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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NAIAS chairman Scott Lariche and Rod Alberts on their way to officially open the NAIAS. Paul Pytlowany was there to capture it all. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Ford, Barra, Snyder, Gilbert, Fields Headline Fast-paced Auto Show

A virtual who’s who among Metro Detroit’s power brokers join host Carol Cain and the rest of the “Michigan Matters” crew as they crisscross Cobo Center this week at the North American International Auto Show.

01/16/2015

Tom Canedo, VP/GM of CBS62/CW50, Gov. Rick Snyder and Carol Cain on the "Michigan Matters" set. Snyder discusses his future on the show which airs 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: President Snyder Or Professor Snyder?

Gov. Rick Snyder talks about his second term and the road ahead for the region and state during a far flung conversation with “Michigan Matters” host Carol Cain.

01/08/2015

Carol Cain explores the top stories of 2014 with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Business Executive Denise Ilitch, and Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson. (credit: CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Top Stories Of 2014

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain explores the top stories of 2014 with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Business Executive Denise Ilitch, and Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson.

12/29/2014

Pete Waldmeir of the Goodfellows appears on Michigan Matters with Carol Cain. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Holiday Focus: Giving Back To Those In Need

With the holidays upon us, the leaders of four organizations took time to visit the “Michigan Matters” set and talk about their vital work in the community with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.

12/19/2014

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

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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