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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Michigan Matters: Companies Giving Back To The Community

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at corporations of all sizes that are helping the community.

12/16/2016

Michigan Matters: Autonomous Cars

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain takes a look at autonomous cars with Rod Alberts, Kirk Steudel and Laurel Champion.

12/09/2016

Michigan Matters: MEDC’s Steve Arwood Reveals Optimistic Outlook For Economy

Steve Arwood, CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corporation, talked about improving economic conditions in Michigan and how 2017 is shaping up during taping of “Michigan Matters.”

12/02/2016

Michigan Matters Focus: A Look At Organ Donations

With over 3,600 people in Michigan in need or an organ transplant, experts and those with personal experience appear on “Michigan Matters” to talk about the issues, concerns and opportunities associated with this most personal issue.

11/23/2016

Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Lomas Brown On Mrs. Ford, Matthew Stafford And Donald Trump

Former Detroit Lions All-Star offensive lineman Lomas Brown said during taping of “Michigan Matters” that team owner Martha Ford has been making bold moves that have helped steer the Detroit Lions to where they are at the moment.

11/18/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Trumping Our Future! 

Following the stunning victory of Donald Trump as our 45th president over Hillary Clinton, the “Michigan Matters” panels talked about how our state will fare under the new administration.

11/11/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Election 2016 Exclusive: Rep Gretchen Driskell Vs Cong. Tim Walberg

Millions have been spent on their ads and social media missives, now hear what Cong. Tim Walberg & State Rep. Gretchen Driskell have to say about each other when they appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan […]

11/04/2016

2016 Election Exclusive: Candice Miller & Tony Marrocco Sound Off On ‘Michigan Matters’

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at the hotly contested race for the office of Macomb County Public Works Commissioner.

10/28/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Wayne County’s New Chapter, Bombastic Presidential Race

Wayne County may have emerged from the consent decree it was put under by the state 14 months ago, but tough work is still ahead including talk revolving around its controversial county jail.

10/21/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Will RTA Transit Tax Fix Regional Woes?

Will the RTA Trasit Tax voters in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw Counties voting on in a few weeks help regional transportation in Metro Detroit?

10/14/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Riverfront, Belle Isle And Inspirational Leaders

Change is ahead for Detroit’s riverfront with more focus on recreation, a commercial district and upscale residential.

10/07/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Trump’s Michigan Imprint Grows; Will Hillary’s Wither?

With the first presidential debate in the history books — the race to win the White House is heating up as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drill down on Michigan and other key swing states.

09/30/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Manufacturing Gets Its Day! 

“Michigan Matters” could be retitled “Manufacturing Matters” this week as a high profile panel of leaders discuss huge opportunities for young people in the evolving industry.

09/23/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Trump & Hillary Courting Black Voters; State In Play

With Donald Trump visiting Flint this week and Hillary Clinton getting back on the campaign trail following her bout with pneumonia, the CBS 62 “Michigan Matters” roundtable debated the presidential contest as it enters the home stretch.

09/16/2016

Michigan Matters: Women In Business And Presidential Politics

With more women than ever starting up businesses, Michelle Richards, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Women Business Council, appeared with a high powered panel of leaders to talk about why during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”

09/09/2016

Michigan Matters: Matters Of The Heart

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain will talk about “Matters of the Heart,” a look at new legislation to add CPR training to all kids in Michigan schools to saves lives with State […]

09/02/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Helping Detroiters Get Healthier

Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at UM, and Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activity Center, are doubling down on their efforts to get Detroiters get healthier.

08/25/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Reading On The Riverfront And Race For The White House

Thousands of young students from Metro Detroit have been dazzled by luminaries from business, sports and politics reading to them all summer long.

08/19/2016

CBS 62’s ‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Presidential Politics & Farming

Sandler said that Trump has captured the nation’s attention as few other candidates in recent memory and has defied pundits since entering the race last year and leaving 17 other GOP challengers in the dust as he won the nomination.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Regional Transit Tax Millage And Presidential Race

L. Brooks Patterson threw down the gauntlet in his opposition of the regional transit tax millage after he said he obtained more of what he wanted in the measure which voters will now decide this November.

08/06/2016

“Michigan Matters:” Brooks Patterson Will Explain Why He Gave Regional Transit Millage Plan The Thumbs Down

Oakland is refusing to support the plan, which would raise $700 million in taxes from 40 communities over 20 years and, Patterson says, provide only $79 million worth of services.

CBS Detroit–07/29/2016

‘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.

07/22/2016

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.”

CBS 62–07/15/2016

‘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.

07/08/2016

‘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.

07/01/2016

‘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.

06/24/2016

‘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.

06/10/2016

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.

06/03/2016

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.

05/27/2016

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?

05/20/2016

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