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 "Meet Me Halfway" (available through UW Press ) Jennifer Morales Thursday, June 24 *More books and details coming soon!
Garden Talk: Bumble Bees
Bumblebees are great pollinators for our gardens, but they are in trouble. We find out why these bees are so helpful and what we can do to help save them. We also talk about native plant gardening and what’s going on at the UW-Madison Arboretum.
Tax Time: Stimulus Check Q&A
We address the many questions that taxpayers have surrounding the stimulus checks with our tax expert. We also look at cryptocurrency, unemployment taxation and the direct charitable deduction.
The Work Of The Wisconsin Sea Grant
For 53 years, the Wisconsin Sea Grant partnership has been supporting the sustainable use of the Wisconsin Great Lakes. We talk to its director about the research, education and outreach the program has been conducting.
Wisconsin Water Week
Last year’s Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention was held virtually and it went so well organizers have gone bigger and better this year. Re-branded as Wisconsin Water Week, we talk to two of the organizers about what to expect from the conference.
Pet Care: Dental Health Month
What goes on in your pet’s mouth can affect their overall health. We talk about what to do and what not to do when it comes to caring for your pet’s teeth.
Weather Guys: Extreme Winter Weather From Cold To Texas Storm
Just as Wisconsin temps rise above zero once again, the state of Texas and other parts of the nation's heartland have experienced historic cold and snow leaving many Texans without power and heat. We talk with the weather guys about recent extreme winter weather in Wisconsin and around the nation.