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 28 & 29 - 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.

August 4 & 5  - 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. (repeat)

August 11 & 12 - Skill Trades Gap -  A review of skilled trades issues across the state and region, with an update on work programs and education initiatives designed to address them. (repeat)

August 18 & 19  -  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)

August 25 & 26 - Prescription Drug Prices - A discussion of what drives the cost of prescription drug prices amid the controversy over exorbitant pricing.  Topics include what might be done to make them more affordable nationally and locally, e.g., an effort by the ‘Marquette Community Foundation’ to bring down the cost of insulin.

September 1 & 2  -  Social Media - Social Issues - 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 

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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NMU Leadership Perspectives

Aug 25, 2012

An interview with recently appointed Northern Michigan University President David Haynes and Provost Paul Lang on the current condition of state colleges and universities, NMU’s place among them and strategies going forward.

Michigan's Returning Veterans

Aug 18, 2012

Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen provides an update on issues and programs with an emphasis on the challenges in providing assistance to veterans returning from the Mid-East mission now that U.S. military involvement is winding down. (Repeat from July)

Affordable Care Act Update

Aug 11, 2012

Explores latest developments in the healthcare law, including implications of the Supreme Court ruling, impact on and response from states, changes to Medicare and other issues. Features Elder Law Attorney and Medicare expert Paul Sturgul.

Michigan's Returning Veterans

Jul 31, 2012
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Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen provides an update on issues and programs with an emphasis on the challenges in providing assistance to veterans returning from the Mid-East mission now that U.S. military involvement is winding down.

Library Scholarship

Jul 8, 2012
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This week on Media Meet, Florida State University emeritus professor and modern print culture historian Wayne Wiegand shares his unique viewpoint on the role public libraries have played in American life. Also featured are NMU Dean of Academic Information Services Darlene Walch and Peter White Public Library Director Pam Christensen. (Repeat from May)

Marquette Regional History Center

Jul 1, 2012
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The history of an historical society, a look at its operations, activities, and features and functions of its new headquarters. (Repeat from February) [The episode originally scheduled for this week, Post Office Issues, has been canceled.]

On Books and Writing

Jun 25, 2012
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A discussion of writing, teaching and ideas with acclaimed Upper Peninsula author John Smolens. Topics include the process of crafting a book and combining history and fiction.

Lake Eutrophication

Jun 19, 2012

Natural or artificial substances, such as nitrates and sewage, can have harmful effects when added to lakes and aquatic systems. A case in point is Ishpeming's oxygen starved Lake Bancroft. Retired Wisconsin DNR researcher, now private consultant, Douglas Knauer discusses the problem and lake restoration projects in this episode of Media Meet.

A President Leaves NMU

Jun 13, 2012

A conversation on higher education and related topics, including a review of issues and events at Northern Michigan University during the past eight years, with outgoing President Les Wong, as he prepares to take the helm at San Francisco State.

Regional Air Service

Jun 3, 2012

An update on Sawyer International airport covering passenger and cargo activity, its role in the local economy, multi-modal facilities and the effort nationwide to maintain viable regional air service. (Repeat from April)

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