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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A look at the problem of rape and sexual violence on college campuses and across communities, including public attitudes, trends, prevention and enforcement. 

A look at how nursing options, education, specialties and careers have developed over the past 20-years and their significance for an expanding healthcare economy. 

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Experts discuss continuing efforts to combat imported nuisance species, including the emerald ash borer, the quarantine for which now covers most of the Upper Peninsula.

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.

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