Media Meet

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

Join new host Elizabeth Peterson for this weekly public affairs program that 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.

For more on Elizabeth Peterson, visit Public TV13's website

Media Meet Schedule       

November 3 & 4 - Distracted Driving - A look at the research and hazards that led to Michigan's 'texting while driving' ban, along with discussions of driving while eating or phoning, emerging laws and enforcement issues. (repeat)  

November 10 & 11 - Northern Michigan University Update - Change is the new normal.  We talk with NMU leadership about changes in demographics, the physical campus layout, state funding and new methods of learning extending beyond the classroom.

UPDATE Program Change - November 17 & 18 - Native American Heritage Month - November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month across the United States, a declaration signed by President George Bush in 1990.  Here in the Upper Peninsula the designation is sparking conversation and events celebrating, honoring and working toward a better system that protects the traditions and culture of indigenous people.  We look at the work being done, the events planned and what it takes to support tribal sovereignty and treaty rights.

November 24 & 25 -  UP Tourism - The tourism industry in the Upper Peninsula continues to grow, impacting everything from jobs to local economies to outdoor recreation.  We talk with leaders in U.P. travel and tourism, what's ahead and how changes to the Pure Michigan Campaign could impact the Upper Peninsula.

December 1 & 2 - Legislative Update-with Rep. Sara Cambensy - House Representative Sara Cambensy updates us on the latest in Lansing and around the state.  We'll talk with her about the budget, mining, prescription drug costs, education, supporting Great Lakes infrastructure and more.


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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Library Scholarship

Jul 8, 2012

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

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

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)

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)