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Max Copeland

All Things Considered Host and Producer

Max Copeland is the local weekday host of All Things Considered on Interlochen Public Radio and the producer of The Up North Lowdown, IPR’s weekly news podcast.

Max grew up in Traverse City and graduated from Central High School in 2014. He went on to study broadcast journalism at Michigan State University.

Max started at IPR as an environmental reporting intern as part of a partnership with Michigan State’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism before taking on the role of All Things Considered host.

A self-described public radio nerd, Max says he listens constantly, even in his free time. His favorite public radio shows include Planet Money, This American Life and Hidden Brain.

  • This week, the Up North Lowdown is all about where you look: at a dark patch of sky, upward from the path of totality, in a vernal pool deep in the woods, or into yourself for exactly the right words.
  • Come with us this week to a pro wrestling event in Kalkaska. Also, a new film explores the quest to restore an old movie theater marquee in Marquette.
  • Why the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians did NOT tap their sugar maples this year. Also, get ready for "Maritime Time!" And we drop in on the Soo Locks.
  • This week: Dealing with construction along U.S. 31 in downtown Traverse City, new apartments get a warm reception in Boyne City, and impersonating Charlie Chaplin.
  • This week: An impasse over the future of the air show at the National Cherry Festival. And Elk Rapids high school students make the prom a little more climate friendly.
  • This week: Michigan tribes say a federal lawsuit out of Wisconsin could affect their sovereignty, summer roadwork already getting started in Traverse City, and Kate Botello takes us to the spelling bee.
  • Two stories about pressure: One on youth mental health in the Grand Traverse region, and the other about a local singer-songwriter feeling pressure to produce new work.
  • This week: Saving whitefish and what microplastics do to minnows — both important species for the Great Lakes. Also, art and cults. (Two different stories, to be clear.)
  • Are northern Michigan winters always going to be this warm? Ski areas and others are making changes to adapt. Plus: Microplastics, college scuffles, and the headlines.
  • This week: A historic verdict, what a permitting debacle could mean for biodigesters, low pay for child care workers, and we visit with a sculptor in Leelanau County.