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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Author Whitney Pytlowany on the Michigan Matters set for a special author episode with with host  Carol Cain. (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Authors On Manners, Taxes And Other Commentary

It was a labor of love and involved two rambunctious school girls under her watch that led Whitney Pytlowany to write her first children’s book “Say Please, Amanda Louise” which was just published.

02/09/2016

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‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Small Businesses Are Big Opportunities

Small business is becoming big time business as a panel of experts appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about where those opportunities are for new companies in Metro Detroit.

02/03/2016

Jason Vines, Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell join "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about what's ahead in Flint's water crisis. Watch the show 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: From Flint’s Water Crisis To Matters Of The Heart

With the lead-tainted water crisis continuing to unfold the “Michigan Matters” roundtable dived into dissecting the saga.

01/29/2016

CBS 62 producer Carol Cain addresses the Detroit Economic Club meeting held at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday, January 19, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Kowalsky, Detroit Economic Club)

‘Michigan Matters’ Big Four: What’s Next For Joe Louis Arena, Flint Water Woes And DPS

Paul Sabatini, chairman of the NAIAS, asked Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan about the future of Joe Louis Arena with the new hockey arena being built.

01/22/2016

Rod Alberts, Carol Cain and Dan Gilbert at 2016 NAIAS at the Robb Report exhibit at Cobo Center.  That exhibit has Rolls-Royce and other luxury items on display. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ 2016 NAIAS Focus: Evolution And Revolution Starring Barra, Ford, Fields And Marchionne

From Chrysler’s 2017 Pacifica to the GM’s Chevy Volt — the theme of the 2016 North American International Auto Show was shaking things up.

01/15/2016

Michael Finney and Carol Cain (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Getting Detroiters Back To Work

Carol Cain sits down with Mike Finney who just left Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration to focus full time on a program called Community Ventures Resources. Mike then joins Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson and Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises on the roundtable.

01/11/2016

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Drive Home Rally A Hit In Motor City, Kicks Off North American International Auto Show

For a 55-year-old car that hadn’t been driven in a long time the 1961 Chrysler 300G drove like a champ.

CBS 62–01/09/2016

Michael Finney and Carol Cain (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Putting At-Risk Employees Back To Work

The situation isn’t lost on Michael Finney as more Detroiters are out of work and habitually unemployed when there is a growing need for more trained workers than ever before.

01/08/2016

Oakland County Executive, L. brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises and Charlie Beckham Group Executive-City of Detroit Neighborhoods. (credit: CBS 62)

The Biggest Stories of 2015: ‘Michigan Matters’ Dives Into Hot Issues

The panel discussed the political prospects of term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder and what comes next for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

CBS Detroit–12/22/2015

Buzz Thomas, Jill Aper, Brandon Dillon and "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about politics. Watch Michigan Matters 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62 (credit: Ken Bryant Jr. / CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: The Challenges And Opportunities For Democrats In Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon talked about the issues before his party on “Michigan Matters” including 2016 when a red hot president contest is held. with Michigan a focal point.

12/18/2015

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‘Michigan Matters’ Goes One-On-One With Gov. Snyder: On Trump, The Economy, Flint’s Water Woes And DPS

Gov. Rick Snyder stopped by CBS62 studios to provide an update of the past year and answered probing questions from “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain on the biggest stories of 2015.

12/10/2015

Najah Bazzy of Zaman International and  board member of Michigan Muslim Community Council and Ahmar Iqbal, also of the MMCC, with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about impact off terrorism and its toll on Muslims in Metro Detroit. (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Terrorist Attacks Toll On Muslims In Metro Detroit

With recent terrorist attacks in Paris and ISIS taking responsibility, local Muslim leaders in Metro Detroit are on guard, two leaders from the Michigan Muslim Community Council told host Carol Cain on “Michigan Matters.”

12/04/2015

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‘Michigan Matters’ Thanksgiving Menu: Patterson’s & Hackel’s Futures; Plus Innovation & HFHS

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel  talked  some politics and their futures during taping off “Michigan Matters” which airs this Sunday 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62.

11/24/2015

Ken Rogers – Automation Alley, Dana McAllister – Cuban Chamber of Commerce, Noel Nevshehir – Automation Alley and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain appear on the roundtable. (credit: Edmond Armstrong/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: U.S. Restores Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

County Executives L. Brooks Patterson, Warren Evans and Mark Hackel join Carol on the roundtable, then Ken Rogers of Automation Alley, Dana McAllister of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce and Noel Nevshehir and Automation Alley discuss U.S. diplomatic ties restored with Cuba.

11/20/2015

L. Brooks Patterson, Charlie Beckham and Keith Owens join host Carol Cain on “Michigan Matters” to talk about insurance, and presidential politics. (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: D-Insurance: Elixir For Detroit’s Auto Insurance Rates?

Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Keith Owens, Oakland County Executive L. Brook Patterson and Charlie Beckham, group executive in charge of Detroit’s neighborhoods, discussed the future of D-Insurance lingering before the state legislature during taping of “Michigan Matters”.

11/12/2015

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Michigan Matters: D-Insurance Debate

Host Carol Cain looks at D-insurance. Is it the solution to Detroit’s skyrocketing auto insurance prices? Guests with opposing points of view join Carol.

11/11/2015

(Ret) Brig. Gen Carol Ann Fausone talks with Carol Cain about helping veterans all year long. (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Helping Veterans, Looking At Autos And Lions Leadership

With more than 600,000 veterans in Michigan, which is the 11th most populous state and Veteran’s Day about to be celebrated — a conversation ensued about the need to help female veterans.

11/06/2015

JP Morgan Chase's John Carter talks with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host  Carol Cain about the company's investment in Detroit.

Michigan Matters Focus: Detroit, DPS, Gov. Snyder And More

It was talk about helping the Motor City which dominated as John Carter, Michigan Market Leader for JPMorgan Chase, appeared on CBS62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk with host Carol Cain about the company’s $100 million investment in the region.

CBS Detroit–10/30/2015

(from left) Ric DeVore, Tonya Allen, Sharon Darling, and Douglas Bitonti Stewart appear with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain (standing) to talk about education in the city. Watch it 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

A ‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Educating Young Detroiters In Need

With Gov. Rick Snyder talking about ways to improve Detroit Public Schools, four leaders from business and education gathered with host Carol Cain to talk about that and the issue of better preparing more young people for school.

10/23/2015

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‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Water Woes In Flint And Presidential Politics

“How is Flint like Mexico?”Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson queried the “Michigan Matters” panel.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2015

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Michigan Matters: Protecting Michigan Waterways And The Political Landscape

The first Democratic presidential debate, the implosion of the Detroit Lions, The FBI looking at Gov. Snyder’s EAA and DPS and issues revolving around Flint’s lead tainted water are discussed by this week’s roundtable.

10/15/2015

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.

10/07/2015

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.

10/02/2015

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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.

09/24/2015

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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.

09/18/2015

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 […]

09/11/2015

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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.

09/04/2015

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.

08/28/2015

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.

08/20/2015

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.

08/14/2015

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