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       

March 5 & 6 - Beyond the Affordable Care Act - A one on one discussion with Elder Law Lawyer Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration. 

March 12 & 13 -  U.P. Poet Laureate 2017 - 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. (repeat)

March 19 & 20 - Palliative Care and Hospice - A thoughtful discussion with providers who facilitate home health, hospice and palliative care for our communities.

March 26 & 27 - First Term U.P. Sheriffs - A look at Upper Peninsula county law enforcement, jail operations and related issues from the viewpoint of newly-elected sheriffs. (repeat)

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 look at new ideas in sustaining and expanding socialized healthcare, including new models of financing long-term care, pros and cons of federalizing Medicaid, and estate recovery issues for Michigan and Wisconsin. (audio to come)

Vietnam Wall

Jul 3, 2016

A discussion of the moving monument to Vietnam Veterans and new efforts to address the needs of veterans today.  Guests include area veteran advocates and planners. 

Immunizations

Jun 27, 2016
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Guests discuss immunizations and their place in healthcare and public health. Topics include the development and production of vaccines, availability, effectiveness and public policy. 

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Progress and challenges in major areas of economic development for the Central Upper Peninsula, including smart zones, vocational and technical education, infrastructure, research and investment. 

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A discussion of efforts to coordinate health information procedures in Michigan, with a focus on the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange, one of six gateways to the statewide system. (audio to come)

State School Board

May 23, 2016
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Budgets, taxes, enrollment, testing, career and technical options, and the Detroit Schools crisis are topics for a conversation with the state school systems chief elected official, Michigan Board of Education President John Austin. (audio to come)

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A look at the problem of rape and sexual violence on college campuses and across communities, including public attitudes, trends, prevention and enforcement. 

A look at how nursing options, education, specialties and careers have developed over the past 20-years and their significance for an expanding healthcare economy. 

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Experts discuss continuing efforts to combat imported nuisance species, including the emerald ash borer, the quarantine for which now covers most of the Upper Peninsula.

John Muir Remembered

Mar 11, 2016
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A discussion of the life and legacy of one of America's great naturalists and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Guests include former wilderness guide Steve Waller with excerpts from his one-man show on Muir. 

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