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Up North Lowdown

Each week, you’ll hear sound-rich stories from northern Michigan, interviews with journalists and newsmakers, and a look at some of the other things making news in our state — all in about 15 minutes. Get the Up North Lowdown, from Interlochen Public Radio.

  • This week: A Chevy pickup, nearly destroyed by the Gaylord tornado, comes back to life. Plus, a conversation with Joyce Fetrow, who is working to address northern Michigan's opioid crisis.
  • This week: One year since the Gaylord tornado, school safety in Traverse City, and a pedaling the rails in Grawn.
  • This week: A conversation with Chasten Buttigieg about growing up — and coming out — in northern Michigan, a piano mysteriously appears in Petoskey, and Stateside host April Baer pays us a visit.
  • This week: Michigan does away with its frog and toad survey, and the Supreme Court comes up north. Plus, we finally hear the Camp Grayling decision and the Traverse City Film Festival's big news.
  • This week: Author Bonnie Garmus tells us about her wildly successful debut novel. Also, the Gaylord tornado in May 2022 was a wake-up call about storm warnings. We hear how a network of spotters is trying to improve the system. Plus, the legacy of a late Interlochen sculptor.
  • This week: Could morel mushrooms be grown, instead of needing to rely on foraging? Also, a look at leadership and money in the local arts community. And we get a glimpse of Mackinac Island in the offseason, as the summer season approaches.
  • This week: Opposition to the Camp Grayling expansion reaches the Michigan House of Representatives, a rare goose from overseas, and the unbridled joy of honking horns.