Joshua Grenell. Used with permission.

Minnesota K9 Ninja brooks no obstacle to finding homes for homeless dogs

Rochester's Andrew "Roo" Yori is no stranger to national attention. Before the 39 year old lab technician at the Mayo Clinic became a finalist on NBC's American Ninja Warrior, he and his wife Clara adopted a pit bull mix dog from a Rochester shelter. In 2006, Yori and Wallace the Pit Bull were named National Dog Agility Association's World Champions for flying disc. Then they adopted Hector, one of 51 dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dogfighting case, a dog who went on to become a Certified...
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8/26 Live From Studio A: Marah in the Mainsail

This Minneapolis 6-piece released their first full-length, Thaumatrope last year with a sound they describe as cinematic, aggressive folk. They joined us live in the studio on August 26, 2016 and performed the same night at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.
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Radio Theatre: new beginnings

Amazing how little time off is needed to bring a person back, raring to go and filled with fresh enthusiasm. It's back to school - and the theater - time for Cathy Fank of the UWS Theater Department and she can't wait to suss out the crop of new students at auditions for the first show of the season, Dr. Faustus.
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Printmaker Cecilia Lieder thinks of herself as a storyteller ... but it was only recently she decided to try her hand at writing them down.  The result is "Wilderness Tales," one of this years NEMBA nominees in the Memoir category.


Citizens of Superior will get to decide if they want to ask the legislature and the Governor if existing exposition district legislation can be applied to a smaller market city in the state.


Essentially, Superior wants to use the same kind of public-private partnership that was approved for Milwaukee.  It's never been done in a smaller city in Wisconsin before, but it could mean a convention center-style venue in the downtown and all the other things that go along with it: new places to eat, to stay and more reasons for businesses and people to come to town.

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Landlords in the Twin Ports can pretty much write their own tickets.  With a 3% vacancy rate, filling empty properties doesn't require much effort.

But as the community saw last week, some local landlords are interested in a pilot program called the Landlord Incentives Program, an effort to make it easier for folks with criminal pasts to secure a place to live and for landlords to rent to them. 

Tim White

This Thursday there is a concert and closing event for the summer exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute In & Out of Context, the photographs of Tim White. White’s exhibit pairs his black and white images with poems, stories and songs and contributor and local musician Gaelynn Lea is performing.   

This is final of 4 events connected to this community oriented exhibit which drew together many local talents for the original and inspiring book to the exhibit at the DAI.

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It's true: the warm weather, abundant rains and sunshine have produced bumper crops of just about everything - including black mold and powdery mildew.

UMD's influx of two thousand new freshman is right on - or just over projections.

But do they all really need help moving in?

Vice Chancellor of Student Life, Dr. Lisa Erwin, says you bet they do - and it's a great investment. 

©Jeffrey T. Larson

Don't be surprised if you see Annie Dugan sitting in the audience at Jeffrey T. Larson's Gallery Talk at the Tweed Museum of Art Saturday night.

She's pretty excited to hear about his upcoming art school, "the science of realism," - oh, and she's kind of captivated by that vacumn cleaner as well.

  Crystal Pelkey is the Producing Director for The Underground, and she joins us to talk about theater on the radio.  They are wrapping up this season and will soon "go dark," but in the off-season there is still a lot of work to do. Planning for future seasons is an ongoing process, usually starting more than a year in advance. The Underground, in addition to staging Duluth Playhouse productions, has to schedule outside events and shows onto its stage as well, which can be challenging.

Kevin Bolton [via Flickr]

Naturalist Larry Weber observes that, as the days grow shorter (now just 14 hours of daylight), many birds are on the move, including large families of warblers ("warbler waves"), raptors, geese, and nighthawks. The rain has brought out many mushrooms. Butterflies are on the scene, and so are cicadas, katydids and grasshoppers, and this means that spiders are on the hunt for insects! In plant life, fall flowers are blooming -- goldenrod, asters, and sunflowers (including Joe-Pye weed).

Forever Home 8/18

Aug 18, 2016

Bear | Contented Critters
A male Schnauzer mix about 9 months old. He is just a character, full of puppy energy, loves everyone and so ready for a family of his own.


KUMD is Sending Listeners to Festival Palomino

WIN TICKETS Listen from Monday, August 29th to Friday, September 2nd for your chance to call and enter our drawing for free tickets to Festival Palomino.
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Featured Live From Studio A

Laney Jones joins us on Thursday, August 30 at 1:00pm

KUMD Events

On Sunday, September 18th, UMD's Sustainable Agricultural Project is throwing the Food and Farm Festival. The event will feature a local meal prepared with UMD Farm produce, live local music by Borderstone, activities for kids including a petting zoo, and a scenic 5k trail run/walk through the farm property. All proceeds benefit the Sustainable Agriculture Project.


Listen from Monday, August 29th to Friday, September 2nd for your chance to call and enter our drawing for free tickets to Festival Palomino.

KUMD is a proud sponsor of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' new film, One More Time With Feeling, premiering at Zinema 2 on Thursday, September 8th at 9:00pm. The showing will be the first opportunity to listen to the new album Skelton Tree is set to drop on September 9th.

WIN TICKETS // Listen all day Tuesday, September 6th for your chance to win tickets to the show.

More KUMD Events

Monday through Friday at 11am.

KUMD Event Photos

Check out photos of Trampled By Turtles at Bayfront and more!