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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:

Jerry Cannon, Candidate for Congress
Jerry Cannon, Democratic Candidate for US Congress in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, answers questions about issues of interest to voters. Watch online at this link.
Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 26 at 2:30 pm ET

Rep. Dan Benishek, Candidate for Congress
Incumbent 1st District Congressman Dan Benishek discusses important issues facing voters in the upcoming election. Rep. Benishek's challenger, Jerry Cannon, was interviewed with a similar set of questions on our October 25-26 program. That episode is available to watch online at this link.
Saturday, November 1 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, November 2 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan Medicaid Changes
A rundown on new rules and implications for Medicaid in Michigan, specifically for long-term care. Features elder law attorney and Medicare/Medicaid expert Paul Sturgul.
Saturday, November 8 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan Turnaround Update
Doug Rothwell, president of Business Leaders for Michigan, discusses progress on the 2009 Michigan Turnaround Plan and it’s effects on state finances and the economy. Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO Amy Clickner provides the U.P. business perspective. (repeat from October)
Saturday, November 15 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, November 16 at 2:30 pm ET

Detroit Rescue
A discussion with author and journalist Charlie LeDuff of circumstances related to America’s largest municipal bankruptcy and the effort to reform and rebuild the “Motor City” for the new millenium.
Saturday, November 22 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 pm ET

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

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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