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.

Watch Michigan Matters Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

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

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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

Paul Sabatini asks a question during the “Big Four” Detroit Economic Club luncheon as Carol Cain and Paul Pytlowany film the event. The special "Michigan Matters" programs capturing the event airs 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. The Big Four Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans, Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson with moderator 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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