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

We know you like less talk and more rock. Lets keep it that way. 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!
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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.
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Backyard Almanac - some itty bitty tiny things to look for outside

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!
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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

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. 

Duluth City Clerk

Between figuring out what the candidates stand for ... and then figuring out where you're supposed to stand (in line to vote),  election time can be stressful.

Greg Thompson/USFWS [via Flickr]

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we welcome back Nancy Jones, a respected elder from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation near Fort Frances, Ontario.

She has worked for many years as a teacher and cultural advisor for schools and language revitalization programs in Ontario, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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You can't put yourself - or your kid - through college with a part-time job and student loans on a $20-a-month payback anymore.

UMD Chancellor Lendley Black remembers those days, too, when states picked up 60-70% of total funding for colleges and universities.

There is an annual event in Duluth dedicated specifically to funding the visual arts in Duluth Public Schools "Because Visual Literacy is CORE."  Art for Ed(ucation)'s Sake is this Friday, September 23 at 6:30 pm with art, music, and a big silent auction.  It all happens at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 East Superior St. in downtown Duluth.  Organizer and art teacher Chrissy Valento joins us on Radio Gallery this week to talk about the event and share the importance of art education in the lives of all people.

Minnesotans' hearts broke as one September 3 when the remains of 11 year old Jacob Wetterling, missing since his 1989 abduction, were discovered on a Paynesville farm.  The longtime suspect in the case, Danny Heinrich, led authorities to where the boy was buried, and three days later, confessed to abducting, molesting and killing Jacob.

Here in Duluth, there are almost 300 sex offenders living in our community, but thanks to the Wetterling Act, more and better information about them is available to law enforcement and communities.

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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!