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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:

Developing the Outdoors
Since 1976, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has invested $30 million into Upper Peninsula community projects to improve the accessibility, quality and sustainability of outdoor areas. Guests discuss the process of applying for funds, and the effects of enhancing natural areas for community benefit. Guests: Michigan DNR U.P. Regional Coordinator Stacy Welling Haughey, Alger County Chamber of Commerce Director Kathy Reynolds, and NMU Economics professor Tawni Ferrarini.
Saturday, March 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 pm ET
(The topic originally scheduled for this week, "Operation Action U.P." will be rescheduled for a future date.)

Brewing Up Profits
A discussion of the craft beer phenomenon happening nationally and regionally with Michigan Brewers Guild Executive Director Scott Graham, Blackrocks Brewery co-owner Andy Langlois, and Ore Dock Brewery co-owner Andrea Pernsteiner. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 pm ET

Kids Count
A look at the latest report on risks and services affecting children. The program will follow the Michigan assessment with focus on the Upper Peninsula. Guests: Douglas York, Michigan Dept. of Human Services; Amy Quinn, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development; and Chris Zenti, Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 pm ET

Human Trafficking
A discussion of issues relating to the forced exploitation of foreign labor and watchdog measures in Michigan. Guests: Kelly Laakso, Marquette Women's Center Sexual Assault Advocate; Penny Larsen, Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force Member. (Repeat from November)
Saturday, April 19 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 pm ET

Room at the Inn
Discussion of the current viability of helping agencies for needy families and homeless people in the Marquette area. Topics include range of programs and cooperation among agencies and organizations. Guests: Darlene Dreisbach and Robin Roy of Room at the Inn; Laurie Schmit, Saint Vincent de Paul; and Robert Kulisheck, Propylon Non-Profit Housing Corporation. (Repeat from October)
Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 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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