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Up North Lowdown

Each week, you’ll hear sound-rich stories from northern Michigan, interviews with journalists and newsmakers, and a look at some of the other things making news in our state — all in about 15 minutes. Get the Up North Lowdown, from Interlochen Public Radio.

Latest Episodes
  • This week: A Traverse City woman christens a Navy vessel bearing her father's name. A newspaper editor is abruptly fired. And growing up Chinese American in Detroit.
  • Before unionized nurses in Sault Ste. Marie even went on strike in April, they knew exactly when it would end. But that was about all they could predict.
  • This week: Local craft brewers on what it takes to survive, following a challenging 2023. And a judge allows a lawsuit to proceed against an Antrim Co. fruit processor.
  • This week on the Up North Lowdown: How a northern Michigan woman's effort to get people writing letters helped hundreds of people find pen pals ... and human connection.
  • This week on the Up North Lowdown: A natural gas expansion in Mesick, the perils of sea lamprey in the Great Lakes and a Petoskey architect's quest to build 100 houses.
  • 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.