Lisa Johnson

Tips for Hardy Gardeners with Tom Kasper - advice from the expert: don't tip trees

Every year, master gardener Tom Kasper carefully tips the roses at the Rose Garden to protect them through the winter. But trees aren't rosebushes, and trying to tip storm-uprooted silver maples and spruces back into place is a recipe for disaster. Also: when it comes time to replant trees, Tom has some ideas for replacements with sturdy root systems.
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7/20 Live From Studio A: Adam Faucett

This singer/songwriter's most recent album is 2014's Blind Water Finds Blind Water, gothic tales from his native Arkansas wrapped in a rootsy blues, folk, and rock mix. Since its release, he's been touring nationally and internationally; he made a stop in Duluth July 20, 2016 for a show with Useful Jenkins and the Devil's Flying Machine. We got a preview when he joined us in the studio the same afternoon.
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D. R. Martin

Radio Gallery: D. R. Martin

Local photographer Kip Prazlowicz has curated a new show, in cooperation with the Duluth Art Institute, of the street photography from Duluth native, writer and photographer D. R. Martin. The show includes select images from a large project from his youth with images captured 1967-1973 in Duluth. The show is up through August 17 and offers a window into Duluth's past. The artists and curator will be on hand at the opening reception Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 7pm at the Red Herring Lounge at...
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Storm damage update

Jul 22, 2016

Duluth continues to recover from Thursday night's destructive storms, widespread power outages, and high temperatures. 

UMD sent out an alert around 6 this morning that, due to the continued power outage, campus will again be closed for today. KUMD will remain off the air until power is restored to campus.

A storm moving through Duluth around 3:30am took out power and phone lines and uprooted trees, closing roads and prompting travel advisories this morning. 

The growl of chain saws started early as city crews and residents began assessing the damage. 

UMD sent out an announcement just after 6:00am, saying campus would be closed until 10:00am "Due to storm damage, power outages, and a no travel advisory."

Doug Kerr [via Flickr]

  KUMD taks with Brad Parsons, the Central Regional Fisheries Manager for the Minnesota DNR, about the DNR proposal to build a new fisheries facility at Mille Lacs Lake that would include a fisheries management station, fish hatchery and storage. The DNR would be able to more efficiently meet its Mille Lacs management goals and outreach needs with the new facility.

Sign up to win tickets from KUMD to see Ann Reed, Claudia Schmidt, and Sara Thomsen at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth this Sunday July 25.  Three Minnesota folk icons will be sharing the stage for one delightful evening.Winners will be drawn Friday, July 22 at noon. The show happens Sunday evening at 6pm at Sacred Heart Music Center located at 201 W 4th St, Duluth, Minnesota 55806

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  On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have another conversation with Leona Wakonabo and Gerri Howard.  They grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation and currently work at the Niigaane Immersion School in Leech Lake.  They are also one of the elders working for the Ojibwemotaadidaa Adult Immersion Program.  Our discussion is about immersion approaches to language education.

Squirrel Nation [via Flickr]

  We have a conversation with Colleen Landkamer, the USDA Rural Development State Director in Minnesota, about the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) program.  Since 2009, the US Department of Agriculture has provided grant funding to local cooperatives and other organizations that provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas strongly affected by poverty. Examples of technical assistance may include leadership training, feasibility studies, and developing business and strategic plans. 

Two young men sitting on a bed in front of a window
https://natharvie.bandcamp.com/

Nat Harvie of Duluth band Vivielle released a solo EP on July 1, 2016.

He stopped by The Local on July 6 to share tunes from the project and spoke with host DJ TeeJay.

They talked about the EP, titled Snow is a Gift to My Fear, which was inspired by the bleakness and monotony of a Duluth winter and written during a wet, gray winter north in British Columbia, where Harvie goes to college.

Nat Harvie on Bandcamp

Martin DeWitt

  There are many interesting openings, talks, and exhibits to discover this week in the region.

An important part of improving health and wellness in indigenous communities is research -- but how do you proceed when researchers have time and time again broken faith with the people they're professing to help?

©Christopher Harwood

"And when you smile for the camera
I know I'll love you better...."

~ Peg, written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen

Larry Weber says recent rains have resulted in a wealth of "photogenic mushrooms," wildflowers are everywhere you look (learn more about the story behind the name of Joe-Pye weeds here) and everything from scarlet tanagers to summer frogs to the full moon are out to catch your eyes and ears.

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Win Passes to Eaux Claires Music Festival

Tune in July 25–29 for your chance to enter.

Featured Live From Studio A

Mama's Stolen Horses join us on Tuesday, August 9 at 2:00pm

Monday through Friday at 11am.

KUMD Event Photos

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

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.

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KUMD is proud to partner with Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua whose August Line-up includes Ruthie Foster, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and The Mavericks. Be listening this weekend to win to win tickets to your kind of show! 

Tune into specialty shows like:

  • Finding the Groove | Friday 9-11pm
  • Mountain Stage | Saturday 8-10am
  • Folk Migrations | Saturday 6-10pm
  • Women’s Music Program | Sunday 1-5pm

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KUMD is proud to sponsor The 4th Annual All Pints North Summer Brew Fest on Saturday, July 23rd from 3-7pm at Bayfront Festival Park. Celebrating Minnesota craft beer, the festival also features local food vendors and live entertainment by Viva Knievel and Four on the Floor.

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