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Media Meet is 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.

Media Meet, with its unbiased, quality public affairs reporting, has been a cornerstone of Public TV 13’s local production schedule for more than 20 years. Past guests of Media Meet have included astronaut Jerry Linenger, civil rights leader Roger Wilkins and five Michigan Supreme Court Justices.

Media Meet is produced by host Bill Hart and producer/director Bob Thomson.

Broadcast Schedule:
Saturdays at 6:30 pm, repeating Sundays at 2:30 pm on Public TV 13
Sundays at 7:30 am, repeating Mondays at 3:30 pm on Public Radio 90

Listen to this week's Media Meet via audio podcast from Public Radio 90.

Watch full episodes of Media Meet with our Online Video Player
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Schedule of Program Topics:

Michigan Agency for Energy
Executive Director Valerie Brader talks about efforts to inform and advise all state government on policies ensuring a path to reliable and affordable energy. Topics include pipeline safety, the carbon rule, and energy plans for the Upper Peninsula. (Repeat from September)
Saturday, February 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 5 at 2:30 pm ET

Emergency Services in 2017
Guests discuss the current challenges of providing emergency medical services for the Upper Peninsula, and recent developments and proposals for the future. Guests: UP-EMS Director Bob Struck, UP Health Systems Emergency Services Director Alyson Sundberg, and 38th District State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba. (Repeat from January)
Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 pm ET

U.P. Poet Laureate 2017
A conversation on poetry and Upper Peninsula letters with the three yet to be announced Upper Peninsula laureate finalists for 2017-19. Program will include poetry readings, and the winner will be named.
Saturday, February 18 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 pm ET

First Term U.P. Sheriffs
A look at Upper Peninsula county law enforcement, jail operations and related issues from the viewpoint of newly-elected sheriffs. [Due to scheduling conflicts with the guests, this program was rescheduled from the weekend of February 11.]
Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 pm ET

Program topics are subject to change in order to cover timely news and events.

Recent episodes of Media Meet are available on our Online Video Player
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Recordings of recent Media Meet programs are available on DVD for $19.95, which includes shipping. Call 800-227-9668, or 227-1300 during regular business hours (8 am-5 pm ET weekdays) and order by phone with your credit card. Please let us know the program title or broadcast date of the program you want to purchase when you call. Or download our video order form.

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