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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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell by 35-percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as results were hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials.
       Without one-time items, including a gain from the closure of a planned plant in Mexico, Ford earned 39 cents per share. Wall Street expected earnings of 35 cents per share, according to analysts polled by FactSet.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Names and logos of political parties no longer would be allowed on election ballots under two bills approved by Michigan's state House.
   The legislation passed Thursday in Lansing and now heads to the GOP-controlled state Senate.
   Opponents of the current bills say party logos are necessary to help some voters identify the political parties of candidates appearing on election ballots.
   The two bills are sponsored by Republican Reps. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville and Edward Canfield of Sebewaing.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers would be able to buy a 'Choose Life' license plate under legislation that has passed the state Senate.
   The Senate approved a bill that would make the plate available for vehicle owners who would pay an extra $35, with proceeds going to the Choose Life Michigan Fund. The anti-abortion group Right to Life Michigan created the fund.
   Republican Sen. Patrick Colbeck says his bill tries to help fill the gap for mothers who have made the choice to affirm life.

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, MI -  Slush-covered roads lead to a three-vehicle accident in Champion Township which sent two of the drivers to the hospital. According to Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies, the accident happened Thursday morning on US-41 near Daliba Road. A 2003 Dodge Intrepid, driven by 20-year old Ryan Megeshik of Baraga, was eastbound on US-41 when it slid into the path of a 2005 GMC Savana, driven by a 35-year old man Gladstone man. The GMC then veered out of control into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, driven by 56-year old Dan Grandy.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal study says the most feared types of Asian carp would find plenty of food if they reached Lake Michigan.
       Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey used computer models to estimate the lake's suitability for bighead and silver carp. They have advanced up the Illinois River, which is linked to Lake Michigan by other waterways.
       Government agencies are using electric barriers and other strategies to block their path to the lake, where it's feared the carp would out-compete many native species.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation changing the regulation of copper mines could soon become law.
       Republican Sen. Tom Casperson's bill — which was enrolled Wednesday after being approved by the GOP-led House 74-35 Tuesday — would establish separate regulations for small native copper mines that developers are eyeing in the western Upper Peninsula. The bill would also not allow for local governments to regulate mining activities.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group that wants to shut down twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac is taking steps to propose a ballot initiative to voters in 2018.
   The Board of State Canvassers on Wednesday approved the form of a petition submitted by Keep Our Lakes Great, a ballot committee created last week.
   The initiated legislation would terminate a 1953 easement for Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 pipelines and require the company to no longer transport crude oil through them.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State wildlife regulators are asking scientists for help in preventing chronic wasting disease from spreading among Michigan's whitetail deer.
   The Michigan Natural Resources Commission recently voted to form a team of experts to develop recommendations.
   Chronic wasting disease first turned up in the state's free-ranging deer two years ago.
   It's a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. It causes brain degeneration and eventually death.

DELTA COUNTY, MI - A Delta County toddler has been found safe after going missing for about 6-hours. According to WLUC-TV, 3-year old Landen Arthur Britton was found at around 5:30 yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon by friends and family. Officials said he was wet, but otherwise unharmed.

   Britton went missing around 11:15a.m. in the Ford River. His family was packing =up their car when their two dogs got out of the vehicles. The boy’s mother told him to get in the car, but instead, he wandered off when the adults were rounding up the dogs and bringing them back into the home.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has identified rural highways where the speed limit will rise to 75 mph as soon as next week.
     The state today (Wednesday) announced 600 miles where the limits will increase from 70 mph to 75 mph, and 900 miles where they will go from 55 mph to 65 mph.
     One of the first freeways to see 75 mph limits by mid-May includes Interstate 75 between Bay City and Sault Ste. Marie.