Roman Kraft

In the Spirit of Medicine: A young woman selling watermelons

This week, what happens when you believe in someone ... even someone you don't know? In the Spirit of Medicine features the essays of Dr. Arne Vainio, an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and a family practice doctor on the Fond Du Lac reservation in Cloquet. His essays on life, work, medicine and spirit are published in "News From Indian Country," and you can find the link to this story here: Arne encouraged listeners to "go to Facebook pages for the Association of American...

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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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Backyard Almanac: colder temps "dew" make it easier to spot spider webs

Larry Weber's not the kind of guy to waste time railing against Mother Nature. That being said ...he's not always a huge fan of warmer temps. For one thing, our overnight lows in the mid-to-upper 60s are around the normal daytime highs . For another, the south winds responsible have dramatically dropped the raptor numbers over Hawk Ridge. But the sky-watching conditions, at least, have been fabulous.

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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.

Forever Home 8/16

Aug 16, 2018
Animal Allies Humane Society and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary
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We speak with Rolf Weberg, the Executive Director of the NRRI (Natural Resources Research Institute) about their onging mission, now 35 years along, to develop sustainable, natural resource-based industries, to inform environmental management and policy, to support business and entrepreneurial opportunities, and to assist industry and communities in defining and maintaining the social license to operate.

Nicky Sunsdahl

After the city of Duluth expressed interest in a new city flag, Nicky Sunsdahl offered his design: The Tilt Town Flag.  

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This acoustic singer/songwriter 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 welcomed Nickolay to our studios on August 17, 2018.

Maria Nickolay

Man seated holding a guitar with another man standing behind him holding a guitar
Christine Dean for KUMD

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 found out more about the album, why it was so long in the making, and heard some tunes when Eckart joined us in the studio with guitarist Jimi Cooper on August 16, 2018.

Todd Eckart

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. 

Photo courtesy of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Are there environmental concerns about Minnesota's wild rice sustainability? The Sea Grant Files host Jesse Scomberg shares environmental research  and Native American history of the aquatic grass seed, otherwise known as wild rice.  Listen for more about the scientific research around sulfide and wild rice in Minnesota.

MN Sea Grant Wild Rice resources

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:

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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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