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In the Spirit of Medicine: maple syrup needs sunny days and cold nights

When I make my maple syrup, it’s the only time I find any peace. My dog stays by the fire and I can hear the popping and the cracking of the trees and sometimes I can hear deer walking in the snow out in the woods.

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Woman singing into a microphone and playing guitar
Christine Dean for KUMD

3/8 Live From Studio A: Anna Stine

This singer-songwriter was born in Tennessee and spent time in Ohio before making her way to Minneapolis. She released a strong debut album, Company of Now , in October; featuring indie folk with a hint of jazz. Stine will performed her first Duluth show on March 8, 2019 at Beaner's Central; she gave us a preview when she joined us in the studio with guitarist Robert Bell the same afternoon . Anna Stine
Beaner's Central

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"Fast and Furious": spring migration in the northland

Want to keep an eye on some of the earliest avian families in the Northland this spring? Would you believe you'll be watching for Ring-billed Gulls? Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus joins us with some of the best information on migration (and plenty of links): why is it happening, how can I follow along and where are the best places to see our new arrivals. Links: Duluth Audubon Society website and Duluth Audubon Facebook page , with information about meetings, meet-ups and classes BirdCast: bird...

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KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/15

Mar 14, 2019
Tim McG Photography & Video

A funky night filled with melodic ska
Red herring
Friday, March 15 | 8pm | $7

Ophelia, Shatter Cones, Jensen*
Rock out with some punk
Friday, March 15 | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Jacob Mahon and the Salty Dogs*
High energy folk rock with a unique sound
Ursa Minor Brewing
Saturday, March 16 | 7pm | Free | all ages

Author Yvonne Pearson's charming book for kids is the perfect read for little folks who might be uncertain about camping for the first time.

Sadie Braves the Wilderness is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

(This episode of MN Reads was originally aired May 7, 2018)

3/14 Forever Home

Mar 14, 2019


Boomer is a Jack Russell mix. Poor little guy got adopted by a very nice gentleman who became very sick and Boomer had to be brought back to the shelter. He is a very good boy looking for a new home.


Buttons came to Contented Critters as a stray. She is so affectionate and really friendly. She has been spayed and vaccinated and is ready for a new home.


Pastor Liz Davis admits, ruefully, it's hard for the church to talk about sex, period, not to mention sex trafficking.

But January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and a local event Davis attended got her thinking about how the issue fits in, not only with her church's focus on poverty, but how they can better support partners working on this important issue here in our community.

©Tim Clemens

John Lamprecht doesn't mind if you describe him as a "fun guy" - in fact, the president of the Minnesota Mycological Society embraces the bad puns that come from loving the study of fungus.

A man "raised to be terrified of mushrooms" talks about how he became fascinated with the fungus among-us.


Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest by Teresa Marrone and Kathy Yerich

Chris Harwood

"There is nothing so stable as change"

It's natural for lake levels to fluctuate...but when intense storms whip through, the power of water shows. 

Jesse Schomberg talks about the fluctuating water levels today on, The Sea Grant Files

©Deb Holman. Used with permission.

Google "mental illness and police" and you'll come up with a devastating list of news stories; a litany of people in mental health crises being shot by police.

Vern Northrup/Facebook

 Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12) at the Duluth Art Institute, photographer  Vern Northrup will present an  Artist Talk at 6pm.                      Wednesday at 5:00pm, the Prøve Gallery will host this month's Teen Zine Workshop ...         

©John P. Richardson. Used with permission.

The Hawk Ridge Spring Migration Count has begun ... just don't look for it at Hawk Ridge.

Oh, and Larry Weber isn't where you expect him, either.

He's off to an Undisclosed Location, and we're delighted to welcome John Richardson, the count interpreter, as our Special Guest Star this morning.

Information about where counters may be working, upcoming events and more can be found at the Hawk Ridge Facebook page or on their website.

We Walk in Duluth/Facebook

At first blush, it's pretty easy to imagine what a group called We Walk in Duluth talked about at their advocacy and social hour this week.


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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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