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This week on Points North, female pilots are underrepresented in the commercial aviation industry. That’s been true for a while, but a program in northern Michigan is making progress. Plus, the plight of fudge at local airports and a story from Michigan’s maritime past.

 


Why we love going 'up north'

May 13, 2016

A lot of us in Michigan are passionate about going up north.

“I remember the good old days when my dad would pack us up in the station wagon and head up north. It was 80 acres in the middle of nowhere … I’m heading to Petoskey on Wednesday and on Thursday or Friday to Whitefish Point and Tahquamenon Falls… Tomorrow, I’m making my annual pilgrimage to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.”

Those are comments from Michigan Radio's Facebook fans, answering the question, “Anyone headed up north this weekend?”

Tom Carr

 

The number of black people calling northern Michigan home is inching upward slowly. The nation’s second largest racial minority still accounts for just over 1 percent of the local population.

One reason they don’t move here is they don’t tend to vacation here in the first place.

Blake Elliott is an exception to both rules. She vacationed here, and now she lives here.