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       

July 8 & 9 - College to Work - A discussion of hiring trends and job issues for college graduates with Michigan State University ‘Collegiate Employment Research Institute’ Director Philip Gardener, who is also an expert on Millennials in the workplace.

July 15 & 16 - Restoring a Ghost Town - How does one make a cultural resource out of a ghost town?  We'll put that question to members of the 'Keweenaw Historical Society,' which has been restoring period homes in the town of Central, a former Copper Country mining community.

July 22 & 23 - Diabetes Update - Upper Peninsula residents with Diabetes make up about 9% of the population, but numbers appear to have increased statewide, putting more people at risk for related conditions, ranging from heart disease to blindness.  Prevention and self-management remain key weapons against the disease. We'll look at the latest information and strategies.

July 29 & 30 - Advance Care Planning - The state contractor for a new Advance Care Planning program discusses its effect on patient choice, end of life healthcare decisions, healthcare costs and other matters. The program helps individuals decide on the care received if unable to speak for oneself. (repeat)

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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Wildlife Roundtable

Oct 22, 2017
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Guests discuss how moose have fared in the Upper Peninsula since the 1980s ‘Moose Lift.’ Where are they now, what have we learned about them, and what’s their future? 

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A conversation with former eleven term Upper Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak on his book, For All Americans, the story behind the Stupak Amendment and passage of the “Affordable Care Act.”

Managing Utilities

Oct 9, 2017
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Michigan Public Service Commissioner Norm Saari discusses the changing landscape of electric utilities, including resource planning, distributed generation and related topics. 

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An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District.

Rep. Scott Dianda

Aug 28, 2017
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A look at business development, jobs, education, healthcare and other issues and topics with the Upper Peninsula's 110th District House member, representing six counties and a part of another. Three of those Western U.P. counties rate among the most economically challenged in the state.

A look at online threats to children and efforts to boost social media awareness among parents and concerned adults.
 

A review of factors informing an upcoming ballot proposal to update the public library in Marquette. The proposal calls for a $4.2 million bond over 15 years. The vote is Tuesday, August 8. 

Wind Energy

Jun 28, 2017
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The leader in the deployment of large-scale renewable energy is examined, along with current headwinds -- political, environmental and aesthetic. 

Elder Abuse

Jun 15, 2017
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It’s a crime that affects our communities every day. Experts discuss the frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. Guests: Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Long-Term Care Programs Director Mark Bomberg, Retired UPCAP Quality Assurance Specialist Cathy Klintworth, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto and Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese.

Broadband Project

May 15, 2017
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An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University.

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