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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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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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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