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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Michelle Richards and Serafina Schorer appear with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about opportunities for female owned businesses in Metro  Detroit. (Ken Bryant Jr./CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Women Businesses Proliferate With Organizations Ready To Help

Women are taking the lead in starting and growing businesses across Metro Detroit and organizations are gearing up to help them grow.


Patrick Devlin, Donna PARdonnet and Percy Redd join "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about a construction apprentice campaign to find more people to join. (credit: Ken Bryant Jr./CBS 62)

Michigan Matters Focus: Syrian Refugees In Michigan, Construction Apprentices And Pope Francis

With more construction taking place across Metro Detroit, the end result is a need for more skilled trades and that includes apprentices.


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‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Bush, Fiorina, Cruz, Kasich, Rand Hit Mackinac Island To Make Their Case

With the 2016 Presidential contest underway, the Republican side of the aisle took center stage at the Michigan Republican 31st Biennial Leadership Conference at Mackinac Island where over 2,200 people from business and politics gathered.


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‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Breaking Down The Debate And Helping Ailing Young People In Detroit

Former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson had very different outtakes of the nationally televised GOP presidential debate this week and what it means for Michigan.


L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and Buzz Thomas talk politics with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Aviation

It was talk about exposing more young people in Metro Detroit to aviation as potential careers that Kevin Walsh, of the Yankee Air Museum, and Brian Smith, discussed during taping of “Michigan Matters.” The show […]


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‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: UM President Mark Schlissel Talks About Harbaugh, Diversity And Driverless Cars

Michigan may have lost to Utah in its first game of the 2015 season, but University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel still has kind words for Jim Harbaugh.


John McElroy, host of AutoLine/WWJ Newsradio 950; David Madeira, CEO of The LeMay - America’s Car Museum; Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Assn.,  and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain.  (credit: Matt Christopherson/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Autos & LeMay Museum

Carol Cain looks at the automotive industry with John McElroy, David Madeira, and Rod Alberts.


Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of “Michigan Matters” talks about the NFL season, Jim Harbaugh and the community. Watch  “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Lewand’s Glad Harbaugh’s Gone From NFL

University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh explains why he is living his dream in Ann Arbor. He also talks about the Wolverines and offers insights on the Lions.


John Loftus, executive director of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain discuss what's new at the Port. (credit: Kenneth Bryant Jr. / CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority ‘Huge Economic Generator’

Host Carol Cain welcomes John Lofton, executive director of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, who talks about what’s new at the Port which is a huge economic generator for region.


L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and John Hope Bryant join "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and talk about Detroit, changes at the Tigers and passing of Lions greats Mel Farr and Charlie Sanders. (credit: Ken Bryant)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Talk Of Detroit Lions, Tigers And More

Carol Cain talks with John Hope Bryant, the founder, chairman and CEO of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, an organization dedicated to helping people discover financial security.