Hockey

How Minnesotan Matt Goldman left home for Hollywood "because he didn't know any better," became a success writing for Seinfeld (in spite of himself), and why Norway and Sweden passed on his newest novel because it was "too Scandinavian."

Broken Ice is published by MacMillan.

Julianne Vasicheck

Julianne "Montana" Vasichek grew up playing hockey. She was a Team USA defenseman, an All-American with UMD and a three-time NCAA champ at UMD; twice as a player and once as the Hockey Equipment Manager/Strength and Conditioning Coach.

So it was bad enough when she got sick in 2008 and it turned out to be a rare, incurable, and untreatable liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). When a blood clot in her ailing liver sent her into the hospital and from there to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, her friends came to say goodbye.

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Regular host Annie Dugan's off to Madrid, so Radio Gallery host Maija Jenson joins us to talk about bowl-making opportunities leading up to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank's 23rd Annual Empty Bowl April 12, a call for entries for Hat-Trick: A Celebration of Hockey and Art opening around t

Hermantown Hockey

After their sixth consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Hockey Final,  the Hermantown varsity boys team came home - as runners-up, again - but with a grace and good humor that many professional sportsmen could learn from.  We talk with their coach, Bruce Plante.

Shannon Miller is the UMD Women’s Ice-Hockey Coach. Coach Miller is a force, an inspiration and a winner.  Recognizing her passion, grit and heart and as an inspiration to all women in sports, we honor the great Ice-Hockey Coach Shannon Miller for Women's History Month on KUMD.