Media Meet

Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by Bill Hart, this weekly public affairs program delves into the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes Region. During the half-hour program, local media representatives, community leaders and special guests of regional, national and international prominence engage in intelligent discussion and candid debate regarding topics of local interest.

Media Meet Schedule       

September 2 & 3 - Youth Substance Abuse Prevention - Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in Middle School, High School and College age youth.

September 9 & 10 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention - A program on Michigan’s leading cause of death among teens and young adults on the occasion of a Marquette County produced documentary film aimed at awareness, hope and prevention.

September 16 & 17 - ‘Peter White Public Library’ Tax Proposal - Discussion of a local November ballot proposal to recoup $224,000 in tax repeal funding losses that would restore important services.  The measure would appear on the ballot in five of the library’s service areas. 

September 23 & 24 - Neighborhood Business - A review of legislative proposals by Michigan House Democrats to support small businesses and entrepreneurship.  The package—  dubbed 'Neighborhood Business, Neighborhood Growth'—  includes a small business preference in state procurement, a retirement insurance option, and a new state services office aimed solely at small business owners. (repeat)

September 30 & October 1 - Global Issues on Aging - A look at the recent United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Aging, focusing on a proposed charter for the ‘Rights of the Elderly.’  Topics include elder independence and autonomy, long-term and palliative care, and other issues.  

Airs Sundays at 7:30 am et Repeats Mondays at 3:30 pm et

Program topics are subject to change in order to cover timely news and events. Media Meet podcasts available at WNMUFM.ORG                  

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Vatican Science

Jun 25, 2018
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A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. Our guest is acclaimed Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno.

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A look at the different forms and needs of Homelessness in the Marquette community. This discussion will look at transitional housing, emergency shelters, low-income housing, mobility impaired residents and hospice patients and what local groups are doing to serve the various housing needs.

Outdoor Update

Jun 11, 2018
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A conversation with Michigan DNR Deputy Director Bill O'Neill on current outdoor issues and topics. A 31-year DNR veteran, O’Neill administers divisions that oversee wildlife and fisheries, state forests and parks, minerals and law enforcement.

Summer Hazards

Jun 3, 2018
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This episode seeks to expand awareness of hazards related to summer activity, from heat stroke to getting lost in the woods. All the alerts, warnings and cautionary messages typical of summer, in one program. (originally aired 7/13/15)

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The discussion about voter access, integrity and accountability continues with Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma, Marquette City Clerk Kris Hazeres and retired NMU political science Professor Robert Kulisheck. Single party voting, polls, and gerrymandering are addressed.  

A survey of proposals aimed at increasing voter response.  Topics include voter behavior, a proposed constitutional amendment to lift certain voter restrictions in Michigan,  and efforts to address issues with political gerrymandering.   

Discussion of a baffling and often misrepresented condition affecting up to 2.5 million Americans. Topics include the signs and symptoms, possible causes, research history and contemporary efforts to control it. Guests: Family Physician Scott Doughty, CFS patient and activist Kelly Parks, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck. (this episode was postponed from February)

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A look at how children grieve the loss of a friend or loved one and constructive efforts to help them through it. Guests: Upper Peninsula Children's Bereavement Network Board Member Jean Hetrick, Camp Star Assistant Director Martha Process, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones, and Marquette Area Public Schools Counselor Patti Kawarski. 

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Interview with State Representative Sara Cambensy, elected to finish the term of the late John Kivela. Topics include state politics, House rules and practices, current issues and activities. Media guest: Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. 

Year in Review 2017

Jan 10, 2018
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A panel of area journalists looks back on the year’s key news stories.

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