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 ___________.

Ways to Connect

How does one make a cultural resource out of a ghost town?  We'll put that question to members of the 'Keweenaw Historical Society,' which has been restoring period homes in the town of Central, a former Copper Country mining community.


Jane Cisluycis and Karen Bacula join Hans Ahlstrom to preview this year's annual - 40th annual! - Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival.

The festival runs Friday thru Sunday at Marquette's Tourist Park.

For more information, visit the festival's website


The president is revealing his choice to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Watch the announcement LIVE at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. (if ther video does not appear right away, refresh your browser)


The state contractor for a new Advance Care Planning program discusses its effect on patient choice, end of life healthcare decisions, healthcare costs and other matters. The program helps individuals decide on the care received if unable to speak for oneself.

Vatican Science

Jun 25, 2018

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.

Tom Casperson

DIMONDALE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker is looking to amend the rules governing trust fund money intended to grow public land for resource protection and recreational opportunities.
       The Detroit News reports that Republican Sen. Tom Casperson is proposing a funding solution for the Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund on the November ballot. He wants to amend Michigan's Constitution to allow for at least 25 percent of any funding to go toward park land acquisition and at least 25 percent to development.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin schools bracing for the next mass shooting are turning to gunshot-detecting sensors that police across the country rely on to get help on the way faster if there's an active shooter. The sensors are among various security upgrades schools are rolling out when classes resume this fall, using grants Wisconsin state lawmakers approved this year after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. The sensors alert police as soon as shots are fired and also activate surveillance cameras nearby.

UNDATED - The role of sports doctors is under increased scrutiny amid recent allegations of sex abuse.

     The Western U.P. Health Department has announced the re-opening of seven bathing beaches following lab results that indicate it’s safe to swim. Initially, all water in the western U-P had been closed following the flooding. The beaches that were re-opened for recreation include: Second Sand Beach north of L’Anse… Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor… Bete Gris Beach… Eagle Harbor… Calumet Waterworks Park… Lake Medora… and Porcupine Mountains State Park west of Silver City.

AP News

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI - A preliminary damage estimate from flooding in Houghton County has been submitted to the state.

According to WLUC-TV, the estimate of about $50 million covers damage to county infrastructure including roads, municipal water, and sewage-and-drain systems. The estimate does not cover damage to private homes and businesses, M-DOT roads, and DNR trails.