Radio Gallery: Play

The Duluth Art Institute is opening two summer exhibits on June 29, "Peripheral Vignettes" a solo show of Jonathan Thunder's paintings, and "Play" a group multi-media show about games. The work in this show stretches and re-purposes our concept of games sharing new ways to see and play. Play can also be educational and cross-generational and the show even offers opportunities to have some fun; play and think. "Play' games include an Anishinaabe singing game for healing the water, a site...

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6/13 Live from Studio A: The Sea The Sea

When this indie folk duo from upstate New York passed through Duluth several months ago, they left anyone who was lucky enough to catch them live wanting more. In 2016 they released their sophomore EP, In the Altogether , showcasing their beautifully-crafted songs and rich male/female vocal harmonies. They returned to Duluth on June 13, 2017 for a show at the Red Herring Lounge and joined us in the studio that afternoon.

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Anna Bailey

Art Week: wood artist (and singer-songwriter) Anna Bailey

" Man, this smells amazing ! " ~ most people, upon entering wood artist Anna Bailey's booth Wood artist Anna Bailey on home, family and the tools you find and learn to use along the way.

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Forever Home 6/22

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Hulk | Animal Allies

Hulk is a Silver American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is 8 years old. He came to us as a stray from St. Louis County and is now looking for his new loving home! This sweet guy will love getting to know you with that big nose of his. He loves giving kisses and going for walks outside.

Penny | Animal Allies

  "It was as if the water remembered."

Jacqueline Briggs Martin's latest is the true story of a creek - and a man - finding their way home.

CHUM

"They don't usually like the court at first," admits Deb Holman, ruefully.

But an innovative collaboration between legal professionals and community support service providers (Holman is a Street Outreach Worker for CHUM) is helping to break the cycle of homelessness, chemical dependency, mental illness and crime.

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Joel Kilgour sighs.

Maybe the plan was "overly ambitious," he says.

Joel has spent the better part of the last 20 years with the Loaves and Fishes Community, working on behalf of people struggling with poverty, homelessness and "housing insecurity."

In 2007, St. Louis County launched A Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  In 2017, the crisis of homelessness has not abated, but all is far from lost.

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Efforts to develop disease-tolerant elm trees have been in high gear ever since the majestic trees started being lost to Dutch elm disease in the '30s.

Now USDA Forest Service scientists are inoculating more than 1200 research American elms with Dutch elm disease, and if the trees can fight it off, you might even be able to plant elms in your yard again.

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The perceived "east-west divide" in Duluth is significant, especially when it comes to socio-economic barriers and even a ten-year discrepancy in life expectancy, depending on where you live.

Could meeting in the middle somewhere, say, Canal Park, help get people thinking in a new way?

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation think so, and they're willing to shell out $200,000 to find out.  

There is a new exhibit called Sinew at the Tweed Museum of Art bringing together the work of celebrated and accomplished female Native artists living and working in the Twin Cities.  The show was curated by Dyani White Hawk and includes the work of Carolyn Anderson, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Elizabeth Day, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, and Maggie Thompson.

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"Don't change the height of the mower dramatically!"

"Don't cut below 2 1/2 inches!"

"I'm busy crowding out other weeds; leave me alone!"

Master gardener Tom Kasper says listen to your lawn: it might surprise you.

The region bids a happy retirement this week to Bob DeArmond, the longtime head of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council ... and Annie is in search of fiction books about art history to enjoy on vacation.

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KUMD Events

Over 120 artists from the region and beyond are set to display their work at the 46th annual Park Point Art Fair on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Artists are gathering from all over the region and beyond underneath the Beach House to display their creative work that spans across media from photography to woodwork.

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring quiet a diverse lineup. A few artists to mention include City and Colour, Feist, Brandie Carlile, who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.
Date: July 6-9
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

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The Night for the Natives fundraiser concerts happening on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 will benefit the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). The NAJA's primary goal is, to strengthen communication efforts both among Native people and between Native Americans and the general public.

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