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Michigan Matters: Education, Joe Louis Arena
This 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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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 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.
Karen Delhey Reveals What's New For Ann Arbor Art FairKaren Delhey, spokeswoman for Ann Arbor Art Fair talks about what’s new at this year’s art fair.
Michigan Matters: TARDEC & Regional Defense IndustryThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at how our region has produced weapons that have helped keep our world safe. Macomb County is hoping to expand that reputation as it battles other states to be the place where the new 35 Lightning Fighter jet will be built. Scott Heim, Program Director of U.S. Army TARDEC, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel joins Carol to discuss their plans. Then Mark Hackel joins Denise Ilitch and Rocky Raczkowski on the Roundtable to celebrate our independence, our defense industry and to dissect interesting times in our region.
Michigan Matters: Qline, MoGo And Transportation IssuesThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani examines the changing transportation scene in the Metro Detroit area. First, Sommer Woods, the VP of External Relations of QLINE Detroit, talks about the one of the newest additions to Detroit’s transit options. Then, the bike rental service MoGo Detroit is a fun, flexible and convenient way to get around the city. It’s Executive Director, Lisa Nuszkowski, explains how the program works. Next, Carmine Palombo, Deputy Executive Director of SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments), talks about the transportation issues facing the area from aging infrastructure and sink holes to bike paths, boats, and more.

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