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Michigan Matters focuses on controversial issues concerning the metro Detroit area. The program is hosted by CBS 62 Senior Producer and Detroit Free Press Columnist Carol Cain who has shared her perspective on local and national radio and TV shows for over a decade. In addition to one-on-one interviews, a high-profile panel of metro Detroit political, business and community leaders will join her for roundtable discussions. Regular panelists will include L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive; and Denise Ilitch, President of Ilitch Enterprises.

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Michigan Matters: Helping Detroit Seniors; Holy RedeemerThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain learns about programs helping Detroit seniors from Jennifer Onwenu, the S.T.E.P. Care Manager for the Northeast Guidance Center, and Cynthia Jackson, the Vice President of Clinical Programs Northeast Guidance Center. Then, Mary Beth Kiley, the principal of Holy Redeemer Grade School, and Dan Clinton, a volunteer at the school, talk about what is being done to keep this program strong and vital. Finally, the Roundtable of Randy Richardville, former Michigan Senate Majority Leader (2010-2014); Denise Ilitch, the CEO of Ilitch Enterprises; and Charlie Beckham, executive with city of Detroit; talk about the recent primary and other issues facing the city.
Michigan Matters: Linda McMahon, Small Business AdministrationThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain interviews Linda McMahon, the new administrator of the Small Business Administration and one of the co-founders of WWE. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Trevor Pawl, Senior VP of MEDC; and Ted Serbinski, the Managing Director of Techstars Mobility will discuss business, politics, and more.
Michigan Matters: Woodward Dream CruiseThis week on Michigan Matters, the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; CEO of Ilitch Enterprises, Denise Ilitch; and Rod Alberts, CEO of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association; talk about special events and other news impacting the metro Detroit area. Then, President/CEO of the Parade Company Tony Michaels and Lew Echlin, U.S. Marketing Communications Manager for Ford, stop by to talk about the Woodward Dream Cruise with host Carol Cain.
Michigan Matters: Detroit 67 ProjectThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain and the Roundtable discuss the Detroit Historical Museum’s Detroit 67 Projects and the events that led up to the rebellion. Cain’s guests include Joe Hudson, a member of the family who owned Hudson’s during the time of the riot and a civic leader at that time; Ike McKinnon who was a Detroit police office at that time; and Marlowe Stoudamire, program director at Detroit Historical Museum who is overseeing 1967 program. Then, Patrina Chatman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions for the Wright Museum; and Valerie Mercer, curator of African American Art for the Detroit Institute of Arts; join Cain to share insight on their joint exhibit, The Art of Rebellion.
Michigan Matters: Small Business And Mature EmployeesThis week on Michigan Matters, with a growing talent gap at small and big companies, host Carol Cain looks at a new statewide effort to recruit employees over 50 with Chris Holman, President of Michigan AARP and the Founder & CEO,; and Rob Fowler, President & CEO, Small Business Association of Michigan.. Plus, more people in Metro Detroit are starting small businesses. Why are they doing this and what does it take to succeed? Mark S. Lee, President of the LEE Group; and Ken Harris, President & CEO of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, share their thoughts.
Michigan Matters: Lagrant Foundation & Ann Arbor Art FairThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at the arts and culture scene in Detroit. First, the Roundtable of Kim Hunter, the Founder of The LAGRANT Foundation; Tony Cervone, Senior Vice President of Global Communications, GM; and Wayne State University student Johnny Lemar Ricks talk about the importance of art and the newly established LAGRANT Foundation. Then, Karen Delhey, a spokeswoman for the Ann Arbor Art Fair, discusses what is new at the summer art fair tradition. Next, Albert Scaglione, the Park West Gallery founder & CEO, explains his latest project.

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