Duluth Homegrown Music Festival: Day 2

Photos of Homegrowns past kicked off Day 2 of the 2016 Homegrown Music Festival as the Red Herring Lounge hosted the bustling opening reception for the Photo Show. Attendees were treated to a Nerd Nite-worthy performance by Northland’s Finest Horn Choir, four professional French horn players whose repertoire included a cover of “Stairway to Heaven” and a Star Wars medley.Over at Zinema 2, a standing-room-only crowd got a first look at this year’s Homegrown Music Video Festival entries....
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4/29 Live From Studio A: Woodblind

HOMEGROWN WEEK ON KUMD. A mutual love of Ska brought Veikko Lepisto and Jason Wussow together to form Woodblind over two years ago. They met at Wussow's coffee shop, Beaner's Central, when Lepisto returned to Duluth after more than twenty years in Los Angeles performing with musicians ranging from the Royal Crown Review to Bette Midler. Wussow has been part of several bands including Flux Skapacitor and No Room to Pogo. The duo has gigged steadily and released singles and videos; they now have their first full-length album, Big Voice, coming out and dropped by our studios on April 29, 2016 to perform. They had shows throughout the town over the weekend, including participating in part of the Homegrown Music Festival.
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4/18 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Watching the Weather

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Leona Wakonabo and Gerri Howard. They grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation and currently work at the Niigane Immersion School in Leech Lake. They are also one of the elders working for the Ojibwemotaadidaa Adult Immersion Program. Our discussion is about the seasonal activities in their community when they were growing up, including fishing, making maple syrup, and looking for signs in nature.
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Brian Barber 2011

This week Radio Gallery spotlights the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, of course. Ancillary Arts Night has come and gone but don't worry, you have not missed out.  The annual photo show is on display all week at the Red Herring Lounge and the Homegrown Music Video Festival has two encore showings:  Tuesday, 5/3 at 7pm at Zinema 2 and wrapping up the festival is a free showing at the Red Herring on Sunday 5/8 at noon.   

Dr. Melissa Walls

When Mike Connor agreed to conduct some interviews with doctors, families and people who have diabetes in the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, he knew the information he was helping to gather for the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth was going to be important.

So many people on the reservation near Nett Lake have diabetes that it's one of the things ambulance drivers are required to ask about when they arrive to help someone.

But he didn't expect the "side effects" of the research: helping people with diabetes feel less isolated and alone.

Michael Kensinger, Jeff Hahn

For the first time in 14 months - since February 2015 - we've had a month that's cooler than normal.

Lisa Johnson

When KUMD's Northland Morning host attended a Live in HD performance of the Metropolitan Opera's Roberto Devereux a few weeks ago ... she couldn't wait to get back to Duluth and talk about it with her friend, UMD Voice Instructor and opera singer, Elias Mokole. 

James Shiffer's The King of Skid Row: John Bachich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis is a photo-packed expose of a place, a time, and a population city leaders would just as soon forget.

UMD Center for Economic Development

You've got to hand it to the Northland - we know how to handle hard economic times.

Forever Home: A Second Chance for Zeus

Apr 28, 2016

Zeus is an adult male Shepherd mix. He was rescued from the euthanasia list at another facility. Zeus was going to be put down because he has an injury to his back leg that went unattended and does bother him. He is a pleasant guy who deserves a second chance. He is doing much better since he has been able to exercise that leg.

This is week art and music collide in the Twin Ports with a full spectrum of arts events for The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.  Monday Night of the festival is Ancillary Arts Night and includes a photo show, a poetry showcase at Sacred Heart Music Center, and the always interesting Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema 2. But before the festival kicks off, one Duluth band is premiering their album length music video The Boomchucks Home Movie.

©Bird Watching Daily

UMD's Dr. Gerald Niemi has seen a lot of changes in the St. Louis River since he began researching birds and their habitat there in the '70s.

©lisa johnson/Thorsburg Photography

45 years after Iron Eyes Cody famously wept a single tear in a Keep America Beautiful public service announcement, do we finally "get it" when it comes to keeping the earth clean?

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Hanna Cesario joins us Live from Studio A Tuesday, May 3 at 2:00pm

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The Honeydogs
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KUMD is proud to present The Honeydogs on Thursday, May 19th  as part of our monthly concert series at The Red Herring Lounge. Doors at 7pm with Dusty Heart opening at 8pm. 

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