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       

September 3 & 4 - Congressman Jack Bergman - An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District.

September 10 & 11 - Michigan Senate Update State Senators Tom Casperson, of the Upper Peninsula’s 38th District, and Darwin Booher, of the northwestern Lower Peninsula’s 35th District, discuss Michigan’s budget, infrastructure, and jobs. 

September 17 & 18 - Congressman Jack Bergman - An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District. (repeat)

September 24 & 25 - 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. (Repeat from July)

October 1 & 2 - U.P. Moose Update Guests discuss how moose have fared in the Upper Peninsula since the 1980s ‘Moose Lift.’ Where are they now, what have we learned about them, and what’s their future?
 

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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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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What does the U.P.'s Energy future look like? We talk to officials about the changing energy industry, new Upper Peninsula generation, planning and related topics. Guests: Marquette Board of Light & Power Director Paul Kitti, Engineering Consultant John Reynolds, and Board Member Jerry Irby. Media guest Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.

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Hospice and palliative care physician Michael Grossman, and U.P. Home Health & Hospice Director Sharon Fries share insights on quality of life care and hospice.

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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.

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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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