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It's fall and time to renew your support for your favorite team, Team 103.3! When you Join Team 103.3 , you show our talented staff, hundreds of students and community volunteers that you want Northland programming made by those who work and play here. We need to reach $35,000 to keep KUMD on the air and your membership will help us get there. If our goal is met we will not have to interrupt programming for our pledge drive. Support KUMD at $10 per month and you can get our new long sleeve...

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9/14 Live from Studio A: Low

This veteran Duluth band (which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year) continues to push boundaries with their latest album, Double Negative . They joined us in the studio on September 14, the album's release date, at noon to share some tunes and tell us more about this latest effort. Low Double Negative on SubPop Records

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Lisa Johnson

"At the end of the day, these connections serve as hope"

Japan. Russia. Canada. Kurdistan. Just a few of the countries whose relationship with the United States has become increasingly fraught in the last months, but also just a few of the countries with whom Duluth enjoys a sister-city relationship. The chance for people here to connect to the wider world, to meet people who are simultaneously different from and the same as they -- those relationships could be seen as the antidote to fear. Concerns about weather prompted a move to the DECC for...

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Mrdorkesq [via Flickr]

August was awesome, but Naturalist and author Larry Weber explains why September is wonderful. too.  Among many things to note: Bird migration is underway and next week will be a prime week to view raptors at Hawk Ridge.  It's also "turtle time," with baby snapping turtles emerging from their nests.  Leaves are starting to change and some late-season wildflowers are blooming too.

KUMD is proud to sponsor the UMD Farm Fest 9/16

Sep 6, 2018

KUMD is proud to sponsor the UMD Farm Fest on Sunday, September 16th from 12:00-4:00pm.

© 2017 MN Historical Society Press / Mary Lahr Schier

MN Reads has a conversation with Mary Lahr Schier, the author of The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias: 150 Years of Garden Wisdom, published in 2017 by MN Historical Society Press.  She is the editor of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Northern Gardener Magazine, and she has created this guide distilled from the century-and-a-half of that publication, providing useful wisdom for

Brett Groehler / NRRI / University of Minnesota Board of Regents

Efforts in Minnesota to restore wild rice haven’t been consistent. In some lakes it came back beautifully, in other places competing perennial plants – mainly pickerel weed and narrow-leaf cattails – have won out. Why?

Forever Home 9/6

Sep 6, 2018

Durante

Durante is a male Terrier about 7 years old. He and 2 other Terriers were dumped out of a car. He is so friendly and smart as a whip. Durante is crate and house trained. He likes everyone and is a very good boy. Durante is available for adoption at Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary. 

Cera

Cindy Hakala, the President of Starry Skies Lake Superior, talks about ways that we can reduce light pollution in our nighttime sky.  By using lights that emit warmer colors and limit their focus downward, we can support better astronomical vistas in the Northland, and also a better circadian environment for plants, animals and people in the region. 

We speak with Annika Frazer, Co-Leader of the Environmental Task Force of MPIRG at UMD (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group), about MPIRG's nearly 48-year mission as "a grassroots, non-partisan, nonprofit, student-directed organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota."

Ecklund

The week-long 2018 Plein Air Grand Marais painting festival kicks off Friday, Sept., 7.   An annual mecca for painters across Minnesota, this year touts lectures, exhibits and additional workshops open to anyone, not only competing artists. 

This month marks 21 years of Tips for Hardy Gardeners on the air at KUMD!  But more than a long-lived radio feature, it's the dedication of a volunteer that's made it happen all this time.  Thank you, Tom Kasper!

Andreas Andrews/Flickr

Some experts figure a third of all the food produced globally for human consumption goes to waste.

Others say it's closer to 40 percent.

And unlike some kinds of "extra" food at grocery stores or restaurants, you can't repurpose the muffin you only ook a bite out of  and left on your plate.

But with a little bit of humor and a light touch, UMD's Office of Sustainability is hoping to remind students whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs that they can always go back for seconds if they need them.

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Featured Live From Studio A

Red Tail Ring Joins us Live on on Thursday, September 27 at 2:30pm

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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