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       

October 1 & 2 - Wildlife Roundtable Guests discuss how moose have fared in the Upper Peninsula since the 1980s ‘Moose Lift.’ Where are they now, what have we learned about them, and what’s their future?

October 8 & 9 - Managing Utilities Michigan Public Service Commissioner Norm Saari discusses the changing landscape of electric utilities, including resource planning, distributed generation and related topics. 

October 15 & 16 - Bart Stupak (For All Americans) - A conversation with former eleven term Upper Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak on his book, For All Americans, the story behind the Stupak Amendment and passage of the “Affordable Care Act.”

October 22 & 23 - Wildlife Roundtable Guests discuss how moose have fared in the Upper Peninsula since the 1980s ‘Moose Lift.’ Where are they now, what have we learned about them, and what’s their future? (repeat)

October 29 & 30 - CWD Update A program focusing on continuing efforts to prevent the spread of ‘Chronic Wasting Disease’ in deer.  Topics include the science of CWD, recent changes in the law governing cross border issues, a new study on deer migration patterns, and a new emphasis on monitoring deer during hunting season.
 

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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Year in Review 2016

Jan 10, 2017
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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.

Planned Parenthood

Dec 5, 2016

History, operations, politics and future of the country’s single largest provider of reproductive health services.  Program features Michigan Planned Parenthood President and CEO Lori Carpentier. 

Executive Director Valerie Brader talks about efforts to inform and advise all state government on policies ensuring a path to reliable and affordable energy. Topics include pipeline safety, the carbon rule, and energy plans for the Upper Peninsula.

(audio to come)

    

Millions of dollars are hanging in the balance in a legal battle between local governments and big business over the “Dark Store” taxation theory in Michigan. This NMU documentary by NMU Professor Dwight Brady & journalism students is followed by a special edition of “Media Meet” to update and explore the issue.

A discussion of the principles, projects and effects of public humanities programming in Michigan. The Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Guests: Council Executive Director Shelly Kasprzycki of Lansing and Board Member Kel Smyth of Escanaba.

President Fritz Erickson will discuss current higher education and NMU economic drivers, as well as innovative programs and services being developed by the university, including Northern’s U.P.-wide expansion of its LTE educational broadband network.

Shoreline Safety

Aug 7, 2016

A look at local government efforts to improve waterfront safety, prevent drownings and provide for more timely rescues.  Promising measures have been rolled-out in the Marquette area following two detailed studies over the past five years. 

Two-term 1st District Representative talks about his time in office, positions and work on healthcare, veterans, conservation and other issues.  Benishek also discusses politics, the upcoming elections and what’s ahead for the Upper Peninsula. (audio to come)

Summer Hazards

Jul 18, 2016
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This episode seeks to expand awareness of hazards related to summer activity, from heat stroke to getting lost in the woods. All the alerts, warnings and cautionary messages typical of summer, in one program. (originally aired 7/13/15)

A look at new ideas in sustaining and expanding socialized healthcare, including new models of financing long-term care, pros and cons of federalizing Medicaid, and estate recovery issues for Michigan and Wisconsin. (audio to come)

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