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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.

Watch Michigan Matters Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

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Maru Flores, president of the MCWT, and Charlotte Decker, join Michigan Matters host Carol Cain to talk about the upcoming MCWT event. (credit: James. C. Turner/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Past And Future Of Detroit Innovation

This week on Michigan Matters everyone knows how important the auto industry is to Michigan, but did you know that Ford along with Chrysler and GM helped keep the world safe for Democracy through their efforts during World War II?

09/19/2014

Sarah Earley, Chairwoman of the Belle Isle Conservancy, with host Carol Cain on the "Michigan Matters' set, discusses the island park and its future. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Belle Isle’s Luster Grows Amid State Stewardship

Despite its controversial genesis of Michigan taking over Belle Isle as a state park amid Detroit’s bankruptcy last year, the end result has been positive.

09/12/2014

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talks in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about the new season, and what being in Detroit has meant to him. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Matthew Stafford Opens Up On Football, Life Off Field

With the start of the NFL regular season, it’s anything but business as usual for Matthew Stafford as he takes his place in the midst of the huddle tonight as starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a sixth year.

09/08/2014

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talks in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about the new season, and what being in Detroit has meant to him. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Matthew Stafford Talks Football, The Motor City And His Golf Game

With the Detroit Lions about to kick off their regular season Quarterback Matthew Stafford took time to discuss the team’s prospects and more with “Michigan Matters” Host Carol Cain in an exclusive conversation.

09/05/2014

Actor Billy Baldwin records an interview on "Michigan Matters". (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Health Focus: Actor Billy Baldwin Comes To Motor City To Join Army Fighting War On Cancer

By Carol Cain CBS Detroit Actor Billy Baldwin recently visited the Motor City to help a firm working on a new device intended to make diagnosing breast cancer easier and talked about how the disease [...]

08/29/2014

(Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, business executive Denise Iitch and author Bill Haney join host Carol Cain on "Michigan Matters" 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.) Photo credit: CBS 62's James Turner.

Watch Michigan Matters: Of Ernie Harwell, Dr. Death And Fallout Of The Epic Flood

Haney, who runs MB Book in Ortonville, is one of the most prolific publishers in the state as he has had a hand in over 400 books as writer, editor, ghost writer, consultant and publisher.

CBS Detroit–08/22/2014

Ron Kagan, who runs the Detroit Zoo, shown talking  with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about things at the popular tourist destination. Michigan Matters airs at 11:30 am sunday on CBS 62. (credit: CBS 62)

It’s Dog Day Afternoon On Michigan Matters As The Detroit Zoo Goes To The Birds

The Detroit Zoo is going to the birds — more specially penguins — as Ron Kagan talked about a new penguin exhibit they are building that will opened by 2015.

08/14/2014

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Michigan Matters Focus: Of Politics And Other Sports!

Charlie Beckham, group executive in charge of neighborhoods at the city of Detroit, talked about fallout of the Tuesday’s Michigan primary where Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence won in a heated congressional race over Rudy Hobbs and other Democrats.

08/07/2014

Saul Anuzis, Chris Holman, Lon Johnson join CBS 62 Senior Producer/Host Carol  Cain on "Michigan Matters" on Thursday July 31 to vette the 2014 primary this Tuesday and the general election in November. (credit: Sydney Alexandra Bowden/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Verbal Volleys Fly Over Education Spending Under Snyder

It was fireworks as Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson and former Michigan GOP Chair Saul Anuzis exchanged heated words over the topic of proposed education cutbacks in the state under first term Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as the conversation on “Michigan Matters” dissected the final hours of the primary which takes place Tuesday.

08/01/2014

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Michigan Matters: Arts, Beats & Eats, Tourism

It’s that time of year when our region is loaded with great things to do with your family.

07/25/2014

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