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Joan Osborne at Sacred Heart for Duluth Dylan Festival

This year's Duluth Dylan Festival featured a concert from Joan Osborne, whose most recent album, Songs of Bob Dylan , paid tribute to Duluth's native son.

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Christine Dean for KUMD

5/24 Live from Studio A: Brasszilla

This quartet formed when three members of the brass section of Twin Cities rock band Chooglin' broke off to start their own project, later adding drums to create a sound they call "hip shakin' beer jazz." They recently put out a second release, the EP All Day Music , recorded with Rich Mattson at Sparta Sound. 3/4 of the band, trumpeter Bob DeBoer, trombonist Zach Zins, and sousaphone player Hal Longley joined us in the studio on May 24, 2019 for a preview of their EP release show the same...

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Allen Killian-Moore

Radio Gallery: Allen Killian-Moore

You may know local moving picture artist Allen Killian-Moore from his local film series the "Saltless Sea Cinema." If you are new to the work of Killian-Moore, wait no more. His show "I Am What's Wrong With the World" Is at the Duluth Art Institute May 23 - August 11, 2019. The films which delve in to ideas of power, disenfranchisement, both globally and personally, are all Killian-Moore's footage with original scores. His films are real, abstract, fine art and true life I Am What's Wrong...

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Forever Home 5/23

May 23, 2019
Forever Home Pets
Forever Home Pets
Dave Freeman

Last week the US Bureau of Land Management renewed mineral exploration leases for Twin Metals, a crucial step in the Chilean-owned mining company’s bid to develop a large copper-nickel mine adjacent to the Boundary Waters. On Green Visions this week we are joined by Tom Landwehr, Executive Director of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and former Minnesota DNR commissioner who shares his concerns on how this project will impact America's most popular wilderness area.

Shoreline of Lake Superior
James St. John

National Safe Boating Week is here! In order to have fun and enjoy the water, practice safety. 

Lifejackets, knowing water conditions, and being aware of dangerous water currents are a few ways to stay safe and enjoy your time on the water. Listen for more tips and strategies to avoid dangerous situations.

MN Sea Grant

Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

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Larry Weber is hanging out in southern Minnesota, where spring is in full swing.

Actually, it was 85 yesterday; maybe summer has already started down there.

At first blush, an event in Duluth for people who consider themselves "white feminists" might not make a lot of sense.

With a relatively small percentage of people of color in the community, most feminists around here are white, right?

But the Feminist Action Collective has a few well-chosen words on the subject.  "White feminism," they say, "is shorthand for mainstream feminism.  And mainstream movements are made up of - and defined by - people of privilege."

In this surprisingly personal conversation with The "award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger," the lifelong-Minnesotan-turned-Duluthian talks about the dangers of admiration, how radio journalism shaped his fascination with people's stories, and how "writing is part of the thinking process."

Forever Home 5/16

May 16, 2019


Ash is a tan American Shelter Dog who is 1 year old. He came to Animal Allies as a stray and is now looking for his new loving home! Ash is an energetic and friendly guy who would spend all day playing fetch if you'd let him. This smart pup comes with 2 free months of professional dog training, and is looking for an owner who will continue working with him!



Ecolibrium3 likes to say they sit at the nexus of energy, equity and economic vitality.

The new Lincoln Park Solar Garden, however, will sit behind the M&H gas station along I-35 and Michigan Street.

And the project will not only generate energy, it will help folks suffering with "energy poverty" and veterans, too.

More information about the Lincoln Park Solar Garden is here.


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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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Duluth Dylan Fest 5/18-5/26

May 22, 2019
Duluth Dylan Fest
Duluth Dylan Fest

The weeklong festival Duluth Dylan Fest, celebrates the music and influence of Bob Dylan with an array of events and concerts including art exhibits, a poetry reading, The John Bushey Memorial lecture and nightly music events. Musical acts include Joan Osborne, Rich Mattson and the North Stars, Cowboy Angel Blue, a Bob Dylan Review in a reunion show and more.

May 18 - May 26

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Soundset 2019 5/26

May 22, 2019
Soundset 2019
Soundset 2019

Independent Hip Hop Festival in Minnesota. Soundset 2019 will be on May 26, 2019 at the MN State Fairgrounds on The Midway! Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, DMX, Beast Coast (Flashbush Zombies & Joey Bada$$), Tierra Whack, Atmosphere, Royce Da 5'9″ among others.

May 26, 2019

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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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