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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A review of factors informing an upcoming ballot proposal to update the public library in Marquette. The proposal calls for a $4.2 million bond over 15 years. The vote is Tuesday, August 8. 

Vatican Science

Jul 10, 2017
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A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. Our guest is acclaimed Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno.

Wind Energy

Jun 28, 2017
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The leader in the deployment of large-scale renewable energy is examined, along with current headwinds -- political, environmental and aesthetic. 

Elder Abuse

Jun 15, 2017
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It’s a crime that affects our communities every day. Experts discuss the frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. Guests: Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Long-Term Care Programs Director Mark Bomberg, Retired UPCAP Quality Assurance Specialist Cathy Klintworth, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto and Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese.

Broadband Project

May 15, 2017
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An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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