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Carol Cain is the eight-time Emmy Award Winning Senior Producer/ Host of “Michigan Matters” — the weekly show airing 11:30 a.m. Sundays on CBS62 focusing on politics, business, sports and more.

Carol has hosted “Michigan Matters” since its debut 10 years ago. It features high profile guests as well as weekly panelists from business, politics, education and sports. Carol has interviewed Govs. Rick Snyder, Mitt Romney, Jennifer Granholm, Howard Dean, Bill Milliken, and Jeb Bush, GM CEO Mary Barra, Bill Ford, Sergio Marchionne, Mark Fields, Roger Penske, Newt Gingrich, Dan Gilbert, Geraldine Ferraro, Michelle Rhee, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mayors Mike Duggan, Dave Bing, Kwame Kilpatrick and Virg Bernero, the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. and hundreds of others.

She is also assisting the CBS station with its Peabody-nominated “Eye on the Future” initiative which was launched to take on important issues that impact the community with an eye towards long-term impact.

As part of that she has written/produced and hosted “Eye on the Future” TV specials for CBS on critical issues including: “Building Bridges: From The Great Lakes To The Great Wall, “Powering Michigan’s Future, “RX For Michigan” “Reinventing Michigan,”The Health Care Act and You,” “Detroit’s Next Chapter,” “Michigan in Transition” and “Michigan: Our Water, Our Future.”

Carol is also an award-winning columnist at Detroit Free Press, writing about business, politics and more. She has carved a path spotlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion throughout her career. She has written numerous exclusive articles and columns that talk about the importance of building bridges throughout the community and also to places like China.

A prolific writer, she also pens stories and columns for CBS, Dome Magazine, the Michigan Chronicle and others. She also conducted an exclusive online digital debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012 as part of the presidential contest. It ran on CBS stations and their websites across the nation.

She has served as national editor, political editor, business editor and columnist at Detroit Free Press, business editor at Toledo Blade, business reporter and nationally-syndicated columnist at The Detroit News, and reporter and editor at United Press International where she covered sports, autos and politics.

She can also be heard offering commentary on politics, business and community issues on local and national broadcast outlets.

Carol is very involved in moderating or appearing at marque events including the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forums, the Detroit Economic Club’s “Big Four,” the Michigan Political Leadership Program, and other high profile events for the Detroit Regional Chamber. She has received numerous awards for her work from the NAACP, NAWBO, Inforum, the Greater Detroit Chinese Association, the Michigan Muslim Community Council, the League of Women Voters, Niagara Foundation, Detroit Chinese Business Association, and others.

Born in Detroit, she attended Detroit Public Schools. She obtained her BA in Communications from Michigan State University and MBA from the University of Michigan in 1999.

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Rich Studley, Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell join host Carol Cain on Michigan Matters (Photo Credit: Tony Chiudioni/WWJ-TV)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Raising The State’s Minimum Wage

Increasing the wage would help workers and the economy, said Atkinson.The Raise Michigan coalition is working to raise it to $9.50 an hour.

CBS 62–02/14/2014

Juanita Moore, president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Musem of African American History with host Carol Cain on the Michigan Matters set. (credit: CBS 62)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Black History Month

Juanita Moore would love a few minutes with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr .

02/07/2014

Joe Spencer, Amyre Makupson and Ken Bryant Jr., join host Carol Cain to talk about  WGPR-TV 62 and an exhibit to commemorate the first African American owned TV station which began in Detroit in 1975. (credit: CBS 62)

WGPR-TV62’s Imprint Lives On

WGPR-TV62 was the first black-owned TV station in the nation, started by the late attorney and minister William Banks in 1975, on East Jefferson in Detroit.

02/07/2014

Amway executives  Steve Van Andel (left) and Doug Devos at Amway headquarters. The west Michigan company announced record sales Tuesday for a seventh consecutive year.
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Forging Into International Markets, Amway Hits Record Sales

China, with 1.3 billion people and the most populous nation on the planet, is also Amway’s largest market.

CBS 62–02/04/2014

Mark Schauer talks about his run for the Governors office with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain
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WATCH Michigan Matters: It’s Snyder vs. Schauer in 2014

It’s game on for Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer in the 2014 gubernatorial contest.

CBS 62–01/31/2014

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Jennifer Granholm’s Role In Presidential Politics Grows

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will take on a pivotal role in the next presidential race.

01/24/2014

Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive (L), Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Chrysler/Fiat (R) (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

WATCH ‘Michigan Matters’ Auto Special: Heard From Leaders In The ‘D’

Read comments heard from movers and shakers at Cobo Center during taping of a special “Michigan Matters” program which airs this Sunday 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62.

01/24/2014

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WATCH Michigan Matters: The Big Four’s Water Fight!

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to the beautifully-renovated Cobo Ballroom during the 2014 North American International Auto Show to emcee the Detroit Economic Club/Detroit Auto Dealers Association luncheon.

CBS 62–01/17/2014

Wayne County Executive race William Wild, Robert Ficano and Kevin McNamara. (credit: handout/CBS Detroit)

Two Candidates Join Race For Wayne County Executive

Though Robert Ficano hasn’t yet announced his intentions on whether he’ll run again for the Wayne County Executive job he has held since 2002, two well known Democrats aren’t waiting as they throw their hats into the ring to try and take the position from him.

01/14/2014

Cliff Russell, Denise Ilitch, Bankole Thompson, and Carol Cain
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Michigan Matters: Cyber Bullying

On this week’s Michigan Matters, Brian Eisenberg, co-owner of FamilySignal, talks with Host Carol Cain about a new website and app that the local firm has created to alert parents to possible dangers of cyber bullying of their teens.

