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Thank you for donating so generously to KUMD this spring! Your donations go to support another year of local, independent radio. Your KUMD's Homemade radio is made up of the spices of our staff, students, community volunteers, AND our listener supporters. Didn't get a chance to pledge? Add your ingredients to the soup! Donate today , and thank you!

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In the Spirit of Medicine: I wish things could have been different between us

“I remember your stories and I appreciate what you tried to teach me. I wish I could have gone ricing with you and heard you knocking rice as the flocks of redwing blackbirds rose and fell by the thousands in the rice beds. I’ve thought about you sitting by the fire on cold February nights with the stars bright above you and the trees popping and snapping from the cold as you cooked your maple syrup. I want to learn some of our songs and I always hoped you would teach them to me.” In the...

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By USDA-ARS and Oregon State University (OSU) - USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Public Domain

Tips for Hardy Gardeners: should people have hardiness-zone ratings?

Woman in a red dress standing playing a red keyboard and singing into a microphone
Christine Dean for KUMD

4/10 Live From Studio A: Ann Kathryn

This Duluth singer/songwriter's powerful vocals were always a highlight of her previous bands, which included Lookdown Moon and Mayfly. In recent years she's struck out on her own, writing and performing her own songs on keyboard, her distinctive voice still at the forefront. She'll release her debut album on Friday, April 12 at Beaner's Central in Duluth; we'll got a preview when she and bassist/guitarist George Ellsworth joined us in the studio on April 10, 2019. Ann Kathryn on Facebook

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Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: Just what the doctor ordered

Annie Dugan says in Canada, your doctor might write you a prescription to go look at art. Prescription or not, you'll hardly be able to miss art this week. 49 years after the first Earth Day, 29 years after the first Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop , the Twin Ports continues its fine tradition of celebrating the natural world and the artists who remind us why we live here.

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

Joanna James website

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.

Thursday, March 2nd at 4pm.

Get ready for a great jazz session with saxophonist Frank Morgan and pianist George Cables. It's a preview of their Friday, March 3rd concert at the Weber Music Hall at UMD.

Listen to our archived session with Nordic Voices, recorded at the Weber Music Hall on Feb. 24th.


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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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HomeGrown Music Festival

The Homegrown Music Festival is an annual community celebration of the original and diverse music of Duluth, Minn. and its surrounding communities. What started in 1999 with five acts has matured in its 20th year to an eight-day community-wide local music, arts and cultural extravaganza.

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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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