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: Transit Talk Splits Big Four

Carol Cain talks with women who are making an impact on the region and the march on Washington about gun violence. Her guests include Jennifer Kluge, Mary Pat Rosen, L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, and Robert Ficano.


Michigan Matters Political Confab: Santorum, O’Malley on Trump, Road to 2020

Debbie Dingell, Rick Santorum, Carol Cain, Ron Weiser, Martin O’Malley appeared on “Michigan Matters” to talk about Donald Trump, changing gun laws and elections in Michigan including governor, U.S. Senate and much more.


Michigan Matters” Spotlight: Regional Transit at a Cross Roads

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Susy Avery and Steve Tobocman, co-directors of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, about the MPLP program that trains future politicians.  Then they join Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on the Roundtable to discuss the political climate in the nation.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Peter Bhatia’s Interesting Ride At The Free Press

Peter Bhatia was named editor of the Detroit Free Press only four months ago and already his time has been marked by major change inside his newsroom and across the region that the state’s largest newspaper covers.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Big Four Leaders Square Off On Regional Transit

It was a verbal traffic jam as the Metro Detroit region’s Big Four political leaders squared off at the Detroit Economic Club’s annual luncheon at the North American International Auto Show to talk about transit.


‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Bob Seger, Mario Andretti Headline All Stars Talking Cars, NAIAS And More

Rock and Roll legend Bob Seger, racing icon Mario Andretti and auto and political leaders join “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and the CBS 62 crew during their trip to the 2018 North American International Auto Show to talk about cars and the road ahead.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Four Foundations Making A Difference

The leaders of four well-known foundations appear with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of “Michigan Matters,” to talk about their organization and respective missions.


Happy Holidays from Michigan Matters!

As CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” wraps up a fantastic 2017 – and before we dive in to a new year – it’s time to say thank you to the many guests and wonderful staff who bring the show to viewers each Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

CBS 62–12/29/2017

Michigan Matters 2018 Preview: Politics, Business & New Year’s Resolutions

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley also stopped by to discuss how Michigan fared in 2017.


Michigan Matters: 2017 In Review

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain and the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Ilitch Enterprises CEO Denise Ilitch, and Charlie Beckham, the Group Executive in charge of Neighborhoods for the city of Detroit take a look at the high and low points of 2017.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Detroit Economic Club’s Next Chapter

Beth Chappell was a high level sales and marketing executive when she took over the reins of the storied Detroit Economic Club – one of the most prestigious speakers stage in the nation.


‘Michigan Matters’ NAIAS & Technology A Marriage Made In Auto Heaven

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at Mobility in the Motor City with experts from the auto industry.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Bye Bye Cobo Center, Hello?

What’s in a name? That’s being determined right now at Cobo Center as the authority which runs the facility is nearing the end of the process to change its name as part of a new multi-million-dollar naming rights deal.


Michigan Matters Focus: Watching Your Health This Holiday Season, Plus Helping The Community

Looking out for your health should be on menu this Thanksgiving according to Linda Smith-Wheelock, President & CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.


‘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.


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