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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Watch highlights from the upcoming Pancakes and Politics speakers forums on the third Sundays in March through June.

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Pamela Moore & Lisa Katz with host Carol Cain talk about internships in Detroit on "Michigan Matters" airing 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Where Are The Jobs And Internships For Students

That is the focus of “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 am this Sunday on CBS 62 as four experts in jobs and talent appear with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of the show, to discuss the situation.

04/06/2016

Katy Locker and Ric DeVore  appear with  “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Watch 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Regional Leaders Team Up In Fight Against Hunger; Eastern Market Gears Up For Busy Season

Hunger is a huge problem across our region for too many children and families which is why Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is stepping up in April with two mega events to help raise dollars.

04/01/2016

Former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano with Carol Cain talks about his political future during taping of "Michigan Matters." The show airs 11:30 am  Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Ficano Considers Politics — Again!

He may have been voted out of office nearly two years ago, but former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is looking to re-enter the fray as he considers running for Third Circuit Court Judge.

03/25/2016

Carol Cain moderates the Michigan Chronicle's  "Pancakes and Politics" forum on what's ahead for education in Detroit. Panelists included:  Ivy Bailey, State Sen. Bert  Johnson, Tonya Allen, John Rakolta and Alycia Meriwether. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: DPS Crisis In The Spotlight — A Michigan Chronicle ‘Pancakes and Politics’ Forum

As the crisis in Detroit Public Schools continues to play out, the conversation about what happens next took center stage at the Michigan Chronicle’s first “Pancakes and Politics” forum of the 2016 season.

03/18/2016

Jim Messina, Carol Cain, Karl Rove on "Michigan Matters" talk about the presidential race, Donald Trump and more. Watch "Michigan Matters" 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Donald Trump Presidential Train Dissected By Rove, Messina

There’s no love lost between Karl Rove and GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whose war of words on Twitter have heated up social media, but the Republican strategist had some surprising things to say about the billionaire businessman and his campaign.

03/04/2016

(from left) Susy Avery, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Terry Barclay and "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain delve into critical regional issues on this week's show. "It airs 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Presidential Politics, Flint, And Status Of Women

With a Republican presidential debate in Detroit this Thursday, a Democratic presidential debate next Sunday, and Michigan’s primary held March 8 — it was talk of politics that dominated the “Michigan Matters” roundtable conversation.

02/26/2016

Hiram Jackson of the Michigan Chronicle (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

The Michigan Chronicle Celebrates 80 Years With More ‘Pancakes & Politics’ Coming Up

Hiram Jackson, publisher of The Michigan Chronicle, talked about changes at the iconic Detroit-based media company as it celebrates its 80th year of operation during taping of “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.

02/19/2016

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

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