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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Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in Middle School, High School and College age youth.

Rep. John Kivela - A Legislative Update

Apr 26, 2017

A conversation with upper Michigan's 109th District Representative regarding regional and state issues. Host: Walt Lindala. Media Guests: Mining Journal Reported Kelsie Thompson, Fox U.P. Anchor Justin Razavi.

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What does the U.P.'s Energy future look like? We talk to officials about the changing energy industry, new Upper Peninsula generation, planning and related topics. Guests: Marquette Board of Light & Power Director Paul Kitti, Engineering Consultant John Reynolds, and Board Member Jerry Irby. Media guest Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.

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Hospice and palliative care physician Michael Grossman, and U.P. Home Health & Hospice Director Sharon Fries share insights on quality of life care and hospice.

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A one on one discussion with Elder Law Lawyer Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration. 

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A conversation on poetry and Upper Peninsula letters with the three yet to be announced Upper Peninsula laureate finalists for 2017-19. Program will include poetry readings, and the winner will be named.

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Michigan elected thirty-four new County Sheriffs in November of 2016, nine of them in the Upper Peninsula. We talk about the job, issues and ideas with Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt,Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter, and Alger County Sheriff Todd Brock.

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A discussion of current challenges, proposals and developments in providing Emergency Services for the Upper Peninsula.

Year in Review 2016

Jan 10, 2017
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Local journalists look back at the events that made Upper Peninsula headlines in 2016: national, state and local. Guests: WLUC-TV6 News Director Steve Asplund, Great Lakes Radio News director Walt Lindala, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.

Planned Parenthood

Dec 5, 2016

History, operations, politics and future of the country’s single largest provider of reproductive health services.  Program features Michigan Planned Parenthood President and CEO Lori Carpentier. 

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