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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:

Technology in Education
The new technology and today’s educational technology have developed together. This program looks at devices, techniques and trends and how successful they are from the standpoint of teaching and learning.
Saturday, August 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 30 at 2:30 pm ET

U.P. Women Authors
The most read contemporary authors in the region happen to be women. Here, a discussion of the work, its range and impact, and other literary topics with U.P. authors Lisa Fay Coutley, Charmi Keranen, Andrea Scarpino and Alison Swan. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, September 5 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 6 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.
Saturday, September 12 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 pm ET

Technology in Education
The new technology and today’s educational technology have developed together. This program looks at devices, techniques and trends and how successful they are from the standpoint of teaching and learning. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 20 at 2:30 pm ET

Alexandra Fuller: A Diverse Perspective
British-born author Alexandra Fuller talks about growing up in southern Africa, the ravages of war, race issues here and abroad, wild things, the American West and other topics.
Saturday, September 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 27 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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