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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:

Historic Lies
Sociologist, educator and author James Loewen claims that much American history teaching is wrongheaded and even false. He discusses how he came to this view and how it relates to contemporary life with NMU emeritus history professor and regional historian Russell Magnaghi. (Repeat from February)
[The episode originally scheduled for this week, Alexandra Fuller: A Diverse Perspective, has been cancelled.]
Saturday, September 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 pm ET

National Healthcare Evolution
Elder Law Attorney and Medicare expert Paul Sturgul comments on the implications of recent healthcare developments including high court approval of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare end of life counseling, a proposed healthcare tax, insurance rates and mergers, and hikes in drug prices. (Repeat from September)
Saturday, October 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 pm ET

Food Safety and Small Farms
Upper Peninsula food resource people discuss local progress and issues since the establishment of regional food hubs. A key topic will be how small farmers are dealing changes in federal regulations on food safety.
Saturday, October 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm ET

Birds and Birders
An account of birds prevalent, or not so, in our region and observations on birds, the environment and related matters from those who study and enjoy them. Guests: Michigan Audubon Exec. Dir. Jonathan Lutz; Katie Koch, Migratory Bird Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and NMU Biology Professor Alec Lindsay. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 18 at 2:30 pm ET

Detroit 2015
An update of the Motor City’s progress in recovering from bankruptcy and building for the future with former attorney, prosecutor and businessman Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit since January of 2014.
Saturday, October 24 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 25 at 2:30 pm ET

Coping with Climate Change
A discussion of efforts to establish a community home front in response to climate change and its effects. Recorded on the occasion of an October meeting in Marquette of leaders and policy analysts, including NOAA and the newly formed Marquette County Climate Adaptation Task Force.
Saturday, October 31 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, November 1 at 2:30 pm

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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