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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

Pet Care: Anxious dogs

10/26/2021
Do anxious owners make anxious dogs? Or vice versa? We look at what the research says with Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Patricia McConnell.

Duration:01:13:36

Weather Guys: Two meteorologists receive the Nobel Prize

10/25/2021
Two meteorologists were among the three scientists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month. We talk to our weather guests to learn more about the winners, talk about the hole in the ozone layer and Sputnik's impact on weather monitoring 64 years ago. We also check-in on weather in the Milwaukee area with a National Weather Service expert.

Duration:00:35:52

Sustainable farming program in the state could be important model for farmers nationwide

10/25/2021
A new sustainability pilot program in the state focusing on 12 farms and covering more than 33,000 acres aims to establish conservation practices, document environmental and financial impact and demonstrate the value of sustainability throughout the supply chain. We talk with two of the parties involved about what has come out of year one and what's next.

Duration:00:37:29

Garden Talk: Fall color in the native garden

10/22/2021
Many native plants are still colorful at this time of the year. We talk with a native garden specialist from the UW Arboretum about adding them to your landscape.

Duration:01:13:39

Vehicle Maintenance: Getting ready for winter travel

10/21/2021
Driving in the winter can be a challenge. We talk with a vehicle maintenance expert about what we need to do to prepare for the upcoming cold and snow.

Duration:01:14:05

Insect Update: Impact of 2021's weather patterns

10/20/2021
In many areas of the state we still haven’t had a first frost. This, and other unusual weather this year has affected many things in the natural world including insects. We talk to an entomologist about what this means for bugs.

Duration:01:13:31

Wisconsin Book Festival 2021 brings authors and readers together in-person and virtually

10/19/2021
We talk with the director of the Wisconsin Book Festival about what readings are on the calendar for this year's Fall event. Authors on the lineup this year include Miriam Toews, Bob Woodward, Jo Handelsman and many more.

Duration:00:34:03

Creating space in your life for a writing practice

10/19/2021
We talk with Madison-based author Chloe Benjamin about her own writing practices. She also shares tips for making time for your own writing, whether that be working on a novel or just making time to journal.

Duration:00:39:33

Physical Therapy Advice: A pain in the butt

10/18/2021
Our physical therapist guests join us to talk about something called deep gluteal syndrome, it can sometimes lead to sharp pain down the back of your leg. We'll also take any questions about your aches and pains.

Duration:01:13:33

Garden Talk: Preparing for winter

10/15/2021
Cold temperatures aren’t here yet, but they’re coming. We talk about what you should be doing in your garden to get ready for winter.

Duration:01:13:38

Home Improvement: Wisconsin dwelling codes

10/14/2021
Whether you’re building, remodeling, or buying, you need to be aware of state and local codes. We talk with a Plan Review and Inspection Supervisor about what you should know before you start a project.

Duration:01:13:33

'New Forest Farm' a living, breathing sustainable agriculture practice

10/13/2021
Mark Shepard is well known in the sustainable agriculture community for his unique large-scale New Forest Farm that puts in practice his restoration agriculture methods. We talk to him about the principles he believes in most and the possibility of taking these techniques more places.

Duration:00:34:24

Innovators who are reimagining food

10/13/2021
Industrialized food has created many problems in the food chain. We talk about innovators and their solutions to these problems, including making burgers from plants, vertical farming in cities, reducing the use of chemicals, and blocking burps in cows.

Duration:00:39:09

Deaths from breast cancer are slowly dropping

10/12/2021
Treatment advances and earlier detection through screening have brought breast cancer deaths down, but it’s still the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the US. We talk with an oncologist about the latest findings in new research and therapy.

Duration:00:36:41

Non-profit helps Wisconsin residents with healthcare questions

10/12/2021
This is the time of year when most of us have to make decisions about healthcare coverage. We look at how the organization Covering Wisconsin is helping people in the state select health insurance, seek timely care, and navigate the healthcare system.

Duration:00:36:56

Garden Talk: Compact Plants

10/11/2021
We discuss compact plants and how their small stature can help solve garden problems, especially when space and time are limited. Suggestions include edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens and perennials.

Duration:01:13:26

Garden Talk: Successfully bringing plants indoors for the winter

10/8/2021
Jack Frost will soon be nipping at your plants. We talk about what you can do to help your houseplants, shade loving perennials, and annuals stay healthy inside through the winter.

Duration:01:13:38

Consumer Protection: Protecting your online accounts and information

10/7/2021
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we look at why it’s important for individuals and organizations to do their part in protecting themselves when online. Our consumer protection experts have tips to increase your awareness and personal security.

Duration:01:13:40

Wildlife Update: 2021 Hunting seasons

10/6/2021
It’s hunting season in Wisconsin, we talk about what’s new, harvest predictions, and the controversial wolf hunt. We also look at recent bird extinctions and getting your backyard feeders ready for hungry visitors.

Duration:00:37:48

Wisconsin sports update

10/5/2021
We check in on the latest in Wisconsin sports with WPR’s sports reporter. We’ll look at the Brewers in the playoffs, talk about how the Bucks look this year, and check in on some UW sports teams.

Duration:00:36:26