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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

Garden Talk: Growing in greenhouses

1/14/2022
Wouldn’t it be nice to have fresh vegetables year round? We talk to a greenhouse builder and a horticulturist about how you can achieve just that.

Duration:01:13:35

Home improvement: Cold weather repairs

1/13/2022
Is your roof making ice faster than your refrigerator? If so, you have a problem, according to our regular home improvement expert. We will talk with a specialist about common cold temperature problems like ice dams, frozen pipes and leaky windows

Duration:01:13:33

Tap into sugaring

1/12/2022
Wisconsin is fourth in the nation for overall maple syrup production and produced more than 265,000 gallons of maple syrup last year. We talk with a fifth-generation syrup producer about a new grant to inform communities about sugaring and what it is like to tap a tree.

Duration:00:34:39

Bald eagle watching along the Wisconsin River

1/12/2022
After going completely virtual last year Bald Eagle Days is back with a hybrid event. We talk to two of the organizers about what is new this year and you can expect to see.

Duration:00:38:54

Using exercise to live with and beyond cancer

1/11/2022
Strength training and exercise can improve your mental and physical health before, during, and after cancer diagnosis and treatment. We talk to an expert in the field of exercise oncology about what the research shows and how it’s implemented in treatment plans.

Duration:00:37:53

Finding new ways to treat pain

1/11/2022
Opioids work very well for treating pain, but their use can also lead to addiction. We talk with a Wisconsin researcher who is developing new pain medications that don't trigger dependency.

Duration:00:35:43

Tech update: Making technology more accessible

1/10/2022
Three-quarters of people older than 65 said they needed someone else to set up their electronic devices and a third have little confidence in their ability to use electronics, according to a 2017 PEW research study. We’ll talk with a tech expert on how to overcome those hurdles.

Duration:01:13:31

Garden Talk: Preventing winter burn

1/7/2022
When exposed to severe conditions, some trees and shrubs can suffer from winter burn. We talk about how to recognize this common problem, how to prevent it, and how to save plants that have been damaged.

Duration:01:13:37

Look ahead at solar in 2022

1/6/2022
Wisconsin utilities installed more solar power in 2021 than any other year. We talk with the leader of a midwest renewable energy organization about solar production last year, and what we can expect in 2022.

Duration:00:34:38

Wisconsin lab researches relationship between crops and pests

1/6/2022
Wisconsin is the second-largest vegetable processing producer in the country. We are the leader in green bean, sweet corn and cranberries production. But with all those vegetables comes pests. We talk with the leader of a lab in Wisconsin that studies the innovations and problems between pests and crops.

Duration:00:38:50

Wildlife Update: Get involved in winter conservation

1/5/2022
Even in winter there are ways for people to get involved in conservation and wildlife activities. Two experts from UW-Madison talk about upcoming projects and new research on wildlife in Wisconsin.

Duration:01:13:28

100 years of Packer history

1/4/2022
It’s not easy to write about an organization as rich in history as the Green Bay Packers. But just a few years after the team's 100 year anniversary, the four volume Packer history has arrived. We talk with its author about the stories you thought you knew and some you didn't.

Duration:00:34:38

The benefits of bike friendly communities

1/4/2022
There are currently eighteen Bicycle Friendly Communities in Wisconsin. We talk about the benefits this distinction means to the cities and the people who live there.

Duration:00:38:56

Should Pleasure Be Defined As Guilty?

1/3/2022
Many of us look to so-called guilty pleasures when we are feeling stressed. We talk about why liking things that are considered a waste of time may actually be good for you.

Duration:00:33:38

Growing Up In A Small Town

1/3/2022
Connections in small towns run deep. We talk to an author about his experience growing up in the small Wisconsin town of Marshall, where he knew everyone and everyone knew him. We also talk about the importance of preserving local history.

Duration:00:39:57

Garden Talk: New Naturalism

12/31/2021
Many gardeners are embracing naturalistic plantings based on wild spaces. We talk with the director of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden about designing and growing landscapes that are true to nature.

Duration:01:13:30

A Buddhist Guide To Life

12/30/2021
For many, life is full of worry and that is especially true in the world we live in now. We talk about the philosophy of Buddhism and how some of the practices may help us deal with these anxieties.

Olympic Runner Calls For More Training For The Brain, Not Just The Body In Athletes

12/30/2021
Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas joins the show to talk about the toll being an elite athlete can take on mental health and her own battle with depression. She also shares her tips for chasing dreams, befriending pain and being the best version of you.

Duration:00:39:32

Diversifying The Great Outdoors

12/29/2021
Those who work for the Department of Natural Resources often grow up hunting, fishing and trapping. We talk with two wildlife biologists about the DNR’s efforts to diversify its workforce and its users. We also learn how to make a career out of working in natural resources and the great outdoors.

Duration:00:34:18

'The Gangsta Gardener' On Gardening As An Act Of Defiance

12/29/2021
We hear from the self-proclaimed 'gangsta gardener' about how becoming a gardener changed his life and how he's using it to change his community and bring food justice to others.

Duration:00:40:45