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Backyard Almanac: a look at clouds from both sides, now

Your overnight temps probably depended a lot on your cloud cover, Larry's disgruntled by the lack of snowfall on the ground and in the forecast, but there are plenty of new things to enjoy in the natural world, whether it's an unexpected goldfinch or a green comet.

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Mike Munson
John Heino for KUMD

12/6 Live From Studio A: Mike Munson

This Winona, Minnesota-based singer/songwriter is known for his slide guitar blues, influenced by rural Mississippi players like Fred McDowell. Munson recorded his latest album, Rose Hill , in Bentonia, Mississippi at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi. It's owned by Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, who guests on a couple of tracks. He joined us in the studio on December 6 for a preview of a string of shows he did in the area, including at Mont du Lac Ski Resort the same night,...

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Paper Parlor
Paper Parlor

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/7

Superior Siren Show and Video Premier
Emotional and melodic folkDuluth Cider
Friday, December 7 | 7 pm | free | 21+

Space Monkey Mafia, Splimit, Paper Parlor, Northshore Summit*
Atl. Folk to blues garage to ska punk describe these bands for a jam filled night
Red Herring Lounge
Friday, December 7 | 9pm | 21+

Kind Country, The Stringdingers
Fast paced mix of americana and bluegrass
The Red Herring Lounge

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Dave Freeman/The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

For a long time, the debate over sulfide-ore copper mining near the Boundary Waters has been orchestrated to pit concerns over the environment against concerns for the economy.

So how come we haven't heard much about the independent study that concluded they're one and the same?

More information about the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters can be found here.

We're currently experiencing a technical issue with our home page streaming player. The good news is that while we work on that, you still have several options for streaming KUMD online. Not sure which one to choose? Try the MP3 stream, which works well for many computers and devices.

Stormy Lake Superior
Pete Markham

Biogeochemistry; what is it and how has Lake Superior's storms changed its water? Ellen Cooney, PhD Candidate in Water Resources Sceince at the University of Minnestota, joins our host Jesse Schomberg to discuss.

In this photo from her Facebook page, Deb Holman wrote the caption, Ive got 5 people moving on the 31st
Deb Holman

Around 800 names on the list of individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness in St. Louis County.

More than 50 people so far this year who have died on our streets.

AICHO / Dabinoo 'Igan Domestic Violence Shelter

We speak with Shannon Larson, the Director of the Dabinoo 'Igan Domestic Violence Shelter (run by AICHO, the American Indian Community Housing Organization) about their move to a new, larger facility.

Matt Kania

Even though the weather this week is cloudy and grey, an abundance of art around us this week can brighten the day.  Annie Dugan reports on these events:

- Tonight (Monday, 12/3) from 5 to 7 pm at the Zeitgeist Atrium is the opening reception for plein air artist Matt Kania's exhibit "DOing: A Labor of Love," featuring oil paintings of artists and artisans doing the art or craft that they love.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/30

Nov 30, 2018
The Last Revel
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Elle PF/ YYY/ Seym0ur*
Experimental and orchestral, this night will bend your definition of music
Friday, November 30 | 8:30 pm | $5 | +18

Doomtree Shredders: P.O.S, Slims, Paper Tiger, Lazerbreak*
A crisp Minneapolis rap group
Spurs on First
Thursday, November 29 | $22 | +21

Ian Alexy
A mix of classic rock and americana with some Grateful Dead covers
The Ripple Bar
Friday, November 30 | 8 pm


Phenologist Larry Weber wraps up the fall season (September was warmer than usual, but October and November were colder) and embraces winter with open arms. Even the coming cold and dark make a perfect backdrop, he says, for the Geminid meteor showers we'll get to enjoy in a couple of weeks.


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KUMD Live from Studio A Volume 1

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1 , a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

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