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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‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Of Politics, Parties and Art

With the email saga presumably behind Hillary Clinton — the road ahead to the White House appeared a bit less bumpy, according to participants of the “Michigan Matters” roundtable.

07/08/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Mitch Albom On Detroit And Hockeytown, Roundtable Debates Trump-Hillary

Detroit Free Press columnist and best selling author Mitch Albom talks about his latest project “Hockey: The Musical” — a comedy now showing at City Theatre which taps into Detroit’s love affair with the sport.

07/01/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes and Politics’ Forum: Millenials Sound Off On Detroit, Its Challenges, Its Future

As the 11th season of the Michigan Chronicle’s lauded “Pancakes and Politics” speaker series wound down June 16, it was fitting that five young leaders took to the stage to talk about Detroit and its future.

06/24/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Mackinac Focus: Presidential Politics, Regional Transit And Flint

Celebrating the Motor City’s revival and helping the city two years after bankruptcy were among hot topics at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 36th annual Mackinac Policy Conference where “Michigan Matters” cameras were on hand.

06/10/2016

Michigan Matters: United Way, Detroit Economic Club

This week on Michigan Matters host Carol Cain sits down with Dr. Herman Gray, President and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and Beth Chappell, President and CEO of Detroit Economic Club and board member of United Way.

06/03/2016

Mayor Mike Duggan Weighs In On Detroit Police Department’s Running Man Challenge Viral Hit

Seems Detroit Police Chief James Craig and his talented staff hit — or rather ran — a homerun when they created their version of the “Running Man” video challenge which has taken the internet by storm.

05/27/2016

Michigan Matters: Major League Soccer In Detroit

What are prospects for a MLS team in Detroit and having a new stadium built for it at the controversial Wayne County Jail site?

05/20/2016

Michigan Matters: Big Events In Metro Detroit

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain focuses on cool things taking place in Detroit

05/13/2016

Michigan Matters: Luring More Immigrants To Help The Region’s Bottom Line

Immigration can be an elixir to help bolster Detroit’s shrinking population as well as the state’s, Bing Goei said during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”

05/04/2016

Hillary’s Odds In Michigan: She Lost The Primary, Can She Win In November

With Hillary Clinton returning to Detroit on Sunday to speak at the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Dinner, the conversation about her chances of winning the Great Lakes State in the general election should she secures her party’s nomination, were mixed as the “Michigan Matters” panel weighed in.

04/29/2016

Michigan Matters: PR Consultant Gives Snyder A ‘D’ For Flint Water Crisis ‘Stunt’

You can hear more about Flint, presidential politics, and women in business by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday only on CBS62.

CBS Detroit–04/22/2016

Gov. Snyder Talks Flint, DPS And The Road Ahead At ‘Pancakes & Politics’ Forum

Michigan’s governor spoke to a sold out Detroit Athletic Club crowd of 500 about the Flint water crisis and more including Detroit Public Schools.

04/14/2016

Michigan Matters: Where Are The Jobs And Internships For Students

That is the focus of “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 am this Sunday on CBS 62 as four experts in jobs and talent appear with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of the show, to discuss the situation.

04/06/2016

Regional Leaders Team Up In Fight Against Hunger; Eastern Market Gears Up For Busy Season

Hunger is a huge problem across our region for too many children and families which is why Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is stepping up in April with two mega events to help raise dollars.

04/01/2016

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Ficano Considers Politics — Again!

He may have been voted out of office nearly two years ago, but former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is looking to re-enter the fray as he considers running for Third Circuit Court Judge.

03/25/2016

‘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

‘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

‘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

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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

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

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

‘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

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

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

‘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

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