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On 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 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: DTE and Gary PetersDTE Executive Chairman Gerry Anderson talks about the “Rona4Real”campaign now blanketing the state to help educate people about avoiding the Coronavirus and Senator Gary Peters talks re-election against Republican Challenger John James and pandemic on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.” 
Michigan Matters: Joe Biden and John JamesWith Election 2020 hitting its stride, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and U.S. Republican Senate Candidate James James appear on “Michigan Matters” to discuss key issues.
Michigan Matters: Health Leaders on PandemicAs the Covid-19 crisis continues, two health experts appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to offer insights into the pandemic and the road ahead as students return to school and businesses continue to reopen.
Michigan Matters: Whitmer on Biden-Harris Ticket, Road Ahead In Race For The White HouseFresh from her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took time to talk about prospects for the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket during taping of Michigan Matters. Then David Dulio, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University, talked about the two virtual political conventions – held for the first time that way amid the pandemic.
Michigan Matters: Small BusinessPashon Murray, Detroit Dirt;  Andrew Blake, Blake’s Family of Companies; Vera Ambrose, Ambrosia Gourmet Catering; and Jeff Simek, RCO Engineering, took time out from hectic schedules to talk with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters,” about their companies. 
Michigan Matters: Race and Social Justice Cont.Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II and New Detroit Inc. CEO Michael Rafferty appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to discuss how race, social justice and equity continue to impact our city and state.
Michigan Matters: Race and Social JusticeThree leaders – Alessandro DiNello, President & CEO of Flagstar Bank, Rocky Raczkowski, Chairman of the Oakland County Republican Party, and Brian Tauber, CEO of CPP Global – appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday to talk about these vital issues with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.
Michigan Matters: Getting Back To School?As summer turns to fall and thoughts of the new school year abound, the conversation about safe return to the classroom for K-12 students during this pandemic was front and center as three educational leaders discussed during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
Michigan Matters: MuseumsPatricia Mooradian of The Henry Ford, Christian Greer of Michigan Science Center, Ron Kagan of the Detroit Zoo, and Elliott Broom of the Detroit Institute of Arts, talked with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” and discussed nuances of opening up again for visitors.
Michigan Matters: PNC and Michigan Business NetworkAs the pandemic continues, Richard DeVore, Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan at PNC Bank, and Chris Holman, CEO of Michigan Business Network , appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about its impact across the community.
Michigan Matters: Restaurants During The PandemicFew industries have been as hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis as those in the restaurant sector as four entrepreneurs from Metro Detroit talked about during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
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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