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Larry Meiller

Wisconsin Public Radio

It's a break in the day that gives a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics. Larry and his producer, Jim Packard, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful topics.

It's a break in the day that gives a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics. Larry and his producer, Jim Packard, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful topics.
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Location:

Madison, MI

Description:

It's a break in the day that gives a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics. Larry and his producer, Jim Packard, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

800-642-1234


Episodes

Checking In With The Editor of "Our Wisconsin" Magazine

10/23/2017
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Wisconsin has lots of great stories and some of them are explored in the pages of the magazine, Our Wisconsin." We talk with the editor to hear about the latest edition, and get tips for the best places to check out Wisconsin's fall colors. Where do you go to check out fall colors? What is your favorite diner in Wisconsin? What was the best thing you did over the summer? Join our conversation by emailing ideas@wpr.org , posting on the Ideas Network Facebook page and tweeting at @lmeillershow...

Duration: 00:34:37


Science Update: Why Leaves Change Colors

10/23/2017
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As fall sweeps through the state, it brings with it a wave of color as the leaves turn. Join us as we talk with a chemistry professor about what's behind this process. We also look ahead to the Wisconsin Science Festival and discuss other headlines in the science world. What are you seeing as the leaves change? Are you planning on taking part in the Wisconsin Science Festival? What do you think of moves to roll back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era policy meant to curb greenhouse gas...

Duration: 00:38:49


Garden Talk: Fall Activity In Prairie Gardens

10/21/2017
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Even though fall is sweeping across Wisconsin, there’s still plenty of opportunities to do some work in prairie gardens. We talk with an ecologist about dormant prairie seeding plus look at native garden designs and find out how to integrate wildflowers and grasses into a space.

Duration: 01:13:26


Home Improvement: Tips For Hiring A Chimney Sweep

10/19/2017
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As temperatures cool down, many homeowners are looking forward to lighting a toasty fire in their fireplace. However, proper maintenance of chimneys and fireplaces is key and can help protect against unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisonings. Join us as we talk with our guest home inspector about national standards for proper cleaning and get tips about hiring a chimney sweep.

Duration: 01:13:28


Insect Update: Fall Activity

10/18/2017
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As the heat of summer fades away and fall continues, some insects are moving indoors, much to the displeasure of homeowners. We talk about insects associated with this behavior, such as box elder bugs, Asian lady beetles, brown marmorated stink bugs and cluster flies.

Duration: 01:13:16


How To Raise Mentally Strong Children

10/17/2017
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Healthy and happy - those are two things parents and grandparents want for young people, but one more thing to add to that list is "mentally strong." We talk with a guest psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker about the value in raising children with mental muscle so they can grow into healthy strong adults and get suggestions on how adults can become mental strength trainers for young people.

Duration: 00:36:11


Learning More About Jan Karon's Latest Addition To The 'Mitford' Novels

10/17/2017
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Mitford, North Carolina is a fictional small town, where, as its residents say - they "take care of their own." It's also the small town where The New York Times bestselling Mitford novels take place. Join us as we talk to about author Jan Karon about her latest work in the series,“To Be Where You Are.” We also learn about her journey as a writer and find out how she develops her characters.

Duration: 00:37:02


Physical Therapy Advice: Hypermobility In Adolescents

10/16/2017
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We talk with our physical therapists about joint hypermobility syndrome in adolescents, a genetic syndrome characterized by excessive range of motion to joints. People with this are sometimes called double-jointed.

Duration: 01:12:27


Garden Talk: Extending The Season For Vegetables

10/14/2017
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Gardeners like to keep their gardens growing for as long as possible. We talk to our guest about how to extent the growing season and get some tips on planting garlic and bulbs.

Duration: 01:12:46


Stories Of Fighting Autoimmune Illnesses

10/12/2017
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We take a look at what can happen when people struggling with chronic, autoimmune illnesses, look at complementary or alternative strategies. The author of a new book talks about her son’s medical problems and others who have also looked to different treatments.

Duration: 00:36:18


4-H In Wisconsin

10/12/2017
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Head, heart, hands and health – since 1902 this has meant 4-H for many. We talk to two representatives from Wisconsin’s 4-H program about what’s new in the organization.

Duration: 00:37:24


Cranes: A Sign Of Fall

10/11/2017
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Our guest from the International Crane Foundation talks about how our Wisconsin cranes are preparing for the winter. We also hear an update on how young whooping cranes bred in captivity are surviving in the wild.

Duration: 00:34:57


Land Trusts in Wisconsin

10/11/2017
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There are nearly 50 Land Trusts in Wisconsin, they work to conserve natural resources. We talk to two organizers about what trusts are, their purpose and how they can be formed.

Duration: 00:38:43


Rebuilding America’s Communities

10/10/2017
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What is the difference between small towns where you want to live and small towns where you want to leave? We talk about what it takes to build a successful community with the author of a new book that looks at towns across America.

Duration: 00:35:57


Financial Planning For Your Retirement

10/10/2017
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Whether you have years to go before you retire or its right around the corner, financial planning is important. We talk with an investment advisor about financial strategies that will serve your retirement.

Duration: 00:37:32


Talking About Assisted Living In Wisconsin

10/9/2017
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There comes a time in our lives when a move to an assisted living facility may be the best option for our health and well-being. When that time comes, it helps to have plenty of good information at your fingertips. Our guests discuss assisted living options in Wisconsin, how to choose a facility that’s right for you or a loved one, and how these services are paid for.

Duration: 00:35:20


UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank Talks Budget, Campus Climate, And More

10/9/2017
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank joins the program to talk about the latest news from the university, including the impact of a new state budget, new campus climate measures, and the launch of a program aimed at providing free tuition for first-generation college students transferring to UW from a two-year school or technical college.

Duration: 00:38:05


Garden Talk: The Buckthorn Problem

10/7/2017
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The invasive buckthorn shrub has invaded every area of the state. On this edition of Garden Talk we look at ways we can try to control it. We also talk about how to move woody, container plants in for the winter. Have you had any luck in controlling buckthorn on your property? Do you have questions about moving plants indoors for the winter? We'd like to hear from you, give us a call at 1-800-642-1234 or send an email to ideas-at-w-p-r-dot-org.

Duration: 01:13:51


Insurance 101

10/5/2017
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Insurance is complicated – where should you buy it, how much should you have, how do you know what covered? We talk with an experienced attorney about the ins and outs of insurance and how to hire a lawyer if you need one. What confused you about your insurance? Do you have questions about a claim? Join the conversation by calling 1-800-642-1234 or send an email to ideas-at-w-p-r-dot-org.

Duration: 01:13:11


Wildlife Update: Fall Bird Migration

10/4/2017
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There’s lots of movement in the bird world this time of year. Our wildlife experts are back to tell us what birds are in Wisconsin now and share some rare bird sightings. They also look at creating habitat for wildlife and tell us about some fun fall activates. What birds have you seen in your area? What outside activities are you looking forward to this fall? We’d like to hear from you, give us a call at 1-800-642-1234 or send an email to ideas-at- W-P-R-dot-org.

Duration: 01:13:15

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