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       

January 7 & 8 - Year in Review 2017  -A panel of area journalists looks back on the year’s key news stories.

January 14 & 15 - Managing Utilities Michigan Public Service Commissioner Norm Saari discusses the changing landscape of electric utilities, including resource planning, distributed generation and related topics. 

January 21 & 22 - Medicinal Plants Chemistry A look at a new Chemistry course of study on medicinal plants being offered at Northern Michigan University.  Topics include research and markets for plant based medicines and supplements, precedents for education, relevant curricula and methods, and opportunities. 

January 28 & 29 - Palliative Care and Hospice A thoughtful discussion with providers who facilitate home health, hospice and palliative care for our communities.  

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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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.

Fixing the Debt

Mar 20, 2013

A discussion of the history, economics and politics of the national debt, including positions on big government, entitlement issues, unfunded mandates and taxation. Guest: Michigan State Senator Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw Township) from Fix the Debt-Michigan State Chapter Steering Committee. 

A discussion of developments that have shaped Emergency Medical Services in the U.P. over the past 30-years, including initiatives in air ambulance services. 

Update- State Senator Tom Casperson reviews current issues, including the state economy, the proposed state budget, the ‘right to work’ lawsuit, gun control, state land purchase flexibility, and mining. 3/10-11 “Upper Peninsula EMS Past & Future” A discussion of developments that have shaped Emergency Medical Services in the U.P. over the past 30 years, including initiatives in air ambulance services. (Repeat from February) 

Paul Sturgul

Jan 27, 2013

An update on benefits under the ‘Affordable Care Act’ and efforts to ensure participation and cost effectiveness.  Issues include the so-called Doc fix and the future of home care.

A discussion of key outcomes on issues before the last congress and what’s ahead for the new one.

108th District Michigan House Debate

Oct 14, 2012

Michigan House candidates from District 108 reply to questions on fiscal management, education, the state’s approach to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and bipartisanship

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