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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: Matters Of The HeartThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain will talk about at "Matters of the Heart," a look at new legislation to add CPR training to all kids in Michigan schools to saves lives with State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker and the Superintendent of EMS for the Detroit Fire Department, Sean Larkins. Then Bishop Edgar Vann; Dr. Sindhu Koshy, Cardiologist with St. John Providence; and Sarah Poole, Government Relations Director from the American Heart Association, talk about heart health and what needs to be done to improve it, especially among people of color.
Michigan Matters: John Hope Bryant & Operation Healthy CommunityThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain interviews John Hope Bryant, an entrepreneur, businessman and founder of Operation HOPE who is helping Detroiters understand financial literacy. Then, Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan; and Ron Lockett, the Executive Director of the Northwest Activity Center, discuss their collaboration on Project Healthy Community.
Michigan Matters: GM's Global Philanthropy And Corporate GivingThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with General Motors’ Jackie Parker about global philanthropy and corporate giving. Then the Roundtable talks about the presidential race and regional issues. Stu Sandler, partner with Grand River Strategies; Jill Alper, partner of Dewey Square Group; and Keith Owens, Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle are featured on the panel.
Michigan Matters: Michigan AgricultureThis week on Michigan Matters, Carol Cain interviews Peter Anastor, Director of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development about the importance of agriculture to Michigan. It is still a major industry with much room for growth, even globally. Then, she’s joined on the roundtable by Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive; Jill Alper, Partner, Dewey Square Group and Stu Sandler, Partner of Grand River Strategies.
Michigan Matters: Open Streets InitiativeThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and Faye Nelson, Vice President if DTE Energy & President of DTE Energy Foundation, about the open streets initiative coming to Detroit. Then Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch; and Keith Owens, Senior Editor of the Michigan Chronicle talk about regional transit plans, the Presidential race, Flint, and more.
Michigan Matters: Jimmie Settles And Gun ViolenceThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with UAW-Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles about unions and the Motor City, their legacy and their future. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Charlie Beckham, the Group Executive in charge of Neighborhoods, Detroit; and Cliff Russell, political pundit and host on 910 AM discuss the impact of the recent police shootings and the local officer ambush.
Michigan Matters: Ann Arbor Art Fair and PoliticsThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Maureen Riley, the Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Art Fair, and artist Cherie Haney about the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Then, Matt Grossmann, Director of Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University, talks about the upcoming political conventions. Finally, the Roundtable of Grossmann, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Jill Alper, a partner at Dewey Square Group, share their thoughts on Trump, Clinton, and other political candidates.
Michigan Matters: Mitch AlbomThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain interviews author, playwright, columnist Mitch Albom about his latest project, “Hockey…The Musical.” Then Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises; and Susy Avery, Executive Director of the Michigan Womens Commission talk about advancement of women, Flint water, sports and other news.
Michigan Matters: Pancakes and Politics The Next DetroitThis week Michigan Matters presents highlights from the recent Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics Breakfast Forum. The fourth and final forum of the 2016 series features young leaders who are helping craft a vision for Detroit’s future. The “Let’s Discuss the NEXT Detroit” panel featured Katherine Cockrel, vice president of Finn Partners; Rev William Charles, Pastor or Historic King Solomon Baptist Church and President of the National Action Network Michigan; Tatiana Grant, President of Infused PR Events & Marketing and the Co-Founder of Flash Delivery; and Tyson Gersh, President & Co-Founder of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.
Michigan Matters: Mackinac Policy ConferenceThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain takes a behind the scenes look at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference including interviews with the high-ranking business and political leaders who attend this gathering. Guests include Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Gov Rick Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Dennis Archer Jr., Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Senators Ronna Romney McDaniel and Debbie Dingell, and more.
Michigan Matters: United Way, Detroit Economic ClubThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at the work done by the United Way with its CEO, Herman Gray. She also talks with Beth Chappell, CEO of the Detroit Economic Club, about the Bib to Backpack program and other projects by DEC. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch, and Tony Michaels from the Parade Company talk about upcoming events in the region.
