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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: 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.
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.

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