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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(LANSING)- A hearing is scheduled in Lansing on a package of bills that would prevent some patients from suing doctors for malpractice.

The hearing is today at 8 a.m. before the State Senate Insurance Committee in Lansing.

Leaders of the 16,000-member Michigan State Medical Society say the patients first reform package closes a legal loophole that allows unnecessary suits to be filed and prevents trial lawyers from artificially inflating awards.

(UNDATED)- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it's holding two open houses next month to discuss and seek comment on plans for managing state forests in parts of the Upper Peninsula.

An afternoon meeting in Crystal Falls on August 16 will cover a 2014 management plan for the Crystal Falls Management Unit. It includes Dickinson and Iron counties.

An afternoon meeting in Stephenson on August 23 deals with plans for 2014 for the Escanaba Management Unit. It includes Delta and Menominee counties.

(DETROIT)-  The Marquette City Police Department is assisting the Detroit Police Department in the investigation into the death of a Marquette resident.

According to ‘WLUC-TV,’ 21-year old Antone Adrian Ramos was found dead in a Detroit apartment July 12th.

Detroit police identified Ramos after connecting him to a truck parked near the crime scene which he had borrowed from a Marquette resident.

Anyone with information relating to the investigation is asked to call the Marquette City police Department at 228-0400.

(UNDATED)- A rift in Michigan's majority GOP caucus will further delay a website for purchasing health insurance that's required under the federal health care law.

House speaker Jase Bolger's spokesman, Ari Adler, says that the republican caucus remains divided and won't be ready to act on the health insurance exchange when lawmakers return today after a five-week break.

Republican governor Rick Snyder wanted the house to use the one-day session to approve the exchange.

(MARINETTE, WI)-  Five people have been brought up on drug charges in Marinette.

According to The Daily News, the five suspects are identified as 19-year old Brian Magana, 51-year old Javier Magna, 45-year old Manuel Mendoza, 38-year old Marco Magana, and Maria Hilda Magana-Mendoza, whose age was not released. All are residents of Green Bay.

They are charged with knowingly and intentionally conspiring to manufacture and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana.

(Gogebic County)- The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team is continuing its investigation into meth labs in the area.

According to ‘WLUC-TV,’ officers are looking for a suspect in the investigation.

Randy Robert Erickson is described as 5 foot 11 inches tall, weighing 178 pounds… with blond hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo reading 'hellraiser’ across his back.

Erickson is from Gogebic County but it is unknown if he is still in the area.

Anyone with information on Erikson’s whereabouts is asked to contact a local law enforcement agency.

(Associated Press)- The latest data shows Michigan congressional incumbents are dominating their challengers in raising campaign cash.

According to an analysis by the ‘Michigan Campaign Finance Network,’ Michigan members of congress have raised $18.7 million of the $22.7 million raised by candidates running in the August 7 primary.

‘MCFN is relying on second-quarter campaign finance reports filed with the federal election commission.

(Associated Press)- The U.S. Patent and Trademark office's first satellite location outside of Washington, D.C., is expected to help entrepreneurs in Michigan get patent approvals more quickly.

Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the Detroit site, where the first of 120 employees will begin work starting today.

Blank says the ‘Elijah J. McCoy Office’ will empower "America's innovators" and help create jobs.

(Associated Press)- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says applications for fall turkey hunting licenses will be on sale through August 1.
 

Eight wild turkey management units are open to fall turkey hunting during the September 15 to November 14 season.

They include most of the southern Lower Peninsula, Beaver Island and the entire Upper Peninsula. Hunters may apply for a turkey hunting license at an authorized license agent, at DNR operations service centers or online.

The application fee is $4.

(Associated Press)- Michigan's treasury department says the state will lose about $242-million in tax revenue next year from online retailers like Amazon.

States have trouble collecting sales taxes from sellers that lack a physical presence within their borders.

The ‘Detroit Free Press’ reports that job listings suggest Amazon is planning a software development center in Detroit.

That physical presence would give Michigan greater ability to collect sales taxes on Amazon sales to Michigan residents.

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