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You helped us reach our $35,000 fundraising goal for the fall. Every dollar pledged is used to support KUMD's music and programming, broadcasting across the Northland, and streaming online around-the-world. If you missed your chance to be a part of the drive please know that your support is always welcome . Thank for being a part of Team 1033!

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10/5 Live from Studio A: John Mark Nelson

This St. Paul-based indie folk singer/songwriter is working on a new project set for release in 2019. He joined us in the studio on October 5 for a preview of his appearance the same night at Prøve Collective in Duluth. John Mark Nelson Prøve Collective Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

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Backyard Almanac: how to best enjoy this season

The "gales of November came early" Wednesday. Duluth's lakewalk became a casualty for the third time this year and the National Weather Service reports we've already had more precipitation by October 10 than we usually get in a whole month. Still, Larry Weber says he wouldn't miss it for the world.

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Forever Home 10/11

Oct 11, 2018

Chad

Chad is an orange tabby domestic longhair who is five years old. He came to us from a previous home and is now looking for his new loving family! Chad is reported to get along with cats, dogs, and kids! This handsome, friendly, intelligent kitty would love to come home with you! You can visit Chad at Animal Allies Humane Society.

Algae Blooms
Ingrid Taylar

This week on Sea Grant Files host Jesse Schomberg invites Dr. Chris Filstrup, an MN Sea Grant inland lake specialist, to discuss Algae blooms.

Algae blooms are expected to become more common, more frequent, more severe, and more persistent. Why are they happening and can we prevent them, listen to learn more.

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The 2018 Richard Paul Teske Sieur du Lhut Creativity Conference is happening Monday, Oct. 15, and the public is invited to attend.  With two talented creative professionals speaking on the role of creativity across cultures and disciplines, the conference serves as an annual resource for students, faculty, artists and the greater community to better connect their creativity with the work they do.

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Talking Politics is hosted by Mike Mayou, a UMD student and activist from Duluth. Over the next three weeks, hear conversations with all three Congressional District 8 candidates, starting this week with Skip Sandman.

Next week on Talking Politics, Pete Stauber, the Republican running for the congressional seat. Talking Politics next Tuesday, October 16 at 8am on Northland Morning.

Jim Richardson's Ore Boats in Space: Cartoon Visions of Duluth, Minnesota  is on display at the Red Herring through the end of November.

The Prøve Collective's Meat* & Greet on Thursday whets your appetite for the Ron Campbell Pop Up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Duluth's indigenous community is gathering at City Hall on this rainy Monday to sing, celebrate a new eagle staff, and observe a moment of silence.

Colombus Day has been controversial for a long time now; many people see his "discovery of the New World" as the first step down a long road of devastation for the people who were already here.

But in Duluth, organizers are moving from "a day of mourning" to one of celebration - one that can make their children proud of their heritage.

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If it doesn't rain tomorrow, the forecasted northwesterly winds could mean good bird-watching at Hawk Ridge.

The trick, says Count Director John Richardson, is to get there during the "golden hour/s," usually between 8:00 and 10:00am.

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UMD attempts to combat the underage drinking problem – actually, alcohol use by students regardless of their age – through a program called AlcoholEdu.

It’s an online program designed to provide practical information and advice for a wide variety of alchohol-related situations.  And it’s mandatory for freshmen.

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When scores of dead birds began showing up in the Northland this week, folks did what folks around here do: they called Laura Erickson to learn more about it.

The reporters, though, must not be regular listeners/readers of For the Birds; if they were, they would have known that a) birds can, occasionally, become intoxicated by the fermenting berries of some trees and bushes and 2) the dead and injured birds being reported aren't drunk - they eat bugs, not berries.

How Minnesotan Matt Goldman left home for Hollywood "because he didn't know any better," became a success writing for Seinfeld (in spite of himself), and why Norway and Sweden passed on his newest novel because it was "too Scandinavian."

Broken Ice is published by MacMillan.

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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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