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A collection of podcasts highlighting current actions and policies throughout Upper Peninsula counties.

Podcasts

Discussion with Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith and City Commissioner Cody Mayer

David Haynes sits down with Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith and Marquette City Commissioner Cody Mayer to discuss the challenges currently faced by rural cities like Marquette, and what their thoughts are on where the future is headed for rural cities…

David Jahn, President & CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital

David Haynes sits down with David Jahn, President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital. David has been with War Memorial for 15 years, and prior to that he was CEO and CFO at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique…

Interview with Don Wotruba, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of School Boards

In this episode, David sits down with Don Wotruba, UP native and Executive Director of the Michigan Association of School Boards, one of Lansing’s biggest educational associations and one of the most powerful in the state. In the podcast, Don…

Interview with U.P. State Representative Sara Cambensy

In this episode, David Haynes talks with Sara Cambensy, State Representative for Michigan’s 109th District. Prior to her election to the state legislature, Cambensy served on the Marquette City Commission, Marquette Planning Commission and was the director of adult and…

Discussion with Dickinson County Leaders Lois Ellis, Theresa Caylor, and David Holmes

In this episode, David Haynes talks with Dickinson County leaders about the work being done and progress being made between the area’s educational sector and the manufacturing employment base. This discussion features Dickinson Area Economic Development Authority Executive Director Lois…

Interview with MDARD Director and Former U.P. Legislator Gary McDowell

In this episode, David Haynes sits down with Gary McDowell, current director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. Gary also served three, two-year terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. He grew up in Rudyard, MI, where…

Interview with Sault Ste. Marie City Manager Brian Chapman and Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch

In this episode, David Haynes sits down with Sault Ste. Marie City Manager Brian Chapman and Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch to discuss some of the issues facing not only their own respective cities and counties, but cities and counties…

Interview with Laura Coleman, President of Bay College

Dr. Laura Coleman, President of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, MI, is one of the most respected community college leaders in Michigan and across the country. In this interview we discuss lots of interesting information about higher education in the Upper Peninsula and in Michigan.

Interview with UP State Senator Ed McBroom

In this episode, David Haynes interviews Ed McBroom, a Republican member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 38th district in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Senator McBroom’s district covers twelve of Michigan’s fifteen UP counties: Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron,…

Featured Podcast: Lake Superior Podcast with Walt Lindala and Frida Waara

Guest podcasts are provided for our listeners because we think you might find them interesting and they provide useful information. It is produced and made available by the sponsors/authors of the podcast, and not by Rural Insights. The content of…