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, hires and trains student staff, writes the occasional news story, and ___________.

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UNDATED - A report of road rage in the eastern U-P has lead to the apprehension of a convicted felon and the seizure of drugs and a handgun. Chippewa County Sheriff’s Deputies say the department received a call Wednesday about a road rage incident in the Detour area. The caller reported being run off the road by the suspect vehicle and that the male driver pointed a handgun at him.

HOUGHTON, MI - Michigan Technological University will confer nearly 1,000 degrees tomorrow (Saturday) during its Spring Commencement.

     Tech alumna Paula Wittbrodt – class of ’93 – will be the guest commencent spreaker. She is vice president of international business development and chief of staff to the group president international of Estee Lauder. Wittbrodt will receive an honorary doctorate following her address.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are moving to change regulations in the charitable gambling industry. It is their latest attempt to ease a state crackdown that charities say has restricted their fundraising. The House approved the legislation 100-9 Thursday. The Senate, which passed a similar bill in February, will consider the legislation next.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell by 35-percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as results were hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials.
       Without one-time items, including a gain from the closure of a planned plant in Mexico, Ford earned 39 cents per share. Wall Street expected earnings of 35 cents per share, according to analysts polled by FactSet.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Names and logos of political parties no longer would be allowed on election ballots under two bills approved by Michigan's state House.
   The legislation passed Thursday in Lansing and now heads to the GOP-controlled state Senate.
   Opponents of the current bills say party logos are necessary to help some voters identify the political parties of candidates appearing on election ballots.
   The two bills are sponsored by Republican Reps. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville and Edward Canfield of Sebewaing.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers would be able to buy a 'Choose Life' license plate under legislation that has passed the state Senate.
   The Senate approved a bill that would make the plate available for vehicle owners who would pay an extra $35, with proceeds going to the Choose Life Michigan Fund. The anti-abortion group Right to Life Michigan created the fund.
   Republican Sen. Patrick Colbeck says his bill tries to help fill the gap for mothers who have made the choice to affirm life.

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, MI -  Slush-covered roads lead to a three-vehicle accident in Champion Township which sent two of the drivers to the hospital. According to Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies, the accident happened Thursday morning on US-41 near Daliba Road. A 2003 Dodge Intrepid, driven by 20-year old Ryan Megeshik of Baraga, was eastbound on US-41 when it slid into the path of a 2005 GMC Savana, driven by a 35-year old man Gladstone man. The GMC then veered out of control into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, driven by 56-year old Dan Grandy.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal study says the most feared types of Asian carp would find plenty of food if they reached Lake Michigan.
       Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey used computer models to estimate the lake's suitability for bighead and silver carp. They have advanced up the Illinois River, which is linked to Lake Michigan by other waterways.
       Government agencies are using electric barriers and other strategies to block their path to the lake, where it's feared the carp would out-compete many native species.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation changing the regulation of copper mines could soon become law.
       Republican Sen. Tom Casperson's bill — which was enrolled Wednesday after being approved by the GOP-led House 74-35 Tuesday — would establish separate regulations for small native copper mines that developers are eyeing in the western Upper Peninsula. The bill would also not allow for local governments to regulate mining activities.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group that wants to shut down twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac is taking steps to propose a ballot initiative to voters in 2018.
   The Board of State Canvassers on Wednesday approved the form of a petition submitted by Keep Our Lakes Great, a ballot committee created last week.
   The initiated legislation would terminate a 1953 easement for Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 pipelines and require the company to no longer transport crude oil through them.