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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.

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

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

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EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 12:  Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo watches on before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Tom Izzo Helping Holy Redeemer, Ford Aiding Women Fighting Cancer, And Battling For The White House

MSU Coach Tom Izzo is pitching in to help Holy Redeemer Grade School as he headlines its annual fundraiser on August 4 to help the iconic school in Southwest Detroit raise funds to send more area children to school.


L. Brooks Patterson, Charlie Beckham, Cliff Russell with CBS 62 "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about the presidential race, impact of recent police shootings and more. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Has Obama’s Leadership Helped Or Hindered Nation’s Race Relations?

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson mixed it up with Cliff Russell, longtime journalist and pundit, about President Barack Obama’s impact on the nation’s racial climate in a heated exchange on CBS62’s “Michigan Matters.”

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Brooks Patterson, Matt Grossmann, Jill Alper and  "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain discuss the latest with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of the  party conventions. You can watch it 11:30 this Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Kristy  Stanford/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Of Politics, Parties and Art

With the email saga presumably behind Hillary Clinton — the road ahead to the White House appeared a bit less bumpy, according to participants of the “Michigan Matters” roundtable.


Best selling author, columnist and playwright Mitch Albom with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain discusses his latest project. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Mitch Albom On Detroit And Hockeytown, Roundtable Debates Trump-Hillary

Detroit Free Press columnist and best selling author Mitch Albom talks about his latest project “Hockey: The Musical” — a comedy now showing at City Theatre which taps into Detroit’s love affair with the sport.


Carol Cain moderating the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forum with Tyson Gersh, Eric Thomas, Rev. Charles Williams, Tatiana Grant and Katherine Cockrel. (credit: Monica Morgan)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes and Politics’ Forum: Millenials Sound Off On Detroit, Its Challenges, Its Future

As the 11th season of the Michigan Chronicle’s lauded “Pancakes and Politics” speaker series wound down June 16, it was fitting that five young leaders took to the stage to talk about Detroit and its future.


Michigan GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and Congresswoman, Debbie Dingell. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Mackinac Focus: Presidential Politics, Regional Transit And Flint

Celebrating the Motor City’s revival and helping the city two years after bankruptcy were among hot topics at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 36th annual Mackinac Policy Conference where “Michigan Matters” cameras were on hand.


Dr. Herman Gray, Beth Chappell (credit: Kristy Stanford/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: United Way, Detroit Economic Club

This week on Michigan Matters host Carol Cain sits down with Dr. Herman Gray, President and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and Beth Chappell, President and CEO of Detroit Economic Club and board member of United Way.


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Mayor Mike Duggan Weighs In On Detroit Police Department’s Running Man Challenge Viral Hit

Seems Detroit Police Chief James Craig and his talented staff hit — or rather ran — a homerun when they created their version of the “Running Man” video challenge which has taken the internet by storm.


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Michigan Matters: Major League Soccer In Detroit

What are prospects for a MLS team in Detroit and having a new stadium built for it at the controversial Wayne County Jail site?


Scott Carter and Sarah Earley (credit: Kristy Stanford/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Big Events In Metro Detroit

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain focuses on cool things taking place in Detroit


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