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Up North Lowdown, Ep. 5: All others will be toad

This week: Michigan does away with its frog and toad survey, and the Supreme Court comes up north. Plus, we finally hear the Camp Grayling decision and the Traverse City Film Festival's big news.

We'll catch you up on two big northern Michigan stories this week.

The Traverse City Film Festival ended its festival that drew big crowds each summer. Filmmaker and festival founder Michael Moore says exciting things are ahead — but didn't elaborate on what.

And we recap the state's decision on the proposal to expand Camp Grayling, a massive military training area in north central Michigan run by the National Guard.

IPR's Patrick Shea brings us a story about the end of Michigan's annual frog and toad survey — a citizen science project for more than 27 years. Listen for some great sounds in that story.

And Michael Livingston tells us about the Michigan Supreme Court's trip up north.

Thanks for listening!

Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.
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.