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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:

Peter White Public Library Bond Proposal
A review of factors informing an upcoming ballot proposal to update the public library in Marquette. The proposal calls for a $4.2 million bond over 15 years. The vote is Tuesday, August 8. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, August 5 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 6 at 2:30 pm ET

Keeping Kids Safe Online
The Internet provides an unprecedented flow of information, which can be useful or risky, so we all have an interest in keeping it safe. We'll discuss Internet safety for children and teens with Michigan State Police Detective Gregory Hubers, Forsyth Township Police Detective Brian Kjellin and Private Consultant Brian Maki of Marquette. (Repeat from July)
Schedule Note: The episode originally scheduled to air this week, Foodborne Illness, has been cancelled.
Saturday, August 12 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 13 at 2:30 pm ET

Shoreline Safety
A look at local government efforts to improve waterfront safety, prevent drownings and provide for more timely rescues. Promising measures have been rolled-out in the Marquette area following detailed studies over the past five years. Guests: U.P. Health Systems Paramedic Gary Gustafson, Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows, and NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist Matthew Zika. (Repeat from August 2016)
Saturday, August 19 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, August 20 at 2:30 pm ET

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

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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