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       

July 2 & 3 - Elder Abuse - It's a crime that affects our communities every day.  A panel of experts discusses frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. (repeat)

July 9 & 10 - Vatican Science - A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. Our guest is acclaimed Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno.

July 16 & 17 - Peter White Public Library Bond Proposal - A review of factors informing an upcoming ballot proposal to update the public library in Marquette. The proposal calls for a $4.2 million bond over 15 years.

July 23 & 24 - Grassroots Energy  A peninsula-wide discussion of energy systems and alternatives for the region, with an eye toward more inclusion of renewable energy along with resources in place. Topics include new technology development, costs, rates and local control. (Repeat from June) 

July 30 & 31 - Keeping Kids Safe Online A look at online threats to children and efforts to boost social media awareness among parents and concerned adults. 

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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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.

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Michigan elected thirty-four new County Sheriffs in November of 2016, nine of them in the Upper Peninsula. We talk about the job, issues and ideas with Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt,Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter, and Alger County Sheriff Todd Brock.

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A discussion of current challenges, proposals and developments in providing Emergency Services for the Upper Peninsula.

Year in Review 2016

Jan 10, 2017
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Local journalists look back at the events that made Upper Peninsula headlines in 2016: national, state and local. Guests: WLUC-TV6 News Director Steve Asplund, Great Lakes Radio News director Walt Lindala, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.

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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