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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: Hank Meijer & Dr. Murray HoweThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Hendrik (Hank) Meijer, the Executive Chairman of Meijer, about his company and his new book, a biography of the late Sen. Arthur Vandenberg called "“Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century.” Then Dr. Murray Howe, the youngest son of hockey great Gordie Howe, who is the head of Sports Medicine Imaging for Toledo Radiological Associates and Promedica Health System's Sports Care Program, talks about his new book: "Nine Lessons I learned From my Father."
Michigan Matters: AuthorsThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks to local authors about their latest books. Her guests include Patrick Foster, the author of “George Romney: An American Life,” which covers his time as Michigan governor, CEO of AMC, and one-time presidential candidate; Michael Patrick Shiels, the author of “I Call Him “Mr. President: Stories of Golf, Fishing, and Life with My Friend George H.W. Bush;” and Jamie Ruthenberg, the author of “Miles and the Best Birthday Cake” and illustrator of “The Tale of the Beautiful Cat.”
Michigan Matters: Oakland University President Dr. Ora PescovitzThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain sits down with the new President of Oakland University, Dr. Ora Pescovitz, for a conversation about higher education, the medical school, and her vision for the future of Oakland University. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, and Matt Grossmann, Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research join Cain for a discussion about the Detroit mayor’s race, the bid for Amazon, soccer vs. the Wayne County jail site, and more.
Michigan Matters: Matt Cullen - Detroit DevelopmentThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at Detroit economic development and neighborhood revitalization with Matt Cullen, a principal with Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures. Then the Roundtable of Marvin Beatty, a partner with Gateway Marketplace LLC; Arthur Jemison, newly named CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corp: and Maurice Jones, President & CEO of LISC; continue the conversation about revitalizing the city.
Duggan Vs. Young: A 'Michigan Matters' Exclusive -- The Candidates’ Home StretchThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks one-on-one with the Detroit mayoral candidates, Mayor Mike Duggan and State Senator Coleman Young II. They discuss the upcoming election, public schools, the bid for Amazon’s new HQ2, crime in the city, and more.
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.

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