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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. Producers Jill Nadeau and Mackenzie Krumme 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.

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. Producers Jill Nadeau and Mackenzie Krumme 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.

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. Producers Jill Nadeau and Mackenzie Krumme 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.

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

Stargazing in December

11/24/2021
A new comet, seen first in January, might be visible in Wisconsin next month. We talk to an astronomer about what to expect and possible gift suggestions for new stargazers.

Duration:00:34:08

Phenology and the changing of the seasons

11/24/2021
Dec. 1 marks the start of climatological winter, which means as the seasons change, plants and animals in Wisconsin have to adapt. A wildlife ecologist shares how season and climate events affect all life on Earth – including humans.

Duration:00:39:28

Adopting and caring for older pets

11/23/2021
Older animals can make great pets but sometimes need special care. We talk to a veterinarian about the advantages of adopting an older dog or cat, and how to care for senior animals using a holistic approach.

Duration:01:13:35

Thanksgiving: Four centuries of history

11/22/2021
Thanksgiving has been part of the American experience since well before we were a country. We talk about the earliest examples of giving thanks, how we re-discovered the pilgrims, and when we added football to the celebration - it’s way earlier than you think!

Duration:00:34:30

How to purchase wine for the holidays

11/22/2021
Have you been tasked with buying wine for the Thanksgiving meal? Don’t know where to start? We talk with two wine experts and business owners about how to choose the best wine for a meal or gift.

Duration:00:39:20

Garden Talk: Late season planting

11/19/2021
There is still time to plant, but the clock is ticking. We look at how to successfully get those woody plants in the ground, what you can compost from your vegetable garden, and how to prepare your garden for winter.

Duration:01:13:35

A deep dive into PBS Wisconsin documentary, “Shipwrecks”

11/18/2021
There are more than 700 ships at the bottom of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes after hundreds of years of maritime history. A new PBS Wisconsin documentary that airs Nov. 30 takes a deep dive into the state’s maritime history; the mariners that worked on the wrecked ships and the dangers of the lakes.

Duration:00:33:38

How to support women in the workplace

11/18/2021
Labor participation rates for women remain at levels not seen since the 1980s, according to The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. We speak with an economist and author about what employers can do to support women in the workplace.

Duration:00:39:50

Nature and wildlife writers roundtable fall 2021

11/17/2021
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor writers to discuss current issues involving nature and wildlife. They include the start of the gun deer hunt, copper bullets, and the proposed sandhill crane hunt.

Duration:01:13:28

Using the arts to rethink teaching

11/16/2021
For many reasons, current learning environments are not ideal for students. Our guest says by utilizing the arts- performing, visual, and multimedia- we can rethink learning, teaching, and curriculum.

Duration:00:33:42

Genetic counseling and your health care

11/16/2021
Genetic factors can play an important part in today’s approach to health care. With the help of genetic counselors, patients can use genetic information to get better treatment results. We talk about what genetic counselors do and the training they receive.

Duration:00:40:11

Physical therapists: How to manage low back pain

11/15/2021
Back pain is a leading cause of missing work for Americans -- some 83 million days of work are lost per year due to back pain, according to the Health Policy Institute. Our physical therapists will answer your questions on how to manage low back pain.

Duration:01:13:50

Garden Talk: Top ten diseases of 2021

11/12/2021
Many factors influence plant disease in a given year, especially weather. We talk to the Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic at UW-Madison about this year’s most prevalent problems.

Duration:01:13:37

Home improvement: Fall checklist

11/11/2021
Now is the perfect time to get your home ready for winter. We talk about what tasks should be on your fall checklist with our home improvement specialist.

Duration:01:13:32

The 2021 Deer Hunt Wisconsin

11/10/2021
"Outdoor Wisconsin" host Dan Small is back to update us on this year’s deer hunt. He’ll talk about helping novices get started in the sport with a mentored hunt, why copper bullets outperform lead, and look at updates to state rules and regulations.

Duration:00:34:56

Landscapes inspired by nature

11/10/2021
Creating gardens based on nature has become more common recently, but our guest has been doing it for more than six decades. We talk with him about what inspires him and why these landscapes are especially important going forward.

Duration:00:38:33

Pancreatic cancer awareness

11/9/2021
Death rates are declining for many cancers but for those with pancreatic cancer rates are increasing. We talk with a specialist about why this cancer is so deadly, and what is on the horizon when it comes to research, early detection, and new therapies.

Duration:00:37:18

Mental Health: Coping with holiday stress

11/9/2021
Research is showing stress levels are up and many adults are having problems making even basic decisions - now add the holidays. We talk with a psychologist about how to cope and find ways to enjoy this time of the year.

Duration:00:36:19

Tech Advice: Navigating black Friday and the holiday shopping season

11/8/2021
Electronics are always a popular item to buy for gifts during the holiday season. We talk with our tech expert about how to safely navigate black Friday deals and what kinds of items might appear on your friends and loved ones wishlists this year.

Duration:01:13:33

Garden Talk: Getting the best bang for your buck when planting bulbs

11/5/2021
You don’t have to buy lots of bulbs to make a big impact in your garden this spring. We talk about how placement and color can make a difference. We also look at cutting back perennials and mowing leaves.

Duration:01:13:36