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.

Watch highlights from the upcoming Pancakes and Politics speakers forums on the third Sundays in March through June.

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Bing Goei with CBS62 “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talks about the importance of immigration in our state. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Luring More Immigrants To Help The Region’s Bottom Line

Immigration can be an elixir to help bolster Detroit’s shrinking population as well as the state’s, Bing Goei said during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”

05/04/2016

L. Brooks Patterson, Jill Alper, and Keith Owens appear with CBS 62’s “ Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to discuss Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Motor City on Sunday and much more. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Hillary’s Odds In Michigan: She Lost The Primary, Can She Win In November

With Hillary Clinton returning to Detroit on Sunday to speak at the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Dinner, the conversation about her chances of winning the Great Lakes State in the general election should she secures her party’s nomination, were mixed as the “Michigan Matters” panel weighed in.

04/29/2016

Brooks Patterson, Jason Vines, Charlie Beckham join "Michigan Matters" Senior Prroducer/Host to talk about Gov Snyder and presidential politics. (Photo: CBS62's Derek Fawaz)

Michigan Matters: PR Consultant Gives Snyder A ‘D’ For Flint Water Crisis ‘Stunt’

You can hear more about Flint, presidential politics, and women in business by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday only on CBS62.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2016

CBS 62's  Carol Cain with Gov. Rick Snyder as the state's top elected officlal appeared for a sixth time at the Michigan Chronicle's "Pancakes and Politics" forum on Monday at the DAC to talk about the opportunities and challenges of the region and state.  Flint was front and center in the conversation. It will air  as a special "Michigan Matters" 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62.  (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Gov. Snyder Talks Flint, DPS And The Road Ahead At ‘Pancakes & Politics’ Forum

Michigan’s governor spoke to a sold out Detroit Athletic Club crowd of 500 about the Flint water crisis and more including Detroit Public Schools.

04/14/2016

Pamela Moore & Lisa Katz with host Carol Cain talk about internships in Detroit on "Michigan Matters" airing 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Where Are The Jobs And Internships For Students

That is the focus of “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 am this Sunday on CBS 62 as four experts in jobs and talent appear with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of the show, to discuss the situation.

04/06/2016

Katy Locker and Ric DeVore  appear with  “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Watch 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Regional Leaders Team Up In Fight Against Hunger; Eastern Market Gears Up For Busy Season

Hunger is a huge problem across our region for too many children and families which is why Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is stepping up in April with two mega events to help raise dollars.

04/01/2016

Former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano with Carol Cain talks about his political future during taping of "Michigan Matters." The show airs 11:30 am  Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Ficano Considers Politics — Again!

He may have been voted out of office nearly two years ago, but former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is looking to re-enter the fray as he considers running for Third Circuit Court Judge.

03/25/2016

Carol Cain moderates the Michigan Chronicle's  "Pancakes and Politics" forum on what's ahead for education in Detroit. Panelists included:  Ivy Bailey, State Sen. Bert  Johnson, Tonya Allen, John Rakolta and Alycia Meriwether. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: DPS Crisis In The Spotlight — A Michigan Chronicle ‘Pancakes and Politics’ Forum

As the crisis in Detroit Public Schools continues to play out, the conversation about what happens next took center stage at the Michigan Chronicle’s first “Pancakes and Politics” forum of the 2016 season.

03/18/2016

Jim Messina, Carol Cain, Karl Rove on "Michigan Matters" talk about the presidential race, Donald Trump and more. Watch "Michigan Matters" 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Donald Trump Presidential Train Dissected By Rove, Messina

There’s no love lost between Karl Rove and GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whose war of words on Twitter have heated up social media, but the Republican strategist had some surprising things to say about the billionaire businessman and his campaign.

03/04/2016

(from left) Susy Avery, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Terry Barclay and "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain delve into critical regional issues on this week's show. "It airs 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Presidential Politics, Flint, And Status Of Women

With a Republican presidential debate in Detroit this Thursday, a Democratic presidential debate next Sunday, and Michigan’s primary held March 8 — it was talk of politics that dominated the “Michigan Matters” roundtable conversation.

02/26/2016

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