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Michigan Matters: Michigan Chambers Of Commerce And 2014

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain talks to Rich Studley, the President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Sandy Baruah, the President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber; and Ken […]

CBS 62–01/03/2014

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Michigan Matters: 2013 Year End Review

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain recaps 2013 with the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Kelly Rossman McKinney, president of Truscott Rossman; and political commentator Cliff Russell.

12/23/2013

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Michigan Matters: Shinola CEO Talks Up Motor City

Shinola CEO Steve Bock talks about the upstart Detroit based company’s products — which include upscale watches and bikes assembled in the heart of the Motor City — and how being in the city has impacted his firm.

CBS 62–12/20/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Panda-monium’ In Detroit? Snyder Talks Pandas, Politics And More

When asked where the panda would be housed if successful – whether the Detroit Zoo or Belle Isle Zoo (which the state is taking control off as part of the city’s bankruptcy) — Snyder said that is also part of the preliminary conversations.

CBS 62–12/13/2013

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ) File

What’s Ahead For The Motor City? Duggan, Orr, Snyder, Ford Headline CBS 62’s Sunday Special

“We get asked all the time – ‘why Detroit?’” said Bock about its decision to locate its headquarters and manufacturing in the Motor City.

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Michigan Matters: Governor Rick Snyder

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain sits down with Governor Rick Snyder.

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Of Mustangs And Lending A Helping Hand: Ford’s COO Pitches In To Assist Metro Detroiters

Ford Motor Co.’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields talked about the unique roll out of the new 2015 Mustang — the sixth generation of the iconic 50-year-old pony car which took place in Dearborn and other continents — and also of helping Metro Detroiters in a far flung conversation during taping of “Michigan Matters.”

CBS 62–12/06/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: SOS – Stop Only Sugar

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks to Dr. James Surrell about raising awareness of an American epidemic – our love affair with sugar and its toll on our health.

11/27/2013

Tomas DeLuna talks Brain Drain with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain
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Michigan Matters: Michigan’s Brain Drain Problem

This week on Michigan Matters, with nearly 40 percent of recent graduates from Michigan’s colleges leaving the state for other places. host Carol Cain explores the topic of “brain drain.”

CBS 62–11/22/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: 12 Year Old Artist Autumn de Forest

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with 12 year old child prodigy Autumn de Forest whose artwork is causing an international sensation.

CBS 62–11/14/2013

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Michigan Matters: Post-Election Roundtable

After winning Detroit’s hotly contested mayor’s race over Sheriff Benny Napoleon, what advice does L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and Mark Hackel have for Mayor-elect Mike Duggan?

11/08/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: Pre-Election Roundtable

With the debates now over – what will the final hours of this historic Detroit Mayoral election between Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon bring? And why are Governor Rick Snyder and EM Kevyn Orr paying […]

CBS 62–10/31/2013

Mike Duggan, Carol Cain and Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the Detroit Economic Club "Conversation with the Candidates" which was held at Cobo Center. Duggan and Napoleon are vying to become the next mayor  of Detoit in the Nov 5 election. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky)

Michigan Matters Exclusive: Mayoral Debates Continue

With the clock ticking down to the Nov. 5 election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon met in their second forum at the Detroit Economic Club where they talked of crime, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and moving into Manoogian Mansion.

10/25/2013

"Michigan Matters" held the Detroit mayoral debates Sunday with host Carol Cain (center). Joining her were (from left) political pundit Cliff Russell,  WWJ 950's Tom Jordan, candidate Mike Duggan, Cain, candidate Benny Napoleon and Michigan Chronicle's Bankole Thompson (right).

Motor City Slugfest! Duggan, Napoleon Duke It Out

By Carol Cain CBS 62 Detroit “I have done more in one day as a police officer in this city than he’s done in his lifetime…,” Benny Napoleon referring to opponent Mike Duggan. “This is […]

CBS 62–10/20/2013

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Michigan Matters: Kwame Kilpatrick’s Sentencing

On this weeks Michigan Matters what does L. Brooks Patterson have to say about Kwame Kilpatrick getting 28 year sentence for wrongdoing in office? And what is the biggest issue in the mayor’s race between Mike […]

CBS 62–10/11/2013

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Have A Question For Detroit’s Mayoral Candidates? Here’s Your Chance!

Got a question for Sheriff Benny Napoleon and/or former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan? Yours could be chosen for the Detroit mayoral debate, which is airing Oct. 20 on CBS 62 and WWJ 950.

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Michigan Matters: Go Red For Women And John Durant

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain sits down with Sharyl Smith, chairwoman of the Go Red for Women effort.

CBS 62–10/04/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: Chairs Of The Michigan Republican And Democratic Parties

It’s party time this week on Michigan Matters when Lon Johnson and Bobby Schostak join Host Carol Cain for an in depth look at upcoming elections and the political picture in Michigan.

CBS 62–09/27/2013

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Michigan Matters: The Healthcare Act and You

This week Michigan Matters features an encore airing of the “Eye on the Future” special about the Affordable Care Act called “The Health Care Act and You.”

CBS 62–09/20/2013

(Photo: Daniel Waun) Gov. Rick Snyder signs the Medicaid expansion bill Monday which is part of the Affordable Care Act.  Congressman John Dingell, 87,  shown standing to his right,  has beaten the drum for healthcare reform and applauded the move.

Local Experts Weigh In On ACA During CBS 62 Special

The ACA has its share of fans and critics who expressed their views in “The Health Care Act and You,” a 30-minute TV special delving into the legislation and its impact that airs Sunday, Sept 22, at 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62.

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