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Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Michael Schumacher, the author of The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul, published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.

Norah Shapiro

"Time for Ihan," directed by Norah Shapiro comes to Duluth at 3p.m. on Saturday, at Zinema 2. This Minnesota-made documentary film captures the journey to elected office for Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American elected to state office in the United States. Director Shapiro will be in attendance for a post showing Q&A and joins us here on Radio Gallery.

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The gerrymander has been with us for literally, hundreds of years.

So what can slay the beast?  Legal scholars?  Political science?

Believe it or not: math.

Alejandro

There has been a lot written about the Macron effect since he was elected as Prime Minister of France. Recorded in front of a live audience on Wednesday, March 14 at UMD, this weeks Alworth International lecture is Europe 2018: A New Deal in the Works: Is there a Macron Effect? presented by Mr.

On Sunday, March 25, the candidates vying for the 8th U.S. Congressional District seat came together at St. Scholastica in Duluth. Rick Nolan is not seeking re-election in 2018 and the field of candidates who want to represent Northern Minnesota in Washington DC has been growing. Today we hear from:

DFL Candidates

Kirsten Hagen Kennedy, mayor of North Branch

Michelle Lee, former Duluth news anchor

Jason Metsa, Minnesota state representative for District 6B

Leah Phifer, former FBI analyst from Two Harbors

Student Views: MPIRG

Apr 2, 2018
Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week on Student Views, Mary Franz from MPIRG, a student organization at UMD who was a sponsor of the recent 8th District Congressional candidate forum at St. Scholastica. Franz and host Pavel Arkhipenkov talk about political and MPIRG events and importance of student involvement.

 MPIRG at UMD

Recorded at UMD at the Weber Music Hall in October 2017, KUMD shares The Trump Administration and the Future of Diplomacy, a lecture presented by "Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, and Dr. Paul Sharp, Professor and Head of UMD Political Science, Co-Editor of Palgrave's "Diplomacy and International Relations" series, and “Hague Journal of Diplomacy.”

Alworth International Lecture Series 

The Alworth Insitute for International Studies at UMD presents The Brexit Revolutions” a lecture presented by Alworth Institute International Associate and former director Dr. William Henderson.

Back in the day, the Duluth League of Women Voters had to stop printing their complete voter guide because it simply became too expensive.

Thanks to the magic of the internet, though, all 76 pages of it (or breakdowns by individual races) are available for folks to view or download here.

The Alworth International Lecture Series continues on KUMD with Thomas Hanson, retired U.S. State Department Official and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence.  Recorded at the University of Minnesota on March 23, 2016, Hanson presents “A World Disrupted: Five Global Challenges that will Shape our Future.” Tune in to KUMD for the next Alworth International Lecture at 7pm on Monday April 18 for a talk about Turkey and the Syrian refugee crisis.  

Alworth Institute for International Studies

This morning we wrap up our Talking Politics series, checking in with our state legislators.  Freshmen Representative Jennifer Schultz is serving in her first elected public office and shares how this first session is going; from committee work to how she advocates for Duluth. 

Contact your state representative Jennifer Schultz

This month, KUMD is connecting you with your legislators as they enter into heavy debate in St. Paul on the 2015-16 Budget. With Minnesota the State Legislature in full swing, we are checking in with those who represent Duluth and the surrounding area.  Listen as KUMD is "Talking Politics" with Representative Erik Simonson: District 7B on Northland Morning.

Erik Simonson