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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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End of the Year Michigan Matters Thank You 2019A look at the special guests on Michigan Matters throughout 2019. As well as a look at the employees on CBS 62 and the Crew of Michigan Matters.
Eye On The Future: Gearing Up for the Jobs of TomorrowJoin us as CBS 62 presents “Eye on the Future: Gearing Up for the Jobs of Tomorrow” – a 30-minute special airing 7 p.m. Saturday, December 28 as Carol Cain takes viewers on a fascinating ride across our region to talk with leaders at the forefront about this crucial conversation.
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Michigan Matters: The Future of JobsAs a talent gap continues in our region and more Baby Boomers are retiring, Ric DeVore and Ryan Maibach stopped by the CBS 62 ‘s studio to appear on MICHIGAN MATTERS to discuss the situation.
Michigan Matters: The Opioid EpidemicOn this week's Michigan Matters, Carol Cain tackles the opioid epidemic with people working on the front lines and have experience with the crisis through family members.
Michigan Matters: Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped by CBS 62 to appear on “Michigan Matters” to talk about her first year in office and the opportunities and challenges ahead for her and the state she leads.
Michigan Matters: ThanksgivingWith the holidays upon us, representatives of three well known organizations stopped by the CBS 62 “Michigan Matters” set to talk about their efforts to give back and spread some cheer to those in need.
Michigan Matters: MarijuanaIt’s been a year since voters in the Great Lakes State-approved sale of recreational marijuana to adults, leaders at the forefront of the change are on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to provide an update.
Michigan Matters: Peter Karmanos Jr.On this week's Michigan Matters, ultra successful Detroit entrepreneur Peter Karmanos Jr., who co-founded Compuware and owns a portion of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, discussed his newest company, MadDog Ventures.
Michigan Matters: Nicklas Lidstrom and Mitch AlbomOn this week's Michigan Matters, Former Detroit Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom and Author Mitch Albom share their experiences that lead them to write their new books.
Michigan Matters: Travel and TourismTourism is huge business in the region and state as Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, and Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel at AAA Michigan and 10 other states, appear on CBS 62’s Michigan Matters” 11:30 am this Sunday to talk about its importance.
Michigan Matters: Delta Dental/Civility in PoliticsThe high powered roundtable of Denise Ilitch, David Dulio, and Barry Rabe, appeared on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to discuss the state of politics and its impact in Lansing and Washington.
Michigan Matters: The Life of Aretha FranklinOn this week’s Michigan Matters… It’s a look back at the amazing life of Aretha Franklin – the Queen of Soul --- and her impact on the Motor City and the nation.
Michigan Matters: Cobo TCF and OU PresidentOn this week’s Michigan Matters, Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks with Larry Alexander, CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Claude Molinari, General Manager, TCF Center as the facility enters a new era with a new name.. Then Dr. Ora Pescovitz, president of Oakland University, talks with Cain about the college and its imprint in the region.
Michigan Matters: The Children's FoundationOn this week's Michigan Matters, The Children’s Foundation President and CEO Larry Burns talked about the shifting focus of his organization as it grows its imprint across the region.
Michigan Matters: EMU Basketball CoachEastern Michigan University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Rob Murphy talks to “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain in an exclusive conversation about his upcoming autobiography “Deep”
Michigan Matters: Quadrobot and Metropolitan AffairsMike Wang, along with John Manoogian and Joseph Buick, now both board members of Quadrobot, appeared with CBS 62 “”Michigan Matters” Senior Product/Host Carol Cain to talk about the company and its future.
Michigan Matters: Back-To-School, Health, and Crime StoppersAs he begins his third year at the helm of Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, talked one on one with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s MICHIGAN MATTERS, about the status of the state’s largest district.
Michigan Matters: PNC Bank and GVSU PresidentSean Welsh, PNC West Michigan Regional President, Peggy Vander Meulen, Program Director of Strong Beginnings, and Terri Kirkpatrick, a Community Health Worker at Strong Beginnings, appear on Michigan Matters
Michigan Matters: Tree Trimming and Financial PlanningOn this week's Michigan Matters, DTE Energy is teaming up with the state of Michigan on an innovative vocational training program that will prepare qualified inmates about to be released with skills to become much needed tree trimmers and address a growing talent gap.
Michigan Matters: Hydrofest 2019 (New Oakland County Executive)David Coulter – former Mayor of Ferndale – who was appointed by Oakland County Commissioners as the new interim Oakland County Executive --is here after a whirlwind week.
Michigan Matters: Mayors in MichgianPontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, Westland Mayor William Wild and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett appear on MICHIGAN MATTERS this Sunday and talk about their city’s imprint and opportunities.
Michigan Matters: The Life of L. Brooks PattersonThis week, the show will highlight video of some of his appearances on the show and in events that were filmed, such as “The Big Four” with other regional leaders.

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