A CHAT WITH SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW.

US SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW

Thanks to Michigan’s Junior United States Senator, Debbie Stabenow for joining us this morning to talk about a piece of legislation that has been approved by the US Senate that that clears the way for the transfer of approximately 5.5 acres of land from the U.S Coast Guard to the City of Marquette.  The Marquette City Commission voted 5-2 vote in September 2007 to approve the sale of a 1.5-acre parcel of waterfront property.  The City of Marquette began to take the necessary steps to obtain approximately 5.5 acres of land north of the museum on lighthouse point.  The land fell under the control of the Bureau of Land Management where it was decided that the land would become public trust or be eligible for protection under the National Lighthouse Preservation Act.  Legislative action was required to accelerate the land transfer.  In an effort to speed up the process of the land transfer, US-Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced and passed legislation under the Coast Guard Authorization bill that allows for a direct transfer of land between the City of Marquette and the Coast Guard.  Click “HERE” to listen to the interview.

UPDATE FOR AGENCIES AROUND THE STATE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

Here are some updates involving agencies here in Michigan and in Marquette County that we have talked to in the recent past.  Enjoy!

A CHAT WITH REBECCA HUMPHRIES, THE DIRECTOR OF THE D-N-R-E.

DNRE DIRECTOR REBECCA HUMPHRIES

Director of the newly-formed Department of Natural Resources and Environment for the State of Michigan was in our studios recently to talk about the merger of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality and what the changes mean to us as Michigan citizens and business owners.  She also discussed hot-button issues such as the dangers of Asian Carp getting into the Great Lakes and she gave us her latest opinions concerning the current status of the Kennecott Eagle mining project here in Marquette County.  To listen in to the interview with Director Humphries, please click “HERE“.

A FEW MOMENTS WITH THE GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.


ANN GONYEA WITH THE GLCYD

Ann Gonyea, outreach co-ordinator with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development joined us to talk about development of effective and sustaining boards of directors for non-profit agencies and how the Center can assist in that endeavor for your groups.  She also talked about the criteria to use when selecting and recruiting a board member or members to insure that your organization maintains a comfortable success level in perpetuity. To listen to the points raised in Ann’s interview, please click “HERE“.


YMCA OF MARQUETTE COUNTY COMMUNITY UPDATE.

HEALTHY LIVING MAVENS, GEORGE & LISA

YMCA of Marquette County Executive Director Lisa Coombs-Gerou and Marquette County Health Department Director George Sedlacheck came in to discuss a new survey and grant that had details about the the healthiness of Marquette County.  The “ACHEIVE” Grant, awarded to the YMCA of Marquette County and the Marquette County Health Department is set up to increase the availability of healthy activities and the education of healthy activities to residents of Marquette County.  To listen to the interview with Lisa and George, please click “HERE“.

YOU GOTTA LOVE WHAT’S IN THE NEWS!

This is one of those clever little cyberpostings that brings to you information that you may normally not put together, but is presented here for your enjoyment.  Information junkies such as you will appreciate the information, I’m sure, because it presents to you a Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan (Why anyone really wants the job right now is beyond me!), and a Democratic State Representative warning us about the spread of Asian Carp in the Great Lakes.  So without further ado here’s the postings!

MICHIGAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE RICK SNYDER.

REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE RICK SNYDER.

Republican candidate for governor, Rick Snyder was in our studios this week to give our listeners an update on how his campaign effort is going so far.  He also shared some highlights of his plan to get Michigan back on it’s feet if he is elected to the position of governor.  You can check out more about him and his campaign as well as his 10-point plan for the future of Michigan by logging on to his official campaign website by clicking “HERE“.  To listen to the interview with Rick, please click “HERE“.


A FINN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST A FISH!

109th DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE MIKE LAHTI.

109th District State Representative Mike Lahti from Houghton called in the other morning to talk about efforts being launched here in Michigan to do away the invasive species of Asian Carp and keeping it out of the Great Lakes where it could stand to decimate the commerce of fishing and tourism for Michigan as well as other Great Lakes states that surround the water bodies.  To listen to this passionate Finn go on the attack against this aggressive nuisance fish, please click “HERE“, and to help stop the Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes log on to this special website “HERE“.