Bankole Thompson

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‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: RX For Education In Detroit?

Finding solutions to the daunting challenges facing Detroit Public Schools and other embattled districts was the hot topic at the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” sold-out forum held at the Detroit Athletic Club.

05/22/2015

Paul Prange, Tom Canedo,  Hiram Jackson, Rev. Wendell Anthony, Carol Cain, David Blaszkiewicz, Nancy Kaffer and Rodrick Miller at the  Michigan Chronicle’s  “Pancake and Politics” forum. It airs as a special “Michigan Matters”  11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Monica Morgan)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Talk Of Race, The Motor City And DPS Highlights Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes And Politics’

There was a lot more than flapjacks being served up at the Michigan Chronicle’s first “Pancakes and Politics” forum of the 2015 season as the Detroit-focused panel engaged in heated conversation over race.

03/27/2015

Carol Cain explores the top stories of 2014 with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Business Executive Denise Ilitch, and Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson. (credit: CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Top Stories Of 2014

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain explores the top stories of 2014 with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Business Executive Denise Ilitch, and Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson.

12/29/2014

John McElroy, Denise Ilitch and Bankole Thompson join host Carol Cain on "Michigan Matters" to discuss regional issues (credit: Maria Benjamin/CBS 62)

Keeping The Momentum Going At Ford, U-M, WSU: Mark Fields, Mark Schlissel, M. Roy Wilson’s Challenge

Mark Fields, new CEO of Ford’s biggest challenge will be to keep the momentum going started by his predecessor Alan Mulally.

07/17/2014

Outgoing Congressman John Dingell and U.S. Senator Carl Levin appear together in the "Eye on the Future" special "Michigan in Transition" airing 6:30 p.m. this Sunday on CBS  62. The two Michigan leaders talk about changes in the political landscape in the 30-minute special. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

What’s Ahead For The Great Lakes State? ‘Michigan In Transition’ Examines Historic Change Of Leadership

As the state that put the world on wheels looks to its future – change is in the air.

07/17/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Mackinac Recap

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain recaps the 2014 Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

06/04/2014

Shirley Stancato, CEO of New Detroit with Carol Cain on the set of Michigan Matters. (credit: CBS 62)

Issues Of Race In Metro Detroit Under A Microscope

“Our goal at New Detroit is achieving a time when race is no longer an issue in this region and no longer an obstacle to progress for our city, region and state.”

04/18/2014

Gov. Rick Snyder at the Michigan Chronicle's "Pancakes and Politics" forum  with Carol Cain, senior producer/host of CBS 62's "Michigan Matters" who moderated the event held at the Detroit Athletic Club. Snyder talked about Detroit, education, health and his own political future during the far ranging conversation.  You can catch it on a special "Michigan Matters" airing 11:30 am this Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

Gov. Rick Snyder Fields Tough Questions At ‘Pancakes’ Forum

Gov. Snyder talks Detroit, Emergency Manager, education and more at the Michigan Chronicle’s political forum.

04/09/2014

UAW President Bob King sits down with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain
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Michigan Matters: Bob King

This week on Michigan Matters, UAW President Bob King has been in the eye of the storm over Detroit’s bankruptcy as he joins with other union leaders to try and keep retired city employee pensions intact.

CBS 62–08/02/2013

Right-to-work protests in Lansing (credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Michigan Matters: Right To Work Debate

Michigan went from being home of the UAW and stronghold of the labor movement to becoming the 24th state in the union to adopt Right to Work legislation. This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with one of the architects of the campaign.

CBS 62–12/14/2012

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