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 - Lead-Related Mortality Evidence shows even low levels of lead exposure can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, Hypertension and other complications in people over 40 years of age. Dr. Scott Doughty and other experts talk about how to cope with issues resulting from lead exposure.

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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Eagle Mine Watch Dog

Aug 18, 2013

A discussion of the background, process and future of a cooperative program to environmentally monitor a controversial mine in Marquette County. 

A look at a national movement to source many foods closer to home and an effort to coordinate such work across the Upper Peninsula.

(repeated 8/4 & 8/5 2013)

A discussion of America's contemporary diet as it compares with the 'precolonial' diet of Native Americans in the Upper Great Lakes region, with observations from a recent study whose subjects committed to eating from our most traditional bill of fare. 

U.P Poet Laureate

Jul 22, 2013

A spotlight on Upper Peninsula poetry and poets in competition to be named the region's laureate. Guest poets include Elinor Benedict, Randall R. Freisinger, Russell Thorburn, and Eric Gadzinski.

Great Lakes Cities

Jul 22, 2013

An update on Great Lakes issues and programs as they affect states and communities around the lakes and St. Lawrence seaway. Program features retired Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. 

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley talks about the new state budget - what it includes, and what it leaves out - and other issues facing Michigan, including funding the Medicaid expansion, mental health care, and education standards.

Meet 109th State Representative John Kivela when we talk about his first 4 months in office. Education reform, budget cuts, right to work laws, and bipartisan government will be some of the topics addressed.

A discussion about the impact that untreated psychiatric diseases puts on the criminal justice system and the new demands and dangers the failing mental health system places on law enforcement.

From Belle Isla in Detroit to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula, a focus on connecting the hiking and biking trails in Michigan, their development, and the economic impact they will have on local communities.

A conversation with Michigan House Minority Leader Tim Greimel. The state representative from Auburn Hills talks about Democrats' commitment to bipartisanship, the record since Republican Governor Rick Snyder took office, and the need to improve education investment, overturn 'right-to-work' laws and restore lost benefits.