Mr. Outdoors Guy, Kristine Paulus, Biodiversity Heritage Library/Flickr

Backyard Almanac: Summer is this morning at 10:54am. Don't miss it.

6/3 Live From Studio A: Sing! A Women's Chorus

Mags David formed this women's chorus in 1999 with a small group of beginners learning how to sing. The group has since expanded to 30-plus members, have released an EP, and have performed steadily including at several Homegrown Music Festivals. The group's repertoire is a mix of traditional songs from the U.S., Europe, and West Africa as well as David's originals and includes a playful mashup of Al Sparhawk of Low's "Don't Drop the Baby" and Jean Ritchie's "What'll I Do With the Baby-o?"...

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College


  We live in a competitive world, but traditionally we are not a competitive people. Our heritage is to share our wealth. Our heritage is humility. Our ancestors shared their belongings and food when times were good and knew they could depend on others when times were bad. Having a “giveaway” and sharing your wealth is not uncommon with Native American people who have been honored in some way.

Metro Blooms

Prior to 2013, three million gallons of storm water runoff was pouring into Lake Nokomis in south Minneapolis every year, along with over two tons of soil-suspended solids and more than 15 pounds of phosphorus. 

©Bob King. Used with permission.

Despite what seems like a never-ending stretch of clouds and cool temperatures, Bob King says get outside after 11pm (twilight is extra-long these days) and look up.  You just might be surprised at what you can see.

  You can read more Astro Bob on his blog, including his latest post here.

Ivy Vainio

Wednesday (June 19) at Zeitgeist, Ivy Vainio's Breaking Free Exhibition Reception runs from 6-8pm.

photo by MMIWG-FFADA

Canada has finished its three-year inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls. And they're calling it genocide. Is that the right word?

John Prince/Flickr

The so-called ancient Chinese blessing/curse, "May you live in interesting times," is probably neither ancient or Chinese.

Koby is a Labrador mix who is 10 years old. Koby is a sweet senior boy who is laid back but still loves to play - especially when it comes to tug of war! His previous owners said he likes other dogs, cats, toys, and people.

Frieda is a grey and white Domestic Short Hair who is 1 year old. Frieda is a sweet girl who loves to snuggle and play! She enjoys long strokes down her back, and scratches under her chin.

Go To Gigs 6/13

Jun 13, 2019
Trevor Murphy

Camille Martsen

A key member of Jacob Mahon & the Salty Dogs, Camille plays solo with an acoustic folk sound

Ursa Minor Brewing

Thursday, June 13 | 6pm | free | all ages

Black and White Image by Ken Bloom Japanese documentary photo series, Elderly Policeman with hands on hips,
Ken Bloom

This week, Director of the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD Ken Bloom retires. His dedication to local art, a growing Native American art collection and increased community programming will leave a lasting impression on the Tweed. But this is not the end, but rather new beginnings.  Bloom has shared that he is returning to his first passion, photography, and will possibly return as a guest curator. 


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Tune in at 8am, June 24-28, for artist interviews leading up to the 49th Annual Park Point Art Fair.

Next Live From Studio A: Rick Mclean

Wednesday, June 26 at 2pm

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 Events

49th Annual Park Point Art Fair 6/29

May 22, 2019
Park Point Art Fair
Park Point Art Fair

On June 29th & 30th you'll find over 120 talented artists from the Midwest and beyond displaying their clay, fiber, glass, painting, photography, jewelry, woodworking, and sculpture art. Admission and parking are free, and food vendors will be selling everything from BBQ to ice cream.

The event will be located at the end of Park Point from 10:00am-5:00pm on the last weekend of June.

KUMD and First Avenue presents Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Festival Park July 6!

More KUMD Events

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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