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Matt Moroun,  Leon Richardson, Carol Cain, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and Wright Lassiter III at the Michigan Chronicle's Pancakes and Politics stage following the fourth and final forum of the 2015 season. Highlights of the show air 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62 as a special "Michigan Matters." (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Matt Moroun, Leon Richardson, Carol Cain, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and Wright Lassiter III at the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics stage following the fourth and final forum of the 2015 season. Highlights of the show air 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62 as a special “Michigan Matters.” (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

What did Matt Moroun have to say about the media’s coverage of his family’s vast business holdings including the Ambassador Bridge and downtown Detroit train station?

What did Wright Lassiers III, hired as president, of Henry Ford Health System six months ago, say when asked about the organization and prospects for a possible merger?

And why did Leon Richardson and Kelly Rossman McKinney disagree about the benefits of being identified as a minority-owned or woman-owned business?

The four executives took to the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” stage in the fourth and final forum of the 2015 season to discuss those issues and much more.

The event was moderated by Carol Cain, senior producer and host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” and will air 11:30 a.m. Sunday as a special “Michigan Matters.”

Wrapping up its 10th season, “Pancakes and Politics” — which was held at the Detroit Athletic Club — has become a signature event of the region. Each session has been sold out.

The springtime speakers forum was created by Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media and publisher of the Michigan Chronicle.

Real Times CEO and Michigan Chronicle Publisher Hiram Jackson with Matt Moroun, who took to the "Pancakes and Politics" stage for the first time as did the three other executives. (credit: Monica Morgan)

“We are proud that people from all walks across the region and even state continue to make ‘Pancakes’ a destination,” said Jackson, who addressed the standing room only of 500 before the conversation.

“The 10th season of Pancakes and Politics has been bigger and better than ever,” added Jackson. “We’re honored to have guests who have shared interesting perspectives about what is going on in our region.”

“I’d also like to thank our sponsors and staff at the Michigan Chronicle for making our 10th year the best we have ever had.”

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‘Michigan Chronicles” 4th and final Pancakes and Politics puts jobs, business in spotlight was originally published on michronicleonline.com

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