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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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.

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee post is warning residents of a new phone scam affecting Marquette County residents. Troopers say the callers identify themselves as members of the Michigan State Police and ask for money. As of yesterday (Wednesday) morning, at least three residents had reported calls from scammers.

Houghton, MI - Printed circuit board engineering company Calumet Electronics is opening a new off-site advanced technology center in Houghton.

The center, located next to Michigan Technological University, will serve multiple industries, including aerospace, medical, power, defense, and industrial control markets… and is able to accommodate classified projects that require rigid security protocols.

Calumet Electronics will collaborate with the Michigan Tech to attract talent and formalize co-op programs that will educate the students about the PCB industry.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Private, nonprofit and governmental organizations are teaming up to fight a deadly fungus endangering Michigan's oak trees.
The Oak Wilt Coalition's goal is to boost public awareness of oak wilt disease.
The group is led by the Arboriculture Society of Michigan. Other partners include the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, the state departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Michigan State University, ReLeaf Michigan and various electric utility and tree-care companies.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of late former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers.
   A service in Ehler's honor will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He died Aug. 15.
   Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Friday.

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