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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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

(Credit) NAIAS - Detroit Auto Dealers Association

Drive Home Rally A Hit In Motor City, Kicks Off North American International Auto Show

For a 55-year-old car that hadn’t been driven in a long time the 1961 Chrysler 300G drove like a champ.

CBS 62–01/09/2016

Michael Finney and Carol Cain (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Putting At-Risk Employees Back To Work

The situation isn’t lost on Michael Finney as more Detroiters are out of work and habitually unemployed when there is a growing need for more trained workers than ever before.

01/08/2016

Oakland County Executive, L. brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises and Charlie Beckham Group Executive-City of Detroit Neighborhoods. (credit: CBS 62)

The Biggest Stories of 2015: ‘Michigan Matters’ Dives Into Hot Issues

The panel discussed the political prospects of term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder and what comes next for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

CBS Detroit–12/22/2015

Buzz Thomas, Jill Aper, Brandon Dillon and "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about politics. Watch Michigan Matters 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62 (credit: Ken Bryant Jr. / CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: The Challenges And Opportunities For Democrats In Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon talked about the issues before his party on “Michigan Matters” including 2016 when a red hot president contest is held. with Michigan a focal point.

12/18/2015

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‘Michigan Matters’ Goes One-On-One With Gov. Snyder: On Trump, The Economy, Flint’s Water Woes And DPS

Gov. Rick Snyder stopped by CBS62 studios to provide an update of the past year and answered probing questions from “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain on the biggest stories of 2015.

12/10/2015

Najah Bazzy of Zaman International and  board member of Michigan Muslim Community Council and Ahmar Iqbal, also of the MMCC, with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about impact off terrorism and its toll on Muslims in Metro Detroit. (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Terrorist Attacks Toll On Muslims In Metro Detroit

With recent terrorist attacks in Paris and ISIS taking responsibility, local Muslim leaders in Metro Detroit are on guard, two leaders from the Michigan Muslim Community Council told host Carol Cain on “Michigan Matters.”

12/04/2015

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‘Michigan Matters’ Thanksgiving Menu: Patterson’s & Hackel’s Futures; Plus Innovation & HFHS

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel  talked  some politics and their futures during taping off “Michigan Matters” which airs this Sunday 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62.

11/24/2015

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