Public Affairs

UMD Clean Snowmobile Team

People would just love snowmobiles if they didn't dislike them so much.

They're noisy (think angry bees) and they can pollute up a storm.

But UMD's award-winning Clean Snowmobile Team is using the most amazing technologies to build a leaner, cleaner, quieter sled, and until someone figures out how to make a battery that works in the cold, they might be onto something.

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If the whole point of online gaming is to assume another identity ... what difference does it make who you are IRL*?

It turns out, it makes a lot of difference, especially to young, white males.

*In Real Life

Thank you listener-members!

Mar 22, 2018

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 possible by you. Thank you.

©World Without Genocide

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly.

189 countries have ratified it; six have not: Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Palau, Tonga .... and the United States.

Forever Home 3/22

Mar 22, 2018

Titan

Titan is a young adult male lab. He came in October 2017. He is a goofy, playful guy who loves kids, gets along well with other dogs, and is so very ready to have a family of his own. He is a very good boy.

Hoppy

©Community Action Duluth

Caught between the conversion to filing taxes online and being unable to hire them done, folks without computers, confused by computers or just plain confused by their taxes have a variety of options for free help.

More information on

Community Action Duluth's Free Tax Site

UMD's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)

March for Our Lives - Duluth/Facebook

This Saturday, students and their families along with community members all over the country plan to march to end gun violence and mass shootings

Even as details are emerging about yet another school shooting this morning (3/20/18) in Maryland,  plans to hold a march and rally in Duluth - one of eight in the 8th Congressional District - are going ahead.

More information about March For Our Lives Duluth.

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Today, Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Legislative Relations Committee Director Jacob Griffiths to discuss UMD lobbying efforts and plans for 2018. The LRC, is a Student Association sub-committee that "facilitates students to work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to pursue meaningful change pertaining to issues facing UMD students, such as higher education funding." ~ from the UMD Student Association website.

Student Association

©Mooster History

Twenty-five thousand kids across Minnesota put their history chops on display throughout the state earlier this year, and those winners are duking it out now in 12 regional competitions, hoping to make it to State at the end of April.

But the real story may be students as young as 12 developing thesis statements, researching their topics and doing the kind of thoughtful analysis that, the world tells us, we need more of.

Protect my Public Media Blog

Federal funding for public broadcasting is again on the chopping block in the President's budget proposal.
  Protect my Public Media is a national advocacy group; KUMD's Maija Jenson spoke with Christina Kuzmych, the general manager at Wyoming Public Media.

Forever Home 3/15

Mar 15, 2018

Goldie

Goldie is a 6-year-old Shepherd/Retriever mix. She gets along with other dogs and is still full of energy!

Cheetah

Cheetah is a beautiful 8-year-old tabby cat. He is a Domestic Medium hair adult looking for a place to call his new home!

Fregula

MN DOT

There are more people than you'd think champing at the bit for road construction season to start.

QASU Drag Show Ticket Giveaway

Mar 13, 2018
QASU

 

The Basement wants to send you to the UMD Queer and Allied Student Union Annual Drag Show, happening Saturday, March 24th in the Kirby Ballroom. Win tickets by listening to The Basement Tuesday, March 20th through Thursday, March 22nd after 9pm for your chance to call! Tune in and win on KUMD The Basement.

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Remember being a little kid and kissing yourself in the mirror?

When did that stop - and why?

UMD's recent Kiss the Mirror event decided to tackle the issue head on.

(You can listen to the TED Talk that preceeded the program, Why Thinking You're Ugly Is Bad For You with Meaghan Ramsey here.)

Melissa Boyd

When Melissa Boyd started her Ojibwe language studies with elders, she discovered she was learning more than words.

For one thing, her studies were teaching her things about herself as an Anishinabe person; things that weren't included in public school or even tribal school curricula.

She believes that part of low Native graduation rates have to do with missing pieces of their education: students don't learn about themselves, their issues, their community, their strengths and their history.

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