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 "Transcendent Kingdom" (also UW-Madison's 2021-2022 Go Big Read ) Yaa Gyasi Thursday, October 28 **More books and details to come!
The Lasting Effects Of Women Getting The Vote
Women have been able to vote nationwide for more than 100 years. We talk about how that has changed both politics and society.
The Women’s March Of 1913
The day before Woodrow Wilson’s presidential inauguration, thousands of women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue. Their objective — a national constitutional amendment to give women the vote. A new book looks at the event through the eyes of three women who were involved.
Caring For Sick And Injured Wildlife
The pandemic has made it difficult to find places for birds and animals in distress. We talk with two wildlife rehabilitators about what they do and why centers must limit who they can help. We also talk about what you should do if you find an animal or bird that is sick or injured.
Summer Fishing Update
Fishing license purchases were up considerably in 2020 and that trend is expected to continue this season. We talk with a fish biologist about what conditions are like this year and pass on some tips to increase your odds of being successful.
Pet Care: Overcoming Fears With Desensitization Training
Some dogs have extreme reactions to things in their environment, from other dogs to loud noises. We talk with a professional trainer about techniques that will help desensitize your pet and make things easier for both of you.
Weather Guys: The Buzzwords Of The Summer? Steamy, Humid, Heavy
When there's summer there is sun, but lately there's also been a lot of icky, sticky humidity. We talk about whether high humidity days are on the rise, what climate change is doing to summer temperatures and more with our weather guests.