Maija Jenson

Program Director

Program Director Maija Jenson invites you to share your programming comments or to get involved at the station. KUMD thrives on your involvement, through member support, volunteer efforts and community participation.  Maija joined the KUMD team in 2008.  She is the host of the weekly arts program "Radio Gallery" and is one of the many staff, student and volunteer djs that make KUMD your community connection. She brings a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 15 years of public radio experience from KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.   Maija was raised in northern Minnesota by activist artist hippies with no TV but lots of public radio including the CBC, MPR and KAXE.  Besides music, radio, teaching and art, Maija enjoys an active life in the great outdoors with her family.    

Ways to Connect

Dana Fritz

The photographs of Professor Dana Fritz in the current Duluth Art Institute Exhibition "Terraria Gigantica: World Under Glass," peer into the complicated world of artificial environments. It is also the name of her recent book. From Biosphere 2, built in the '90s (yes, it still exists) to the worlds largest desert at the Henry Doorly Zoo, her images reflect both the incongruity and the educational and research benefits of these "human-created" natural worlds.  

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Today, Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Legislative Relations Committee Director Jacob Griffiths to discuss UMD lobbying efforts and plans for 2018. The LRC, is a Student Association sub-committee that "facilitates students to work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to pursue meaningful change pertaining to issues facing UMD students, such as higher education funding." ~ from the UMD Student Association website.

Student Association

Jennifer Szczyrbak

Local artist Jennifer Szczyrbak opens a show of new work at the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior with a reception on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm.  Szczyrbak’s show of paintings and sculpture opens alongside collage artist Martin Nelson.

The United Nation's World Water Day is coming up on March 22, 2018, a day to raise awareness of the finite nature of fresh water on earth.  MN Sea Grant suggests some ways you might celebrate this important day, this year with the theme, "Nature of Water." Listen for about how water and water shortages are affecting people worldwide and for ways you can raise your voice and a glass (of water) to celebrate World Water Day in your corner of the world.

  Minnesota Sea Grant

March is Women's History month and at the American Indian Community Housing Organization, they are celebrating in a big way.

This week on Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov shares the journey he began ago when he started this radio project on KUMD. The experience of bringing international student experiences to the air includes himself. Listen for more about Russian-born, UMD student, Pavel Arkhipenkov.

Naomi Christenson

Lakeside Gallery is celebrating fresh new work by local painter Naomi Christenson with a reception this Saturday, March 3, from 1-3 pm.  Christenson's work is often inspired by patterns in the natural world and although she has produced large scale work, a fresh look at lichen and fungi inspired her to paint these vibrant, miniature patterns on a smaller scale.

Be inspired by this local painter showing at Lakeside Gallery through the month of March. Lakeside Gallery is located in East Duluth at 4431 E Superior Street.

Sharon Mollerus

Today on The Sea Grant Files, hear more about Lake Superior's powerful waves, rip currents and how to navigate and enjoy the lake and it's beaches, safely. The surf in Duluth brings massive waves and dangerous rip currents and with Great Lakes drownings up last year, these tips on how to escape the grip of a rip current could save lives this summer.

Duluth has a flag system on Park Point beaches to alert swimmers of surf danger and rip current risks. 

Red Flag: High Waves or Strong Rip Currents - stay out of the water

Last month Adam Swanson opened a new show called “Art and Science” at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in Duluth.

“Art and Science” expands on his common threads of humans, animals and their coexistence in the world.  This new body of work brings in ideas of energy, sustainability, machines and how humans have the ability to change their impact in the world.  Swanson said “The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.”

Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week, Student Views welcomes Dave Herrera and Lizzy Easter from the UMD Peer Sexual Health Educators program talking about program goals, the development of this critical education at UMD and importance and growth of bystander intervention. They also share who at UMD will receive bystander intervention training and why it is so important.

UMD Peer Health Educators

This week, The Sea Grant Files is all about rivers, the power of rain, raging rivers, and the power of high water. Host, Jesse Schomberg, talks with Karen Gran, Fluvial Geomorphologist and Associate Professor with the University of Minnesota Duluth's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences who shares specific and helpful local information about damage and safety surrounding the power of water.

M​N Sea Grant​ 

Jane Wunrow, a St. Paul-based artist, opens her solo exhibit “Waking Dreams” on Friday, February 16,with a reception happening 7-10 p.m.  “Waking Dreams” will be on view at Prove Gallery in Duluth February 16-March 17, 2018.

Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult joined us to talk about his latest projects as a film soundtrack composer as well as their upcoming show at Lutsen. Minowa has led the eclectic experimental band Cloud Cult since they formed in Duluth in 1995, and with recent orchestral film projects, the band has discovered new audiences and new venues.  Cloud Cult released an album and film the Seeker in 2016 and recently Minowa has scored the soundtrack to "The Great Alone" a documentary about sled dog musher Lance Maki

Maija Jenson

This month the Duluth Art Institute is showing their Annual DAI Member show, where members who participate in this Duluth organization are invited to show a piece of their own art. 

Tia Salmela Keobounpheng

Former Duluthian Tia Salmela Keobounpheng opens a new exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday, January 11 called "100 days: Tia Keobounpheng."  

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