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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A Traverse City Democrat has announced his candidacy for Michigan's 1st Congressional District. Forty-five year old Morgan most recently served in the Marine Corps. Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton recently spoke to him about his platform.

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Northern Michigan University has announced the hiring of a new men’s hockey coach. University of Minnesota Golden Gophers assistant coach Grant Potulny Tuesday morning was named the third head coach of the Wildcats in NMU history. During his eight seasons as assistant coach at the University of Minnesota, the Gophers won six regular-season conference titles and qualified for five NCAA tournaments. As a player, Potulny is a two-time NC-double-A and WCHA tournament champion at Minnesota.


Marquette, MI - A Marquette City Commissioner has thrown her hat in the ring for the 109th State House of Representatives seat. Sara Cambensy made her announcement yesterday (Tuesday at the Peter White Library in Marquette. Cambensy says she chose the date of her announcement to coincide with ‘Tax Day’ because – quote - the most important issues our state needs to address revolve around our tax dollars and how they are being spent in Lansing – end quote.

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Rescue training is taking place with local emergency services agencies in preparation for a painting project on the Mackinac Bridge's north tower.
       The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the training is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the bridge that connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas.
       The bridge will have single-lane closures with traffic shifts during the training.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are asking Michigan residents, businesses and organizations to participate in a voluntary statewide tornado drill.
Officials say nearly all state of Michigan facilities will participate in the 1 p.m. eastern Wednesday drill.
       In preparation for possible tornadoes, people should identify the lowest place to take cover or find an interior hallway away from windows, doors and outside walls. Sturdy workbenches and stairwells also can provide shelter in a basement or other designated area.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits local governments from requiring contractors working on public projects to use collective bargaining agreements.
       The governor signed the bill into law Monday at AmeriLux International, a De Pere manufacturer of building materials.
       Republican supporters of the measure argue it gives non-union firms more opportunities to win public work. Democratic opponents say it is another attempt to limit the influence of unions in the state and diminish local control.


  An Ishpeming Township home is considered a complete loss after a fire.

            According to WLUC-TV, emergency responders were dispatched to a home on the 1000 block of County Road 510 around 3:30 yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Because of the location of the house, water had to be transported to the scene.

            Negaunee Township Fire Chief Jeff Kontio said the structure collapsed soon after crews arrived. He added no one was home when the fire began. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Upper Peninsula Power Company is warning its residential and business customers about a phone scam where callers pose as UPPCO representatives.  According to company officials, several customers have recently reported being contacted and informed that they owe money to UPPCO and will have their power turned off unless payment is made immediately with a pre-paid credit card. The power company says it never requires customers to purchase a pre-paid credit card for payment. Customers who are behind on their bills will receive a notice in the mail from UPPCO.


A Marquette man has been arrested following investigation into a series of vehicle B&Es in the south Marquette area. City police say 23-year old Allan Lee Blondeau was taken into custody Friday for his alleged involvement in the larcenies. Officials say some of the property reported stolen was recovered at the time of the arrest. Blondeau is charged with one count of Breaking and Entering – A Vehicle to Steal Property $200 or more but less than $1,000… and three counts of Breaking and Entering – A Vehicle to Steal Property less the $200.


A one on one discussion with Elder Law Lawyer Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration.