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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

Fly fishing on the Menomonee River

12/8/2021
We talk with a Wisconsin author about his memories of fishing with family and friends, especially on the river where he was taught. We also take a look at threats to this natural resource.

Duration:00:35:00

New ways to cook wild game

12/8/2021
We talk with a local chef about how to use game and fish in recipes influenced by international cooking, French techniques, and comfort food.

Duration:00:38:32

Breaking the NFL color barrier

12/7/2021
More than a year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, a teammate of his from USC signed with the Los Angeles Rams. Three other Black players followed him to professional football. We talk about the lives of these forgotten four and what it meant for football history.

Duration:00:29:15

Rebuilding UW Badgers women's basketball

12/7/2021
We talk with the Badger’s new coach and two of her players about what the team has been doing to re-establish the program. At 11:40 WPR Sports reporter Megan Hart talks about UW volleyball and women's hockey success.

Duration:00:44:24

Best books for giving

12/6/2021
We talk with the owner of a local independent bookstore about the best books to gift this holiday season.

Duration:01:13:38

Garden Talk: Gifts for the gardener

12/3/2021
Do you have someone with a green thumb on your gift list? Our gardening expert has a few suggestions for you and will also answer your gardening questions.

Duration:01:13:32

Consumer Protection: Holiday season tips

12/2/2021
Scammers work all year-round but the holidays are an especially vulnerable time because of the increase in web activity. Our consumer protection experts help you maneuver promotions that are too good to be true, gift cards and online shopping.

Duration:01:13:33

Wildlife update: A look at deer hunt statistics

12/1/2021
We look at recently released deer hunt numbers, including this year’s gun hunt. We also look at CWD and the coronavirus in deer, barn owls in Wisconsin, and how wildlife survive over winter.

Duration:01:13:33

Black author book recommendations

11/30/2021
The founder of the largest website dedicated to books written by Black authors offers his recommendations for nonfiction, fiction and children’s books.

Duration:00:36:54

New novel set in Wisconsin Pomeranian community

11/30/2021
In the mid 1850s many Pomeranians traveled from their country in north Central Europe to the United States. We talk about a new mystery novel that explores the experience of one such immigrant who made her way to Watertown, Wisconsin.

Duration:00:36:33

Weather Guys: Winter weather causes punch holes in clouds

11/29/2021
This month numerous “punch holes” were spotted in clouds around the Midwest. We talk with our Weather Guys about clouds and take a look ahead with a winter weather forecast.

Duration:00:32:27

Transforming farmland

11/29/2021
About a quarter of greenhouse emissions are created from our food, agricultural and land-use systems. Two agriculture and climate experts talk about how farmers - with the soil they till - can store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Duration:00:41:08

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