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Location:

Marquette, MI

Description:

A weekly public affairs program which 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Exporting the U.P.

6/20/2011
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Experts say one strategy for boosting America's economic recovery is to increase exports. How might that apply to the Upper Peninsula? NMU Professor Tawni Ferrarini, who holds the Sam M. Cohodas Chair in Economics, is featured.

Mental Health Update

6/6/2011

Charitable Giving

5/30/2011

Safety Awareness

5/23/2011

The Indiginous Environment

5/16/2011

Mental Health Update

5/9/2011

Race and Education

5/1/2011

NMU Rural Development Center

4/25/2011

The Indiginous Environment

4/18/2011

Condition One

4/11/2011

Charitable Giving

4/4/2011

Native American Artist Lois Beardslee

3/28/2011

Obama's U.P. Address

3/21/2011
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President Barack Obama visited Northern Michigan University to highlight the Marquette area's innovative uses of technology and broadband communication . This is his February 10, 2011 speech at NMU's Vandament Arena.

Michigan Forest Products

3/7/2011
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Kevin Korpi, the Executive Director of the MI Forest Products Council talks about new developments in the 15-billion dollar industry that accounts for 10-percent of the state's manufacturing jobs, with special attention to the economic potential of wood based bio energy development.

U-P Tourism and the Econnomy

2/21/2011
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A discussion of new trends and prospects for tourism in the Upper Peninsula and statewide in a struggling economy.

Michigan Forest Products

1/31/2011
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Kevin Korpi the Executive Director, Michigan Forest Products Council talks about new developments in the 15-billion dollar industry that accounts for 10-percent of the state's manufacturing jobs, with special attention to the economic potential of wood based bio energy development.

Michigan Economic Development

1/24/2011
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A discussion of efforts since 1999 by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to focus on important growth sectors in advancing the state's economy. MEDC CEO Greg Main is joined by 'Northern Initiatives' Regional Strategist Chris Rector talk about marshalling incentives, securing loans and grants, tailoring strategies and cutting through red tape

Childhood Obesity

1/17/2011
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Currently 32 % of Children in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Dr. John Bartlett and a panel of experts will discuss how to deal with the problem locally and introduce the Blueprint4Health Center, a childhood obesity clinic that will provide a guide for healthy living for the whole family.

2010 Year in Review

1/10/2011
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U.P. Journalist talk about the top news stories of 2010

Michigan Energy and Utility Initiatives

1/3/2011
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A discussion with the Chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission about energy efficiency, consumer cost controls and planning the future of Michigan's energy.
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