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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:

Environmentalism: John Muir Remembered
A discussion of the lives and legacies of two of America’s great naturalists: co-founder of the Sierra Club John Muir, and nature photographer George Shiras III. Guests include former wilderness guide Steve Waller with excerpts from his one-man show on Muir. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, November 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, November 30 at 2:30 pm ET

Detroit Rescue
A discussion of circumstances related to America’s largest municipal bankruptcy and the effort to reform and rebuild the “Motor City” for the new millenium with author and journalist Charlie LeDuff, and NMU political science professor Carter Wilson. (Repeat from November. Airs Sunday only this week.)
Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 pm ET

Wolves and Politics
The future of public policy in wildlife management is discussed in the wake of two failed Michigan ballot proposals aimed at placing wolf management and game species entirely under state control. Popular attitudes, special interests, policy and decision making, local input and science are explored.
Saturday, December 13 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 pm ET

U.P. Energy Future
A discussion of energy business and generation changes that may lead to unprecedented electric rate increases for the Upper Peninsula.
Saturday, December 20 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 21 at 2:30 pm ET

U.P. Winter Tourism
A report on the operation and impact of one of Upper Michigan’s staple industries. Topics include development, marketing, current economic factors, weather and year-to-year performance. Guests: Pat Black, Marquette County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Kathy Reynolds, Alger County Chamber of Commerce; and Nicole Dewald, Noquemanon Trail Network. (Repeat from December 2013)
Saturday, December 27 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 28 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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