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Carol Cain

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An Emmy Award winning journalist, Carol Cain is also the senior producer and host of “Michigan Matters” on CBS 62 that features politics, business, education and more.

She is also assisting the CBS station with its award-winning “Eye on the Future” initiative. As part of that she has written, produced and hosted prime time TV specials that have included: “Building Bridges: From The Great Lakes To The Great Wall, “Powering Michigan’s Future, “Rx for Michigan,” and “Reinventing Michigan.”

She has hosted “Michigan Matters”  since its debut eight years ago. It features regular panelists Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and businesswoman  Denise Ilitch. Cain has had guests from all walks including: Govs. Snyder, Granholm, Blanchard and Engler, Rev. Jesse Jackson,  Bill Ford, Robert Ficano, Mark Hackel, Gov. Mitt Romney, Edsel Ford, Dr. Phil, Bob Lutz, Roger Penske, Tony Earley, Newt Gingrich, Geraldine Ferraro, and many more.

Carol is  also a  columnist at Detroit Free Press, covering business and politics on Sundays. A prolific writer, she pens stories and columns for CBS, Dome Magazine, the Michigan Chronicle and other publications.

She offers commentary on politics, business and community issues on local and national broadcast outlets. She is actively involved in the community and often heard or seen moderating or speaking at high profile events across the state.

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

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"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.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

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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.

CBS 62–09/19/2013

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Michigan Matters: Goodfellows And The All Ladies Roundtable

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain greets Pete Waldmeir and the all women roundtable of Denise Ilitch, Danialle Karmanos and Carol Goss.

CBS 62–09/14/2013

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DCBA President Jerry Xu and  Milan Stevanovich with "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain talk about Gov. Rick Snyder's challenge in pitching Michigan to Chinese investors.

Expert: Detroit’s Bankruptcy Makes It Hard To Attract Chinese Investment In Michigan

“In China there is no municipal bankruptcy. The central government controls everything – hence a lot of time and energy is needed to for many to realize that this is actually a good thing. That debt is being cleared and crisis can be opportunity,” said Stevanovich.

CBS 62–09/06/2013

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Michigan Matters: Michigan Tourism

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain discusses tourism and its impact on the state.

CBS 62–08/30/2013

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