Media Meet

Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 3:30 p.m.

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       

August 30 & 31 - Legislative Update

Special host Walt Lindala talks with House Representative Sara Cambensy and area news reporters on the latest in Lansing and around the state. We discuss the passage of "Return to Learn" legislation, pandemic-related budgets, and more. Guests include Lisa Bowers, of the Marquette Mining Journal and Nick Friend of WLUC-TV.

September 6 & 7 -  Digital Preservation: Saving Cultural History

A program on applying digital technology to archives, museums and libraries and the issues raised thereby. While increasing access to the resources available, it might also make them vulnerable to corruption and loss, threatening our cultural heritage. There are also issues of licensing and cost.(#1909)

September 13 & 14 – Vatican Science

A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. (repeat from 2017)

September 20 & 21 – Animal Welfare

A conversation about state and local animal welfare and control measures as they apply mainly to dogs. Tips on having a dog and pet resources will be covered, along with relevant statutes and other public
issues and information. (repeat)

September 27 & 28 – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  

Discussion of a baffling and often misrepresented condition affecting up to 2.5-million Americans.  Topics include the signs and symptoms, possible causes, research history and contemporary efforts to control it. (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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Vatican Science

Sep 14, 2020
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A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. Our guest is acclaimed Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno.

Legislative Update

Sep 3, 2020
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Special host Walt Lindala talks with House Representative Sara Cambensy and area news reporters on the latest in Lansing and around the state. We discuss the passage of "Return to Learn" legislation, pandemic-related budgets, and more. Guests include Lisa Bowers, of the Marquette Mining Journal and Nick Friend of WLUC-TV.

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  A look at the popularity and influence of Social Media in public and private life.  The panel will discuss the risks involved in Social Media, as well as the benefits, and what's being done to make users less vulnerable.

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Universities across the country have been working diligently on how to re-open campuses and return to face to face instruction. We'll talk with NMU President Fritz Erickson, MTU President Richard Koubek, and LSSU President Rodney Hanley on their plans and what they're expecting.

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Talking through efforts on campus to reopen and bring faculty, students and staff back safely. Guests include Mike Bath and Cindy Paavola, Co-Directors of the NMU Emergency Response Team

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More people have been tuned in over the past few months to news programs, looking for the latest information on the coronavirus and an ever changing landscape of guidelines, executive orders, and information. We connect with local media leaders covering coronavirus, the challenges, the changes and the impact on the industry.

Guests: Andrew LaCombe — Assistant News Director, WLUC
Walt Lindala — News Director, mediaBrew Communications
Ben Raymond — News Director, WJMN

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Coronavirus numbers are once again on the rise in many areas across the country, we check in with the Marquette County Health Department on testing and contact tracing.  Plus, we talk with the Delta County Sheriff on the Governor's new Executive Order, how they're enforcing the use of masks in public spaces. Guests include:  Dr. Kevin Piggott, Marquette County Health Department, Sheriff Edward Oswald, Delta County Sheriff's Department.

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The ADA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month - we’ll take a look back at the last 30 years and also look forward to the next 30 years. How SAIL is celebrating and honoring the milestone - and how you can participate with them.Guests:
Sarah Peurakoski — Executive Director, SAIL
Lucy Wilcox — Accessibility Services Coordinator & ADA Certified Coordinator, SAIL

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Major insurance changes will impact every driver in the state of Michigan beginning July 2, 2020. We talk with experts on what you need to do now to avoid possibly paying more for your coverage.

Guests: Ryan Nummela — President/Owner, Elder Agency
Jill Stagliano — Partner, Iron Range Agency
Curt Hewitt — Managing Partner, Medicare Supplement Insurance Service, Inc. (MSIS)
Beau LaFave (R) — State Representative, 108 District

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Guest Paul Sturgul explains changes and updates to Medicaid and Medicare due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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