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       

August 5 & 6 - Peter White Public Library Bond Proposal - 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. (repeat)

August 12 & 13 - Keeping Kids Safe - A look at online threats to children and efforts to boost social media awareness among parents and concerned adults. Guests include local law enforcement and a computer expert. (repeat)  

August 19 & 20 - Shoreline Saftey - 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 detailed studies over the past five years. Guests: U.P. Health Systems Paramedic Gary Gustafson, Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows, and NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist Matthew Zika. (Repeat from August 2016)

August 26 & 27 - Rep. Scott Dianda A look at business development, jobs, education, healthcare and other issues and topics with the Upper Peninsula's 110th District House member, representing six counties and a part of another. Three of those Western U.P. counties rate among the most economically challenged in the state.

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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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)

Vietnam Wall

Jul 3, 2016

A discussion of the moving monument to Vietnam Veterans and new efforts to address the needs of veterans today.  Guests include area veteran advocates and planners. 

Immunizations

Jun 27, 2016
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Guests discuss immunizations and their place in healthcare and public health. Topics include the development and production of vaccines, availability, effectiveness and public policy. 

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Progress and challenges in major areas of economic development for the Central Upper Peninsula, including smart zones, vocational and technical education, infrastructure, research and investment. 

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A discussion of efforts to coordinate health information procedures in Michigan, with a focus on the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange, one of six gateways to the statewide system. (audio to come)

State School Board

May 23, 2016
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Budgets, taxes, enrollment, testing, career and technical options, and the Detroit Schools crisis are topics for a conversation with the state school systems chief elected official, Michigan Board of Education President John Austin. (audio to come)

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