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Stateside: Pence meets with Chaldeans; jails and mental health; EVs and MI’s auto industry

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Protesters demand the release of Iraqi nationals picked up in immigration raids in 2017. Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean leaders this week to talk about the deportation of Iraqi Chaldeans under the Trump administration.

Today on Stateside, we talk to a leader in Michigan's Chaldean community about his meeting with Vice President Mike Pence about the future for detained and deported Iraqi Christians. Plus, a conversation about why so many mentally ill people in Michigan end up in jail, and what we can do about it. 

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

Chaldean American community pleads with White House to end deportations

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Stateside’s conversation with Martin Manna

  • Martin Manna is president of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce.

Bacon: Michigan vs Wisconsin; Beilein exits as Cavaliers head coach; Central and Western at Ford Field

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Stateside’s conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s sports commentator.

Nowhere else to go: Why people with mental illness end up Michigan jails and what we can do about it

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Stateside’s conversation with Milton Mack and Michael Poulin

  • Milton Mack is the State Court Administrator for Michigan and former chief judge of Wayne County Probate Court. 
  • Michael Poulin is the Muskegon County Sheriff.

Dem candidates want an all-EV future. What would that mean for Michigan’s auto economy?

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Stateside’s conversation with Jonathan Oosting and Barry Rabe

  • Jonathan Oosting is a political reporter for Bridge Magazine.
  • Barry Rabe is a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Ford School for Public Policy.
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