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Stateside: Deaf, disabled man faces deportation; the true costs, benefits of fracking

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UM Professor Daniel Raimi's recent book breaks down the real risks, and potential benefits, of natural gas fracking.

Today on Stateside, Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee discusses what he is doing to prevent the deportation of a 48-year-old man from Nigeria who is deaf and has cognitive disabilities. Plus, University of Michigan Professor Daniel Raimi breaks down the risks, myths, and benefits of fracking.

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

Nigerian man with deafness, cognitive disabilities faces deportation after 25 years in Michigan

Stateside's conversation with attorney Tania Morris Diaz, Diane Newman, and Congressman Dan Kildee (D).

  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center attorney Tania Morris Diaz and Francis Anwana's longtime friend Diane Newman, talk about why they think the Nigerian man, who is deaf and has cognitive disabilities, should be allowed to stay in the U.S. 
  • U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, talks about a private immigration billhe's introduced that would grant Francis Anwana permanent residency.

Meet the impersonator from Warren with Frank Sinatra’s stamp of approval

Stateside's conversation with Sinatra impersonator Bob Anderson

  • Listen above to hear how Bob Anderson got his start in Vegas, what originally drew him to doing impressions of Frank Sinatra, and how Sinatra reacted to Anderson's act when he performed for him live.

Grand Rapids businesses split with city’s chamber of commerce over Schuette endorsement

Stateside's conversation with Grand Rapids restaurant owner Paul Lee

  • Grand Rapids restaurant owner Paul Lee tells us why he's one of the many business leaders resigning from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over its endorsement of GOP candidate Bill Schuette for governor.

Professor breaks down the myths, costs, and benefits of fracking

Stateside's conversation with University of Michigan Professor Daniel Raimi

  • Author and University of Michigan Professor Daniel Raimi discusses the nuances and misconceptions of fracking in his recent book The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution.


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