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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.

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Detoit City Councilman Scott Benson, Anne Mervenne and Steve Tobocman -- co-directors of the Michigan Political Leadership Program -- join host Carol Cain on "Michigan Matters" to talk about the city of the Detroit, the divisive nature of politics and MPLP. (credit: Tony Chiudioni/CBS 62)

WATCH: MPLP Makes Huge Waves In Michigan’s Political Landscape

Scott Benson had been a small business owner, served in the military and worked for a community organization in Detroit.

02/21/2014

Rich Studley, Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell join host Carol Cain on Michigan Matters (Photo Credit: Tony Chiudioni/WWJ-TV)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Raising The State’s Minimum Wage

Increasing the wage would help workers and the economy, said Atkinson.The Raise Michigan coalition is working to raise it to $9.50 an hour.

CBS 62–02/14/2014

Juanita Moore, president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Musem of African American History with host Carol Cain on the Michigan Matters set. (credit: CBS 62)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Black History Month

Juanita Moore would love a few minutes with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr .

02/07/2014

Joe Spencer, Amyre Makupson and Ken Bryant Jr., join host Carol Cain to talk about  WGPR-TV 62 and an exhibit to commemorate the first African American owned TV station which began in Detroit in 1975. (credit: CBS 62)

WGPR-TV62’s Imprint Lives On

WGPR-TV62 was the first black-owned TV station in the nation, started by the late attorney and minister William Banks in 1975, on East Jefferson in Detroit.

02/07/2014

Amway executives  Steve Van Andel (left) and Doug Devos at Amway headquarters. The west Michigan company announced record sales Tuesday for a seventh consecutive year.
Photo credit: CBS 62 Paul Pytlowany

Forging Into International Markets, Amway Hits Record Sales

China, with 1.3 billion people and the most populous nation on the planet, is also Amway’s largest market.

CBS 62–02/04/2014

Mark Schauer talks about his run for the Governors office with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain
(Credit: CBS 62)

WATCH Michigan Matters: It’s Snyder vs. Schauer in 2014

It’s game on for Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer in the 2014 gubernatorial contest.

CBS 62–01/31/2014

Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive (L), Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Chrysler/Fiat (R) (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

WATCH ‘Michigan Matters’ Auto Special: Heard From Leaders In The ‘D’

Read comments heard from movers and shakers at Cobo Center during taping of a special “Michigan Matters” program which airs this Sunday 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62.

01/24/2014

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WATCH Michigan Matters: The Big Four’s Water Fight!

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to the beautifully-renovated Cobo Ballroom during the 2014 North American International Auto Show to emcee the Detroit Economic Club/Detroit Auto Dealers Association luncheon.

CBS 62–01/17/2014

Wayne County Executive race William Wild, Robert Ficano and Kevin McNamara. (credit: handout/CBS Detroit)

Two Candidates Join Race For Wayne County Executive

Though Robert Ficano hasn’t yet announced his intentions on whether he’ll run again for the Wayne County Executive job he has held since 2002, two well known Democrats aren’t waiting as they throw their hats into the ring to try and take the position from him.

01/14/2014

Cliff Russell, Denise Ilitch, Bankole Thompson, and Carol Cain
(Credit: CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Cyber Bullying

On this week’s Michigan Matters, Brian Eisenberg, co-owner of FamilySignal, talks with Host Carol Cain about a new website and app that the local firm has created to alert parents to possible dangers of cyber bullying of their teens.

CBS 62–01/10/2014