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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Marijuana Policy

Dec 18, 2017
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A look at how states have developed policies around the legalization of Marijuana since the federal government took a hand-off approach to such initiatives.  Featured guest is Lewis Koski, who helped develop the regulatory framework for Colorado, considered the test case for Marijuana states.

Unmet Needs

Dec 11, 2017
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Guests discuss the challenges of responding to the basic needs of community members unable to make ends meet. Guests: Marquette County Salvation Army Captain Doug Winters, U.P. St. Vincent de Paul Executive-Director Laurie Schmit, and Room at the Inn Executive Director Douglas Russell. (Repeat from December 2016)

CWD Update

Dec 4, 2017
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A program focusing on continuing efforts to prevent the spread of ‘Chronic Wasting Disease’ in deer.  Topics include the science of CWD, recent changes in the law governing cross border issues, a new study on deer migration patterns, and a new emphasis on monitoring deer during hunting season.

Basic Elder Law

Nov 26, 2017
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A discussion of  fundamental topics in Elder Law, including estate planning, wills, trusts and probate; pensions, finance and debt management, powers of attorney, healthcare issues, long-term care and similar matters.

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Candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 109, Democrat Sara Cambensy and Republican Rich Rossway, debate local and state issues before the November 7 election in a special 1-hour program produced with WLUC-TV and the Mining Journal. 

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Former 9-term Upper Michigan Congressman discusses issues related to the Las Vegas massacre, Russian meddling in the last general election, healthcare reform, tax-cut proposals, the Equifax hack and other topics.

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.

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