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 4 & 5 - 109th District Update - Sara Cambensy  Interview with State Representative Sara Cambensy, elected to finish the term of the late John Kivela. Topics include state politics, House rules and practices, current issues and activities. Media guest: Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. 

March 11 & 12 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Discussion of a baffling and often misrepresented condition affecting up to 2.5 million Americans. Topics include the signs and symptoms, possible causes, research history and contemporary efforts to control it. Guests: Family Physician Scott Doughty, CFS patient and activist Kelly Parks, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck. (this episode was postponed from February)

March 18 & 19 - Grief Support for Children 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. (Repeat from May)

March 25 & 26 - College to Work A discussion of hiring trends and job issues for college graduates with Michigan State University ‘Collegiate Employment Research Institute’ Director Philip Gardener, who is also an expert on Millennials in the workplace. (repeat)

April 1 & 2 - 109th District Update - Sara Cambensy  Interview with State Representative Sara Cambensy, elected to finish the term of the late John Kivela. Topics include state politics, House rules and practices, current issues and activities. Media guest: Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. (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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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.

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.