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Up North Lowdown, Ep. 8: The teal Silverado

When Doug Watson's pickup truck was hit by the Gaylord tornado — with him inside — he was lucky to escape uninjured. The truck, however, did not fare as well.

Enter some high school seniors from Traverse City, who spent months restoring the truck. They returned it to him this week, and we were there.

Also, there's a lot of work being done to address northern Michigan's opioid crisis, but one local advocate says her own history informs how she approaches the work.

We'll hear from Joyce Fetrow about what's needed Up North, in order to make a dent in the problem.

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.
Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.