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       

July 8 & 9 - 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.

July 15 & 16 - Restoring a Ghost Town - How does one make a cultural resource out of a ghost town?  We'll put that question to members of the 'Keweenaw Historical Society,' which has been restoring period homes in the town of Central, a former Copper Country mining community.

July 22 & 23 - Diabetes Update - Upper Peninsula residents with Diabetes make up about 9% of the population, but numbers appear to have increased statewide, putting more people at risk for related conditions, ranging from heart disease to blindness.  Prevention and self-management remain key weapons against the disease. We'll look at the latest information and strategies.

July 29 & 30 - Advance Care Planning - The state contractor for a new Advance Care Planning program discusses its effect on patient choice, end of life healthcare decisions, healthcare costs and other matters. The program helps individuals decide on the care received if unable to speak for oneself. (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 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

Canadian American Relations

Oct 7, 2012

A candid discussion with Canadian Consul General Roy Norton on Canadian relations with the U.S. including the proposed international bridge, the great lakes and trade issues.