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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‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Two Detroit Women Rocking the Globe

You can hear the conversations by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 a.m. Sunday only on CBS 62.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

(from left) L. Brooks Patterson, Mark Hackel and Robert Ficano join "Michigan Matters' host Carol Cain for their final appearance together as the region's three county executives. Ficano is leaving as Warren Evans takes over in January after winning November's election. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Ficano, Patterson, Hackel Sound Off, Trade Jabs One Final Time As Region’s Leaders

What does Robert Ficano intend to do after he leaves his job as Wayne County Executive in a few weeks?

12/05/2014

Rich Studley, Sandy Baruah and Charlie Beckham with "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain talk about roads and what's head for Detroit. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Chamber Leaders Sound Off On Lame Duck Lansing Legislature, Motor City, Gov. Snyder

Rich Studley, CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, is convinced Michigan’s roads will finally get the attention and resources needed to repair them after some tough winters that have wreaked havoc for motorists.

11/25/2014

Retired Red Wings Hall of Fame Defenseman Chris Chelios on the set of "Michigan Matters". (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

Chelios Talks Pucks, Book And Politics – A ‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive

Retired Red Wings Hall of Famer defenseman Chris Chelios no longer laces up his skates to play for the Detroit.

11/21/2014

Rod Alberts, John McElroy, David Cole with "Michigan Matters" host Carol  Cain as they discuss the state of the auto industry. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: An Auto Accident Free Future?

The auto industry is making such tremendous inroads into driverless cars and safety that an accident free future is not out of the question within 10 years.

11/14/2014

L. Brooks Patterson (left), Denise Ilitch, Mark Hackel and Carol Cain discuss the issues of the day on "Michigan Matters." (Photo: CBS 62)

Patterson Calls Detroit ‘Gilbertville;’ The War Of Words Over Detroit Business Simmers

Patterson called billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert, “the Mayor of Gilbertville” and compared his business practices to cannibalism during taping of “Michigan Matters.”

11/07/2014

Cong. Gary Peters and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land appear on an episode of "Michigan Matters" to talk about the final days of their campaigns. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Peters Vs. Land – The Senate Candidates Sound Off

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and Democratic challenger Cong. Gary Peters took to the “Michigan Matters” set and talked about issues impacting Michigan and what it will take to win on Nov. 4.

10/31/2014

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‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Schostak Vs. Johnson — The Chairmen Battle As Election 2014 Hits Overdrive

Bobby Schostak and Lon Johnson went toe to toe on “Michigan Matters”. Who will be left standing on Nov. 4 when election 2014 comes to a close.

10/24/2014

Rick Snyder -- Mark Schauer (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Snyder Vs. Schauer: The Candidates Sound Off On Each Other, The Issues

With mere days left in election 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer took time out to appear on “Michigan Matters’ and fielded some tough questions from host Carol Cain.

10/17/2014

Robert Ficano joins  "Michigan Matter" Host Carol Cain for a  riveting conversation about what went wrong in his  administration on this week's show. It airs 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Ficano On His County’s Scandal; Ilitch On Dave Brandon And U-M Football Controversy

Robert Ficano opens up about what went wrong the last few years of his time as Wayne County Executive in an one-on-one with “Michigan Matters” host Carol Cain.

10/10/2014

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