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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:

Planned Parenthood
Michigan Planned Parenthood President and CEO Lori Carpentier discusses the history, operations, politics and future of the country’s single largest provider of reproductive health services. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, December 3 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 pm ET

Upper Peninsula Forest Health Update
Michigan Department of Natural Resources experts provide an overview of forest health issues and initiatives including serious pest and disease control, park management, and cooperative projects with the U.S. Forest Service. Guests: MDNR Forest Health Management Program Leaders Bob Heyd and Roger Mech, and Lake Gogebic State Park Lead Ranger James Peace. (Repeat from November)
Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 pm ET

Unmet Needs
A discussion with representatives of familiar charitable organizations concerning the challenge of responding to the basic needs of community members unable to make ends meet.
Saturday, December 17 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 18 at 2:30 pm ET

Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
Representatives of several organizations and agencies discuss efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in middle school, high school and college age young people. (Repeat from November)
Saturday, December 24 at 6:30 pm ET>
Sunday, December 25 at 2:30 pm ET

Suicide Prevention
A discussion of suicide rates, demographics and community efforts at suicide prevention with guests Louise Wilcox from Pathways Community Mental Health, Kevin Weir from Dial Help, and Steve Nelson from the Crossing Rivers Support Group. (Repeat from 2012)
Saturday, December 31 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 pm

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
[Programs available the week after they air. Video player requires Adobe Flash Player.]

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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