Up North Lowdown, Ep. 26: Pride, a hospice, and an exodus
This week: Community members in Petoskey want to save a hospice facility. Also, a conversation about Pride and the climate for LGBTQ people in northern Michigan.
People in Petoskey are working to save the hospice center there — even though no one has said publicly that it's closing.
That's because the center's owner, McLaren Northern Michigan, just announced it would close a similar facility in Cheboygan.
We'll hear the personal stories of some people in Petoskey who aren't waiting for bad news to come before they fight it.
Plus, Up North Pride president Anna Dituri talks with us about Pride events this weekend in Traverse City, and why it's still important to mark the occasion, more than 50 years after the Stonewall uprising that began the modern gay rights movement.
And among our weekly headlines: A new survey shows a hefty number of young people plan to leave the state in the next decade.