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:

Michigan Teacher Shortages
Some local school districts and even whole states have teaching vacancies they can't seem to fill, including many for substitute teachers. We learn how it stands for Michigan and the Upper Peninsula from NMU Associate Dean of Education Joe Lubig, Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Superintendent Louis Steigerwald and Marquette-Area Schools Human Resources Manager Jenna Smith. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Chronic Wasting Disease
Guests discuss efforts to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer, including the science of CWD, cross border issues, deer migration studies, and monitoring deer during hunting season. Guests from the Michigan DNR: Commissioner J.R. Richardson, U.P. Wildlife Supervisor Terry Minzey, Dist. 1 Law Supervisor Lt. Pete Wright, and Deputy Public Information Officer John Pepin. (Repeat from November 2017)
Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Skilled Trades Gap

The U.S. Economy looks better than it has in a decade, but sustaining that growth depends on meeting the demand for skilled labor. We talk about meeting that demand with Michigan Works Partnership Coordinator Holly Peoples, Local 1510 Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Director Brian Kerrigan, and U.P. Construction Council Executive Director Tony Retaskie.
[Schedule changed from March 9-10.]
Saturday, March 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 pm ET

USDA and the U.P.
A discussion of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s role in Michigan rural development, with an emphasis on the Upper Peninsula.
Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm ET

Toxic substances called PFAS, once used at Air Force bases and commercial sites, have become an environmental management priority. We discuss PFAS contamination, health concerns and clean-up with MDEQ District Supervisor Chuck Thomas, Marquette County Health Department Environmental Health Director Patrick Jacuzzo, & White Water Associates Lab Director Bette Premo, from Amasa, Michigan via ZOOM. (Repeat from February)
Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 pm ET

Program topics are subject to change.