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Up North Lowdown, Ep. 16: Family stuff

Tackling the opioid crisis, dealing with family drama, and what's up with those sculptures in Interlochen?

Dozens of leaders, advocates and health care workers gathered in Gaylord this week to talk about addressing northern Michigan's opioid crisis. We'll hear what they had to say.

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Plus, therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab says a lot of the difficulty in dealing with family strife isn't so much how our family members will react, but dealing with our own discomfort when they do.

We hear from the New York Times bestselling author, who visited Traverse City this week to talk about her new book, "Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships."

And we'll get the story behind some big aluminum sculptures now popping up all over Interlochen.

Oh yeah, one more thing in this week's episode: tap dancing, to the music of J.S. Bach.

(You should really listen.)

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.