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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: Year End 2020Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises, Rocky Raczkowski, Chair of the Oakland County Republican Party, Peter Bhatia , Vice President of the Detroit Free Press, and Darci McConnell, of McConnell Communications Inc.about a year marked by pandemic, an election and more. IT includes holiday reel of MM guests and CBS staff.
Michigan Matters: One-on-One with Governor Whitmer 2Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talked about 2020 and the dizzying issues that arose including the pandemic, economic fallout from it, and an election that never seemed to end on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
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Michigan Matters: Big Four 2020Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Oakland County Executive David Coulter and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in their first appearance since a January forum on regional transit. Talking about a critical 2020 amid the pandemic, an election and what’s ahead.
Michigan Matters: Roads and PoliticsA look at renewed efforts to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads as MDOT Director with Paul Ajegba checks in. Then pundits Susy Avery and Bill Ballenger update impact of Election 2020.
Michigan Matters: Mat Ishbia and Tony LuccaIt’s a conversation with CEO Mat Ishbia and Singer/Producer Tony Lucca as their profiles grow exponentially this holiday season as they also help the community in different ways. 
Michigan Matters: Holiday OrganizationsWith the holiday season here and challenging times amid the pandemic, checking in with four organizations helping those in need: United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Goodfellows, The Salvation Army and Forgotten Harvest.
Michigan Matters: Post Election and TourismElection 2020 came and went but not without controversy as pollster Ed Sarpolus and Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement David Dulio discuss on “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.
Michigan Matters: RNC and DNC ChairsAs President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden crisscross Michigan in last minute campaign stops, the chairs of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to discuss that contest, the U.S. Senate race and more.
Michigan Matters: Rules on Health and Safety in MichiganAs the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths rises, Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, appeared on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to update the situation.
Michigan Matters: VotersWith little over two weeks remaining in Election 2020, CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” puts a focus on voters and what they need to know to stay safe and make sure their votes are counted as two experts --- Christina Schlitt and David Dulio appear to discuss those issues.
Michigan Matters: Election 2020, Macomb County Prosecutor Candidates Sound OffState Sen. Peter Lucido and former Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Mary Chrzanowski --who are hoping to become the next Macomb County Prosecutor in the Nov. 3 election – appear on “Michigan Matters” to talk about the issues, the region and the race.
Michigan Matters: Oakland County Executive CandidatesWith only weeks left in the 2020 Election,  CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” talks with Democrat Dave Coulter and Republican Challenger Mike Kowall who are the top candidates in the race for Oakland County Executive. 
Michigan Matters: Autonomous FirmsAs technology continues to impact how we live and work, some unique companies from our region are making waves as May Mobility CEO Ed Olson and Refraction CEO Matt Johnson-Roberson talk about as they appear on “Michigan Matters” to discuss the changes.
Michigan Matters: DTE and Gary PetersDTE Executive Chairman Gerry Anderson talks about the “Rona4Real”campaign now blanketing the state to help educate people about avoiding the Coronavirus and Senator Gary Peters talks re-election against Republican Challenger John James and pandemic on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.” 
Michigan Matters: Joe Biden and John JamesWith Election 2020 hitting its stride, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and U.S. Republican Senate Candidate James James appear on “Michigan Matters” to discuss key issues.
Michigan Matters: Health Leaders on PandemicAs the Covid-19 crisis continues, two health experts appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to offer insights into the pandemic and the road ahead as students return to school and businesses continue to reopen.
Michigan Matters: Whitmer on Biden-Harris Ticket, Road Ahead In Race For The White HouseFresh from her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took time to talk about prospects for the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket during taping of Michigan Matters. Then David Dulio, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University, talked about the two virtual political conventions – held for the first time that way amid the pandemic.
Michigan Matters: Small BusinessPashon Murray, Detroit Dirt;  Andrew Blake, Blake’s Family of Companies; Vera Ambrose, Ambrosia Gourmet Catering; and Jeff Simek, RCO Engineering, took time out from hectic schedules to talk with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters,” about their companies. 
Michigan Matters: Race and Social Justice Cont.Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II and New Detroit Inc. CEO Michael Rafferty appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to discuss how race, social justice and equity continue to impact our city and state.
Michigan Matters: Race and Social JusticeThree leaders – Alessandro DiNello, President & CEO of Flagstar Bank, Rocky Raczkowski, Chairman of the Oakland County Republican Party, and Brian Tauber, CEO of CPP Global – appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday to talk about these vital issues with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.
Michigan Matters: Getting Back To School?As summer turns to fall and thoughts of the new school year abound, the conversation about safe return to the classroom for K-12 students during this pandemic was front and center as three educational leaders discussed during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
Michigan Matters: MuseumsPatricia Mooradian of The Henry Ford, Christian Greer of Michigan Science Center, Ron Kagan of the Detroit Zoo, and Elliott Broom of the Detroit Institute of Arts, talked with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” and discussed nuances of opening up again for visitors.
Michigan Matters: PNC and Michigan Business NetworkAs the pandemic continues, Richard DeVore, Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan at PNC Bank, and Chris Holman, CEO of Michigan Business Network , appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about its impact across the community.

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