WNMU Public TV 13, a public service of Northern Michigan University
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Watch on 13.1, Saturdays at 6:30 pm ET and Sundays at 2:30 pm ET
Media Meet is WNMU’s 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 community leaders and special guests of local, regional, national, and international prominence, engage with moderator Bill Hart and media guests in intelligent discussion and candid debate regarding topics of local interest. With its unbiased, quality public affairs reporting, Media Meet has been a cornerstone of Public TV 13’s local production schedule for more than 20 years.

Media Meet is produced by host Bill Hart and producer/director Bob Thomson and airs on both Public TV 13 and Public Radio 90. Program topics are subject to change in order to cover timely news and events.

Broadcast Schedule:
Saturdays at 6:30 pm ET on Public TV 13, with an encore Sundays at 2:30 pm ET;
and Sundays at 7:30 am ET on Public Radio 90, repeating Mondays at 3:30 pm ET.

Watch full episodes of Media Meet with our Online Video Player and PBS Video Apps. Listen to Media Meet audio podcasts from Public Radio 90. [Programs area available online the week after they air.]

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 and print our video order form to order by mail.

Upcoming Media Meet Topics:

Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
A discussion of efforts and challenges in preventing substance abuse in middle school, high school and college age young people with NorthCare Network Coordinators Gery Shelafoe and Sandy Chapman, and veteran educator Iris Katers. (Repeat from November 2016)
Saturday, September 1 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 2 at 2:30 pm ET

**Special Days and Times**
Media Meet Special: It’s Time to Talk
Watch the TV premiere of the locally-produced documentary about suicide, "It's Time to Talk," followed by a special Media Meet panel discussion on suicide awareness and prevention.
Thursday, September 6 at 8 pm ET
Friday, September 7 at Noon ET
Friday, September 7 at 10 pm ET

Suicide Awareness and Prevention
A program on Michigan’s leading cause of death among teens and young adults on the occasion of a Marquette County produced documentary film aimed at awareness, hope and prevention. Guests: Marquette County Health Department Health Educator Sarah Derwin; Pathways Community Mental Health Outpatient Services Supervisor Ashley Jenema; and Dial Help Rural Coordinator Kristine Putz.
Saturday, September 8 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 pm ET

Peter White Public Library Tax Proposal
Discussion of a local November ballot proposal to recoup $224,000 in tax repeal funding losses that would restore important services. The measure would appear on the ballot in five of the library’s service areas.
Saturday, September 15 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 16 at 2:30 pm ET

Neighborhood Business Legislation
A review of legislative proposals by Michigan House Democrats to support small businesses and entrepreneurship. The package, dubbed Neighborhood Business, Neighborhood Growth, includes a small business preference in state procurement, a retirement insurance option, and a new state services office aimed solely at small business owners. (Repeat from August)
Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 23 at 2:30 pm ET

Global Issues on Aging
A look at the recent United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Aging, focusing on a proposed charter for the rights of the elderly. Topics include elder independence and autonomy, long-term and palliative care, and other issues.
Saturday, September 29 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 30 at 2:30 pm ET

Program topics are subject to change in order to cover timely news and events.