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’ 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.

02/17/2017

‘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.

CBS Detroit–02/10/2017

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.

02/09/2017

‘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.

02/02/2017

‘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.

01/27/2017

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.

01/20/2017

‘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.

01/12/2017

Michigan Matters: Year End Recap

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

12/30/2016

‘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.

12/29/2016

‘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.”

12/21/2016

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

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