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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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The longtime executive director of the Great Lakes Commission is leaving the post.
Tim Eder has taken a new job as a program officer with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Eder has led the Great Lakes Commission since 2006. The commission is an interstate agency that represents and advises the governors of all eight Great Lakes states, and the premiers of Ontario and Quebec, about economic and environmental issues in the region.
Deputy Director Tom Crane will serve as interim executive director until the commission hires Eder's replacement.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder's rejection of a speedier tax cut for people who trade in their car for a new one is provoking disappointed lawmakers to seriously consider something that's been done just three times in the last 66 years — a veto override.
A month ago, the Republican governor vetoed legislation to accelerate the sales tax break. He cited "additional financial strain" for the state and said the bills conflicted with a previous compromise to phase in tax relief for those looking to offset the cost of an automobile or RV with a trade-in.

Marquette, MI - A Rumley man will go to trail on charges related to  holding a Cooks woman against her will for several days in July.  Eric Ruska, 37, faces three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of kidnapping, all felonies, following a pre-trial hearing Monday.

According to court records, Ruska took a co-worker out fishing on Chicago Lake on July 8th. He kidnapped her and threatened her and her family.

Ruska was arrested at a Munising gas station after a five-day manhunt.


Marquette, MI - UPHS Marquette nurses have delivered a report on staffing to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The report, entitled “Misplaced Priorities: The Deteriorating Condition of Safe Patient Care at Duke LifePoint Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette” comes after nurses say they tried to resolve their concerns regarding unsafe staffing conditions directly with Duke LifePoint. According to a release from the Michigan Nurses Association, the management of the hospital has rejected the nurses’ proposals on two occasions.


KINCHELOE, Mich. (AP) — A food worker says he was fired after refusing to serve rotten potatoes to inmates at a northern Michigan prison.
Steve Pine of Sault Ste. Marie, who has worked for Trinity Services Group at Kinross Correctional Facility since July 2016, tells the Detroit Free Press about 100 bags of potatoes had mold. He says a corrections officer agreed the potatoes should be thrown out, but a Trinity supervisor disagreed.
Pine says he was fired Saturday. The Associated Press sent an email Friday seeking comment from Oldsmar, Florida-based Trinity.

Delta County, MI - Gladstone State Police responded to two separate crashes Wednesday. Troopers say the first crash happened at about 3:30pm on a trail near M-69 and ‘D’ Road near Bark River. A minor driving a motorcycle on the trail failed to stop when entering a roadway, striking a vehicle. The driver, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to OSF-St. Francis Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries… and then transported to UPHS-Marquette for further treatment. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident.

FISH CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Door County.
       Twenty-year-old Joseph Quagliano, of Salem, went missing Saturday afternoon while kayaking in Green Bay near Horseshoe Island off Peninsula State Park.
       The sheriff's office says Quagliano's body was found by a dive team Wednesday near the area where his kayak had been found earlier.
       An autopsy is planned.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Officials are celebrating the conclusion of the Little Rapids Restoration Project, which is boosting water flow on the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie.
       The project included building a new bridge to replace two deteriorating causeway culverts between Sugar Island and the island ferry dock.
       It re-established the flow of water to the Little Rapids for the first time in more than 50 years. The upgrade is expected to benefit fish populations, sport fishing and wildlife in the area.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican strategist has filed a complaint against Michigan's elections bureau, alleging staff improperly gave advice on the wording and legality of an anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative.
       The Board of State Canvassers approved the petition form last week, and the group Voters Not Politicians is collecting signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot.

Ishpeming, MI - The Ishpeming City Police Department is looking for a man accused of assault in a July incident in the city.

Officials say the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a warrant for 39-year old David James Bellmer on a charge of ‘assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.’ The charge stems from an incident July 30th and 31st.