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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:

Beyond the Affordable Care Act
One-on-one discussion with elder law Attorney Paul Sturgul about what’s on the horizon for health care under the new administration.
Saturday, March 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 5 at 2:30 pm ET

U.P. Poet Laureate 2017
A discussion of poetry in the Upper Peninsula with the region's first Poet Laureate, Russ Thorburn, and the final nominees for laureate in 2017, Kathleen Heideman and Marty Achatz. The guests share some poetry, and 2006 U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall announces the new U.P. Poet Laureate. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, March 11 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 pm ET

First Term U.P. Sheriffs
Michigan elected thirty-four new County Sheriffs in November of 2016, nine of them in the Upper Peninsula. We talk about the job, issues and ideas with Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt, Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter, and Alger County Sheriff Todd Brock. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, March 18 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 pm ET

Palliative Care and Hospice
Hospice and palliative care physician Michael Grossman, and U.P. Home Health & Hospice Director Sharon Fries share insights on quality of life care and hospice.
Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 26 at 2:30 pm ET
[Schedule change: This new episode was originally scheduled for March 18.]

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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