Lisa Johnson

Caring & Sharing: the gift of unconditional love

It's kind of like a balance sheet, actually. Move the numbers of stray, homeless or unwanted animals from that column to the "folks looking to adopt an animal" column. (With, if necessary, a quick stop at the spay/neuter clinic) In fact, Animal Allies Humane Society has been so successful at that mission, including efforts to reduce the numbers of unwanted litters, that occasionally they can save lives a little further afield, taking in transports of animals from reservations and southern...

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The Langerstons
John Heino for KUMD

12/13 Live From Studio A: The Langertsons

This young group is made up of the children of Mahtowa band the Holy Hootenanners. They dropped by a year ago to share tunes from their first album, and have already made a second recording, Flower Crowns and Imagination , with Rich Mattson of Sparta Sound. They had a release show for the album on December 15 at Beaner's Central in Duluth and gave us a preview when they dropped by our studios on December 13.

The Langertsons
Beaner's Central

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Rehab, don't raze: a win for Duluth's housing market and the environment

Minnesota's Historic Preservation Office says the state tax credit for rehabbing historic structures generates a lot of economic activity -- and almost four thousand jobs this year. Problem is, this program is for big-ticket renovations of commercial properties. But offering incentives for people to renovate Duluth's existing housing stock would be a big win - for the environment and everyone who is struggling to find housing in our community.

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Forever Home 12/13

Dec 13, 2018


Balto is a grey and white Alaskan Husky who is 6 years old. He came as a stray from St. Louis County and is now looking for his new loving home! Balto is a cuddly boy with a million dollar smile! He loves to be outside exploring and rolling over for his absolute favorite- Belly rubs!


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.

The best gift - for gardeners or anyone, for that mattter - is to know they're loved and important to you.

After that, it's electric wheelbarrow all the way.


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.

National Archives

This week: honor, service, and keeping a promise.



In the Spirit of Medicine features the essays of Dr. Arne Vainio, an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs  Band of Ojibwe and a family practice doctor on the Fond Du Lac reservation in Cloquet.

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+

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Flickr

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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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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Cyr joins us Live on on Wednesday, December 19 at 2pm

Caring & Sharing

Throughout the month of December see how you can make a difference in the community

Democracy Now Extra

Full Coverage of Katowice Climate Summit

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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