Hans Ahlström

Operations Manager/Program & Music Director/Continuity Coordinator/Program Producer and Web

Hans Ahlström is the host of several programs including the daily musical variety show Weekday, the mostly straight ahead jazz show Night Studio, the self explanatory Blues Today, and the eclectic Sound Spectrum. You can also hear Hans as the local host of NPR's All Things Considered news magazine. He also helps manage Public Radio 90's web content, interviews local and visiting writers and artists, works with NMU student interns, and writes the occasional news story.

Ways to Connect


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. 

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 5 cents in the past week to about $2.88 per gallon.
The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 45 cents more than at the same point last year.
Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.73 per gallon in the Traverse City area. The highest was in the Marquette area at about $3.06 a gallon.
The Detroit-area's average was about $2.92 per gallon, about the same as last week and two weeks ago.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wisconsin man with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair is creating an app he hopes will make traveling more accessible for those with disabilities. The Leader-Telegram reports that Gabriel Schlieve spent several weeks in Swaziland developing the "Rebel Traveler's Guide to the World" app through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Reciprocal Exchange. He plans to first start adding accessibility information about Eau Claire, the Twin Cities and Chicago.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new non-partisan, nonprofit political group is hoping to improve ethics in Wisconsin politics. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that LeaderEthics-Wisconsin is committed to ensuring political leaders at the statewide and national levels are handling issues in an ethical way. The organization recently held an event where former state lawmakers discussed their experiences with ethics in politics.

The Mercury News

Jefferson City, MO. (ap) — National Democrats have doubled their spending for state legislative elections in an attempt to chip away at the republican dominance in state capitols.
    Republicans also are spending more on state House and Senate races than they did during the election cycle two years ago.
    The state legislative races are a focal point this year because the parties want to better position themselves for 2020, the final election before the next round of redistricting.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials are preparing to relocate six to eight mainland wolves to Isle Royale National Park, a first step toward rebuilding a depleted population of the predators that help keep the Lake Superior island's ecology in balance.
    Superintendent Phyllis Green says federal, state and tribal specialists plan to trap the gray wolves in the U.P. and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation in Minnesota over the next six weeks.
    The animals will be given a health exam, fitted with tracking collars and flown to the park.

No injuries are reported following a fire at a Sawyer business. Forsythe Township Police and Fire Departments responded at 7:45pm Saturday to a fire at National Carbon Technologies on 4th Street. Firefighters spent several hours putting out the fire which was contained to the chimney area of the building. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

     Agencies assisting at the scene included Forsyth Township EMS, Marquette Township Fire… Skandia-West Branch Fire, Sands Township Fire, Sawyer ARF, Marquette County Sheriff, and Michigan State Police.


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. 


If you can point the finger at this guy, you're in

“All I ever did was sell beer and whiskey to our best people. All I ever did was supply a demand that was pretty popular. Why, the very guys that make my trade good are the ones that yell the loudest about me. Some of the leading judges use the stuff.”


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.