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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:

Upper Peninsula Bee Culture
A look at the contributions to agriculture by the humble bee. Topics include beekeeping in the region and ecological threats to bees.
Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 pm ET

Long-Term Care
How will the U.S. handle healthcare for a population that's living longer and surviving more disabling conditions? It's a question left unanswered by the Affordable Care Act. We'll talk about the implications for states, communities and families with elder law attorney and Medicare/Medicaid expert Paul Sturgul. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, August 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Hiawatha National Forest Summer Report
A look at the health, operation and programs of the region’s largest stand of public forest land. Guests: Janel Crooks, Hiawatha National Forest Public Affairs Officer; Mary Snitgen, Hiawatha Interpretive Association Spokeswoman; Nick Moreno, HIA Program Intern. (Repeat from June)
Saturday, August 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan Executive Update: Governor Snyder
A conversation with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on current state issues, including taxes, education, healthcare and the economy.
Saturday, August 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Higher Education in the U.P.
A report on current goals, resources and programs in higher education from the presidents of the Upper Peninsula’s three state universities.
Saturday, August 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 24 at 2:30 pm ET

The New Masculinity
A discussion of efforts in the Upper Peninsula and elsewhere to help reduce violence and domestic strife by encouraging positive male traits.
Saturday, August 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 31 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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