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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:

Chronic Wasting Disease Update
A program focusing on continuing efforts to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer. Topics include the science of CWD, recent changes in the law governing cross border issues, a new study on deer migration patterns, and a new emphasis on monitoring deer during hunting season. Our guests represent the Michigan DNR: Michigan Natural Resources Commissioner J.R. Richardson, Upper Peninsula Wildlife Supervisor Terry Minzey, District 1 Law Supervisor Lt. Pete Wright, and Deputy Public Information Officer John Pepin. (Repeat from November)
Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 pm ET

Unmet Needs
Guests discuss the challenges of responding to the basic needs of community members unable to make ends meet. Guests: Marquette County Salvation Army Captain Doug Winters, U.P. St. Vincent de Paul Executive-Director Laurie Schmit, and Room at the Inn Executive Director Douglas Russell. (Repeat from December 2016)
Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 pm ET

Marijuana Policy
A look at how states have developed policies around the legalization of Marijuana since the federal government took a hand-off approach to such initiatives. Featured guest is Lewis Koski, who helped develop the regulatory framework for Colorado, considered the test case for Marijuana states.
Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Basic Elder Law
Elder Law attorney Paul Sturgul discusses fundamental topics in elder law, including estate planning, wills, trusts and probate; pensions, finance and debt management, powers of attorney, healthcare issues, long-term care and similar matters. (Repeat from November)
Saturday, December 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 24 at 2:30 pm ET

Marijuana Policy
A look at how states have developed policies around the legalization of Marijuana since the federal government took a hand-off approach to such initiatives. Featured guest is Lewis Koski, who helped develop the regulatory framework for Colorado, considered the test case for Marijuana states. (Repeat from December 16)
Saturday, December 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Sunday, December 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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