An Emancipatory Basic Income

Kristine Osbakken of Basic Income Guarantee Minnesota ( BigMN ), a grassroots organization advocating for an emancipatory Basic Income , talks with us about the concept of basic income and their recent potluck on Sunday August 5th with guest speaker Stefan Ziller a Berlin state government MP.

Read More

8/3 Live From Studio A: Good Morning Bedlam

This Minnesota acoustic trio recently released its second album, Like Kings . With an eclectic, folk-based sound that also brings in influences ranging from jazz to metal, they've toured nationally, including performances at SXSW for the past two years. They'll join us in the studio on Friday, August 3 at 2pm for a preview of their show later that night at Beaner's Central in Duluth. Good Morning Bedlam Beaner's Central Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and...

Read More

Health Centers: Providing a Holistic Range of Care

We speak with Jessie Peterson, the Grants, Donations and Marketing Manager of the Lake Superior Community Health Center , about their mission – now in its fifth decade – to provide a broad range of healthcare services to the Twin Ports community. Services include medical care, dentistry, counseling and more, and have recently expanded their treatment of substance abuse disorders.

Read More
Photo courtesy of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Sea Grant Files: Wild Rice

Forever Home 8/16

15 hours ago
Animal Allies Humane Society and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary

Live from Studio A: Maria Nickolay 8/17

Aug 15, 2018

This acoustic singer/songwriter has is back in her native Northern Minnesota after returning from 2 years in Northern Ireland. She released her debut album in 2016 and has a second in the works. We welcome Nickolay to our studios on Friday, August 17 at 2pm for a preview of her show later that night at Beaner's Central in Duluth.

Maria Nickolay

Beaner's Central

Face of a man with dark hair and a beard smiling

This local entertainer is known for his charismatic performances covering everyone from Elvis to the Rat Pack to the Everly Brothers. He's now channeled those influences into his own compositions for his first album, Out of the Blue, which he'll release on Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron in Duluth. We'll find out more about the album and hear some tunes when Eckart joins us in the studio on Thursday, August 16 at 2pm.

Todd Eckart

Clyde Iron Works

Courtesy Vince Rock

Remember hearing about doctors making house calls?

People living on the Leech Lake reservation don't always have transportation to get to one of the seven community clinics.  And it's a big place. 

Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art in our community every Monday morning at 8:20 a.m. on Northland Morning.  This week:

The annual Art in Bayfront Park festival this Saturday and Sunday, and

Bubble Festival at the Children's Museum on Sunday.

Annie also recommends a few art-related films (streaming on-line) that you can check out on your own time:

Wayne S. Grazio/Flickr

Getting two to three times more grant applications than you can fund makes for tough decisions.

But Erik Torch of the Northland Foundation says not only are they impressed by the good work being done in the seven northeastern Minnesota counties they serve,  they're privileged to take part in making a difference.

Eclipse 2017/NASA

(Larry Weber doesn't get to be an expert naturalist by sitting on his couch.  But if he's doing to be on the road, once in a while, he's going to be without cell service.  That's what happened this morning, but Larry called in at 9:00am to apologize, to remind us that August is still awesome, to watch the Perseids this weekend, and that by the time he joins us next week, chances are Hawk Ridge wi

Man standing in front of shelves full of CDs
Adam Reinhardt for KUMD

Max Mileski is a local audio engineer, producer, and musician who is known more for his work on others' projects than on his own.

Forever Home 8/9

Aug 9, 2018
Animal Allies Humane Society and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary


Sammy is a young adult black lab. He is a big loveable guy who needs a home of his own. He has the most expression in those eyes. He is sweet and caring and would love nothing more than to become a member of your family. He is avaiable for adoption at Contented Criters Animal Sanctuary. 


Midnight Oil Studio & Workshop

This Saturday, August 11, is the 5th Annual Lake Superior Art Festival at Brighton Beach. Over 70 local and regional artists will be sharing their work on the beautiful shore of Lake Superior in Duluth.  

Local artists Allison and Jonathan Metzger are returning to the festival for their 3rd year.


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.

Read More

Ojibwe Stories Feedback

Share your feedback

We'd love to know what you think of our monthly program Ojibwe Stories. Take our survey to help improve our work.

Featured Live From Studio A

Todd Eckart Join us Live on on Thursday, August 16th at 2pm


Daily Program Schedule