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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:

Nursing Careers
A look at how nursing options, education, specialties and careers have developed over the past 20-years and their significance for an expanding healthcare economy. (Repeat from June)
Saturday, April 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 pm ET

Sexual Assault Awareness
A look at the problem of rape and sexual violence on college campuses and across communities, including public attitudes, trends, prevention and enforcement. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 7 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 8 at 2:30 pm ET

Central U.P. Economic Development
Progress and challenges in major areas of economic development for the Central Upper Peninsula, including smart zones, vocational and technical education, infrastructure, research and investment.
Saturday, May 14 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 pm ET

State School Board
Budgets, taxes, enrollment, testing, career and technical options, and the Detroit Schools crisis are topics for a conversation with the state school systems chief elected official, Michigan Board of Education President John Austin. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 21 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 pm ET

Rape Prevention
Follow-up to our program on rape awareness and sexual violence issues with the focus on prevention strategies for individuals and institutions.
Saturday, May 28 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 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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