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

Podcasts

Ed Legault, Executive Director for the Delta County Economic Development Alliance

David Haynes sits down with Ed Legault, Executive Director for the Delta County Economic Development Alliance to talk about what’s happening in his part of the Upper Peninsula. Ed gives a review of some of the great things happening in…

Dr. Charles Ballard, Professor of Economics at Michigan State University

David Haynes sits down with Dr. Charles Ballard, Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. They cover topics including Michigan’s economy and budget, wealth inequality and Michigan’s shrinking middle class, childcare tax, and more. Dr. Ballard is an expert in…

Brigitte LaPointe, CEO of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

David Haynes sits down with Brigitte LaPointe, CEO of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Previously, LaPointe served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Upper Peninsula Health Plan in Marquette. In this episode, Brigitte talks about her experiences growing up in…

Young City Leaders – Discussion with Nick Sizeland, Mitch Foster, and Brian Chapman

David Haynes sits down with Northern Michigan University alumni Nick Sizeland, Mitch Foster, and Brian Chapman to discuss their current roles as young leaders in three Michigan cities. Nick Sizeland is currently the City Manager of Grosse Pointe Park, MI…

Cybersecurity and Technology in the UP with Lois Ellis, Evan Rice, and Doug Miller

In this episode, David talks about technology and cybersecurity with Lois Ellis, Executive Director of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance, Evan Rice, Vice President of Information Technology at CCI Systems, and Doug Miller from the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute….

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…