Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:05am
Research by Scott Sanders, a professor in the mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering departments at UW-Madison, has shown that in situations where people can social distance, three-layered masks are best, with cotton for the internal layer, a non-woven synthetic for the middle and an outer layer of polyester.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 10:30am
Regular guest Bill Volkert, shares some summer nesting bird observations. He talks about why you don't hear birds as often in the summer and what to feed hummingbirds and oriels.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:35am
Boswell Books owner Daniel Goldin's top 10 favorite books from lesser-known authors tell stories of division based on race, class, gender and societal inequities.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:50pm
Invasive plant experts Mark Renz and Kelly Kearns offer tips on how to control and abolish some of Wisconsin's pestier invasive plants.
Monday, June 22, 2020, 9:35am
Wisconsin is home to hundreds of the more than 5,000 known species of dragonflies and damselflies that belong to the Odonata order. They lay claim to an existence that predates dinosaurs.
Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:45am
Whether you’re growing a vegetable garden for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, when you’re working with a small space, you’ll likely need to get creative with your approach.
Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:30am
Karla Bloem, executive director of the International Owl Center, has clues for identifying distinctive characteristics of five owls you can hear around Wisconsin.
Friday, June 5, 2020, 12:15pm
Larry Meiller gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into hosting his radio show from home.
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:00am
Astronomy expert and regular guest of "The Larry Meiller Show" Paul Kinzer talks about new astronomy books he likes, and some older ones that he likes to re-read.
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:40am
Looking for a good book? Wildlife writers share some of their favorites.
Monday, May 18, 2020, 8:00am
Because of the threat of the spread from COVID-19, the grand reopening of the International Crane Foundation that was scheduled for late June will be pushed back likely until the fall.
Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:00am
Some of the most common concerns doctors hear from patients relates to their gut health — gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea — but it’s not always the easiest or most comfortable conversation to start.
Friday, May 8, 2020, 5:55am
Over the last few weeks, maybe you’ve noticed a fat bumblebee circling the bluebells or creeping Charlie in your yard, or a sweat bee foraging on violets.
Monday, April 20, 2020, 1:30pm
Physical therapists Lori Thein Brody and Jill Thein Nisssenbaum are having to grow accustomed to the work-from-home lifestyle that has become a new reality for many. Used to a more active job that requires getting up and moving with patients, these physical therapists, like many of their patients, are now sitting and making phone calls for much of the day.
Saturday, April 11, 2020, 9:35am
As the weather warms up and you look for ways to get out of the house and get some fresh air and exercise, biking has likely come to mind.
Friday, April 10, 2020, 8:50am
Entomologist PJ Liesch said with a few exceptions, spiders are predators who tend to feed on insects. They're a helpful kind of roommate, providing free pest control. Around the globe, spiders eat between 400 million and 800 million metric tons of insect prey.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:45am
During normal times, many find solace in the garden. During a pandemic, as we retreat to our homes, a garden can offer even greater comfort — a place to use your hands when you're unable to give loved ones a hug and an outlet to watch something grow when you can’t leave your home to do many of the things you once did.
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:45am
Dr. Toby Campbell is an advocate for palliative care, which comprises a team of caregivers tasked with executing the wishes of their patient who has a serious illness.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:00am
The prairie is recognized as one of the rarest plant communities in the world.
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:00pm
Are you searching for something new to do in the snow? The Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede in Rice Lake will certainly be of interest.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:40pm
A trip to see "YAO YAO" at UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium will take you and your family on an enchanting adventure.
Monday, January 13, 2020, 3:00pm
A horticulturist says winter pruning, perusing gardening catalogs and researching plant trends will keep you plenty busy during the slower gardening months this winter.
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 6:30am
Exercise has long been touted as one of the first defenses against poor health. We know it's good for us. But what impact does that actually have on how we age? Author and journalist Judy Foreman explores that question in her new book, "Exercise is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging.
Friday, January 3, 2020, 1:35pm
In her recent book, "Grow in the Dark," author, blogger and houseplant guru Lisa Eldred Steinkopf explains that growers should first determine what kind of light accessibility they have in areas of their home where they want to grow plants.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:30pm
The 2020 Census is approaching with a goal of counting everyone in the U.S. But along with that comes the risk of scams. Two DATCP officials say there are ways to verify the legitimacy of a census survey or census workers.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:00pm
Winter is a great time for the Christmas bird count, which helps identify where birds are after migration. But winter is also the time to spy nuthatches, bald eagles, long-tailed ducks, northern juncos and snowy owls.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6:00am
Wisconsin's take on the big ball drop New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York City.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6:00am
It's likely you've been there, you slide behind the wheel, turn the key and you find your battery is dead. Do you remember how to jump-start your battery? What if you have a hybrid?
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 10:55am
Do you find yourself picking out wine by the label? Here are some suggestions for holiday wine and mocktails from Rob Lewis, a Le Cordon Bleu Certified Sommelier.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:35pm
Cold weather has arrived early this year — but there is a plus! You can use the cold air to help you determine where your house needs help. Regular guest John Freiburger recently sent us a winter check list of items to evaluate when it’s cold out.