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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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. 


A conversation on poetry and Upper Peninsula letters with the three yet to be announced Upper Peninsula laureate finalists for 2017-19. Program will include poetry readings, and the winner will be named.

Kate Danley

Northern Michigan University's Panowski Playwriting Award winner this year is Building Madness by Kate Danley. She joined us in the studio this summer along with NMU Prof. of Theater Paul Truckey to talk about the play, the award, and playwriting. 

The play runs from Wednesday, 2/22 thru Saturday, 2/25 at the Forest Roberts Theater. For tickets, call 227-1032, or visit tickets.nmu.edu

Frida talks about her experience of cross-country skiing to the North Pole and the difficulties therin.

George Truckey continues talking about growing up in Marquette in the 1940s

Gary and Anne Stark talk about their first vacation to the Upper Peninsula. They went camping and Anne tells how it seemed so miserable. She continues to say how beautiful it was. “Out of a Disney movie” Anne says.  During the camping trip, they tell a story about how they thought there was an axe murder coming to get them.