Media Meet

Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by Bill Hart, this weekly public affairs program delves into the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes Region. During the half-hour program, local media representatives, community leaders and special guests of regional, national and international prominence engage in intelligent discussion and candid debate regarding topics of local interest.

Media Meet Schedule       

May 7 & 8 - Observations on Energy - A discussion of changes in the energy industry and what to watch for, along state energy & infra-structure planning, new Upper Peninsula generation and related topics. (repeat)

May 14 & 15 -  Broadband Project - An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University.

May 21 & 22 - Shoreline Safety A look at local government efforts to improve waterfront safety, prevent drownings and provide for more timely rescues. Promising measures have been rolled-out in the Marquette area following two detailed studies over the past five years. Guests: U.P. Health Systems Paramedic Gary Gustafson, Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows, and NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist Matthew Zika.  (repeat from August 2016)

May 28 & 29 - Marquette Homeless Census Changes A discussion of challenges to shelter operations in Marquette created by clients who have migrated from other states and communities, as well as related topics.

Airs Sundays at 7:30 am et Repeats Mondays at 3:30 pm et

Program topics are subject to change in order to cover timely news and events. Media Meet podcasts available at WNMUFM.ORG                  

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Broadband Project

May 15, 2017
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An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University.

Rep. John Kivela - A Legislative Update

Apr 26, 2017

A conversation with upper Michigan's 109th District Representative regarding regional and state issues. Host: Walt Lindala. Media Guests: Mining Journal Reported Kelsie Thompson, Fox U.P. Anchor Justin Razavi.

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A one on one discussion with Elder Law Lawyer Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration. 

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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.

Planned Parenthood

Dec 5, 2016

History, operations, politics and future of the country’s single largest provider of reproductive health services.  Program features Michigan Planned Parenthood President and CEO Lori Carpentier. 

Executive Director Valerie Brader talks about efforts to inform and advise all state government on policies ensuring a path to reliable and affordable energy. Topics include pipeline safety, the carbon rule, and energy plans for the Upper Peninsula.

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Millions of dollars are hanging in the balance in a legal battle between local governments and big business over the “Dark Store” taxation theory in Michigan. This NMU documentary by NMU Professor Dwight Brady & journalism students is followed by a special edition of “Media Meet” to update and explore the issue.

A discussion of the principles, projects and effects of public humanities programming in Michigan. The Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Guests: Council Executive Director Shelly Kasprzycki of Lansing and Board Member Kel Smyth of Escanaba.

President Fritz Erickson will discuss current higher education and NMU economic drivers, as well as innovative programs and services being developed by the university, including Northern’s U.P.-wide expansion of its LTE educational broadband network.

Shoreline Safety

Aug 7, 2016

A look at local government efforts to improve waterfront safety, prevent drownings and provide for more timely rescues.  Promising measures have been rolled-out in the Marquette area following two detailed studies over the past five years. 

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