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!
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.
The African American Literature Book Club
We talk to the founder of a website dedicated to helping promote books written by and about people of African descent, along with independent, black-owned bookstores. He also shares his recommendations for nonfiction, fiction and children’s books.
Olympic Runner Calls For More Training For The Brain, Not Just The Body In Athletes
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.
Tax Time: Why Your 2020 Return Might Look Different
It's time to start thinking about your 2020 tax return, and much like everything else last year, it might be a bit more complicated. We talk with our tax expert about how to navigate unemployment, stimulus checks and more when filing your 2020 return.
UW Marching Band Director Shares His Music Journey
UW-Madison's associate director of bands joins us to talk about his musical influences over the years, from popular R&B to classical music favorites.
Garden Talk: Tools Of The Trade
The right tools for the job can make a big difference. We talk with a gardening expert about the tools that make her job easier. We also talk about new plants and seeds to try in this season’s garden.