Maija Jenson

Program Director

Program Director Maija Jenson invites you to share your programming comments or to get involved at the station. KUMD thrives on your involvement, through member support, volunteer efforts and community participation.  Maija joined the KUMD team in 2008.  She is the host of the weekly arts program "Radio Gallery" and is one of the many staff, student and volunteer djs that make KUMD your community connection. She brings a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 15 years of public radio experience from KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.   Maija was raised in northern Minnesota by activist artist hippies with no TV but lots of public radio including the CBC, MPR and KAXE.  Besides music, radio, teaching and art, Maija enjoys an active life in the great outdoors with her family.    

Ways to Connect

Jamie Harper

"Salvaged Medium" is a stunning array of North Shore scenic paintings from Jamie Harper, on display at Pizza Luce in Duluth. His work is up through the end of August with a reception happening on Wednesday, August 1, 7-9 p.m. at Pizza Luce, located on the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street in Duluth.

Harper, who lives and works in Winona Minnesota, joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about discovering the arts after college,  his path to recycled materials his connections to Duluth. 

Animal Allies and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. have teamed up to raise awareness and funds. Dr. Shawna Weaver joins us with a preview of this months event, Animals & Environment, happening at the Bent Paddle Taproom, Wednesday, July 25, 4-6pm.  

Jesse Hakala

Founder of "Nice Pitbull" clothing company is the organizer of "Walk with a Pitbull Ice Cream Social" happening at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth.

Cromely

Tom Kasper reminds us of the basics, water your plants.  At this stage of summer, as plants grow bigger, they need consistent watering.

Andres Ubierna

On July 18, Duluth honored Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 100th birthday. Mandela was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, a humanitarian, and the first democratically-elected President of South Africa. 

Anne Dugan breaks down the Twin Ports Art Scene this week.

MN Sea Grant

This week on The Sea Grant Files, host Jesse Schomberg has a conversation about aquaculture with Don Schreiner, Minnesota Sea Grant’s fisheries specialist. 

KUMD's Maija Jenson shares her conversations with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls.

Carl Gawboy

Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg or four friends, a new show in The Depot Great Hall, has opened and is up through July 24.  Minnesota artists George Morrison, Joe Geshick and Carl Gawboy each took different artistic paths with their work but their journeys as leading Ojibwe artists in the 20th century brought them together. They welcome you on this journey with them, as the fourth friend.

Chholing Taha

Chholing Taha brings her work to the Duluth Art Institute this month in a show called “Every Spirit Tells a Story.” Her bright and vibrant paintings inspired by Great Lakes tribes opens with a reception and artist talk on Thursday, July 12, from 6-9 pm

Painter and ceremonial shawl maker Chholing Taha is a Cree First Nations artist is originally from Quebec and New York state but now is based in Minnesota.  You can hear more from her at the artist talk on July 12, the exhibit is on display through September 2, 2018.

Taha shares her journey with us here on Radio Gallery.

Minnesota State Parks has created a new way to find your next outdoor adventure.  The new website has an online tool with an interactive map with filters for favorite outdoor activities, amenities and locations.  

©Lisa Johnson

Larry Weber joins us for Backyard Almanac from the road, returning from a spider convention in Michigan.

Maija Jenson

CHOICE Unlimited has partnered with St. Louis County to share a new public art project, a beautiful Lake Superior mural.  We hear from contributing artist Cody and Maria Brown, the lead artist of the recently installed mural. With the participation of over a dozen artists, the Lake Superior shore scene was developed by committee and created one piece at a time by those involved in the ARTS program at CHOICE Unlimited.

MN Reads: Savory Sweet

Jun 28, 2018
University of Minnesota Press and Mette Nielsen

What do you do with another pile of beets form your CSA?

This weekend is the Free Range Film Festival held each year at the Food Farm's Wrenshall Barn.  Films will be shown Friday night starting at 7 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

As always the festival is comprised of independent shorts and some not so short films by regional and national filmmakers. This year's schedule has 25 films ranging from 2  to 95 minutes.

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