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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: Rocket Mortgage PGA Event Descends on Motor CityAmid the pandemic, the show will go on as Mark Douglas, President of Detroit Golf Club, talked about during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” as the Rocket Mortgage PGA Classic will be held July 2-5 at the iconic club.
Michigan Matters: Two CEOs Facing Two CrisesAAA: The Auto Club Group’s President & CEO Joseph Richardson Jr. and New Detroit Inc’s. President & CEO Michael Rafferty appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about the pandemic and social/racial injustice stemming from police brutality against African Americans.
Michigan Matters: Auto Dealers Surviving The PandemicOn this week's Michigan Matters, Auto dealers have had to weather incredible challenges in recent months as Carrie Way, Dealer Principal, of Crest Automotive Group, and Rod Alberts, Executive Director, of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.
Michigan Matters: Bill FordAs Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the auto giant, continues to deal with the pandemic, he took time out to talk with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matter.”
Michigan Matters: Young Folks Weigh In On PandemicAs Covid-19 takes its toll on our region and causes more damage than any other crisis in 100 years, young adults are being impacted as their families, communities, schools and the potential job market have all changed overnight.
Michigan Matters: University PresidentsWhat’s ahead for the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Oakland University as each contends with fallout of the Covid-19 crisis on their institutions?
Michigan Matters: One-on-One with Gov. Gretchen WhitmerWith the Covid-19 crisis hitting Michigan hard and changing things overnight, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took time in her first extended interview to discuss it and path forward on a special “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 AM Sunday on CBS 62.
Warren Evans, David Coulter Talk Pandemic Fallout and Road AheadWayne County Executive Warren Evans and Oakland County Executive David Coulter took time from their hectic schedules to appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to discuss the pandemic’s impact on their county
Michigan Matters: GM to Ramp Up Auto Plants in PhasesOn Michigan Matters, General Motors is looking to bring their idled auto plants –sidelined by the Covid-19 crisis -- back to life in phases said Gerald Johnson, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing.
Michigan Matters: As Pandemic Continues, DTE, Mitch Albom Step Up To HelpOn this week's Michigan Matters, Carol sits down with DTE and Mitch Albom to see how they're helping out during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Michigan Matters: Detroit Confronts COVID-19As the Coronavirus crisis continues, how is our region faring? A conversion with Larry Alexander, President & CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha , Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the hero of the Flint water crisis who has the virus and offers hope.
MICHIGAN MATTERS APRIL 12, 2020 WEB PROMOAs the Coronavirus crisis continues, how is our region faring? A conversion with Larry Alexander, President & CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha , Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the hero of the Flint water crisis who has the virus and offers hope.
Michigan Matters: Detroit AuthorsOn this week’s Michigan Matters. It’s a look at the rich history and story of Detroit through the eyes of two prolific authors.
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Michigan Matters: Community Champions - Dave Bing/Ed DeebOn this week’s Michigan Matters. It’s a focus on two inspiring longtime leaders from Metro Detroit helping young people across our region.
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Michigan Matters: Presidential PrimaryOn this week’s Michigan Matters….As Michigan takes center stage in the presidential race with its primary held this Tuesday—what’s at stake ? What do the two state party chairs have to say about it?
Michigan Matters: TechFest and Super TuesdayOn this week’s Michigan Matters….With Super Tuesday taking place this week, what’s ahead in the race for the White House as it winds it way to our state?
Michigan Matters: Auto Insurance and Higher EducationOn this week’s Michigan Matters… Michigan’s Auto Insurance Law is being revamped. What will it mean to you... and your pocketbook?
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Michigan Matters: DronesOn this week's Michigan Matters.... Could Metro Detroit be the next commercial highway in the skies for drones? A new consortium thinks so…
Michigan Matters: The State of WomenOn this week’s Michigan Matters… With the Presidential race officially kicking off this week .... how will Michigan factor in to this historic contest? What do leaders here have to say about it?
Michigan Matters: Women Blazing Unique TrailsOn this week’s Michigan Matters… It’s a spotlight on two remarkable women blazing unique trails to help our community..
Michigan Matters: 2020 Detroit Free Press Breakfast ClubOn this week's Michigan Matters, Carol Cain moderated a panel of Southeastern Michigan Leaders for the 2020 Detroit Free Press Breakfast Club Series.

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