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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:

Grief Support for Children
A look at how children grieve the loss of a friend or loved one and constructive efforts to help them through it. Guests: Upper Peninsula Children's Bereavement Network Board Member Jean Hetrick, Camp Star Assistant Director Martha Process, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones, and Marquette Area Public Schools Counselor Patti Kawarski.
Saturday, May 27 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 pm ET
Note: The episode orginally scheduled for this week, Marquette Homeless Census Changes, has been postponed.

NMU Broadband Project
An account of the development, issues and implications of a state sponsored expansion of educational broadband in the Upper Peninsula by Northern Michigan University. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 pm ET

Elder Abuse
It’s a crime that affects our communities every day. Experts discuss the frequency, consequences and prevention of a growing elder abuse problem. Guests: Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress Long-Term Care Programs Director Mark Bomberg, Retired UPCAP Quality Assurance Specialist Cathy Klintworth, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto and Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese.
Saturday, June 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 pm ET

Grief Support for Children
A look at how children grieve the loss of a friend or loved one and constructive efforts to help them through it. Guests: Upper Peninsula Children's Bereavement Network Board Member Jean Hetrick, Camp Star Assistant Director Martha Process, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones, and Marquette Area Public Schools Counselor Patti Kawarski. (Repeat from May)
Saturday, June 17 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 18 at 2:30 pm ET

Grassroots Energy
A peninsula-wide discussion of energy systems and alternatives for the region, with an eye toward more inclusion of renewable energy along with resources in place. Topics include new technology development, costs, rates and local control.
Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, June 25 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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