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. Executive producer Jill Nadeau and producer Clara Neupert 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. Executive producer Jill Nadeau and producer Clara Neupert 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

Living with grief after the death of a loved one

2/6/2023
We’ll all experience the death of loved ones in our lifetime. We hear from thanatologist Janet McCord about the grieving process. Janet also shares resources for people living with grief.

Duration:00:35:28

Exploring options for funerals and environmentally-conscious burials; A state program that helps pay for funeral, cemetery and crematory expenses

2/6/2023
We talk about funeral and burial options available for Wisconsinites, including some that are environmentally friendly. Plus, we learn about a state program that helps cover the cost of funeral services.

Duration:00:36:47

Garden Talk: Time for the Garden Expo

2/3/2023
The PBS Wisconsin Garden Expo is coming up on February 10 through the 13 in Madison. We talk about what you can find there and also look at winter burn, pruning and a new disease called lipstick rust.

Duration:01:13:21

Consumer Protection: Top Ten Consumer Complaints in 2022

2/2/2023
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) receives tens of thousands of requests for assistance, information, and resources each year. We look at what kinds of complaints were received most often in 2022. We also talk about what you should know before buying an over-the-counter hearing aid.

Duration:01:13:16

Wildlife Wednesday: Now is the time to feed birds

2/1/2023
Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds, and now is the perfect time to feed some of them. Wildlife ecologist Scott Craven is back to tell us how to keep our feathered friends well-fed. He’ll also fill us in on a variety of other wildlife issues.

Duration:01:19:23

Our Wisconsin winter issue: Bridge building, Buddy Holly and round barns

1/31/2023
Vernon County is home to 15 round barns. In the latest issue of Our Wisconsin, we learn about the man behind most of them. Plus, the story of a bridge-building couple and Buddy Holly’s visit to Wisconsin.

Duration:00:33:22

"More Than Words" chronicles a writing life, gives advice for aspiring authors

1/31/2023
There’s a lot more to being an author than arranging words on a page. Wisconsin writer Jerry Apps shares his tips on the profession. We also hear about the career-long journey that took Apps from the schoolhouse to the book tour.

Duration:00:40:12

Weather Guys: Rivers in the atmosphere, tracking lightning and the ice in the Antarctic

1/30/2023
Some atmospheric rivers carry an amount of water vapor equivalent to the flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Weather Guys tell us more about these sky rivers.

Duration:00:34:20

Initiative seeks to strengthen the use of clean energy in Wisconsin; gather community input

1/30/2023
Clean energy means getting power from sources like the sun, wind and heat from the earth. We learn more about an initiative looking to bolster clean energy use in Wisconsin.

Duration:00:38:50

Garden Talk: Healthy orchids

1/27/2023
Orchids need different growing conditions than other houseplants. We talk with an expert about how to choose a plant and how to keep it happy.

Duration:01:13:21

Caring for your scalp

1/26/2023
There are different reasons for thinning hair. We talk with a dermatologist about causes and treatments. We also look at what you can do to heal dry, winter skin.

Duration:00:34:19

How a bald guy replanted his hair and restarted his life

1/26/2023
Hair loss can be life impacting for some people. We talk with the author of a new book about how being bald affected him and his experience traveling to Turkey to get hair transplants.

Duration:00:38:58

Tough tropical trees: Researcher explains how lightning influences tropical forests

1/25/2023
Tropical forests are one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. We talk with a plant community ecologist looking at the connection between lighting and some tough tropical trees.

Duration:00:32:48

Firewood banks use local natural resources to help keep communities warm

1/25/2023
Firewood banks are like food pantries, but for wood. We learn how wood banks might be a solution for people who struggle to heat their homes and broader rural communities facing poverty.

Duration:00:40:33

Pet care: How to keep your pet at a healthy weight

1/24/2023
Just like humans, it isn’t healthy for a cat or dog to weigh too much or too little. A vet tells us how to keep pets in good shape. Plus, the causes of stinky breath in cats and dog.

Duration:01:13:22

Want to quit smoking? A UW center is here to help

1/23/2023
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, disability and disease in the United States, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We talk about quitting tobacco with the director of clinical service at UW-Madison Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.

Duration:01:13:34

Garden Talk: Winter pruning

1/20/2023
Winter is the perfect time to prune most trees and shrubs. We talk about which ones to prune, the best tools for the process, and how to figure out what to remove.

Duration:01:13:23

Taxes: What you need to know about energy credits and electric vehicles

1/19/2023
Every year brings changes to the tax code. We talk with our expert about what you need to know to file your 2022 returns and what you should know about energy credits for next year.

Duration:01:13:18

Insect update: Listening in on bug conversations

1/18/2023
Entomologists know that insects can communicate by performing actions like dancing or making a sound. We listen in on bugs’ conversations with expert PJ Liesch.

Duration:01:13:19

Legal update: How to find a lawyer, what to do if you get a traffic ticket and more

1/17/2023
Choosing a lawyer can be overwhelming and confusing. We talk with an experienced attorney about what to look for when finding someone to represent you. He also takes general law questions.

Duration:01:13:52