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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Watch highlights from the upcoming Pancakes and Politics speakers forums on the third Sundays in March through June.

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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

‘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

‘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

Michigan Matters: U.S. Restores Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

County Executives L. Brooks Patterson, Warren Evans and Mark Hackel join Carol on the roundtable, then Ken Rogers of Automation Alley, Dana McAllister of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce and Noel Nevshehir and Automation Alley discuss U.S. diplomatic ties restored with Cuba.

11/20/2015

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: D-Insurance: Elixir For Detroit’s Auto Insurance Rates?

Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Keith Owens, Oakland County Executive L. Brook Patterson and Charlie Beckham, group executive in charge of Detroit’s neighborhoods, discussed the future of D-Insurance lingering before the state legislature during taping of “Michigan Matters”.

11/12/2015

Michigan Matters: D-Insurance Debate

Host Carol Cain looks at D-insurance. Is it the solution to Detroit’s skyrocketing auto insurance prices? Guests with opposing points of view join Carol.

11/11/2015

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Helping Veterans, Looking At Autos And Lions Leadership

With more than 600,000 veterans in Michigan, which is the 11th most populous state and Veteran’s Day about to be celebrated — a conversation ensued about the need to help female veterans.

11/06/2015

Michigan Matters Focus: Detroit, DPS, Gov. Snyder And More

It was talk about helping the Motor City which dominated as John Carter, Michigan Market Leader for JPMorgan Chase, appeared on CBS62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk with host Carol Cain about the company’s $100 million investment in the region.

CBS Detroit–10/30/2015

A ‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Educating Young Detroiters In Need

With Gov. Rick Snyder talking about ways to improve Detroit Public Schools, four leaders from business and education gathered with host Carol Cain to talk about that and the issue of better preparing more young people for school.

10/23/2015

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Water Woes In Flint And Presidential Politics

“How is Flint like Mexico?”Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson queried the “Michigan Matters” panel.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2015

Michigan Matters: Protecting Michigan Waterways And The Political Landscape

The first Democratic presidential debate, the implosion of the Detroit Lions, The FBI looking at Gov. Snyder’s EAA and DPS and issues revolving around Flint’s lead tainted water are discussed by this week’s roundtable.

10/15/2015

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