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       

March 4 & 5 - 109th District Update - Sara Cambensy  Interview with State Representative Sara Cambensy, elected to finish the term of the late John Kivela. Topics include state politics, House rules and practices, current issues and activities. Media guest: Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. 

March 11 & 12 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Discussion of a baffling and often misrepresented condition affecting up to 2.5 million Americans. Topics include the signs and symptoms, possible causes, research history and contemporary efforts to control it. Guests: Family Physician Scott Doughty, CFS patient and activist Kelly Parks, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck. (this episode was postponed from February)

March 18 & 19 - Grief Support for Children A look at how children grieve the loss of a friend or loved one and constructive efforts to help them through it. Guests: Upper Peninsula Children's Bereavement Network Board Member Jean Hetrick, Camp Star Assistant Director Martha Process, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones, and Marquette Area Public Schools Counselor Patti Kawarski. (Repeat from May)

March 25 & 26 - College to Work A discussion of hiring trends and job issues for college graduates with Michigan State University ‘Collegiate Employment Research Institute’ Director Philip Gardener, who is also an expert on Millennials in the workplace. (repeat)

April 1 & 2 - 109th District Update - Sara Cambensy  Interview with State Representative Sara Cambensy, elected to finish the term of the late John Kivela. Topics include state politics, House rules and practices, current issues and activities. Media guest: Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. (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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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

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.