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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Young and Muslim in America

May 28, 2012

This week on Media Meet, host Bill Hart speaks with author and teacher Moustafa Bayoumi, who describes problems for young Arab and Muslim Americans who are forging lives in a country where others sometimes mistake them for an enemy. (Aired February 26, 2012)

Michigan Veteran Affairs

May 28, 2012

This week on Media Meet, host Bill Hart talks with Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen, who 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. (Aired April 22, 2012)

Upstreaming Marquette General Hospital

May 28, 2012

This week on Media Meet, host Bill Hart leads a discussion of a proposal to continue improvements to Marquette General Hospital by merging with a larger partner and becoming a for-profit institution. (Originally aired March 18, 2012)

Congressman Dan Benishek

May 28, 2012

A conversation with Upper Michigan’s U.S. Representative on key issues during his freshman term and what he sees as the challenges beyond 2012. (Aired April 8, 2012)

Senator Carl Levin

May 28, 2012

U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D) visits the U.P. to discuss current issues facing the American people and Michigan residents. Topics will includes budgets, jobs, economy, education, elections and more. (Aired April 1, 2012)

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