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.
The Weather Guys explain the ‘Triple-Dip’ La Niña
El Niño and La Niña are what we call year-to-year variations in sea surface level temperatures. La Niña has returned for the past three years. We talk about what the global phenomenon means for the weather in the Midwest. Plus, we talk about first freeze predictions.
Garden Talk: An English country garden
Have you dreamed of creating a classic English country garden? It’s not as easy as it may look. We talk with a horticulturist about how to plan and care for one. We also look at spring blooming bulbs and how to over winter cold sensitive plants.
Diversity Summit 2022: Honoring Indigenous Health
We take a look at the upcoming UW School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health Diversity Summit. This year’s topic is Honoring Indigenous Health: Past, Present and Future.
Revitalizing smalltowns through clean power
Rural communities are in decline. We talk with an environmentalist about how these communities can be revitalized through using clean energy technology locally.
Insect update: What mayflies can tell us about the environment, Fall pests invading the home
Mayflies are the world’s oldest winged insect and may have lots to tell scientists about the environment. We talk about mayflies plus cover insect activity in the fall.
Appleton police chief-elect on recruitment, training and diversity in today’s police force
The number of police officers in Wisconsin this year are at an all-time low since the Wisconsin Department of Justice started keeping track in 2008. We talk with Appleton’s police chief-elect about the importance of recruitment, training and diversity for Wisconsin’s police departments.