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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NMU Leadership Perspectives

Aug 25, 2012

An interview with recently appointed Northern Michigan University President David Haynes and Provost Paul Lang on the current condition of state colleges and universities, NMU’s place among them and strategies going forward.

Michigan's Returning Veterans

Aug 18, 2012

Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen provides an update on issues and programs with an emphasis on the challenges in providing assistance to veterans returning from the Mid-East mission now that U.S. military involvement is winding down. (Repeat from July)

Affordable Care Act Update

Aug 11, 2012

Explores latest developments in the healthcare law, including implications of the Supreme Court ruling, impact on and response from states, changes to Medicare and other issues. Features Elder Law Attorney and Medicare expert Paul Sturgul.

Michigan's Returning Veterans

Jul 31, 2012
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Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen provides an update on issues and programs with an emphasis on the challenges in providing assistance to veterans returning from the Mid-East mission now that U.S. military involvement is winding down.

Library Scholarship

Jul 8, 2012
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This week on Media Meet, Florida State University emeritus professor and modern print culture historian Wayne Wiegand shares his unique viewpoint on the role public libraries have played in American life. Also featured are NMU Dean of Academic Information Services Darlene Walch and Peter White Public Library Director Pam Christensen. (Repeat from May)

Marquette Regional History Center

Jul 1, 2012
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The history of an historical society, a look at its operations, activities, and features and functions of its new headquarters. (Repeat from February) [The episode originally scheduled for this week, Post Office Issues, has been canceled.]

On Books and Writing

Jun 25, 2012
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A discussion of writing, teaching and ideas with acclaimed Upper Peninsula author John Smolens. Topics include the process of crafting a book and combining history and fiction.

Lake Eutrophication

Jun 19, 2012

Natural or artificial substances, such as nitrates and sewage, can have harmful effects when added to lakes and aquatic systems. A case in point is Ishpeming's oxygen starved Lake Bancroft. Retired Wisconsin DNR researcher, now private consultant, Douglas Knauer discusses the problem and lake restoration projects in this episode of Media Meet.

A President Leaves NMU

Jun 13, 2012

A conversation on higher education and related topics, including a review of issues and events at Northern Michigan University during the past eight years, with outgoing President Les Wong, as he prepares to take the helm at San Francisco State.

Regional Air Service

Jun 3, 2012

An update on Sawyer International airport covering passenger and cargo activity, its role in the local economy, multi-modal facilities and the effort nationwide to maintain viable regional air service. (Repeat from April)

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