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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CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard stations that watch over the Great Lakes say they're seeing a huge jump in fake distress calls.
The Coast Guard says more than 160 hoax calls have been made across the Great Lakes so far this year. That's nearly triple the number they had at this time last year.
Capt. Joseph McGilley of the Coast Guard's Cleveland-based Great Lakes unit says hoax calls put boaters at risk because they can divert search and rescue responders during real emergencies.

PLUM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Vilas County authorities say a 74-year-old man has drowned in Razorback Lake in northern Wisconsin.
The sheriff's department says in a statement that dispatch received a 911 call around 10 a.m. Monday about an unoccupied anchored boat with a fishing net floating next to it.
Emergency crews found the man in about seven to 10 feet of water. The Oneida County Dive Team recovered the body.
The sheriff's department says the victim, whose name has not been released, was not wearing a life jacket when he was found.

An Ishpeming man is dead following an ATV accident in Ishpeming Township. According to WLUC-TV, 29-year old Ryan Helstein was riding his ATV in a wooded area east of Balsam Lane Sunday when his vehicle overturned, pinning him underneath. Emergency personnel were unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead-at-the-scene. Police say speed was a contributing factor in the accident… which remains under investigation.

A downstate man is dead of an apparent drowning in Gogebic County. Sheriff’s deputies were notified Sunday evening at about 7:30 of a group of campers swimming near a canoe landing on East Bear Lake when one of the swimmers could not be located.

     Sheriff’s deputies, along with officers of the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police… Michigan State Police… and Michigan Department of Natural Resources searched until dark. The search resumed Monday morning with additional assistance from the U.S. Forest Service.

DETROIT (AP) — Unemployment is down, consumer confidence is up, and gas prices and interest rates are still low. Even so, U.S. auto sales fell 3 percent last month. It was the sixth straight monthly decline as sales dropped off last year's record pace. Industry analysts say it's no cause for alarm. Sales are dropping slightly because most people who delayed buying autos after the Great Recession have bought new cars already.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The application period for Michigan's fall turkey hunting licenses has started.
The Department of Natural Resources says more than 51,000 licenses are available, including 4,650 general licenses and 46,700 private-land licenses.
Applications are available through Aug. 1. The fee is $5.
The results and leftover license availability will be posted on Aug. 14. The 2017 season runs from Sept. 15 to Nov. 14.

Time Magazine

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Republicans and Democrats in Ohio's congressional delegation are calling on the Trump administration to release a report on ways to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
   Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Toledo who co-chairs the House Great Lakes Task Force, are all asking for the report to be made public.
    The calls are growing after a live Asian carp was discovered last week in a Chicago waterway about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Lake Michigan.

Drive Smart

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate has given final approval to legislation raising registration taxes and safety training fees for motorcyclists.
The bill passed 33-2 Wednesday would increase the annual registration fee to $25 — a $2 increase. It would boost initial endorsement fees to $16 from $13.50 and renewals to $7 from $5.
The additional registration fee revenue would go toward an existing motorcycle safety education program, while some of the endorsement fee revenue would fund a new program promoting motorcycle awareness.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Drivers will be able to leave their vehicles running unattended on private property under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The law enacted Wednesday leaves intact a prohibition against running a vehicle unattended on a highway. The measure was introduced after a Detroit-area man was ticketed $128 for leaving his vehicle unattended in a driveway during the winter.


  An eastern U-P man has been sentenced on assault charges stemming from a July 2016 incident that initialy included kidnapping charges. According to ABC-10, 46-year old Michael Millette, of MacMillan, was sentenced Wednesday to 2-to-4 years in prison on 2-counts of ‘assault with a dangerous weapon.’ Charges of ‘kidnapping’ and ‘assault with intent to murder’ were dropped as part of a plea agreement in April.