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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:

Rep. Scott Dianda
A look at business development, jobs, education, healthcare and other issues and topics with the Upper Peninsula's 110th District House member, representing six counties and a part of another. Three of those Western U.P. counties rate among the most economically challenged in the state.
Saturday, August 26 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 27 at 2:30 pm ET

Congressman Jack Bergman
An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District.
Saturday, September 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan Senate Update
State Senators Tom Casperson, of the Upper Peninsula’s 38th District, and Darwin Booher, of the northwestern Lower Peninsula’s 35th District, discuss Michigan’s budget, infrastructure, and jobs.
Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 pm ET<
Sunday, September 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Congressman Jack Bergman
An opportunity to get to know your new representative. Guest host Walt Lindala and media guest TV6 anchor Greg Trick ask the congressman about health care, veterans, and other issues important to Michigan’s 1st District. (Repeat from 9/2/17)
Saturday, September 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Vatican Science
A discussion of science and current issues with a priest who is, in fact, a scientist and lecturer for the Vatican. Our guest is acclaimed Astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, September 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 pm ET

Wildlife Roundtable
We discuss Michigan's wildlife-related programs and current issues with a panel of wildlife experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. (Originally titled "U.P. Moose Update")
Saturday, September 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, October 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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