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Michigan Matters: Economic Bridges With China
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Hong Lei, the Consul General from the Chicago Chinese consulate; Lisa Gray, chair of the North American Chinese Coalition; Justin Robinson, Vice President of Business Attraction at the Detroit Regional Chamber; and Peter Theut, chair of China Bridge in Ann Arbor about building two-way economic bridges to China.
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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: Honoring Auto IconsThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain is celebrating our auto heritage with some of the icons of the industry. Her guests Jack Roush, motor sports icon and the founder/chairman of Roush Enterprises, a global supplier of automotive product development services; Ed Welburn, iconic auto designer who led GM Design globally until his recent retirement; Ruth Fruehauf from the Fruehauf Trailer Historical Society. She’s the granddaughter of the late August Fruehauf, founder of Fruehauf Trailer Co. and inventor of the semitrailer; and William Chapin, grandson of Hudson Motor Car Company founder and son of former CEO of AMC. Chapin is the President of the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn where the first three guests were just inducted into the 2017 Auto Hall of Fame class.
Michigan Matters: Roundtable Discussion Of Current EventsThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain and the Roundtable of all roundtable Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch, and radio personality Cliff Russell will talk about the Vegas shooting, President Trump, NFL kneeling, the mayor’s race, auto insurance reform in Lansing and more.
Michigan Matters: EMU President Dr. James SmithThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at higher education during her exclusive one-on-one with Dr. James M. Smith, president of Eastern Michigan University. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Dr. Smith, and Robert Ficano, a professor at Wayne County Community College District discuss education and current events.
Michigan Matters: Women-Owned Business & Manufacturing DayThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at women-owned businesses, trends in the region, and the upcoming Manufacturing Day with Michelle Richards, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council; Andra Rush, the Founder, Chair and CEO of the Rush Group of Companies; and Lauren Aitch, Co-Owner and Head Designer of Our Own Apparel. Then the Roundtable of Carolyn Cassin, president & CEO of the Michigan Women's Foundation; Denise Ilitch, CEO of llitch Enterprises; and Anne Mervenne, President of Mervenne & Company cover regional issues on jobs, the talent shortage and more.
Michigan Matters: Reading On The RiverfrontThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Dr. Nikolai Vitti, the Superintendent of the Detroit Public School Community District who talks about coming home and working to fix the long troubled school system. . Then, Pamela Moore, the president/CEO of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, explains what the Foundation is doing to help DPS children through literacy and STEAM efforts. Finally, Mark Wallace, the President and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy talks about the annual Reading on the Riverfront event and how developments on the riverfront are shaping up.
Michigan Matters: Warde Manuel & All Sports RoundtableThis week on Michigan Matters, as the fall sports season kicks off host Carol Cain talks one on one with Warde Manuel, the University of Michigan Athletic Director. Then the Roundtable of sports commentator Terry Foster; Michael Rosenberg, senior writer for Sports Illustrated; and Bill Shea, Senior Reporter, Sports Business at Crains Detroit Business discuss local, college, and pro sports.

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