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

U.P. Poet Laureate Martin Achatz reads his story A Snowglobe, a Magic Wand and a Kazoo

Lynn Emerick reads A Christmas Remembrance from a Mining Journal interview with Dorothy Maywood Bird

Marijuana Policy

Dec 18, 2017

A look at how states have developed policies around the legalization of Marijuana since the federal government took a hand-off approach to such initiatives.  Featured guest is Lewis Koski, who helped develop the regulatory framework for Colorado, considered the test case for Marijuana states.

Christine Saari reads a series of poems reflecting Christmas over the years

Unmet Needs

Dec 11, 2017

Guests discuss the challenges of responding to the basic needs of community members unable to make ends meet. Guests: Marquette County Salvation Army Captain Doug Winters, U.P. St. Vincent de Paul Executive-Director Laurie Schmit, and Room at the Inn Executive Director Douglas Russell. (Repeat from December 2016)

Hoghton, MI - Officials say a passenger airplane heading from Chicago made an emergency landing in the Upper Peninsula after an alarm indicated possible smoke in a cargo area. No one was injured in Wednesday night’s landing of SkyWest Airlines flight 5061 at Houghton County Memorial Airport. SkyWest says in a statement that the plane, operating as a United Express flight from O’Hare International Airport, received a ‘cargo indication’ before its scheduled landing at the airport. The airline says the plane landed without incident and all 31-passengers left the plane at the gate.

Great Cities Institute - U of I

Mon-Fri  12/4-12/22  @9:35am

Holiday Readings & Remembrances


Sunday, 12/24

1pm - Center Stage from Wolf Trap Holiday special with the Swingles

3pm - Jazz Piano Christmas 33

4pm - A 40s Radio Christmas

10pm - Christmas in Appalachia (from 2016)


Monday, 12/25

6am - Welcome Christmas

7am - St. Olaf Christmas Festival

9am - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

10am - A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

CWD Update

Dec 4, 2017

A program focusing on continuing efforts to prevent the spread of ‘Chronic Wasting Disease’ in deer.  Topics include the science of CWD, recent changes in the law governing cross border issues, a new study on deer migration patterns, and a new emphasis on monitoring deer during hunting season.

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with U.P. Poet Laureate about this week's Writer's Harvest event at the Peter White Public Library

The event is Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm in the library's Community Room. Donations for the TV6 Canathon will collected  

Minnesota Public Radio has dropped it's affiliation with Garrison Keillor's private media companies " after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him." Read the full statement here

As a result, Public Radio 90 can no longer broadcast The Writer's Almanac.