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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. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Michigan Majority
Republican State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba discusses issues and legislation from an Upper Peninsula perspective. Key topics will be bipartisanship and effects of the GOP's wider influence in state government.
Saturday, May 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Foster Child Program in Michigan
Michigan’s foster 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. (Repeat from April)
Saturday, May 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Regional Economic Update
Guests discuss current economic issues, initiatives and development in the Upper Peninsula region. Guests: Joel Schultz, Executive Director, Central U.P. Planning and Development Regional Commission; Kim Stoker, Executive Director, Western U.P. Planning and Development Regional Commission; and Tawni Ferrarini, Board Member, U.P. Economic Development Alliance, and NMU Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics.
Saturday, May 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 24 at 2:30 pm ET

Work Life Education
Guests analyze alternative education possibilities for students entering the work force, focusing on vocational and two-year degrees. Guests: former Marquette Mayor Stu Bradley, MARESA CTE Director Brian Sarvello, and Upper Peninsula Construction Council Executive Director Tony Retaskie, all members of the Marquette-based Career and Technical Education Committee.
Saturday, May 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 31 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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