Public Affairs

Lead exposure  in children and pregnant women can cause serious health problems.  And even though lead paint was outlawed in 1978,  Duluth has old housing stock where most of the homes were built before that. Rachel Loeffler-Kemp -- Duluth League of Women Voters member and Program Coordinator with the American Lung Association, and she says there's an event coming up next week that should put parents' minds at ease.

Free Lead Testing Event Information:

When: Wednesday - April 29, 2015

Where: Myers-Wilkins Elementary School

4/23 Forever Home

Apr 21, 2015

Chrysanthemum's Story ...  Chrysanthemum is a beautiful muted calico girl who is 6 years old. She is a Manx breed of cat so she doesn't have a tail! She came to us from a previous home and is ready to find a new, loving home to call her own. If you're looking for a calm, friendly cat that likes lots of attention, look no further! Chrysanthemum has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.

Photo by La Tanya S. Autry, June 2012/Flickr

UMD's University for Seniors program is offering an eight week course called "Racism in Duluth."  The instructor, 24 year old Jordan Moses, is the UMD Director of African American Student Programs.  He talks about what he and his class, separated by race and about five decades, are learning from one another.

Clint Austin | Duluth News Tribune

  There is a benefit this weekend for KUMD’s “Highway 61 Revisited” host John Bushey to support him during his battle with cancer. A meal, music, and magic is happening at Clyde Iron Works, Sunday April 26th from 3–7pm.  The evening includes performances from the Boomchucks, Cowboy Angel Blue, a silent auction and more.

 

Thank you to all our listener members who contributed to KUMD during our Spring Membership Drive! Whether you support KUMD with an annual membership or give monthly as a sustaining member, all donations keep KUMD on the air for everyone to enjoy. If you missed the drive, it’s not too late to click and join today! KUMD is handcrafted radio, Made in Duluth.
 

    

4/16 Forever Home

Apr 16, 2015
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Animal Allies' Humane Educator Pat Castellano joins us to talk about keeping cats indoors.  It's not only safer and better for them ... it's safer and better for the birds.

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.

Flickr/Wolfram Burner

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.

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