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 6 & 7 - Making Votes Matter.  A survey of proposals aimed at increasing voter response.  Topics include voter behavior, a proposed constitutional amendment to lift certain voter restrictions in Michigan,  and efforts to address issues with political gerrymandering. (repeat)

May 13 & 14 - Dealing with Homelessness - A look at the different forms and needs of Homelessness in the Marquette community. This discussion will look at transitional housing, emergency shelters, low-income housing, mobility impaired residents and hospice patients and what local groups are doing to serve the various housing needs.

May 20 & 21 - Making Votes Matter, Part 2.  The discussion about voter access, integrity and accountability continues with Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma, Marquette City Clerk Kris Hazeres and retired NMU political science Professor Robert Kulisheck. Single party voting, polls, and gerrymandering are addressed.  (repeat)

May 27 & 28 - Outdoor Update   A conversation with Michigan DNR Deputy Director Bill O'Neill on current outdoor issues and topics. A 31-year DNR veteran, O’Neill administers divisions that oversee wildlife and fisheries, state forests and parks, minerals and law enforcement.

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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CWD Update

Dec 4, 2017
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A program focusing on continuing efforts to prevent the spread of ‘Chronic Wasting Disease’ in deer.  Topics include the science of CWD, recent changes in the law governing cross border issues, a new study on deer migration patterns, and a new emphasis on monitoring deer during hunting season.

Basic Elder Law

Nov 26, 2017
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A discussion of  fundamental topics in Elder Law, including estate planning, wills, trusts and probate; pensions, finance and debt management, powers of attorney, healthcare issues, long-term care and similar matters.

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Candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 109, Democrat Sara Cambensy and Republican Rich Rossway, debate local and state issues before the November 7 election in a special 1-hour program produced with WLUC-TV and the Mining Journal. 

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Former 9-term Upper Michigan Congressman discusses issues related to the Las Vegas massacre, Russian meddling in the last general election, healthcare reform, tax-cut proposals, the Equifax hack and other topics.

Wildlife Roundtable

Oct 22, 2017
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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? 

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A conversation with former eleven term Upper Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak on his book, For All Americans, the story behind the Stupak Amendment and passage of the “Affordable Care Act.”

Managing Utilities

Oct 9, 2017
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Michigan Public Service Commissioner Norm Saari discusses the changing landscape of electric utilities, including resource planning, distributed generation and related topics. 

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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.

Rep. Scott Dianda

Aug 28, 2017
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A look at business development, jobs, education, healthcare and other issues and topics with the Upper Peninsula's 110th District House member, representing six counties and a part of another. Three of those Western U.P. counties rate among the most economically challenged in the state.

A look at online threats to children and efforts to boost social media awareness among parents and concerned adults.
 

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