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On this week’s Michigan Matters… Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is one of our region’s longest serving leaders… And he’s involved in the fight of his life as he talks about his battle with pancreatic cancer.

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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: Cobo TCF and OU PresidentOn this week’s Michigan Matters, Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Larry Alexander, CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Claude Molinari, General Manager, TCF Center as the facility enters a new era with a new name.. Then Dr. Ora Pescovitz, president of Oakland University, talks with Cain about the college and its imprint in the region.
Michigan Matters: The Children's FoundationOn this week's Michigan Matters, The Children’s Foundation President and CEO Larry Burns talked about the shifting focus of his organization as it grows its imprint across the region.
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Michigan Matters: Tree Trimming and Financial PlanningOn this week's Michigan Matters, DTE Energy is teaming up with the state of Michigan on an innovative vocational training program that will prepare qualified inmates about to be released with skills to become much needed tree trimmers and address a growing talent gap.
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Michigan Matters: The Life of L. Brooks PattersonThis week, the show will highlight video of some of his appearances on the show and in events that were filmed, such as “The Big Four” with other regional leaders.
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Michigan Matters: Youth EntrepreneursThere are more small businesses starting than ever before as well as growing interest from young people who hope to become entrepreneurs which is why businesses, schools and organizations are teaming up to help them succeed.
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Michigan Matters: 2019 Mackinac Policy ConferenceGov. Gretchen Whitmer took time out during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference to open doors to the Governor’s Summer Residence for an exclusive tour as the CBS 62 “Michigan Matters” crew captured it for viewers.
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