Public Affairs

4/16 Forever Home

Apr 16, 2015

Read about Laddie here:

Read about River here:

Read about  Chicken  and Dumplings here and here: 

Become a KUMD member right now and support the music that matters to you. Call (218) 726-7181 or pledge online here. As a thank you for your pledge, KUMD and local businesses have come together to offer a wide variety of perks for members. Thank you gifts include tickets to some of the hottest upcoming concerts from the Winnipeg Folk Festival to the Homegrown Music Festival, Big Top Chautauqua to the Mid West Music Fest and more!

4/9 Forever Home

Apr 8, 2015

Here are just four of the animals in the Northland looking for their forever homes this week:

You can find out more about Keola, Krill and Cloud by clicking the links, and more about Diesel at Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary.

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Since 1990, colleges and universities have been required by law to disclose campus safety information and also to take steps to keep students safe from sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

When changes to strengthen the Clery Act nationally were finalized this fall, UMD's Dean of Students, Lisa Erwin, was one of the people responsible for developing those amendments.

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Dave Woodward, adjunct professor of African-American History at UMD sheds some light on a little pocket of history in Duluth's Central Hillside: the Paul Robeson Ballroom.

4/2 Forever Home

Apr 2, 2015
Contented Critters

A state inspector in Norman County removed 53 beagles from a property; Faye Peters of Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary in Makinen was one of the shelters that took them in to place them in their forever homes.

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

Duluth Superintendent of Schools Bill Gronseth joined us to talk about the Think Kids Community Conversation starting this week.

Meetings of parents, neighbors, school administration and school board members will talk about what's going well and what could be done better in Duluth schools, how to address racism and what the recent in-depth demographic study means going forward.

The John G. Munson departing Duluth on March 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm. She came in for winter layup on January 20, 2015 and spent the last two months at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. She came out of the shipyard and went to the Canadian National (CN) dock in W
Kenneth Newhams / Duluth Shipping News

On March 23, 2015 the Duluth shipping season started with the departure of the "John G. Munson."   The  Duluth Seaway Authority's Adele Yorde says last year's demand for iron ore doesn't exist to the same degree this year as last, but the Port Authority's general cargo port will be plenty busy with cargo for the wind farm, oil and gas industries.

David Romano is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica, a social worker at Amberwing, and a person with depression.  He says opening up conversations about mental illness might have made a difference to the Germanwings pilot who may have deliberately crashed a passenger plane last week. Plus he says  his bike ride across America will be scary and difficult - much like mental illness itself.

Winona LaDuke is Minnesota’s most famous and Environmental activist. She is also an American Indian activist and writer and public leader who has been nationally recognized for her contributions and work for over 20 years.  An activist who leads with heart, evident in her current work through her organization “Honor the Earth” Winona LaDuke is a as a role model to us all.

We honor Mary Asmus, Assistant City Attorney in the Duluth working for over 30 years as a prosecutor and community advocate, Mary is a leader in the fight against Domestic Violence.

For Women’s History Month we honor Tina Smith, the newly elected Lt. Governor of Minnesota, extending the 30 years history of women who’ve held this elected position. Smith has been a trusted and integral part of our executive leadership in Minnesota and we look forward to her work as Lieutenant Governor of our great state.

For Women’s History Month we honor indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Haley Bonar. With ties to Duluth and Minneapolis she has taken her talents to the world stage.  She has had success with a number of full-length studio albums and now plays often with her side project “Gramma’s Boyfriend.” Bonar is an inspiration to female musicians with a great future ahead of her. 

3/26/15 Forever Home

Mar 26, 2015

Chloe, Jasper, Gimli and the Beagle Gang are just some of the animals looking for their forever homes this week.

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