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Senior 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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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: 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.
Michigan Matters: Film and RoadsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Peter Klein, of MIFIA, who has been working with state legislators to bring back film incentives. Then Ed Olson, CEO of May Mobility, talks about the company’s huge success and growing profile. And Steven Tongur of the Iraeli firm Electreon, discusses the wireless charging road they will built at Michigan Central Station. And WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert talks how companies, and our region is adjusting during mobility changes.
Michigan Matters: Black History MonthSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with three African Americans excelling in their professions on national stage who are also working to raise discussions and create opportunities for other African Americans.
Michigan Matters: Michigan Central StationMICHIGAN MATTERS – Airs Sunday, Feb. 13 @ 8 am on CBS 62. Talking with Bill Ford, Executive Chair of Ford, about the company he leads and the new generation of Fords coming up the ranks, betting big on an idled train station as the bedrock of his plan to take the company and Motor City forward through an innovation hub. Then Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about a wireless charging road for EVs in Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan talksa bout helpin entrepreneurs and training young people for jobs tied to this high tech future. Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain has a conversation with Bill Ford about the company he leads, as he confront massive change in technology. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses how the state is tapping in to these changes, and Mayor Mike Duggan talks about opportunities tied in to all.
Michigan Matters: Elite Detection K9Elite Detection K9 – an Oakland County non-profit started by Leader Dogs for the Blind -- is breeding and raising and training specially trained dogs -- Labradors -- to help keep schools and students safe. Appearing on show: Gregory P. Guidice, President and CEO of EDK9... Avondale School District has had a EDK team -- "Lucy" and her handler -- since September. Oak Park Schools also just added a EDK9 team -=== "Biggie" and his handler 2 weeks ago. Appearing on show-Dr. Jamii Hitchcock, Superintendent of Oak Park Schools. Also, Jennifer Soldan and her daughter, 11 year old Jess Soldan, who raised “Honey” a Lab who has given birth to 22 puppies in four litters for the EDK9 system, talk about what's it like helping raise dogs knowing they will help mankind. And Lisa Zang, a handler of “Lucy” -- the 2-year old Lab working at Avondale High School, talks about it and how kids respond.
Michigan Matters: DTE, Bishop, United WaySenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks to Jerry Norcia, who runs DTE Energy, about the company’s efforts to keep up with challenges to the state’s power grid worsened by Mother Nature and how the company is helping the community with its philanthropic arm. Bishop Edgar Vann, a well known Detroiter involved in community, politics and business for decades, has written a book about his life.
Michigan Matters: Women 2022Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain gets a read of how women are faring in leadership roles at Michigan companies as she talks to Terry Barclay of Inforum, which is releasing its new report on the issue to us as an exclusive. Also appearing is Carey Oven, Managing Partner – Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness, Leslie Murphy, of Murphy Consulting and Carla Bailo of CAR, who wrote a book about it with Terry Barclay as they interviewed over 70 top femaleaAuto executives.
Michigan Matters: Mobility RevolutionSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain discusses mobility revolution and how electric cars, drones and planes will evolve with Mujeeb Ijaz of ONC, Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer of Michigan, Brett Adcock of Archer Aviation, and Glenn Stevens, of MICHAuto who share latest developments.
Michigan Matters: 2022 PoliticsSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain discusses politics with Lavora Barnes, chair, Michigan Democratic Party, Rocky Raczkowski, chair, Oakland County Republican Party, David Dulio, Director of Oakland University Center for Civic Engagement, and Matt Grossmann, Director, MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research appear to talk about a blockbuster political year in Michigan and the road ahead.
Michigan Matters: MarygroveMICHIGAN MATTERS – Airs Sunday, Jan. 2 @ 8 am on CBS 62. The site of Marygrove College which was shuttered in 2019 but finding new life an early education/community facility supported by Kresge Foundation, PNC Bank, University of Michigan, city of Detroit and others as we talk with Tom Lewand, CEO, Marygrove Conservancy; Richard DeVore, Regional President for Detroit and Southeastern Michigan at PNC and Wendy Lewis Jackson, Managing Director for the Detroit Program at The Kresge Foundation; about this massive community effort. PNC Bank unveils on show it will finance $57.5 million to support children along with Kresge in the Livernois-McNichols neighborhood.
Michigan Matters: Dorothy Zehnder and End of the YearMICHIGAN MATTERS – Airs Sunday, Dec. 26 @ 8 am on CBS 62. As we wind down 2021—a fascinating conversation with 100-year-old Dorothy Zehnder, working 6 days as she oversees Frankenmuth’s famous Bavarian Inn. Then entrepreneur Denise Ilitch and Peter Bhatia,Editor & Vice President, of Detroit Free Press, talk about 2021 and the year that was.
Michigan Matters: Oxford School ShootingSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain checks in with Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, WWJ Newsradio 950 News Director Rob Davidek and Bridge Michigan Associate Editor Ron French about the Oxford School Shooting rampage and how the region picks up the piece.
Michigan Matters: EntertainmentSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Mike Skill, singer/guitarist of the Romantics, who has new album out about Detroit, then Ray Klausen, Production Designer for television and Set Designer for theatre, just moved to Detroit and has a new book out working on 400 different marquee productions involving Bob Hope, Prince, Cher, Smother Brothers and more.

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