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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:

Managing Health Information
A discussion of efforts to coordinate health information procedures in Michigan, with a focus on the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange, one of six gateways to the statewide system. Guests, from the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Smith and Chief Innovation Officer Paula Hedlund. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, May 28 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 29 at 2:30 pm ET
[Schedule Note: The episode originally scheduled for this week, Rape Prevention, has been postponed until June.]

Central U.P. Economic Development
Progress and challenges in major areas of economic development for the Central Upper Peninsula, including smart zones, vocational and technical education, infrastructure, research and investment. Guests: from Lake Superior Community Partnership, Chief Operating Officer Amy Clickner and Economic Development Vice-President Caralee Swanberg; Menominee Business Development Corporation Executive Director Nancy Douglas; and Central U.P. Planning and Development Regional Commission Executive Director Joel Schultz. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 5 at 2:30 pm ET

Vietnam Memorial Wall and Veterans Issues
A discussion of the moving monument to Vietnam Veterans and new efforts to address the needs of veterans today. Guests include area veteran advocates and planners.
Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 12 at 2:30 pm ET

Addressing Medicare-Medicaid Costs
A look at new ideas for sustaining and expanding socialized healthcare, including new models of financing long-term care, pros and cons of federalizing Medicaid, and estate recovery issues for Michigan and Wisconsin.
Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 19 at 2:30 pm ET

Rape Prevention
Follow-up to our program on rape awareness and sexual violence issues with the focus on prevention strategies for individuals and institutions.
Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 26 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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