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Michigan Matters: Automation Alley
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at the manufacturing revolution and how it will metro Detroit with Tom Kelly, Executive Director of Automation Alley. Then the Roundtable of Kelly, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch look at the impact of technology on jobs, education, and the future of the metro Detroit.
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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: Detroit HappeningsThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain finds out about local events. First, Lou Ferrigno stops by to talk about his years starring as the Hulk, the Comic Con, his new book, and life as a deputy sheriff in Arizona. Then, Tony Michaels, CEO of the Parade Company, talks about the upcoming fireworks. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Beth Chappell, President/CEO of Detroit Economic Club; and Bob Ficano, former Wayne County Executive, stop by to talk about other things happening in the Motor City.
Michigan Matters: Grand Circus & TechnologyThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Damien Rocchi, the CEO and co-founder of Grand Circus, a Detroit-based company that started to help tech entrepreneurs grow in Detroit and is now training Detroiters for tech jobs. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch, and Michael Patrick Shiels, the syndicated radio host of "The Big Show," talk about national and local events.
Michigan Matters: Baseball Legend Hank AaronThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain interviews baseball legend Hank Aaron about his career, his family, and his advice to future generations. Then, Cain brings in the next generation of college grads to the Roundtable to talk about the world from a millennial perspective. Her guests include Lucas Fuchs, a Mechanical Engineering student from Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science; Anthony Kostecki, a Psychology major heading off to Texas A&M for doctorate in clinic psychology; and Emily Haydel, a graduate of the University of Michigan in sports management and Hank Aaron’s granddaughter.
Michigan Matters: Muskegon Museum Of Art, Chaldean Cultural CenterThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Judith Hayner, Executive Director of the Muskegon Museum of Art, about their new exhibition that features the entire collection of North American Indian photos by Edward S. Curtis. Then, Mary Romaya, executive director of the Chaldean Cultural Center History Museum, discusses the newly opened museum. Then the campaign co-chair of Trump Michigan Lena Epstein, Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch, and 910 am radio host Cliff Russell will talk about the Pope, Coach Harbaugh, and President Trump’s first 100 days.
Michigan Matters: Talent GapThis week on Michigan Matters, with sweeping changes in technology, the workplace is evolving too. Where are the jobs of today and where will they be tomorrow? Host Carol Cain talks to three experts to find out: Dr. Stan Jensen, President, Henry Ford College; Lisa Baragar Katz, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network; and Moddie Turay, Executive Vice President of Real Estate and Finance for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC).
Michigan Matters: Education, Joe Louis ArenaThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Ric Devore, the PNC Regional President for Detroit and southeast Michigan about aiding teachers and students in the classroom through their Grow Up Great initiative. Then the Roundtable of Ric DeVore, Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch, and Chris Holman, CEO, Michigan Business Network discuss education and regional news. Also, hear what Denise Ilitch has to say about “The Joe” and legacy it leaves.

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