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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A conversation with new state schools superintendent Brian Whiston, who wants to make Michigan a top-10 education state in 10 years.  Topics will include state standards, funding and local leadership.

A discussion of efforts to establish a community home front in response to climate change and its effects.  Recorded on the occasion of a October meeting in Marquette of leaders and policy analysts, including NOAA and the newly formed ‘Marquette County Climate Adaptation Task Force.’ 

Birds and Birders

Oct 19, 2015

An account of birds prevelant, or not so, in our region and observations on birds, the environment and related matters from those who study and enjoy them.


Elder Law Attorney and Medicare expert Paul Sturgul comments on the implications of recent healthcare developments including high court approval of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare end of life counseling, a proposed healthcare tax, insurance rates and mergers, and hikes in drug prices. (audio will be available later this week)


The new technology and today’s educational technology have developed together.  This program looks at devices, techniques and trends and how successful they are from a teaching/learning standpoint. (originally aired in August, 2015)

U.P. Women Authors

Sep 7, 2015

The most read contemporary authors in the region happen to be women. Here, a discussion of the work, its range and impact, and other literary topics with U.P. authors Lisa Fay Coutley, Charmi Keranen, Andrea Scarpino, and Alison Swan. (originally aired 8/16/15)

Michigan Tax Issues

Jun 30, 2015

A discussion of taxes and applications of taxation;  effects on government, business and jobs; and current issues related to state and local taxes and policies.  

Historic Lies

Jun 22, 2015

Sociologist, educator and author James Loewen claims that much American history teaching is wrongheaded and even false. He discusses how he came to this view and how it relates to contemporary life with NMU emeritus history professor and regional historian Russell Magnaghi.(repeat) 

Nursing Careers

Jun 14, 2015

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.  (audio to come)

Michigan Majority

Jun 8, 2015

Republican State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba discusses issues and legislation from an Upper Peninsula perspective. Key topics will be bipartisanship and effects of the GOP's wider influence in state government.