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10/5 Live from Studio A: John Mark Nelson

This St. Paul-based indie folk singer/songwriter is working on a new project set for release in 2019. He joined us in the studio on October 5 for a preview of his appearance the same night at Prøve Collective in Duluth. John Mark Nelson Prøve Collective Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

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Talking Politics: Skip Sandman

Talking Politics is hosted by Mike Mayou, a UMD student and activist from Duluth. Over the next three weeks, hear conversations with all three Congressional District 8 candidates, starting this week with Skip Sandman.

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©Lisa Johnson

The less you know about apple maggots the happier you'll be.

Suffice it to say there ARE ways to get rid of them, and even if you're left with bumpy apples, you can still make fabulous stuff with them.

The apples, not the apple maggots.

College students takeover KUMD's daytime airwaves in celebration of National College Radio Day!
Student DJs are hosting the KUMD College Radio Day takeover and spotlighting the music from student-run “The Basement” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday. National College Radio Day celebrates the efforts of students in curating unique, expressive, and meaningful content. “The Basement” playlist includes hip-hop, indie rock, punk, electronic and more.

©Northwest Passage

 Under the Surface-A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing opened yesterday at the Great Lakes Aquarium.  It's the result of a project that uses diving and underwater photography as therapy at a residential treatment center in Webster, WI.

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©John P. Richardson. Used with permission

Hawk-watchers were in "raptors" Sunday (see what we did there?) at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory with the capture of a leucistic red-tailed hawk.  Many people were on hand to see the bird in person, while others followed ... raptly (!) ... the Facebook page:

"In 30 years of banding hawks, the Banding Director Frank Nicoletti perhaps has only had one partially leucistic Red-tail before and certainly not to the extent this bird today was.

©Kaitlin Erpestad,Hartley Nature Preschool. Used with permission.

In this encore edition of Backyard Almanac from September 23, 2016, the question emerges:  it's not why the snapping turtle crossed the road, it's how.

©Gary Boelhower

Duluth's newly-minted Poet Laureate  (not even 24 hours yet) for 2018-2020 shares his thoughts on making poetry "more a part of the everyday fabric of Duluth": everything from replacing new-business ribbon-cuttings with some poetry read to reflect on community, to starting city council meetings with a poem, perhaps, related to one of the agenda items.

©Deb Holman

The Loaves and Fishes Community is a small non-profit in Duluth offering "hospitality and advocacy to people experiencing homelessness."

But Joel Kilgour, a longtime resident of the men's house and community organizer and activist, says they're turning away "probably 30 guys a day."

Perhaps the most visible faces of homelessness are those of people suffering from mental illness or addiction, but Kilgour says most of us are only one step away from living under a bridge ourselves.

Forever Home 9/27

Sep 27, 2018

Snoopy

Meet Snoopy. He is a one year old male Chihuahua mix. True to the Chihuahua nature, it takes him awhile to warm up to new people. Snoopy, however, is just an active puppy at heart who just finally needs a stable family to love him. He has been vet checked, neutered and vaccinated. Come to Contented Critters and meet this little guy. 

Gabisile Nkosi

The centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday continues with a local arts event, a talk at the Tweed Museum of Art.  Ray Allard presents "Art Against Oppression in South Africa," Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.

A Minnesota artist, Allard and his wife lived in post-apartheid South Africa and bring a perspective on the arts and censorship in the complex political landscape that Mandela survived and thrived.

More information on the Mandela centenary and the arts talk at the following links:

©Honor the Earth

In an address she called "Black Snake Chronicles: police, courts and victories," Winona LaDuke provides an update on the status of native resistance to pipelines, including three new landmarks in native resistance in Canada, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

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KUMD Events

KUMD is proud to partner with Jade Presents in bringing American folk rock band, The Avett Brothers, to DECC Arena on Saturday, October 13th. Tickets are now available online at JADE PRESENTS dot COM.

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Monika Lawrence

Galeynn Lea, accompanied by her full band, take the Sacred Heart stage on Saturday, November 17th to celebrate the release of "Learning How to Stay".

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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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