This week on Points North, March Madness is here. But for some in northern Michigan that means practicing their musical instruments – not college basketball. Plus, we meet the Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate and take a look at counterfeit money in northern Michigan.
David Reimer is trying to create a culture of commitment and intensity for his young music students. Using the sports world for inspiration, he’s started a music practice competition called March Madness.
Marty Achatz is the first ever Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate to be awarded the honor for a second consecutive time. He writes poems filled with the imagery of the Lake Superior and the natural world in the U.P.
In a future episode of Points North, we'll hear about one county's efforts to make schools safer. That got us thinking, do you feel your kids are safe at school? Does your school do enough to ensure their safety?
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Corrections: A previous version of the show identified the detective from the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office as Travis Miller. His name is Travis Williams. We also incorrectly pronounced the name of Marty Achatz.