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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:

Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
A discussion of efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in middle school, high school and college age young people. Guests: NorthCare Network Coordinators Gery Shelafoe and Sandy Chapman, and veteran educator Iris Katers. (Repeat from November)
Saturday, December 24 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 pm ET

Suicide Prevention
A discussion of suicide rates, demographics and community efforts at suicide prevention with guests Louise Wilcox from Pathways Community Mental Health, Kevin Weir from Dial Help, and Steve Nelson from the Crossing Rivers Support Group. (Repeat from 2012)
Saturday, December 31 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 pm

2016 Year in Review
Local journalists look back at the events that made Upper Peninsula headlines in 2016: national, state and local. Guests: WLUC-TV6 News Director Steve Asplund, Great Lakes Radio News director Walt Lindala, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell.
Saturday, January 7 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, January 8 at 2:30 pm ET

Unmet Needs
Guests discuss the challenges of responding to the basic needs of community members unable to make ends meet. Guests: Marquette County Salvation Army Captain Doug Winters, U.P. St. Vincent de Paul Executive-Director Laurie Schmit, and Room at the Inn Executive Director Douglas Russell. (Repeat from December)
Saturday, January 14 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, January 15 at 2:30 pm ET

Sexual Assault Awareness
Guests discuss the problem of rape and sexual violence on college campuses and across communities, including public attitudes, trends, and prevention. Guests: NMU Equal Opportunity and Title-9 Director Janet Koski, NMU Sociology and Anthropology Professor and Department Chairman Alan McEvoy, and Marquette Women's Center Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Michelle Fortunato (Repeat from April). Schedule Note: The episode originally scheduled for this week, Tribal Hunting and Fishing Regulations, has been postponed.
Saturday, January 21 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 pm ET

Emergency Services in 2017
Public TV 13’s weekly public affairs program explores the issues that are important to the people of the Upper Great Lakes region. This week, guests discuss the current challenges of providing Emergency Services for the Upper Peninsula, and recent developments and proposals for the future.
Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, January 29 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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