Lisa Johnson

Talking Politics: What's Next?

Mike Mayou sits down to talk election results with Duluth's newly re-elected state representative, Jen Schultz and to look forward at what can be accomplished at the state level after the midterm elections.

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11/12 Live From Studio A: Zenith City Groove Collective

Todd Garland, Jake Jonker, Keith Bower, and Nick Glass have been laying down jazz grooves in the Twin Ports for the past year. Garland found his way to Duluth after time spent in the Atlanta and Chicago music scenes. The group mixes covers of modern groove tunes from artists like John Scofield and Charlie Hunter with unconventional versions of pop and rock tunes. They celebrated their one year anniversary with a show at Beaner's Central on November 16. We got a preview when they joined us in...

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Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: "This is ours? This is ours!"

The Tweed Museum of Art continues its Visual Cultural Lecture Series with documentary filmmaker Keri Pickett and a screening of First Daughter and the Black Snake . The exhibit Intersections opens at the Tweed Museum of Art on Thursday, and Annie Dugan is calling it the exhibition of the year. The opening reception is also a celebration of Jonathan Thunder's Manifesto , a new installation that is projected in the Nelson Display Case. The Fourth Annual Anishinaabe Art Pop Up Sale pops up...

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The Tweed Museum of Art is celebrating a new exhibit, years in the planning, curated by Karissa White.  "Intersections" invites the public to discover the vibrant spectrum of new and old work by Native American in Minnesota. Bringing this show together was a collaborative project, drawing from the Tweed Museum permanent collection to bring forward a generation of work from George Morrison, Carl Gawboy alongside the next generation of Frank Big Bear and Jim Denomie and young local artists like Jonathan Thunder.

It used to be that when a neighborhood started to become run down or dangerous or when businesses moved out, residents had little choice but to wait for someone else to step in and make changes.

That is SO 20th century.

Nowadays, a national nonprofit called the Better Block Foundation has all kinds of tools and resources to help neighborhoods get a glimpse of what a neighborhood could look like and how to move some of those temporary changes in a more permanent direction.

Forever Home 11/8

Nov 8, 2018


Meet Groot. He is a ten month old male Lab/American Staff mix. His owners gave him up because he got too big! He is a little tank, a very good boy, just a big pup who needs exercise and attention. Groot is available for adoption through Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary.


UMD students tapped  the former CEO of Alina Health as one of the guest speakers at their entrepreneurship conference today.


What is a watershed and how do they contribute to flood efforts? Jesse Schomberg and John Bilotta, MN Sea Grant water resource management and policy extension educator, discuss watersheds and more, on this weeks episode of The Sea Grant Files.

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Gary Farmer is an actor whose career has spanned over three decades and 100 appearances on TV and in film, including the movies Smoke Signals and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man. He's also a musician and a pioneer in Native media in both print and as a founder of Canada's Aboriginal Voices Radio Network. The native of the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario stopped by our studios on November 5, 2018, while in Duluth to appear at a 20th Anniversary showing of Smoke Signals.

We'll answer a bunch of basic journalistic questions this morning about voting - and leave a couple (appropriately) unanswered.

The Duluth City's Clerk's office has election and voting information here.  You can register online, find your polling place, take a look at a sample ballot and more.

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Tonight, celebrate the Day of the Dead with poetry, art and puppetry.  The event at Zeitgeist starts at 5pm and more information is available here.

Susanna Gaunt's Reconfigure exhibit opens Thursday at UWS; more information is available here.

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Photography gives people the chance to share the images and stories they see in their minds' eye with others.

So the upcoming exhibit, Through Our Eyes at AICHO Galleries at the end of this month not only gives a glimpse into the minds of Duluth's Native youth through their photographs and writings, it illuminates what in their culture is speaking to this next generation.

Mara Rossenwinkel

Once upon a time, exhausted students caught their Z's in the library -- or in class.

Nowadays, we know a lot more about the importance of sleep to pretty much every aspect of physical and emotional health.

So last year, Health Services launched "The Nap Zone" on campus in response to their sleep health survey ... and they're tracking the results to see if it's making a difference for students.


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Galeynn Lea, accompanied by her full band, take the Sacred Heart stage on Saturday, November 17th to celebrate the release of "Learning How to Stay".

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KUMD Live from Studio A Volume 1

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1 , a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

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