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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:

Boxed In: Media Meet Special Report
An update on the dark store controversy in conjunction with the “Boxed In” documentary produced by NMU professor, Dwight Brady. Panel includes Marquette Township Manager Randall Girard and Veteran Appraiser Bruce Closser. (Repeat from September)
Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 pm ET

109th State House District
Seeking re-election to a third term in November, Democratic State Representative John Kivela of Marquette talks about issues including transportation, energy, taxes, education, his record and challenges for the future. 109th District Republican candidate Kevin Pfister of Manistique declined to appear on the program. (Program was originally planned to be a forum with both candidates.)
Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 pm ET

Candidate Forum: 108th District
Michigan House candidates from District 108 (Dickinson, Menominee and Delta counties) Republican Beau LaFave and Democrat Scott Celello, reply to questions about issues of interest to voters.
Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan Agency for Energy
Executive Director Valerie Brader talks about efforts to inform and advise all state government on policies ensuring a path to reliable and affordable energy. Topics include pipeline safety, the carbon rule, and energy plans for the Upper Peninsula. (Repeat from September)
Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 pm ET

Candidate Forum: 110th District
Michigan house candidates from District 110 (Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, plus Powell and Ishpeming Townships in Marquette County) answer questions about issues of interest to voters. Guests: incumbent Democrat Scott Dianda and opponent Republican Gregory Markkanen.
Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 30 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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