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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.
Saturday, January 31 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 1 at 1:30 pm ET
[The program originally scheduled for this date, “Climate Change,” has been postponed to March or April.]

Michigan Democratic Party Update
A post-midterm election interview with current Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Topics include the Republican victories in Michigan and nationwide, efforts to improve voter turnout, key issues for the electorate, and strategies for 2016.
Saturday, February 7 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 8 at 2:30 pm ET

Bat Crisis
Bat populations in the Upper Peninsula and elsewhere are facing possible devastation due to “White Nose” syndrome. Guests discuss the likely consequences on agriculture and quality of life. (Repeat from January)
Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 pm ET

Meth in the U.P.
Discussion of Meth production and sales in the region. Topics include history, frequency, law enforcement resources and citizen engagement in efforts to stop what has been described as a illegal drug epidemic in the Upper Peninsula.
Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 pm ET>
Sunday, February 22 at 2:30 pm ET

Learning Through the Seasons
A discussion with education experts about how parents and grandparents can provide young children with activities to prepare them for success in school and a lifetime of learning. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, February 28 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 1 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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