Michigan Matters

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.

Tune in for Michigan Matters Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

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‘Michigan Matters’ Lessons Learned From Gordie Howe; Plus A Talk With Hank Meijer

With CBS 62’s Carol Cain, Michigan Matters airing 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2017

‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Authors On Kids Books, A President & A Famous CEO

Local author Jamie Ruthenberg, who has two new children’s books coming out in time for the holidays, appears on “Michigan Matters” to discuss it and what it takes to self publish a book.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Soccer Anyone? Ford Teams With Gores/Gilbert In MLS Detroit Bid, Plus Motor City Mayoral Match Up

The Fords are joining the Gores and Gilbert families in putting their billions and economic prowess behind a plan to try and bring a MLS Team to the Motor City.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Dan Gilbert’s Motor City Vision Plus, Affordable Housing In The Mix!

Dan Gilbert has spent well over $3 billion in the Motor City the past several on buildings and more with bigger plans ahead.


Coleman Young II On Duggan, Race Relations And Motor City On ‘Michigan Matters’ Web Exclusive

With only days left in the race for Mayor of Detroit, challenger State Sen. Coleman A Young II talked up his vision for the city and elaborated on the state of race relations in an exclusive web-only CBS 62 “Michigan Matters” interview.


Mike Duggan On Amazon, Trump Administration And Mayor’s Race On ‘Michigan Matters’ Web Exclusive

Incumbent Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who is hoping to win re-election on Nov. 7 against State Sen. Coleman A Young II, talked about it and his day job in an exclusive web-only “Michigan Matters” interview.


Duggan Vs. Young: A ‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive — The Candidates’ Home Stretch!

They’re discussing their campaigns for mayor of Detroit in the final weeks before voters head to the polls.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2017

Auto Legends Reveal The Future Of NASCAR, Autonomous Design

Jack Roush, founder/chairman of Roush Enterprises, talked about his decades in motor racing and what it takes to succeed during a special “Michigan Matters” show featuring auto icons.


Michigan Matters: Patterson Joins Detroit’s Amazon Bid Team

It was all hands on deck as the roundtable has a boisterous conversation about serious issues and disturbing times.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: EMU’s President Talks Race, Athletics & Talent

James M. Smith appeared on “Michigan Matters” and talked about challenges and opportunities before his institution which is one of  15 public colleges and universities in the state.


New DPS Chief Lays Out Educational Plan Plus, The Riverfront And DPS Foundation

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, laid out his vision for the state’s largest district and how he hopes to improve it during a taping of CBS 62’s Michigan Matters.


Michigan Matters: Reading On The Riverfront

Watch an exclusive conversation as host Carol Cain interviews Dr. Nikolai Vitti, the Superintendent of the Detroit Public School Community District.


Michigan Matters: Solar Eclipse – Motor City Style, Donald Trump’s Fallout

What Michiganders can expect during the solar eclipse. Plus the roundtable dissects the fallout of the deadly altercation in Charlottesville, Va.


Michigan Matters: Debating Detroit’s Mayoral Debate

As incumbent Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan walked away with a resounding victory over State Sen. Coleman A. Young Jr. in Tuesday’s primary where he obtained over 60-percent of the vote, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable talked about whether there would be more than one debate in the fall election.


Engines Will Soon Rev Up For Woodward Dream Cruise Presented By Ford

Over one million people will again migrate to Metro Detroit to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford which will be held on Aug. 19.


Linda McMahon: From The World Of Wrestling To The White House

Linda McMahon discusses her time as CEO of WWE which she grew along with husband, Vince, into a huge wrestling empire.


A ‘Michigan Matters’ Look At Detroit 1967 The Past, Present And Future Of Our Region

Former Detroit Police Chief Isaiah McKinnon was a young officer in 1967 and recalled with gripping detail how he was pulled over by white officers while driving in the Motor City who drew guns on him.


‘Michigan Matters’ Small Business Is Big Business!

With most job growth coming from small business across Metro Detroit, the topic of being welcoming for new and fledgling businesses was a hot topic on “Michigan Matters.”


Michigan Matters: Communications Scholarship Seeks Minority College Candidates, Ann Arbor Art Fair

With over a half million people working in advertising, marketing and public relations across the nation, just 10-percent were Hispanic, 7 percent African American and 5.7-percent Asian.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Hackel Jets Towards The Future!

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at how our region has produced weapons that have helped keep our world safe.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Flint Water Saga, Free Tuition At UM & Metro Youth Day!

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says things are slowly improving in her hometown which has been reeling from a lead-tainted water crisis since 2014.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: The Lightning Speed Of Mobility Driving Your Way

Learn how Michigan is a hotbed of testing in the future of mobility including ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles,


‘Michigan Matters’ On The Road: Mackinac Focus: Talent Gap, Politics & Motor City

Dealing with the growing talent gap, civility in politics and updating tidings of the Motor  City were themes at the recent Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference where 1,700 leaders from business and politics migrated north.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Orgs Making An Impact Across Metro Detroit

“Michigan Matters” highlights four organizations making a difference.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: 90 Companies Aim To Train More Tech Talent In Detroit

Damien Rocchi, co-founder and CEO of Grand Circus, is aiming to put Detroit on the map as a major tech hub.


Hank Aaron Reveals The Toughest Pitcher He Ever Faced

Baseball legend Hank Aaron talks about life on and off the field and reveals the toughest pitcher he ever faced.


‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Hank Aaron On Baseball & Life After The Game

Baseball has changed since he broke into the major leagues in 1954, but Henry “Hank” Aaron – legendary slugger who made history when he broke Babe Ruth’s home run record of 714 in 1974 — is sure he could have adjusted his game and fit in today.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Trump’s 100 Days & New Museum Exhibits

With President Donald Trump hitting the 100-day in office milestone he touted so profoundly on the campaign trail, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable of Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell and Lena Epstein joined host Carol Cain to dissect the marker and impact on his presidency.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Talent Gap and Future Opportunities

Henry Ford College President Stan Jensen, who is retiring from the job in 2018, sat with CBS 62 “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer & Host Carol Cain and talked about the region’s talent needs and how it can help.


‘Michigan Matters’ Pays Homage To ‘The Joe’

Denise Ilitch talked about the imprint of “The Joe” on Detroit as she recalled when her family purchased the Detroit Red Wings and Joe Louis served as its new home.


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