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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:

Medicare & Medicaid at 50
A conversation with Elder Law Attorney and Medicare and Medicaid expert Paul Sturgul on these two pillars of the American social insurance system fifty years later. Topics include history and changes since 1965, fiscal pressures, and future prospects.
Saturday, April 4 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 5 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan DNR 2015
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh talks about issues and challenges the state agency faces in 2015, including topics related to bats, wolves and financing the department. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 pm ET

Foster Child Program in Michigan
Michigan’s fost child program has been running under a federal court order since it was found deficient. MDHS is being rebuilt under new service and social priorities, and state officials are working to regain control under a better system.
Saturday, April 18 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 pm ET

Climate Change
An overview of climate change issues, consensus by experts and efforts to reverse effects that threaten to become catastrophic. The panel will review the science of climate change, predicted consequences, what’s being done, what’s proposed, and political and economic challenges. (Repeat from March)
Saturday, April 25 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, April 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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