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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.

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Michigan Matters: Rob Murphy and AHOFNewly named Detroit Pistons Assistant General Manager Rob Murphy appears on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about his story of overcoming obstacles to succeed as he went on to excel in college and pro sports as he also continues to give back.
Michigan Matters: Party Chairs and BusinessFresh from Tuesday’s primary where the stage for November’s election is now set, top leaders of the state’s Democratic and Republican Parties appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about the road ahead and some heated races coming up in November.
Michigan Matters: Judge Mathis and PoliticsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to Judge Greg Mathis about his inspiring career and beloved hometown of Detroit. Then the roundtable of Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, Consultant Susy Avery & Democratic strategist Mark Brewer talk about Michigan’s Aug. 2 primary.
Michigan Matters: Full Roundtable PoliticsWith Michigan’s Aug. 2 primary nearing the finish line, it was all hands on deck as David Dulio, of Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement, consultant Susy Avery, and Ed Sarpolus, pollster at Target Insyght, appeared on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to offer insights on this Sunday’s show. 
Michigan Matters - Healthy Detroit and RoundtableSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to former Lions great Herman Moore, KARE Mobile’s Dr. Kwane Watson and BMBFA’s Wilma Taylor-Costen to discuss how they are helping Detroiters. Then Chris Holman, Peter Bhatia and Maureen Donohue Krauss discuss regional issues/politics on the roundtable.
Michigan Matters: Helping Communities & Celebrating the ArtsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to Ric DeVore about the organization he now runs making an impact across Southeast Michigan. Then Beth Stewart discusses the orchestra she run which entering its 77th season. And David Carroll, who stages Broadway shows in Detroit, talks about “Pippin” along with Terri Manning, one of its stars.
Michigan Matters: Movies and PoliticsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Antony LaVerde about Emagine Entertaiment's movie theatre empire and looking to a future including esports. Then Mayors Bryan Barnett, Bill Wild and GOP Strategist Suzy Avery talk about 2022 election,Sup Court Roe V wade decision, gun laws and Election 2022.
Michigan Matters: Economy & Mobility 2022There’s massive change taking place as the electric economy continues to unfold which is why Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp., Tom Kelly, CEO of Automation Alley & Tim Slusser, director of city of Detroit’s Mobility Office, appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about it.
Michigan Matters: Mackinac MomentsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Mayor Mike Duggan, GM’s Terry Rhadigan, business owner Chris Shepler, DADA’s Rod Alberts, Joe Lunghamer, HAP CEO Michael Genord, OU Pres Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, PVS Chemicals COO Tim Nicholson, Chamber’s Brad Williams, DTE’s Shawn Patterson, County Execs Mark Hackel & Dave Coulter, MDOT Director Paul Ajegba, and New Detroit’s Michael Rafferty about issues, opportunities.
Michigan Matters: Veterans & Detroit RiverfrontSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to Renee Worcester, of Wreaths Across America, as the non-profit continues its mission of celebrating veterans. Then U.S. Sen Gary Peters, a longtime advocate for veterans, talks about how he is helping them and the region. Then Mark Wallace of Detroit Riverfront Conservancy discusses parks and the river front.
Michigan Matters: Authors 2022As vacation season takes hold and summer reading on lots of folks’ minds, four prolific Metro Detroit authors appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday to talk about their newest books.
Michigan Matters: AmbassadorsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Walbridge‘s John Rakolta Jr. and Suburban Collections David T. Fisher, each named U.S. Amb. (Morroco & United Arab Emirates) about their role in the Abraham Accords. Then the roundtable of WWJ News Radio’s Rob Davidek, Glenn Stevens, of Detroit Regional Chamber, and Chris Holman ,of Michigan Business Network, discuss issues impacting our region, how chip & product shortages are impacting us, how state stacks up and preview of Mackinac Conference.
Michigan Matters: Major Events DetroitSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks about three significant events coming up impacting our bedrock industry as she talks with Robert Huschka and Jeff Burnstein (Automate 2022 ), Richard Mroz, chair of the EV Exchange Conference, and Rod Alberts, executive director of DADA which is staging North American International Detroit Auto Show.
Michigan Matters: Italy 2022Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Allegria Baistrocchi, Consulate of Italy in Detroit, who is stationed in Motor City and is working to create greater two way opportunities. Then Franco Bianchi, born in Italy and serving as President/CEO of Haworth, Inc. talks about the Michigan-based company, being knighted by Italy ,and more. Then Roberto Palomba, internationally known Italian architect, talks about expanding into Detroit .
Michigan Matters: Canada 2022Canada is vital to Michigan and vice versa as Canadian Consul General of Detroit Joseph Comartin talked about during taping of “Michigan Matters” which airs 8 am this Sunday on CBS 62.
Michigan Matters: Rocket Mortgage Sports and Huntington PlaceSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Casey Hurbis, CMO, about Rocket Mortgage’s sponsorships – Super Bowl, MLB, PGA at DGC. Then Lisa Canada (Chair-DRCFA), Karen Totaro (GM-Huntington Place); Becky Bixby (Asst GM-Huntington Place) – talk about being the first convention center run by women.
Michigan Matters: MPLP 2022Michigan Matters travels to Lansing to cover the Michigan Political Leadership Program.
Michigan Matters: Governor Whitmer & Motor RacingSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Gov Whitmer about our state, our roads, navigating the pandemic and more. Then Bud Denker, President of Penske Corp & chair of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, talks about the upcoming race, auto industry, the microchip shortage, efforts to increase diversity in motor sports and more.
Michigan Matters: The Roundtable ReturnsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks about topics with the roundtable of Denise Ilitch, Derrick Miller & Mayor Bryant Barnett. Then Claude Molinari & Mark Hollis appear with Cain to talk about Metro Detroit picking up momentum as a destination for major sporting events.
Michigan Matters: Women's History Month 2022Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Lyn St James, pioneering women auto race car about her career, being inducted into the Auto Hall of Fame and status of women in the sport. Then Meryl Davis, Olympic Gold Medalist, talks about her life today, a new children’s book, helping girls in Detroit learn about figure skating, and a freshly minted degree from UM.
Michigan Matters: Organ Donation AwarenessSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with four people working to raise awareness and need for organ donors. In Michigan, over 2,500 people currently await organ transplants. To shed insight: Bruce Nicely, VP of Clinical Operations, Gift of Life Michigan; Cesante Ward, talks about his need for kidney transplant, Jon Margerum-Leys, Dean of OU Education and Human Services, ho donated kidney to stranger, and Rachel Kuntzsch, about being heart transplant recipient.
Michigan Matters: Topical Politics 2022Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks politics and other things with U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens and OU Political Science Professor John Klemenski. While Eric R. Sabree, Wayne County Treasurer, talks about a program to help home owners avoid foreclosures.
Michigan Matters: Tom Selleck, Tourism, and the Motor CitySenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to actor Tom Selleck talks about Blue Bloods, Detroit & more. Then Emily Gail, lifelong champion for Detroit talks about her hometown, Claude Molinari, President & CEO of Visit Detroit talks about tourism, and Keith Mobley, of AAA Michigan, talks about social responsibility.
Michigan Matters: Politics & Ukraine 2022Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Rudy Hobbs, and Tanya Schuitmaker – new co-directors of MPLP non-partisan program about politics. Then Melvyn Levitsky, former ambassador to Russia, appears with Cain to discuss Ukraine. And Tania Smyk, who helped organized huge rally in Detroit, talks about Ukraine and Metro Detroit.

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