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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(UNDATED)- The 2011 Michigan Drunk Driving Audit shows declines in alcohol- and drug-related crashes, fatalities and injuries.

Overall, deaths resulting from alcohol and/or drug-related crashes decreased by 10.6-percent, from 357 in 2010 to 319 in 2011, while injuries fell from 6,175 to 6,086.

Traffic fatalities involving drugs fell almost 17-percent, from 153 deaths in 2010 to 127 in 2011, while fatalities involving alcohol declined 3 percent, from 283 to 274.

In many cases, deaths involved both alcohol and drugs and are counted in each category.

(UNDATED)- Farmers who grow tart cherries in the Midwest have had one of their worst years.

An unseasonably warm march that caused trees to bud was followed by an April freeze that killed the blossoms.

The federal government estimates Michigan, the nation's top tart cherry producer, lost 97-percent of its crop.
 

It says Wisconsin lost about 93-percent.
 

Tart cherries are different from sweet cherries, the variety sold fresh at farmers markets and in grocery stores.

GRAND MARAIS, MI--   The body of an elderly Grand Marais woman has been found in Lake Superior.

State Police from the Negaunee Post were notified by Alger County Central Dispatch Wednesday of a possible drowning.  Around 8:20 a.m. troopers discovered the body of 89-year-old Rose Mary Marshall in the water near the Grand Marais pier. 

No foul play is suspected, and an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death. 

ONTONAGON (AP) — Authorities say a Montana man has been found dead in Lake Superior in what's being investigated as a possible drowning.

The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton and WLUC-TV report the body of the 54-year-old Billings man was found Tuesday about 20 yards from shore near Ontonagon.
 

The sheriff's department says the man was earlier seen walking on the beach. His name wasn't immediately released.

The death is under investigation.

MARQUETTE-- Two people are injured following a hit-and-run accident in Marquette.

City police say the accident happened last night shortly before 10:30 at the intersection of South Front and Genesee streets.

A 42-year old woman and 39-year old man, both of Marquette, were struck by a vehicle while crossing the intersection.

They were taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of their injuries… and their conditions are unkown at this time. 

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the marquette city police department at 228-0400. 

NEWBERRY-- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has presented one of its highest environmental stewardship honors to a corporation in Newberry. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation becomes the 175th Michigan facility to receive this honor. 

The LP facility earned designation as a member of the state's Clean Corporate Citizen Program in April.

 

HANCOCK-- The Hancock Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a ‘voluntary’ missing person.

Officers say the family of 50-year-old John Paul Posega of Hancock says they haven’t had contact with Posega since Monday.

He did not show up at his place of employment or notify his employer that he would be absent.

Posega is described as 5-foot-11, 155 pounds with a dark complexion… slim build with dark brown shoulder length hair… and mustache and goatee.

He was last seen wearing a dark blue Michigan Tech polo shirt and blue jean shorts.

ISHPEMING-- Severe thunderstorms in Michigan put a crimp in some Fourth of July fireworks plans.

WLUC-TV reports a fireworks show in Ishpeming that was scheduled for Wednesday night now is set for Thursday night.

And The Daily News reports Wednesday's fireworks in the Iron Mountain area were also reset for Thursday.

Some Fourth of July shows went off as scheduled in other parts of the state, including in Marquette.

MADISON, WI (AP)-- The state elections board is creating a website to help military and overseas voters from Wisconsin request absentee ballots.
 

Currently, Wisconsin voters who are overseas have to contact their municipal clerks directly to have absentee ballots sent to them. But the Government Accountability Board is developing a single website to simplify the process.
 

HOUGHTON COUNTY-- In an unusual land dispute, a farmer has become the new owner of 14-acres in the Upper Peninsula after the previous owner waited too long to evict him.

Carl Laitila always figured the land in Houghton County belonged to him because it had been farmed by his family for generations.

But Gene Arntsen took him to court when he refused to give it up.

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