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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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Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing sits with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain
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WATCH ‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Bing Blasts Snyder, Dillon’s Handling Of Detroit

Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing blasted former treasurer Andy Dillon for “lying repeatedly” to him during conversations between the state and city.

04/04/2014

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appears with Carol Cain and talks about the need to remake the state. (credit: CBS 62)

Gov. Snyder Takes To The Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes & Politics’ Stage

Gov. Rick Snyder came to office talking about reinventing Michigan and change has become his mantra.

04/01/2014

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WATCH: Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ Vs. Red Wings ‘Fight Night At The Joe’

“We were tough by committee,” McCarty said of his championship Red Wings team. “But they (the Pistons) had some bad ass dudes that loved playing. We both represented the city well.”

03/28/2014

BCBSM Vice President of Communications Andy Hetzel on the set of "Michigan Matters" talks ACA with Carol Cain. (credit: CBS 62)

Obamacare’s Impact On Metro Detroit: A ‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive

An all-star lineup of executives from Michigan’s leading insurance companies appears on “Michigan Matters” this Sunday to talk about the federal Affordable Care Act and what it means to Metro Detroiters.

03/21/2014

Michigan Chronicle's Pancakes & Politics Urban Revitalization: Strengthening Our Core

Michigan Matters Preview: Pancakes & Politics – Detroit Economic Development

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain will recap the first Michigan Chronicle “Pancakes and Politics” Breakfast Forum featuring five well-known leaders discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Detroit.

03/12/2014

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Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes and Politics’ Is Back!

As the city that put the world on wheels regroups to find a new future — one lined with jobs and new opportunities — what’s ahead?

03/10/2014

(Photo Credit: Tony Chiudioni/WWJ-TV)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Michigan Political Leadership Program

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain goes on location at the Michigan Political Leadership Program’s annual dinner.

CBS 62–03/07/2014

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Former U.N. Ambassador Rips Dennis Rodman For Failed Diplomacy In North Korea

Former Detroit Pistons star Dennis Rodman may have been the man on the basketball court, but in the court of diplomacy – he gets an “F” from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson.

03/07/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the field after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes 42-41 at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Denise Ilitch Warns $10M To Endow Brady Hoke’s Position Is A ‘Slippery Slope’

Denise Ilitch waved a cautionary flag about the commercialization of UM athletics.

CBS Detroit–03/02/2014

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

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