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’ Exclusive: Hank Aaron On Baseball & Life After The Game

Baseball has changed since he broke into the major leagues in 1954, but Henry “Hank” Aaron – legendary slugger who made history when he broke Babe Ruth’s home run record of 714 in 1974 — is sure he could have adjusted his game and fit in today.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Trump’s 100 Days & New Museum Exhibits

With President Donald Trump hitting the 100-day in office milestone he touted so profoundly on the campaign trail, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable of Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell and Lena Epstein joined host Carol Cain to dissect the marker and impact on his presidency.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Talent Gap and Future Opportunities

Henry Ford College President Stan Jensen, who is retiring from the job in 2018, sat with CBS 62 “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer & Host Carol Cain and talked about the region’s talent needs and how it can help.


‘Michigan Matters’ Pays Homage To ‘The Joe’

Denise Ilitch talked about the imprint of “The Joe” on Detroit as she recalled when her family purchased the Detroit Red Wings and Joe Louis served as its new home.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Technology Impacting Our Future

Technology is vital now but will only grow more critical as seismic changes continue to impact our core industries and how we live.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Building Bridges To China

Hong Lei, Consul General of China’s Chicago office which covers the Midwest including Michigan, talks about the importance of the Great Lakes state on “Michigan Matters” airing this Sunday.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Small Business Key To Region’s Future

Small business is paramount to the future of Metro Detroit and the state and will have a bigger imprint going forward.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Lear CEO On Motor City; Immigration Ban Debate

Lear Corp. President & CEO Matt Simoncini talked about the auto supplier’s growing footprint in Detroit during a riveting conversation with “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Howard Dean & Ana Navarro On Trump Plus Local Politics Too

Former Vermont Governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean said news coverage out of Washington since Donald Trump took over as president is more about gossip than facts.


CBS 62 Eye On The Future: ‘Giving Up The Wheel, A Look At Our Autonomous Future’

Detroit put the world on wheels over 100 years ago. With stiff competition from Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh, China and Japan, will the city and state also be the center of the new autonomous revolution?


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Denise Ilitch Talks Of Her Late Father

Denise Ilitch took time  to thank the city for the tremendous outpouring of love and support shown her and her family on the passing her father Mike Ilitch during an emotional and celebratory “Michigan Matters” show.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Leaders Share Mike Ilitch Memories; Talk Of The Region

The passing of Detroit native son Mike Ilitch was front and center during “Michigan Matters” taping as Carolyn Cassin, Beth Chappell and Sandy Baruah shared stories of his impact.


‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: MPLP Training For Rough ‘N Tumble World Of Politics

The round table also discussed how Trump was impacting the political landscape across the nation and Michigan.

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Chinese Leaders Reach Out To Michigan At Chinese New Year Festivities

Consul General Hong Lei wanted to bring leaders from Michigan and Guangdong, China together to celebrate the Chinese New Year and discuss ways to build more economic and cultural bridges between the two.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Of Cobo Center, Autos & Trump

Claude Molinari, general manager of SMG/Cobo Center, talked about the recent North American International Auto Show’s impact on Detroit’s economy.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: President Trump, Mayor Fouts, Mayor Duggan’s Future

Donald Trump promised things would change when he became president and that much the “Michigan Matters” panel of L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and Charlie Beckham all agreed upon would be the case.


Michigan Matters Exclusive: ‘Big Four’ Sound Off On Fouts & Trump

It was another sold out Detroit Economic Club “Big Four” luncheon as Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson – took to the NAIAS stage at Cobo Center and discussed issues.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Seniors Working To Break The Stereotype

Dorothy Zehnder can be seen working inside Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn almost every day to make sure the food is perfect and things run smoothly.


Michigan Matters: Year End Recap

The roundtable guests discuss the top stories on 2016 and their impact on the state.


‘Michigan Matters’ Sneak Peek Into 2017: Of Trump, Pistons And Detroit

After a torrid presidential contest that saw Michigan front and center in the home stretch as Donald Trump prevailed, things are going to be even more interesting for the region in 2017.


‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Gov. Snyder On Flint, Duggan And China

Gov. Rick Snyder — who spent almost as much time dominating headlines in 2016 as President-Elect Donald Trump — took time to discuss the year that was with CBS 62’s Carol Cain during a fast moving “Michigan Matters.”


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


‘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.


‘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 […]


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.


‘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.


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