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. Producers Jill Nadeau and 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.
Garden Talk: Preparing ornamental gardens for fall and winter
It’s time to start thinking about transitioning our gardens into the fall and winter seasons. We talk with an ornamental plant expert about fall gardening tasks and how to prepare for colder temperatures.
Home improvement: What to know about your roof
Having a sturdy roof with shingles that stay in place is essential to safe living space. We talk with a home improvement expert about what you need to know.
Supporting Wisconsin’s State Parks
It takes many volunteers to preserve and protect our state parks’ natural resources. We talk with a member of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks group about what they do, planned events, and how you can get involved.
Over 160 species of dragon and damselflies are found in Wisconsin. We learn more about them and talk about efforts to monitor them at the UW Arboretum.
Helping kids establish healthy sleep habits
Many kids have fallen into bad sleeping routines over the summer. We talk with a sleep expert about how to get them back into a regular schedule.
Mental Health: Work stress
Many US workers report they are stressed at work or feel burned out. We talk with a psychologist about ways to recover from work stress.