Rural Renewable Energy Alliance

Green Visions: solar energy: now an option to reduce poverty, too?

Rural communities worried about shrinking populations and fewer jobs. Low-income people for whom solar energy is out of reach financially or not an option because they rent. But what if an entire community could have a solar energy system, and folks already qualifying for energy assistance could get those benefits, too? Could there really be an option that's good for the environment, helps lift people out of poverty and provides jobs and economic development or small communities? Rural Renewable

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1/7 Live From Studio A: Gordon Thorne

This Northern Minnesota country blues guitarist is known for his collaboration with Bob Bingham in Bingham and Thorne, but regularly performs solo as well. We caught up with Thorne and heard some tunes when he joined us in the studio on January 7, 2019 while he was in the midst of a regular Monday evening gig at the At Sara's Table/Chester Creek Cafe wine bar in Duluth. At Sara's Table/Chester Creek Cafe

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Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: can't stand still for two minutes? Set a timer.

A free chance for folks of all ages to do some creating this week, brought to you by the Superior Public Library ... College is back in session this week and that's a reminder that there are new student shows up at the Tweed Museum of Art every week. Instead of blowing through a gallery, sparing only a few seconds for each work, Annie recommends picking a piece you like, setting a timer for two minutes, and then just looking at it carefully. And she pays tribute to Paul McIntyre, a longtime...

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This reknowned South African group joined us for a special session live from the Weber Music Hall on March 6th, 2006.

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Features music from Marcia Ball, Greg Brown, Paul Thorn, and more.

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Features music from Crash Test Dummies, Adrian Legg, Tom Russell, and more.

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Listen to our session with Chicago musician Andrew Bird from the Weber Music Hall on Feb. 24th, 2006.

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Features music from Rory Block, Claudia Schmidt, David Wilcox, and more.

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Features music from Harper, Mary Cutrufello, Ol' Yeller, and more.

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Features music from Dar Williams, John Gorka, Jorma Kaukonen and more.

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Peter Mayer, Stuart Davis, Low, and more.

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Our in-studio session with singer/songwriter Joanna James from March 3rd 2006

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Chris Koza and Beau Kinstler join us in the studio Friday, Feb. 24 at 1pm to preview their show at Beaner's Central.

Chris Koza and Beau Kinstler join us in the studio Friday, Feb. 24 at 1pm to preview their show at Beaner's Central.

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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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His 2018 album, The Tree of Forgiveness, has two songs nominated for a 2019 Grammy award in the Best American Roots Song category. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster. 

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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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