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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Broadband Project

May 15, 2017

An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University.

Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in Middle School, High School and College age youth.

Rep. John Kivela - A Legislative Update

Apr 26, 2017

A conversation with upper Michigan's 109th District Representative regarding regional and state issues. Host: Walt Lindala. Media Guests: Mining Journal Reported Kelsie Thompson, Fox U.P. Anchor Justin Razavi.

What does the U.P.'s Energy future look like? We talk to officials about the changing energy industry, new Upper Peninsula generation, planning and related topics. Guests: Marquette Board of Light & Power Director Paul Kitti, Engineering Consultant John Reynolds, and Board Member Jerry Irby. Media guest Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.

Hospice and palliative care physician Michael Grossman, and U.P. Home Health & Hospice Director Sharon Fries share insights on quality of life care and hospice.

A one on one discussion with Elder Law Lawyer Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration.

A conversation on poetry and Upper Peninsula letters with the three yet to be announced Upper Peninsula laureate finalists for 2017-19. Program will include poetry readings, and the winner will be named.

Michigan elected thirty-four new County Sheriffs in November of 2016, nine of them in the Upper Peninsula. We talk about the job, issues and ideas with Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt,Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter, and Alger County Sheriff Todd Brock.

A discussion of current challenges, proposals and developments in providing Emergency Services for the Upper Peninsula.

Year in Review 2016

Jan 10, 2017

Local journalists look back at the events that made Upper Peninsula headlines in 2016: national, state and local. Guests: WLUC-TV6 News Director Steve Asplund, Great Lakes Radio News director Walt Lindala, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.