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 Jane Rotonda, along with producers Jill Nadeau and Natalie Guyette, 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. We’re starting a book club! It’s easy to join, and we’d sure be glad to have you. We'll read four books throughout the year, and then discuss them with the author on the show. Our theme is travel, whether it’s traveling the globe or visiting a different era or learning about a way of life that isn’t your own. It’s all about exploring something new and embracing the unfamiliar. So let’s turn the pages and go on a journey, together! BOOK AUTHOR SHOW DATE "The Geography of Bliss" Eric Weiner Thursday, March 25 *More books and details coming soon!
Snowmobiling is a fun and popular activity in Wisconsin, but it can also be dangerous. We talk with a Wisconsin DNR warden about what you need to know before you go out.
2021 Wetlands Science Conference
We talk about some of the topics being covered at the upcoming Wetlands Science Conference, including the importance of watersheds and creating more ethnic diversity in the outdoors.
Pet Care: Cabin Fever, Pets Get It Too
Humans can go a bit stir crazy when cooped up inside, it's the same for our dogs. We talk to an animal behaviorist about ways to engage your pet through tricks and exercises.
Weather Guys: Winter Frost Types And Snowfall
2020 was a year full of memorable and record-breaking weather events, from the most active hurricane season on record to more than 1,000 tornadoes. We recap 2020 weather events and talk through some winter weather features like hoar frost, rime frost, ice crystals and more.
Challenges In Using Plant Materials To Create More Wisconsin Products
UW–Madison and Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers are exploring turning plant material, like that used to make paper or switchgrass grown in fields, into synthetic materials such as plastic. We talk with two experts about the barriers to using these Wisconsin products to create bioproducts.
Garden Talk: Winter Pruning
Winter is the ideal time to prune most trees and shrubs. We talk with our expert about the best techniques and tools for the job. And we look at how to correctly plant a tree.