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Caravan to travel 1,700 miles to witness border problems

This week, a group of faith leaders is taking a caravan of protestors 1,700 miles from Ann Arbor to the Tornillo detention center in Texas.

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A scientist at the state Department of Environmental Quality says he felt like he was “at the edge of the abyss” when he first realized the possible effects of widespread PFAS contamination in Michigan.

Robert Delaney made the comments at a public hearing in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, hosted by Senator Gary Peters.

Delaney wrote a report on the potential harm from PFAS chemicals in 2012.

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Today on Stateside, the Michigan Legislature’s newly-elected House Speaker discusses what issues he wants to prioritize when he steps into the position this January. Plus, a Democrat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners talks about his party's plans after winning a majority on the board for the first time in four decades.

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

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A federal jury Tuesday found a Canadian man guilty of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan last year.

Prosecutors say he was on a “mission to murder” to support jihad against the United States.  

It took the jury of five woman and seven men an hour to find Amor Ftouhi guilty on all three counts, including committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

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Former Canadian Football League player and Detroit native Wendell Brown will be released from Chinese jail next fall.

Brown was coaching American football in Chongqing, China when he was arrested after an alleged bar fight in September 2016.

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There wasn’t always such a clear dividing line between the two neighborhoods on either side of Alter Road.

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The jury is expected to get the case today of a man accused of stabbing a Flint airport police officer in June, 2017

Federal prosecutors wrapped up its case last week against Amor Ftouhi, with their final witness being the man he allegedly attacked.  On the stand, Jeff Neville described the attack that left a gaping wound in his neck.

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A major auto supplier is showing off technology it says will significantly improve engine efficiency.

Delphi Technologies is developing a new system to take advantage of all the bits of data today’s vehicles generate to make them more efficient. The system will use onboard and other connected vehicle technology to assist drivers with speed and braking to reduce wasted energy.

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Since being selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2000, Lake Orion native Andrew Feustel has been on three space missions and spent more than 61 hours on space walks outside the shuttle. 

While floating 250 miles above the Earth earlier this year, Feustel added something new to his space resume: singer-songwriter. He recorded a music video for “All Around the World,” a song written by his friend Gord Sinclair. 

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Smoke from the devastating California wildfires has reached Michigan, but it won’t be around for long.

Authorities have more than doubled their estimates of buildings destroyed in Southern California's huge wildfire. Officials said Monday that an estimated 370 structures burned and that only 15% of their damage estimate has been completed.

The size of the fire has also increased to more than 143 square miles (370 square kilometers) and was 20% contained Monday morning.

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Today on Stateside, how the Affordable Care Act has impacted public health in Michigan in the five years since it was enacted. Plus, a conversation with the director of the Great Lakes National Cemetery, one of two national cemeteries in Michigan where the state's veterans are laid to rest.

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