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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: 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.
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.

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