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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: Women in Corporate AmericaSenior Producer/Host Carol Cain sits with Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP, then Carolyn Cassin, President & CEO, Michigan Women Forward, and Terry Barclay, President & CEO, Inforum, who are all overseeing programs to help women across Metro Detroit.
Michigan Matters: Coding the Future and GM’s DownsizingAs Grand Circus Detroit celebrates its sixth year of helping people learn computer coding, the need for such skills is greater than ever as people look to retool their careers following more layoffs in the Motor City.
Michigan Matters: Thanksgiving OrganizationsCarol Cain talks with three organizations helping people in need this holiday season. First she talks with Chris Perry, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, United Way For Southeastern Michigan, which helps many thousands across Metro Detroit each year with food, clothing, shelter and more. Then Cain talks with Rev. Faith Fowler, Executive Director, Cass Community Social Services, which is a catalyst for helping Detroiters in need by proving shelter, food, education and more. Finally, Cain talks with Ryan Lepper, CEO, Central City Integrated Health, which is helping the most vulnerable citizens including veterans in central Detroit by providing mental health services, affordable living, transportation and food.
Michigan Matters: Organizations Helping This Holiday SeasonCentral City Integrated Health’s CEO Ryan Lepper talked about creating new housing opportunities for the city’s most vulnerable residents with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s MICHIGAN MATTERS.
Michigan Matters: Going One-on-One with Detroit Lions President Rod WoodWith the NFL season halfway over, Detroit Lions President Rod Wood sat down with MICHIGAN MATTERS Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain in an exclusive conversation to discuss this season, the weeks ahead and the big game on Thanksgiving Day against the Chicago Bears (which airs on CBS 62).
Michigan Matters: A Celebration of Veterans Day, Wrap Up Election 2018Ninety-seven-year-old Retired Army Staff Sgt. William C. Brown, a World War II veteran, joined Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain on MICHIGAN MATTERS and talked about his time serving our nation.
Michigan Matters: Election 2018 Winds Down, Judge Mathis Holds CourtThe eyes of the nation are on Michigan as voters here head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new governor, attorney general, secretary of state and numerous other jobs as well as decide on proposals including legalizing recreational marijuana.
Michigan Matters: Election 2018 Winds Down, Judge Mathis Holds CourtThe eyes of the nation are on Michigan as voters here head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new governor, attorney general, secretary of state and numerous other jobs as well as decide on proposals including legalizing recreational marijuana.
Michigan Matters Exclusive: Whitmer Vs. Schuette – The Candidates Sound Off!On this week’s Michigan Matters, it’s Gretchen Whitmer vs. Bill Schuette. Carol Cain sits down with the Gubernatorial Candidates separately to discuss the final days of the campaign and why they think he or she will win on November 6th.
Promo: Whitmer Vs. Schuette - The Candidates Sound Off!Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer and her Republican Challenger Bill Schuette stopped by CBS 62 studios to talk with “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain about how each would fix the woes of K-12 public education, pay for ailing roads and help financially distressed cities and school districts.
Michigan Matters: Election 2018: The SOS Race, ‘Boy Gov’ and Sprint to the Finish LineWith voters heading to the polls on Nov. 6 the MICHIGAN MATTERS roundtable zeroed in on several high profile races including Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and U.S. Senate.
Michigan Matters: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: a Good Idea?With Michigan voters heading to the polls, Proposal 1, which asks whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, will gain much attention in the next few weeks.
Michigan Matters: Judge ‘Scary Mary’s’ Epic Path to TV’s ‘Face The Truth’Judge “Scary Mary” Chrzanowski appears on “Michigan Matters” and talks about her fascinating life and career as a former Macomb Circuit Court judge to panelist on “Face the Truth”.
Michigan Matters: Election 2018: the Bumpy Home StretchWith little over a month to go before people head to the polls and vote for a new governor and other elected jobs in state government, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable dived into a riveting discussion of those races.
Michigan Matters: Election 2018: the Bumpy Home StretchWith little over a month to go before people head to the polls and vote for a new governor and other elected jobs in state government, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable dived into a riveting discussion of those races.
Michigan Matters: Celebrating Art and Preparing Students for JobsOn this week’s Michigan Matters, it’s a show celebrating the arts and education around the state of Michigan.errick Miller.
Michigan Matters: Celebrating Art and Preparing Students for JobOn this week’s Michigan Matters, it’s a show celebrating the arts and education around the state of Michigan.
Michigan Matters: Celebrating Art And EducationOn this week’s Michigan Matters, it’s a show celebrating the arts and education around the state of Michigan. Carol Cain sits down with members of a U of M scholars program, as well as the CEO of Park West Gallery.
Michigan Matters: DPS Leader talks Academics, Enrollment and Water WoesEntering his second year on the job, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District discussed revamping its school curriculum and growing enrollment on Michigan Matters.
Michigan Matters: Goodfellows Giving Back & TEDxDetroit Celebrating InnovatorsThe Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit is getting a running start on its holiday gift-giving drive for children in need across the region with its upcoming Tribute Breakfast being held Sept. 25 honoring Mayor Mike Duggan.
Michigan Matters: The Cost of EducationTeachers have it rough. We’ve all heard it one time or another and the state of education is almost always in question. On this week’s Michigan Matters, Carol Cain sits down with Superintendent of Oakland Schools, Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson to discuss the different needs of school districts and the students within them.
Michigan Matters: Higher Education and Saying Goodbye to a LegendWestern Michigan President Edward Montgomery – the “Auto Recovery Czar” who served under former President Barack Obama – talked about the challenges and opportunities before his school and shared thoughts about the auto industry.
Michigan Mattes: Higher Education and Saying Goodbye to a LegendTo Degree or Not To Degree, that is the question facing many young adults. On this week’s Michigan Matters, Carol dives more into this issue with Western Michigan University’s President Dr. Edward Montgomery.

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