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.

Get full episodes online.

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

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Michigan Matters Focus: Of Politics And Other Sports!

Charlie Beckham, group executive in charge of neighborhoods at the city of Detroit, talked about fallout of the Tuesday’s Michigan primary where Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence won in a heated congressional race over Rudy Hobbs and other Democrats.

08/07/2014

Saul Anuzis, Chris Holman, Lon Johnson join CBS 62 Senior Producer/Host Carol  Cain on "Michigan Matters" on Thursday July 31 to vette the 2014 primary this Tuesday and the general election in November. (credit: Sydney Alexandra Bowden/CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Verbal Volleys Fly Over Education Spending Under Snyder

It was fireworks as Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson and former Michigan GOP Chair Saul Anuzis exchanged heated words over the topic of proposed education cutbacks in the state under first term Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as the conversation on “Michigan Matters” dissected the final hours of the primary which takes place Tuesday.

08/01/2014

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Michigan Matters: Arts, Beats & Eats, Tourism

It’s that time of year when our region is loaded with great things to do with your family.

07/25/2014

John McElroy, Denise Ilitch and Bankole Thompson join host Carol Cain on "Michigan Matters" to discuss regional issues (credit: Maria Benjamin/CBS 62)

Keeping The Momentum Going At Ford, U-M, WSU: Mark Fields, Mark Schlissel, M. Roy Wilson’s Challenge

Mark Fields, new CEO of Ford’s biggest challenge will be to keep the momentum going started by his predecessor Alan Mulally.

07/17/2014

Derrick Miller poses for a photo at the WWJ-TV studio during a "Michigan Matters" exclusive interview. (credit: CBS 62)

Derrick Miller Breaks His Silence: Talks Of Kilpatrick, Ferguson, His Own Role

Derrick Miller, the star witness who helped the government bring down former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his scandalous administration, breaks his silence.

07/11/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Former Kwame Kilpatrick Aide, Derrick Miller

This week on Michigan Matters, in his first and only extended interview, Carol Cain talks with former Kwame Kilpatrick aide Derrick Miller.

07/10/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: History, Arts And Hacking

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at innovators in the world of art and technology.

06/27/2014

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Chrysler Chided Over Male Board Members At Pancakes And Politics Women’s Panel

News that Chrysler Corp. just named six new board members and all were white men went over like a lead balloon at the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forum.

06/20/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Plymouth Whalers

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Mark Craig, General Manager of the Plymouth Whalers, and Peter Krupsky, the media relations manager for the Plymouth Whalers.

06/12/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Mackinac Recap

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain recaps the 2014 Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

06/04/2014

Nigel Francis, Debbie Holton, John Billings and Carol Cain on the Michigan Matters set. (credit: CBS 62)

Watch Michigan Matters: Future Of Manufacturing

What’s the future of manufacturing in Michigan? This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain get the answers.

05/30/2014

Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan, with Carol Cain on Michigan Matters talking about a coalition to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. (credit:  CBS 62)

WATCH: As Movers, Shakers Migrate To Mackinac Talk Gears Up On Entrepreneurship, Gay Rights And Growing The Economy

1,500 folks from across the state are traveling to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference which takes place this Tuesday through Friday. It has been held there since 1981 and is where issues and topics are vetted and debated.

05/23/2014

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CBS 62's Carol Cain (at podium) moderates the Michigan Chronicle's Pancakes and Politics forum at the DAC with Rick Devore, William Pickard, Dr. David Cotton and Nancy Schlichting. 

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WATCH Michigan Matters Exclusive: Gays, Minorities Vital To Detroit’s Future CEOs Tell “Pancakes And Politics” Crowd

It was talk of Detroit’s revival and inclusion of gays and minorities that were among topics discussed with four high profile CEOs at the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forum.

CBS 62–05/16/2014

Anne Doyle, Denise Ilitch, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and host Carol Cain pose on the set of "Michigan Matters" on Thursday, May 8, 2014. (credit: Tony Chiudioni/CBS 62)

WATCH: ‘Michigan Matters’ Powerhouse ‘Mom Squad’ Ilitch, Rossman-Kinney, Doyle Don’t Hold Back

Trailblazing businesswomen Denise Ilitch, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and Anne Doyle discussed the nuances of being working moms and the influence their mothers played in their lives during taping of a special “Michigan Matters” Mother’s Day show.

05/09/2014

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WATCH: NAACP Detroit President Talks Clippers’ Sterling Fallout, Freedom Fund Dinner Roundtable Celebrates Small Business

The time to talk about race relations in our region and country has never been more needed according to Rev. Wendell Anthony as the Detroit branch of the NAACP prepares for its 59th annual weekend of festivities which concludes Sunday with the Freedom Fund Annual Dinner at Cobo Center.

05/02/2014

Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, co-founder of Michigan-based Exxodus Pictures, poses with host Carol Cain and the "Firebreather" muscle car he designed for his new movie "Jinn". (credit: Tony Chiudioni/CBS 62)

WATCH: Movie Making Gets Spotlight In Michigan

Michigan’s movie making business may be in its infancy, but there are tons of opportunities for jobs and growth, the commissioner of Michigan’s Film Office said during taping of “Michigan Matters”

04/25/2014

Shirley Stancato, CEO of New Detroit with Carol Cain on the set of Michigan Matters. (credit: CBS 62)

Issues Of Race In Metro Detroit Under A Microscope

“Our goal at New Detroit is achieving a time when race is no longer an issue in this region and no longer an obstacle to progress for our city, region and state.”

04/18/2014

Gov. Rick Snyder at the Michigan Chronicle's "Pancakes and Politics" forum  with Carol Cain, senior producer/host of CBS 62's "Michigan Matters" who moderated the event held at the Detroit Athletic Club. Snyder talked about Detroit, education, health and his own political future during the far ranging conversation.  You can catch it on a special "Michigan Matters" airing 11:30 am this Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

Gov. Rick Snyder Fields Tough Questions At ‘Pancakes’ Forum

Gov. Snyder talks Detroit, Emergency Manager, education and more at the Michigan Chronicle’s political forum.

04/09/2014

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

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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

Rich Studley, Denise Ilitch, Cliff Russell join host Carol Cain on Michigan Matters (Photo Credit: Tony Chiudioni/WWJ-TV)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Raising The State’s Minimum Wage

Increasing the wage would help workers and the economy, said Atkinson.The Raise Michigan coalition is working to raise it to $9.50 an hour.

CBS 62–02/14/2014

Juanita Moore, president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Musem of African American History with host Carol Cain on the Michigan Matters set. (credit: CBS 62)

WATCH Michigan Matters: Black History Month

Juanita Moore would love a few minutes with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr .

02/07/2014

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