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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(from left) L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and Cliff Russell join "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain to talk about Proposal and  Gov.  Snyder's future. (credit: Brandon J. Patton/CBS 62)

Commerce Secretary Snyder? Michigan Governor’s Future Hot Topic on ‘Michigan Matters’

The roundtable talked about what comes next in the bid to repair our crumbling roads with all eyes looking to state legislators for action.


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Oh No! Gov. Snyder Makes It Official — No Pandas For Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has given the thumbs down to trying to bring two giant pandas to the Motor City.


L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and  Carol Cain on the "Michigan Matter's" set discuss Proposal 1,  Gov. Rick Snyder's future and auto insurance reform. Watch "Michigan Matters" 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Brandon J. Patton/CBS 62)

Patterson Rips GOP Over Auto Insurance Reform Looks To Dems To Support

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson — a longtime card-carrying member of the Republican party — ripped the GOP for its handling the auto insurance reform measure making its way through Lansing with lightning speed.


Paul Prange, Tom Canedo, Gov Rick Snyder, Carol Cain, Rod Alberts and Hiram Jackson at the Michigan Chronicle's "Pancakes and Politics" forum. They are holding rocks the governor brought from potholes and broken roadways to the stage as he talked about his support of  Proposal 1. (credit: Ken Bryant)/CBS 62)

Gov. Snyder Rocks Pancakes And Politics With Talk Of Road Woes, Prop 1

Gov. Rick Snyder brought giant rocks with him — from potholes found on area roads — as he took to the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” stage and talked about why he was supporting Proposal 1.


Gov. Rick Snyder and Carol Cain on the set of Michigan Matters at the WWJ-TV studios in Southfield, Mich., on February 1, 2011. (credit: Greg Shattuck/WWJ-TV)

Got A Question For Gov. Rick Snyder? Here’s Your Chance To Weigh In

Gov. Rick Snyder will take to the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” stage this Thursday at the Detroit Athletic Club to talk about the latest impacting the city, the region, the state.


Mary Treder Lang with Carol Cain (credit: Brandon Patton/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters Focus: Philanthropy Drives Metro Detroit

Non-profits impact Detroit as few other cities across America which is why Harvard has been helping to train area CEOs to more effectively lead their organizations.


Pamela Prince-Eason and Michelle Richards with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about women owned suppliers and corporate America. (credit: Brandon Patton/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Women Rocking Autos And More

Women are driving the auto industry as never before and they are also having a greater impact on society.


Paul Prange, Tom Canedo,  Hiram Jackson, Rev. Wendell Anthony, Carol Cain, David Blaszkiewicz, Nancy Kaffer and Rodrick Miller at the  Michigan Chronicle’s  “Pancake and Politics” forum. It airs as a special “Michigan Matters”  11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Monica Morgan)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Talk Of Race, The Motor City And DPS Highlights Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes And Politics’

There was a lot more than flapjacks being served up at the Michigan Chronicle’s first “Pancakes and Politics” forum of the 2015 season as the Detroit-focused panel engaged in heated conversation over race.


Tom Kimble, the President for AARP Michigan, and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain (credit: Ken Bryant, Jr./CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: State Going Gray; Are We Ready?

Michigan is getting grayer by the year. By 2050, more than 25-percent of the state’s residents will be over the age of 65.


Ruth Fruehauf, Author of "Singing Wheels:  August Fruehauf and the Fruehauf Trailer Company," and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Ken Bryant, Jr. CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Of Semi-Trailers, Shoes And Elephants

August Fruehauf invented the semi-trailer 100 years ago which helped shape the 20th century.