Northland Morning

Monday-Friday 6-9am

A mix of music to get you a great start on your day, plus fun features and interviews with a local perspective.

Weekly Schedule
6:08am | (M—F) 90 Second Naturalist
6:32am | Stardate
7:00am | (M) Minnesota Native News; (T—F) MN 90
7:08am | Earth Wise
7:32am | For the Birds with Laura Erickson
7:45am | (Th) Forever Home; (F) Radio Gallery
8:00am | Community Interviews; (F) Radio Theatre
8:20am | KUMD Features
>>(M) Where's Art?
>>(T) Tips for Hardy Gardeners | The Sea Grant Files
>>(W) Green Visions
>>(Th) MN Reads
>>(F) Backyard Almanac
8:40am | National Native News

©Lisa Johnson

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.

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.

skipsandman.com

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.

©Jonathan Thunder. Used with permission.

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.

©John P. Richardson

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.

AWholeLotOfSpinky/Flickr

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.

©Laura Erickson. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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.

Jonathan Reyes/Flickr

Bring a book.

Stare at your phone.

Invite a friend to distract you.

Nineteen area hospitals and two regional air ambulances are counting on donated blood to respond to emergencies, and the donation process keeps getting easier.

More information about the donation process is available here.  Memorial Blood Centers are on the UMD campus on the first Thursday of every month.

©John Heino. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

They're responsible for millions of dollars in tourism revenue across the country, and feature prominently in the portfolios of photographers, artists and anybody with a smart phone.

But those fall colors: the gorgeous reds (anthocyanins) and shimmering yellow and oranges (carotenoids) are really a kind of tree sunscreen.

Seriously.

Vin Crosbie/Flickr

How did we get from "the most trusted man in America" to "fake news"?

Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP/Ninian Reid/Flickr

One thing's for sure: people were talking about sexual assault last week.

Between Bill Cosby's sentencing to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee,  it was just about all anyone was talking about, on and off the air and online.

©Lisa Johnson

The less you know about apple maggots the happier you'll be.

Suffice it to say there ARE ways to get rid of them, and even if you're left with bumpy apples, you can still make fabulous stuff with them.

The apples, not the apple maggots.

©Northwest Passage

 Under the Surface-A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing opened yesterday at the Great Lakes Aquarium.  It's the result of a project that uses diving and underwater photography as therapy at a residential treatment center in Webster, WI.

"The Story" 24" x 24"Credit Adam SwansonEdit | Remove

Pages