Perfect Duluth Day

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/16

Repo Chairman, Deep Thought Individuals, C-SILENCE, Will Robinson, Taylor French, and OKnice* Local Hip Hop/Rap artists present their #MinnesotaTour. Listen to fresh beats done the Minnesota way
Red Herring
Thursday, February 15 | 8 PM | 18+ | $5

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2/13 Live From Studio A: Reina del Cid

This Twin Cities indie folk/rock artist recently released her third album, Rerun City . She and her longtime guitarist Toni Lindgren join us in the studio on Tuesday, February 13 at 2pm. They perform the following night at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen. Reina del Cid Papa Charlie's

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©Reyna Crow. Used with permission.

"Now it's a time for memory"

When protestors and the news media began flooding the tiny town of Fort Yates, North Dakota in the spring of 2016, no one knew that the efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline would be so far-reaching. Mark Holman is the director of the Sitting Bull College Library, and even a year later, he doesn't have a complete grasp on what happened in his small community. What he does know, however, is that it's his job to assemble the bits and pieces and help make sense of it.

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Forever Home 2/15

Feb 15, 2018

Ashes

Meet Ashes, Ashes is just one of the many beautiful cats we have at Contented Critters, waiting for a home of their own. Ashes is very affectionate and so good looking. 

©Minnesota DNR

Maybe we don't think about aquatic invasive species unless  it's summertime and we're in a boat.

But maybe we should.

Not only do they pose a serious economic as well as environmental impact, there IS something we can do to stop them.

More information on the Aquatic Invaders Summit and how to take part online is available here:

Jane Wunrow, a St. Paul-based artist, opens her solo exhibit “Waking Dreams” on Friday, February 16,with a reception happening 7-10 p.m.  “Waking Dreams” will be on view at Prove Gallery in Duluth February 16-March 17, 2018.

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Menthol and flavored tobacco products will be restricted to adult-only shops beginning this spring.

Last night, the Duluth City Council voted 7-2 to impose the restricton.

The vote has been controversial with convenience stores in particular worried about the economic impact.

But Pat McKone of the American Lung Association says tobacco was identified as causing cancer as far back as 1964 ("It's the only product that when used as directed kills its customers," she says) and restrictions like this have clearly been on the horizon.

KUMD Album Review: Nightmare on Wax

Feb 12, 2018
Nightmare on Wax
Nightmare on Wax

Nightmare on Wax| Shape the Future

Years removed from his group’s conception in the late 1980s, Nightmare on Wax now consists solely of DJ E.A.S.E who dons the moniker and continues to compose some of his greatest music. 

©Lisa Johnson

Today marks the 12th straight day of below-zero temperatures and 40 days of them so far this winter.

Despite that, the low angle of the sun means we have wrap-around sunrises and -sets, we're up to ten hours of daylight, and Larry Weber is leading a Critter Walk as part of the Sam-Zim Birding Festival!

Long Time KUMD Volunteer Host Passes Away

Feb 9, 2018

Today we share the sad news that John Bushey, host of the KUMD radio program Highway 61 Revisited, has passed away. This is a great loss to the community, the KUMD family and John's family and fans. We are so thankful for the 26 years John Bushey volunteered his expertise and passion for the music and life story of Bob Dylan through stories, guests and a deep library of recordings.

Minnesota author Cheryl Strayed used her hike (an expedition she was woefully unprepared for) on the Pacific Crest Trail to exorcise her personal demons. Another Minnesotan embarked on the same trip within a month of Wild's release for no other reason than turning 40 and wanting to.

Gail Francis on apowerful sense of optimism and feeling of being more connected to people and the country, how the context made all the difference and what she learned about helping others and allowing herself to be helped.

 

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The New Standards Ticket Giveaway

Tune in on Friday, February 16 to Win Tickets to The New Standards

The Hunt for the Frozen 45

Find the golden Frozen 45 and bring it back to the radio station to claim the reward!

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