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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:

Immunizations
Immunizations and their place in healthcare and public health, including the development and production of vaccines, availability, effectiveness and public policy issues. Guests: Teresa Francovich, MD, Medical Dir., Marquette Co. Health Dept.; and Joyce Ziegler, RN, Dir. of Community Health Services, Dickinson-Iron Public Health. (Repeat from July 2015)
Schedule Note: The episode originally scheduled for this week, Rape Prevention, has been postponed.
Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 26 at 2:30 pm ET

Vietnam Memorial Wall and Veterans Issues
A discussion of the mobile monument to Vietnam Veterans and new efforts to address the needs of veterans today. Guests: Marquette County Veterans Affairs Service Officer Craig Salo; Marquette County Veterans Alliance Chair Jim Provost: and Vietnam Wall Event Planner Will Weycker. (Repeat from June)
Saturday, July 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Planned Parenthood
Michigan Planned Parenthood President and CEO Lori Carpentier discusses the history, operations, politics and future of the country’s single largest provider of reproductive health services.
Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Medicare-Medicaid Costs
Elder Law Attorney and expert on Medicare and Medicaid, Paul Sturgul addresses the challenges of paying for long-term care for the elderly. We also discuss the Presidential Candidates' positions on federal assistance programs, estate recovery in Michigan and Wisconsin and other related issues. (Repeat from June)
Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Summer Hazards
Expand your awareness of hazards related to summer activity, from heat stroke to getting lost in the woods. Guests: Cpr. Errol Lukkarinen, Marquette Co. Sherrif's Dept.; Ron Yesney, Michigan DNR Recreation Specialist; and Teresa Frankovich, MD/MPH, Marquette Co. Health Dept. Medical Director. (Repeat from June 2015)
Saturday, July 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 pm ET

Congressman Dan Benishek
The two-term 1st District Representative talks about his time in office, positions and work on healthcare, veterans, conservation and other issues. Benishek also discusses politics, the upcoming elections and what’s ahead for the Upper Peninsula.
Saturday, July 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 31 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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