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Join Larry Meiller every weekday morning from 11am to 12:30pm on WPR's Ideas Network stations
as he discusses environmental and consumer issues, gardening and helpful "how-to" topics with his guests. You can also enjoy an encore
broadcast of Garden Talk, Saturday mornings at 7am CT. If you'd like to get a sense of what goes on behind the scenes at the show, check out this profile of Judith in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Join Larry Meiller every weekday morning from 11am to 12:30pm on WPR's Ideas Network stations as he discusses environmental and consumer issues, gardening and helpful "how-to" topics with his guests. You can also enjoy an encore broadcast of Garden Talk, Saturday mornings at 7am CT.
If you'd like to get a sense of what goes on behind the scenes at the show, check out this profile of Judith in the Wisconsin State Journal.
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About Larry Meiller
Larry would probably do well on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." He knows about geography, science, meteorology, the environment, travel and leisure activities, consumer issues, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, computers, home repair, gardening, cooking, medicine, and more. After hosting a public radio program for 34 years, he's obviously picked up a lot of facts and figures.
For most of his workday, Larry teaches at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He advises about 100 undergraduate and several graduate students in the Department of Life Sciences Communication. He's assistant dean for undergraduate academic student affairs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and serves on several college and department committees.
But, he admits, the best part of his day is his 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. shift on the radio. "It's a break in my day that gives me a chance to sit back, meet interesting people and talk about interesting topics." Larry and his producer, Judith Siers-Poisson, tend to focus on environmental issues, consumer issues, and helpful "how-to" topics. "But I love to talk with Wisconsin authors," Larry says, "and I really enjoy my food and gardening shows, too."
Like he sounds on the radio, Larry is a nice guy: outgoing, friendly, knowledgeable, and curious. You can't see it, but you can hear that Larry enjoys his time on the radio. He's attentive, involved, and quick with a laugh or anecdote. "After all these years, I still have fun with the show. And I still enjoy talking with our listeners."
Garden Talk (archive)
Friday mornings at 11:00 and Saturday mornings at 7:00, Larry's program is devoted to one of the favorite pastimes of public radio listeners -- gardening! Each week a different guest expert with a gardening specialty joins Larry and answers the questions of listeners. Some guests are horticulture professors who can answer a wide variety of general gardening questions. Others are specialize in lawns, trees, fruits, vegetables, native plants, organic gardening and more.
You can e-mail a question on gardening ahead of time to email@example.com but not all e-mailed questions will be used on the air.
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