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KUMD celebrates Mental Health Week with a series of interviews called Thinking Outside the Box.

There are new treatments for mental illness being developed all the time; and some of them are increasingly available here in the Northland.

Browse through the stories and look back at some of KUMD's award-winning mental health coverage in the past.

This Is Why Not: Finding Hope and Resilience in Troubled Times Spring 2017

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KUMD's Northland Morning host, Lisa Johnson, writes:

'I saw a video a while back with a nine year old, dressed in some kind of Elizabethan costume, singing an aria.

'So I sent it to my friend Elias Mokole, an opera singer and voice instructor here at UMD.

'"It’s beautiful," he wrote back, "except that she’s ruining her voice."

'Seriously?'

Forever Home 5/10

May 10, 2018
Two dogs and two cats available for adoption
Animal Allies, Contented Critters
Lisa Johnson

A couple of things seemed to emerge from last month's Local Solutions to End Poverty Accountability Session: Duluth's lack of housing - and the cost of the housing there is - is becoming an issue for people of all income levels in the Northland.
 
One solution is the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund ... but where is $3 million dollars a year going to come from?

One city councilor has a suggestion - but says you didn't hear it from him.

AGSIW

Presented at UMD on April 4, 2018, KUMD recorded and broadcast the Alworth International Lecture; Yemen: The Forgotten War. Listen here to former US Ambassador Steven Sesh, Executive Vice President of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. 

The Alworth International Institute presents lectures and brown bags throughout the academic that are free and open to the public. More information at alworth.org

Forever Home 5/3

May 3, 2018

Pumpkin

Meet Pumpkin. He is a young male orange and white cat. He came in as a stray and was not claimed. He is a very friendly fella who really wants a family of his own.

Arnold

©Mike Mayou. Used with permission.

High winds toppled acres of trees in July of 2016.  High winds, high waves and snow in October 2017.  More snow and dangerous waves on Lake Superior last month.

The occurrence - and recurrence - of severe storms is a topic of conversation these days, especially among the folks tasked with putting the damaged Lakewalk back together.  In fact, repairs from last fall's damage weren't even complete when the April 15 storm wrecked parts of it all over again.

Dog parks aren't just fun for dogs.

They're good for people ... and the local economy.

University of Minnesota Duluth

It took more than two years of conversations with Minnesota's eleven tribes and five University of Minnesota campuses to produce a draft update of the Board of Regents Policy: American Indian Advisory Boards for the University of Minnesota system.

And while it's still in the system (slated for discussion in September and passage in October), one of the policy's chief architects, Tadd Johnson, hopes it results in the inclusion of a representative from each of the Minnesota tribal nations on the Advisory Board.

UMD Graduation Seniors will get down and boogie in celebration of their upcoming graduation with The Basement at Clyde Iron Works on Thursday, September 26th. The theme this year is disco! So, come together with your fellow grads over wonderful food and groovy music, provided by The Basement. Tickets include transportation to and from Clyde Iron Works. 

Go Green at Glensheen

Apr 19, 2018

The UMD students of the Event Marketing course are putting on an event to celebrate Earth Day. The event is to spread awareness on how damaging the use of plastics is to our environment and to celebrate our Earth. There will be many activities going on during the event including engaging videos, speakers, free food and drinks, music, a bonfire with s'mores, a planter project, and yoga! See down below for more details.

Amanda Jorgenson

espnW's Sports and Culture writer Katie Barnes spoke on the UMD campus recently, talking about the intersections of sports and social justice. In a wide-ranging presentation, they talked about sports and political protest,  offered some surprising insights about solidarity and maintained that sports and athletics are an under-utilized arena for transforming society.

Forever Home 4/19

Apr 19, 2018

Princess

Meet Princess. She is an adult female Siamese mix. Princess is a blue eyed beauty wanting so badly for a family of her own. 

Alejandro

There has been a lot written about the Macron effect since he was elected as Prime Minister of France. Recorded in front of a live audience on Wednesday, March 14 at UMD, this weeks Alworth International lecture is Europe 2018: A New Deal in the Works: Is there a Macron Effect? presented by Mr.

UMD Queer and Allies Student Union

Gaypril at UMD is busting out all over with fun and informative events for queer students, their allies and anyone in the community who'd like to attend.

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