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 - Outdoor Update   A conversation with Michigan DNR Deputy Director Bill O'Neill on current outdoor issues and topics. A 31-year DNR veteran, O’Neill administers divisions that oversee wildlife and fisheries, state forests and parks, minerals and law enforcement.

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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Elections and Electioneering

Sep 9, 2012

NMU Leadership Perspectives

Aug 25, 2012

An interview with recently appointed Northern Michigan University President David Haynes and Provost Paul Lang on the current condition of state colleges and universities, NMU’s place among them and strategies going forward.

Michigan's Returning Veterans

Aug 18, 2012

Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen provides an update on issues and programs with an emphasis on the challenges in providing assistance to veterans returning from the Mid-East mission now that U.S. military involvement is winding down. (Repeat from July)

Affordable Care Act Update

Aug 11, 2012

Explores latest developments in the healthcare law, including implications of the Supreme Court ruling, impact on and response from states, changes to Medicare and other issues. Features Elder Law Attorney and Medicare expert Paul Sturgul.

Michigan's Returning Veterans

Jul 31, 2012
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Michigan Senior Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs Jason Allen provides an update on issues and programs with an emphasis on the challenges in providing assistance to veterans returning from the Mid-East mission now that U.S. military involvement is winding down.

Library Scholarship

Jul 8, 2012
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This week on Media Meet, Florida State University emeritus professor and modern print culture historian Wayne Wiegand shares his unique viewpoint on the role public libraries have played in American life. Also featured are NMU Dean of Academic Information Services Darlene Walch and Peter White Public Library Director Pam Christensen. (Repeat from May)

Marquette Regional History Center

Jul 1, 2012
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The history of an historical society, a look at its operations, activities, and features and functions of its new headquarters. (Repeat from February) [The episode originally scheduled for this week, Post Office Issues, has been canceled.]

On Books and Writing

Jun 25, 2012
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A discussion of writing, teaching and ideas with acclaimed Upper Peninsula author John Smolens. Topics include the process of crafting a book and combining history and fiction.

Lake Eutrophication

Jun 19, 2012

Natural or artificial substances, such as nitrates and sewage, can have harmful effects when added to lakes and aquatic systems. A case in point is Ishpeming's oxygen starved Lake Bancroft. Retired Wisconsin DNR researcher, now private consultant, Douglas Knauer discusses the problem and lake restoration projects in this episode of Media Meet.

A President Leaves NMU

Jun 13, 2012

A conversation on higher education and related topics, including a review of issues and events at Northern Michigan University during the past eight years, with outgoing President Les Wong, as he prepares to take the helm at San Francisco State.

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