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       

April 2 & 3 - Beyond the Affordable Care Act - A one on one discussion with Elder Law Lawyer Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration. (repeat)

April 9 & 10 -  Observations on Energy - A discussion of changes in the energy industry and what to watch for, along state energy & infra-structure planning, new Upper Peninsula generation and related topics.

April 16 & 17 - Palliative Care and Hospice - A thoughtful discussion with providers who facilitate home health, hospice and palliative care for our communities. (repeat)

April 23 & 24 - Representative John Kivela 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.

April 30 & May 1 - Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in Middle School, High School and College age youth. (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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John Muir Remembered

Mar 11, 2016
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A discussion of the life and legacy of one of America's great naturalists and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Guests include former wilderness guide Steve Waller with excerpts from his one-man show on Muir. 

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A look at a key regional healthcare network of over 1200 providers serving some 45,000 state and privately insured residents. 

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A discussion of changes in spending and operations from repayment of taxes to large franchise stores ordered by the appointed Michigan Tax Tribunal.

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A review of plans to replace the current power generation system for the city-owned 'Marquette Board of Light and Power.' 

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A look at the past year in Michigan politics and the issues driving Democrats statewide and nationally in 2016 with state party chair Brandon Dillon. 

  Department of Natural Resources wildlife specialists discuss Chronic Wasting Disease and efforts to prevent it from finding its way into the Upper Peninsula deer population.  The fatal neurologic disease affecting cervids was discovered in Ingham County earlier this year. 

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Topics in contemporary native American studies are reviewed as Northern Michigan University prepares to roll out a new academic major.

Trillium House

Dec 26, 2015
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Key members of a community based group talk about the need for a hospice house in the central Upper Peninsula and their two years of work so far to make it happen.  Trillium House would provide an option not currently available to terminally ill residents.

U.P. Union Maids

Dec 7, 2015
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A discussion the role of women as leaders and activists in the Upper Peninsula labor movement, along with some contemporary labor issues.  Guests include 2015 U. P. Labor Hall of Fame inductees Suzanne Bowers and Maria Maniaci.  

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Upper Peninsula food resource people discuss local progress and issues since the establishment of regional food hubs.  A key topic will be how small farmers are dealing changes in federal regulations on food safety. 

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