also look at fall migration, bird feeders, and how to ID the birds you see.

Duration:01:13:31

Sports: Brewer Update

9/7/2021
The Milwaukee Brewers have had a great season so far. We talk to a Milwaukee sports reporter about what’s working well and what postseason may look like.

Duration:00:32:16

Sports Update: Badgers And Packers

9/7/2021
We talk with WPR sports reporter Megan Hart about Badger football and volleyball and preview the Packers’ opener.

Duration:00:11:01

First Season Of The Dane County Miracle League

9/7/2021
After years of planning and fundraising, the Miracle League of Dane County hosted their first season this summer. We check in with their executive director to see how things went and what to expect next year.

Duration:00:30:14

Recipes From Sri Lanka

9/6/2021
Cooking traditional foods connects us to our roots. We talk to the author of a cookbook that celebrates her Sri Lankan heritage.

Duration:00:37:12

A Closer Look At The Weird, Wild And Wonderful

9/6/2021
Our world is filled with strange, bizarre and weird things. We talk to the editor of a National Geographic Kids book about some of them, and find out what goes into making a book kids will love to read.

Duration:00:36:27

Garden Talk: Creating An Indoor Garden

9/3/2021
Design is just as important to an indoor garden as it is to an outdoor garden. We talk about what you should consider when designing your indoor oasis.

Duration:01:13:26