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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

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

Tell Larry what you want to hear

10/5/2021
We open the phone lines for you to tell us what sports topics you’d like to hear about. Or if you’d rather not have regular sports shows at all. Join in by calling 800-642-1234 or send an email to ideas-at-w-pr-dot-org.

Duration:00:37:09

UW-Madison School of Business On Teaching Environmental Sustainability

10/4/2021
Many businesses are adopting sustainable principles and practices, which is changing the way business and economics are taught in higher education. We talk about how the UW-Madison School of Business is integrating concepts of environmental sustainability into its curriculum, and we learn how this fits within the new framework of capitalism.

Duration:00:34:26

How cooperative businesses could be key to a sustainable, equitable future

10/4/2021
Scientists are telling us that we need to change our ways now if we want the planet to be habitable for the next generation. We talk with an environmental law expert and author about sustainable business solutions that take our dependency off of fossil fuels, create businesses designed to serve the common good and put us on a trajectory of change.

Duration:00:38:48

Garden Talk: Caring For Trees And Shrubs In Fall And Winter

10/1/2021
Your shrubs and trees — especially those that are newly planted — need different care in the colder months. We talk about what to do before the ground freezes, how to protect them from fluctuating temperatures, and when it’s safe to prune.

Duration:01:10:44

Try Your Hand At Fermenting

9/30/2021
Fermentation is a wonderful way to preserve your harvest and benefit your health. We talk with a dietician about basic vegetable fermentation and the skills and tools needed for making sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and other foods.

Duration:00:35:51

Back Around The Farm Table

9/30/2021
After a hiatus caused by the pandemic, PBS Wisconsin is welcoming back “Around the Farm Table.” We talk to the host and director of the show about what we can expect to see.

Duration:00:37:35

Mentoring Wisconsin Women In Conservation

9/29/2021
Women landowners and conservation professionals have formed an organization to help other women learn and share with each other. We talk about the organization and their mentoring workshops and field days.

Duration:00:34:22

Why We Need To Love Insects

9/29/2021
Bugs may give us the creepy-crawlies, but their contributions to the world we live in are essential. We talk about what insects do for us and how we can go about rebugging the planet.

Duration:00:39:30