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       

November 5 (7am) & 6 (3pm) - 109th District Debate (special one hour) 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. 

November 12 & 13 - Bart Stupak - Current Affairs 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.

November 19 & 20 - CWD Update -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.

November 26 & 27 - Basic Elder Law -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.

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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Wind Energy

Jun 28, 2017
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The leader in the deployment of large-scale renewable energy is examined, along with current headwinds -- political, environmental and aesthetic. 

Elder Abuse

Jun 15, 2017
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It’s a crime that affects our communities every day. Experts discuss the frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. Guests: Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Long-Term Care Programs Director Mark Bomberg, Retired UPCAP Quality Assurance Specialist Cathy Klintworth, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto and Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese.

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A look at how children grieve the loss of a friend or loved one and constructive efforts to help them through it. Guests: Upper Peninsula Children's Bereavement Network Board Member Jean Hetrick, Camp Star Assistant Director Martha Process, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones, and Marquette Area Public Schools Counselor Patti Kawarski. 

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.

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Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in Middle School, High School and College age youth.

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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