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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: Shifting Gears in Politics & The Auto ShowThe North American International Auto Show has been moved from January to June starting in 2020. Host Carol Cain has Rod Alberts of on to discuss the move and what it means not only for the auto industry but Detroit as a whole.
Michigan Matters: Shifting Gears in Politics & the Auto ShowAfter voters went to the polls Tuesday in Michigan’s primary and set the stage for the showdown this fall when they will decide on a new governor, U.S. Senator and countless other elected jobs, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable talked about round two of the process which will wind down Nov. 6.
Michigan Matters: Charlie BeckhamCity of Detroit Executive Charlie Beckham has run its neighborhood department, recreation department, water department, public lighting department and much more and is preparing to step into the bright lights of the big stage.
Michigan Matters: Secretary of State Ruth JohnsonWith Michigan’s primary only days away, indications are it could be a record turnout Tuesday as voters head to the polls.
Michigan Matters: NABJ, Media Legends and PoliticsWith NABJ’s National Convention about to open in Detroit for the first time in 26 years, it was a riveting far-ranging conversation on the state of journalism, diversity, and leaders making a difference.
Michigan Matters: National Association of Black JournalistsThis week on Michigan Matters talks about the NABJ Annual Conference returning to Detroit after 26 years.
Michigan Matters: Ann Arbor Art FairThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Karen Delhey, spokesperson for Ann Arbor Art Fair, and Chad Wiebesick of Destination Ann Arbor, about the epic annual art show which lures nearly 400,000.
Michigan Matters: Ann Arbor Art FairThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Karen Delhey, spokesperson for Ann Arbor Art Fair, and Mary Kerr, President and CEO of Destination Ann Arbor, about the epic annual art show which lures nearly 400,000.
Michigan Matters: Talking up Politics and Engaging Young PeopleMSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program has been training people for careers in politics for years.
Michigan Matters: The Motor City On A Roll And In Lights!The City of Detroit takes center stage on “Michigan Matters” as the powerhouse panel of entrepreneur Dr. William F. Pickard, Parade Company CEO Tony Michaels, and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appear with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host to talk about the Motor City.
Michigan Matters: The Gubernatorial Contest Heats UpThe race to become Michigan’s 49th governor is in full swing as two more candidates stopped by CBS 62 studios to talk with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, of Michigan Matters.
Michigan Matters: Inspiring Voters & Celebrating Flynn the Wonder DogIt was the talk of how to engage more Michigan voters and a ballot effort underway called Promote the Vote which kicked off the roundtable on "Michigan Matters."
Michigan Matters: Trek to Mackinac To Talk Roads, Politics, Education and Fudge!It was talk of roads, politics, and education that dominated the Detroit Regional Chamber's Annual Policy Conference as leaders there sat with Carol Cain, Senior Producer, Host of CBS 62's "Michigan Matters" and shared insights into the road ahead for the region.
Michigan Matters: Talk Of Mackinac, Elections And BusinessIn advance of 1,700 folks making their annual pilgrimage to Mackinac for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Policy Conference, three high profile leaders from organizations got together to highlight issues that will dominate that confab.r.
Michigan Matters: Tourism Hot Spots and Other DevelopmentsWhat's the top travel destination in Michigan and how is the tourism industry faring in the Great Lakes State?
Michigan Matters: Small Business Simmers in the Motor CitySmall business is booming in the Motor City with more entrepreneurs setting up new companies.
Michigan Matters: Engler defends Izzo, Dantonio Looks to leave MSU jobMichigan State University Interim President John Engler appeared with CBS 62 Senior Editor/Host Carol Cain and answered questions as part of the Detroit Free Press' inaugural “Breakfast Club” forum.
Michigan Matters: Chinese Trade Friction Impacting Michigan FirmsAs Washington and Beijing battle over trade with talk of tariffs and tough words, some Michigan companies and farmers are caught up in the crossfire.
Michigan Matters: Election 2018 Calley, Colbeck Join In Gubernatorial FrayWith the governor’s race quickly heating up, two more candidates stopped by to sit with CBS 62 Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain as they appeared on “Michigan Matters” to discuss their campaigns and issues simmering this week.
Michigan Matters: Red Wings Ken Daniels sounds off on Opioid CrisisDetroit Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels sits down with MICHIGAN MATTERS Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain in an exclusive and talks about things on the ice and off as he delves into the serious subject of drug abuse.
Michigan Matters: University Presidents Speak OutThis week on Michigan Matters, Carol Cain hosts a roundtable of university presidents who talk about the issues facing students, faculty, and management in higher education.
Michigan Matters: Shri & Abdul: The Candidates Sound OffWith the 2018 Election season in full swing, two Democratic gubernatorial candidates stopped by CBS 62 studios and talked with “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain about their campaigns, the race, and road ahead.
Michigan Matters: Shri & Abdul - The Candidates Sound OffTwo Democratic gubernatorial candidates stopped by CBS 62 studios and talked with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain about their campaigns, the race, and road ahead.
Michigan Matters: Of Zollipops and Other InnovationsThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain interviews 12-year-old Oakland County KIDpreneur Alina Morse who is causing a sensation with her sugar-free lollipops. Then the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Chris Holman, President of Michigan AARP and the Founder & CEO of the MichiganBusinessNetwork.com; and Mark S. Lee, the President, and CEO of The LEE Group, MI LLC stop by to discuss business, politics, the region, and more.

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