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

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."  

Today on The Sea Grant Files, Minnesota Sea Grant Director, Dr. John Downing, joins us to share the importance of Federal Sea Grant funding, coastal science, and other areas of water research that affect our community. Hurrican preparedness, food fish aquaculture, and other areas of study that affect millions of people are all under the umbrella of Sea Grant.

The Local host Marv in the Mix welcomes Reed Benjamin to the show this weekend to talk about his latest project "Life Finds a Way" and the upcoming tour stop in Duluth.  A founding member of the Minneapolis-based  hip-hop Mill City Collective, Benjamin talks about his roots, inspirations and future aspirations. 

Kyle Krohn

This year, the annual Beargrease Photo Contest and exhibition has expanded and is on display in Duluth during the race.  This year the exhibition includes water colors, photos and more to come.  Each year the call goes out and the hardy sled dog marathon fans, artists, professional and amateur and photographers submit their best work.

MaryRN

This week on The Sea Grant Files, host Jesse Schomberg brings us insight and information about the transportation of crude oil in and around the Great Lakes region.

Pack up the kids and head out to the lake! The annual outdoor Art Shanty exhibit open Saturday, January 20 and is free and open to the public for four weekends of performance and interactive delight on the ice.

Art Shanty Projects

Anne labovitz

Looking back at 2017, a few Minnesota exhibits stood out. Taking on global, cross cultural understanding in today's political climate, these artistic endeavors shine bright.

Holiday Programming

Dec 21, 2017
M. Jenson

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Winter break for school kids is nearly here so this week we share a conversation about how you can help get some arts and crafts going at home. Retired school teacher Shirley Morton gives us ideas to get kids creative minds going with simple art projects and how the adults can help.  

Maija Jenson

Storytelling and music come together in "The Mixtape Project 2.0" from Minnesota artist, photographer, filmmaker and community organizer Daniel Oyinloye. Oyinloye has spent 2017 working with boys at a local youth and family services residential program, producing hip-hop, a creative avenue for introspection and personal growth. 

North House Folk School

Do you know you can take an educational vacation on the North Shore?  North House Folk School offers single and multi-session classes in everything from boat building to felt making with a seasonal catalogue of traditional arts that will get you creating, building and thinking with your hands. 

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Greg Wright of the North House Folk School joins us on Radio Gallery to share their journey as an education destination on the “edge of forever.”

 

 

Radio Gallery: Chance

Dec 6, 2017
Kathy McTavish

If you have not experienced Chance, you might want to take a trip or two or three to the UMD Tweed Museum of Art.  Local composer and media artist Kathy McTavish has created a thought-provoking, experiential installation at the UMD Tweed Museum's Sax Brothers' Gallery. Chance is a self creating, coded, digital and audio installation, ever-changing through the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. To get the full affect of the work, you can visit multiple times as no two days of the exhibit are the same and it is on display for an entire year.

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