Caring & Sharing: the gift of connection

There are a lot of different models for a sucessful organization, but chances are you're not familiar with the "sweet grass braid" model. At AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization), there are three strands: housing and supportive services, arts and cultural programming, and food sovereignty. And just as in a braid, each of those three strands takes its turn on top as a priority.

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Emily Haavik
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12/7 Live From Studio A: Emily Haavik

This Duluth native, now based in Minneapolis, made her first full-length album, Ease Back with her band in a cabin north of Duluth on the banks of the Lester River. The folk/pop singer/songwriter joined us in the studio on December 7 for a preview of their release show later the same night at Blacklist Beer in Duluth. Emily Haavik and the 35s
Blacklist Beer

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Joe Polecheck

Joe Polecheck Photography will be hosting his first Duluth pop-up show at Hoops Brewing this weekend.  Holiday pop-ups are a great way to connect with local artists and at this is one you can enjoy beer and shopping together.  Other makers, including Superior Blooms, Gnarly Pepper and Heart Petals, will also be on hand on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon- 5 p.m.

Imagine Duluth/Facebook

The Imagine Canal Park project wrapped up last month and now it's time to crunch the data and evaluate what worked and what didn't.

Folks haven't heard the last of it, though: there are plans to go ahead with Cold Front February again this year and once the artists get done with them, you may be paying more attention to those utility boxes than you ever thought you might.

Gerard Van der Leun/Flickr

When you think about it,  it takes a lot of money to be poor.

It sucks up a lot of your hope, too.

Finding the time and paying for transportation to make the rounds of various agencies that could help you get back on your feet can seem like more roadblocks to folks trying to find a way out of poverty.

But since 1982,  Community Action Duluth has been helping.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/7

Dec 7, 2018
Paper Parlor
Paper Parlor

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
Saturday, December 8 | 9 pm | $15 | 21+


"Giving Comfort at Home" is the name of a specific program offered by Ecolibrium3: it's designed to help elderly, disabled and/or veteran home owners who may not be able to make needed energy-saving improvements.

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.

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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.


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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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