Michigan Matters

Photo: Tom Watkins, CEO of TDW & Associates, who will speak at the Ambassador Leonard Woodcock Legacy Forum at Oakland University.

Watkins, Yang Address Michigan-China Forum

“This is another small attempt to help build two way bridges from the Great Lakes to the Great Wall,” Watkins said.

CBS 62–10/31/2012

(Photo: Charlie Forbes, CBS 62) Carol Cain sits down with Dennis Mannion, president of the Detroit Pistons, on "Michigan Matters."

Could Pistons Move Back To Detroit?

“I think that Tom Gores, the kind of businessman he is and the type of community spirit he is, he’s open to anything,” said Mannion.

CBS 62–08/12/2012

Nancy Cassis is hoping to win the 11th District as a write-in candidate.

GOP’s Tug of War in 11th District

But it is the Bentivolio-Cassis faceoff gaining attention and expected to be a nail biter with results not known until well after polls close at 8 p.m. Some say it could come down to the counting of absentee ballots.

CBS 62–08/07/2012

(Photo: CBS62's Greg Shattuck) The Michigan primary comes into focus with (from left) strategist Mark Brewer, Stu Sandler, "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain, and Bill Johnson.

A ‘Michigan Matters’ Look At The Primary: McCotters’ Imprint

“The Congressman McCotter story get stranger and stranger,” said Johnson. “I have had great respect for him, but he just crashed and burned. No one has explained what happened.”

CBS 62–08/03/2012

Pete Hoekstra (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Michigan Matters’ Election Exclusive: Pete Hoekstra

Pete Hoekstra says: “I understand what will lead employers to invest and hire from my experience working for 15 years at Herman Miller.”

CBS Detroit–08/02/2012

Randy Hekman

‘Michigan Matters’ Election Exclusive: Randy Hekman

Carol Cain profiles Randy Hekman, one of the three Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate in Michigan’s Aug 7th primary. The winner will take on Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the November contest.

CBS 62–08/01/2012

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‘Michigan Matters’ Election Exclusive: Clark Durant

“I am the only Republican who has had Democrats, Independents, Republicans, and Tea Party people who have signed and circulated petitions, given and raised money,” Durant says.

CBS 62–07/31/2012

(credit: randyhekman2012.com, clarkdurant.com, hoekstraforsenate.com)

Senate Race Heats Up With Hoekstra Accusation About Durant’s Pay

“Mr. Durant continues to mislead voters about his pay arrangements, activities with his Super PAC, and Hoekstra’s record with his negative attacks,” Greg VanWoerkom, spokesman for Hoekstra, said Monday.

CBS 62–07/30/2012

Dan Milstein, CEO of Ann Arbor-based Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, and "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain talk about his incredible success story.

The Secret to Success: Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories

Milstein worked hard, very hard. And he created one of the nation’s most successful mortgage lending firms in the country where he serves as founder and CEO.

CBS 62–07/19/2012

George P. Bush (left) with "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain, Andrew Rocky Raczkowski and Rob Thiede. Bush is chairman of Maverick PAC while Rackowski and Thiede are co-founders of the organization's new Michigan Chapter. (Credit: Sheri Kowalski/CBS 62)

A New Generation Rallies The Troops For Bush

Of Romney, George P. Bush added: ”I think he’ll be a great candidate in the general election.”

CBS 62–07/03/2012