Turn up the heat. Your pledge gets us closer to $33K

Make your pledge now and help us eliminate or shorten the KUMD Fall Membership Drive. We have done it before. As soon as we hit $33,000, the fundraiser is over. Every pledge at any level gets us closer to our goal!
Read More
Lisa Johnson
Joseph Yetman Photography LLC

KUMD’s Lisa Johnson Receives a Minnesota Journalism Award for Reporting on Suicide

On September 23, 2016, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) announced KUMD’s Lisa Johnson as the winner in the Journalism Award Program for Excellence in Reporting on Suicide in the state of Minnesota.
Read More

9/20 Live from Studio A: Charlie Parr, Matt Sowell, and Michael Wohl

Parr hosted a night of American Primitive guitar at the Red Herring featuring guitarists Matt Sowell, a Philadelphia native now living in Minneapolis, and Michael Wohl from Seattle. We heard some great guitar talk and live tunes on September 20, 2016 when the trio joined us in the studio.
Read More

KUMD Album Review: Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean | Blonde Four years, one month and ten days, that’s how long it took for Frank Ocean to ride back in on his melodic wave. The channel widened and the color orange gave way to the golden tresses that form Blonde, Frank Ocean’s long-awaited sophomore album.
Read More
Emily Baxter/We Are All Criminals

Could your past stand up to scrutiny?

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Where's Art? with Annie Dugan

Ava Finch is a character in her own right.

She's forty-something with red, curly hair.  She's been described as "bodacious" and "in your face," which may or may not conflict with your sense of what a Canadian is like.

And she's written a book called "Fishing with RayAnne," the story of a thirty-something former pro angler who's launching an all-woman fishing/talk show on public television from the deck of her salmon-colored vintage AquaCraft, Penelope.

Lisa Johnson

Outdoorspeople, in particular, decry our modern dependence on technology and electronics.

But when autumn in the Northland can last as few as six weeks, you don't have a lot of time to waste.

Enter the Minnesota DNR's Fall Color Finder, a mobile-friendly website to show you maps of the best colors, the parks with the best colors near you, and even a subscription service that will send you a text or email update for the skinny on the best places to leaf-peep.

B.A.D./Flickr

Maybe no one saw it coming. 

Maybe no one connected the dots between an increase in prescribing pain medications to addiction to the search for a lower cost, easier to access replacement.

Maybe no one figured that replacement would be heroin.

Maybe no one saw every chemical dependency treatment program in Minnesota "completely overwhelmed," with waiting lists of six weeks or more.

Maybe no one saw an epidemic where sufferers might not even live that long.

KUMD's Audrey Summers has the story.

KUMD is proud to present Black Market Brass and Big Wave Dave & The Ripples on Friday, September 23 at the Red Herring Lounge. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 // The Red Herring Lounge
DOORS 8PM // MUSIC 9PM //  Tickets at redherringlounge.com

WIN TICKETS // Monday and Tuesday during Music Through the Day, and Wednesday during The Local

Brenda Dobbs/Flickr

A thousand hawks migrating over Hawk Ridge, the leaves changing color - those are signs of the season that are easy to see.  But Larry Weber says if you're paying attention, you can find things like eyelash fungus on downed logs and something called pinwheel fungus that he's seen sprout out of a single pine needle!

Gary Norman

Classically trained pianist and performer David Saffert glitters as the titular character in a la Liberace at UWS this week.

Information about showtimes and tickets can be found here:

Forever Home 9/22

Sep 22, 2016

Jewel | Contented Critters
Jewel is a lab mix about 3 years old. She is a super friendly girl with a whole bunch of energy. She would make a great trick dog as she is tiny (33 lbs) and extremely athletic. If you want a dog with the lab "look" and not the bulk she is the girl for you!

Honey | Animal Allies
Honey is a white and apricot colored Australian Shepard/Alaskan Husky mix who is 5 years old. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home! Honey enjoys being showered with love and attention, but is looking for a home with kids 15 and older who understand her personal space. This energetic and friendly girl loves to play, and knows how to sit, shake, lie down, and roll over! Honey is also looking for a family who will take the time to brush out her long, beautiful coat!

Nanni | Animal Allies
Nanni is a black and white domestic medium hair who is about 14 years old. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home! She is a sweet, affectionate cat looking for a quiet home to relax in. She can be a little timid, but opens up to people when given the chance!


Linda Hatinen sets a gripping historical romance in the Esko of one hundred years ago.  

It's a work of fiction ... with its roots in the facts of a family history.

©Joseph Yetman Photography

A photographer who cancelled on a shoot and a 6-year-old changed Joe Yetman's life.

The former UMD student is a professional photographer ... but on November 21, 2015, he found his vocation. 

"I feel like I've packed about 100 years of living in the last few months" says Yetman.  "My heart has learned lessons I never imagined. 

Kate Brady/Flickr

The aquarium needs cleaning and the kids have lost interest in the fish.  Or the frogs. Or the gecko. 

But flushing or dumping everything outside is a bad idea for two reasons:  one, it's inhumane for the animals and two, it's a really bad idea for the environment.

The same hardiness that makes milfoil and goldfish such great aquarium dwellers means they also excel as  invasive species. 

Pages

Featured Live From Studio A

Sara Thomsen joins us on Thursday, September 29 at 2pm

KUMD Events

The 4th annual BradtoberFest Run/Rawk/Crawl will take place in Duluth on Sunday, October 2nd. The celebration connects Duluth's craft beer, music, and running communities, offering samples, live performances, and a traverse across the city to local breweries and venues! And it's for a good cause! The proceeds will support programs such as the Duluth Music Resource Center and Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation's scholarship, fellowship, and other charitable programs to benefit young musicians.

Registration begins at 11am at Bent Paddle Brewery. See you there!

KUMD is proud to present Black Market Brass and Big Wave Dave & The Ripples on Friday, September 23 at the Red Herring Lounge. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 // The Red Herring Lounge
DOORS 8PM // MUSIC 9PM //  Tickets at redherringlounge.com

WIN TICKETS // Monday and Tuesday during Music Through the Day, and Wednesday during The Local

More KUMD Events

KUMD Event Photos

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