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Backyard Almanac: see The Infant you must

The Child is adorable ... but you won't find him/her/them on your local neighborhood, Governor-sanctioned outdoor traipses. What you can look for, though, is The Infant.

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3/13 Live from Studio A: Glitteratti

This local supergroup features Marc Gartman, Trampled by Turtles members Dave Carroll and Tim Saxhaug, and drummer Kyle Keegan. They've released their first full-length album, Among the Wild , produced by Low's Steve Garrington, and were scheduled to have a Duluth release show on March 13, 2020 at Pizza Luce in Duluth, but just before our in-studio session they got the word that the show had been cancelled due to coronavirus fears. Fortunately they stuck around to play some songs for us and...

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Green Visions: "this is going to be a part of our new normal"

When Cindy Hale and Jeff Hall saw the income from their small farm drop "from several thousand dollars a month to zero, overnight," they realized the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't going to be over anytime soon.

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On the one hand, folks are supposed to stay home.

But on the other hand, they are allowed to shop for food.

And since food supplier Sysco Minnesota had some perishable stuff sitting around (about a ton and a half, to be precise), they offered it to the community.  Now Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Clyde Iron Works, Pier B Resort Hotel and the 2020 Census are putting on a Free Farmer's Market this afternoon.

Plus how one kid is spending his break (so far) enjoying "chemistry" with his family.

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Maybe you want to use this time at home to learn a new skill.

Maybe you want to use this time at home to start healthier habits.

Maybe you want to use this time at home to figure out how to keep your family out of your hair.

Whatever your plan, Arlene Coco has a suggestion for that.

(Arlene recommended Yummly and BigOven for meal suggestions, and scroll down for some recipes she provided to get you started!)

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Annie Dugan's not the first teacher who's thrown out the syllabus as classes moved online.

But when she assigned her students this "mega master list" website* and asked them to find "art that quiets the mind," she didn't know how much she was going to need their results.

Incidentally, Annie writes:

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  If I had told her she had lung cancer on that Thursday, the diagnosis of “pneumonia” never would have been in quotes. She would have continued to see me as part of her medical team. My education and my abilities never would have come into question. But she would have gone into her Easter weekend with a death sentence hanging over her head and nowhere to turn for answers. She didn’t have many days left, and those few days with her family were important. Knowing her diagnosis two days earlier did not change her outcome.

KUMD Album Review: Texas Sun

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Larry Weber is gonna make you feel better about just about everything today.

The backyard is going to become more interesting as we stay at home for a couple of weeks, fog and calm are terrific conditions for hearing sounds, sap's flowing, buds are popping,  and today's warm temperatures could even result in butterflies.

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's "stay-at-home" order is is designed to slow the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and buy as much time as possible for the state's health care system to prepare it.

Minnesotans are being asked to maximize "social distance," wash their hands frequently, avoid all contact with others if they're sick, and take particular precautions to protect folks with compromised immune systems.

In other words, pretty much everything it's impossible to do when you're homeless ... or working with people who are.

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Cook County businessman Mike Larson talks about making the tough decision last week to shut down his vacation-rental business. 

And Cook County has joined a number of rural, vacationland counties in the region asking vacationers, second-home owners and those fleeing coronavirus to stay home - for now.

Duluth author Margi Preus joins us to talk about her book launch. Once a shindig as befits the launch of two books at once, it's become a virtual event online, and we'll find out how you can take part.

More information about Margi's virtual book launch, live reading and more at her website, and on Facebook under Margi Preus Books.

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A one-stop spot for coronavirus information, updates, (and the TP thing)

Social media may be a great way to keep connected if you find yourself in the midst of an unplanned "staycation," but it's not always the best place to find facts.

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KUMD is Here for You

At this challenging time, live, local radio is more important than ever, and KUMD remains dedicated to sharing music, company, and information with our region at 103.3fm and online here at kumd.org. Tune in for community voices you trust, and for music that provides a welcome respite when you need it. We have suspended all unnecessary face-to-face contact; staff are working from home as much as possible, and we are closing our office to the public. The best way to reach us is via e-mail,...

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KUMD is a proud sponsor of the Mental Health Action Concert presented by LET’S TALK MN. 

The concert will feature Cloud Cult with special guest Ingeborg von Agassiz and will take place at the NorShor Theatre on Saturday, April 25th. 

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The Avett Brothers are returning to Duluth Sunday July 5, this time bringing their Americana Rock sounds outdoors to Bayfront Festival Park. The show will start at 6pm with openers yet to be announced. Gates will open at 5pm. Hear The Avett Brothers play tracks from their latest album Closer than Together as well as many of their classics at Bayfront in the summer of 2020. 

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KUMD has two new podcasts!

KUMD has two new podcasts! Subscribe to In the Spirit of Medicine and The Simple Plate in Apple Podcasts or Google Play and never miss an episode.

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How to Listen Live

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.

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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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