Up North Lowdown, Ep. 6: The mystery piano
This week: A conversation with Chasten Buttigieg about growing up — and coming out — in northern Michigan, a piano mysteriously appears in Petoskey, and Stateside host April Baer pays us a visit.
The newest addition to the music scene in Petoskey is a Grinnell Bros. upright piano someone placed in a pedestrian tunnel.
Nobody seems to know. But people are dropping by to play, the city is figuring out what to do with it, and the whole thing has jump started a conversation about public art.
In this episode, we hear about that (and hear the piano itself), as well as a conversation with author and teacher Chasten Buttigieg, who has adapted his memoir for young adults.
And we catch up for a moment with Michigan Radio's April Baer, host of Stateside, about what she's learned by traveling around the state and helping people tell their stories.