Michigan Matters: Detroit Mayor Mike DugganThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain sits down with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to talk about issues facing the city. Then Duggan joins Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch on the Roundtable for a discussion about the region, the election, and more.
Michigan Matters: Pancakes & Politics RecapThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain presents a recap of the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics Breakfast Forum held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The forum featured Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan; Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans; Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment; and Daniel Loepp, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan discussing “The Revitalization of the Region.”
Michigan Matters: Big Event in Metro DetroitCarol Cain focuses on cool things taking place in Detroit (Grand Prix, Penguin exhibit at the zoon) and wild stuff in region (Flint water, Obama-Snyder, DPS, and the presidential contest). Guests include Sarah Earley, chairwoman of Belle Isle Conservancy; Scott Carter, Chief Life Sciences Officer of Detroit Zoo; and the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Ilitch Enterprises CEO, Denise Ilitch; and Cliff Russell, the host of the Cliff Russell show on 910 a.m.
Michigan Matters: INFORUMOn April 24, 2016 Scott DeRue, Associate Dean Executive Education and Professor from Ross School of Business, and Terry Barclay, CEO of Inforum talks with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about unique new national training program geared to helping senior executive women rise to the corporate suite.
Michigan Matters: Luring More Immigrants To Help The Region’s Bottom LineImmigration can be an elixir to help bolster Detroit’s shrinking population as well as the state’s, Bing Goei said during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
Michigan Matters: Energy, Minorities In Business & PoliticsHost Carol Cain welcomes Carla Walker-Miller, the President and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services, for a conversation about energy. Then Michelle Sourie Robinson, the President & CEO of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council talks minorities in business. The Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson: Jill Alper of Dewey Square Group; and Keith Owens, Senior Editor of the Michigan Chronicle sit down for a discussion on politics, the passing of Prince and more.
Michigan Matters: INFORUM and RoundtableOn April 24, 2016 Scott DeRue, Associate Dean Executive Education and Professor from Ross School of Business, and Terry Barclay, CEO of Inforum talks with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about unique new national training program geared to helping senior executive women rise to the corporate suite. Then L. Brooks Patterson; Jason Vines, and Charlie Beckham look at things impacting the region including Flint water crisis, the presidential race, and helping Detroit neighborhoods.
Michigan Matters: Pancakes & Politics - Gov. Rick SnyderThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain presents highlights from the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics Breakfast Forum featuring Governor Rick Snyder which was held on April 11, 2016. Snyder answered questions on the health issues in Flint, financial issues in the Detroit Public Schools, welcoming refugees to the state, and more.
Michigan Matters: The Talent GapThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain explores the talent gap in Michigan with Pamela Moore, former president and CEO of Detroit Employment Solutions Corp; Lisa Katz, executive Director of Workforce Intelligence Network or WIN; Chris Holman, CEO of Michigan Business Network; and Jennifer Nelson, Executive Vice President/COO of Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Michigan Matters: Gleaners and Eastern MarketMichigan Matters host Carol Cain talk with Ric DeVore from PNC Bank and Katy Locker, Chair of the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan, about hunger in the metro Detroit area and the upcoming events to raise money for the cause. Then Dan Carmody, president of Eastern Market, stops by to discuss what's new at the market and upcoming May Flower Day.
Michigan Matters: Robert FicanoOn March 27, 2016 former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano talks with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about his plans for a political comeback. Then, Ficano, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, and Denise Ilitch join Carol on the Roundtable.
Michigan Matters: Pancakes And Politics – A Crisis in Detroit’s Education SystemThis week Michigan Matters presents highlights from the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics Speaker’s Forum. Host Carol Cain emcees a conversation on the “Crisis in Detroit’s Education System” featuring Tonya Allen, President/CEO of the Skillman Foundation; Michigan Senator Bert Johnson, District #2; John Ralkota, Jr., Chairman/CEO of Wallbridge; and Ivy Bailey, Interim President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

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