Backyard Almanac - the woods are greening from the bottom up

We're finally caught up on moisture for the month; yes, snow in April is "normal;" we'll have 14 hours of daylight come Sunday and the white pelicans have returned to the St. Louis River.

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4/14 Live From Studio A: Holidae

We welcomed this Minneapolis synth-pop duo to the studio on April 14, 2017. They performed the same night at the Rex as part of Ellipsis Presents: A Twin Cities Takeover, which also included Chris Koza and the Blind Shake.

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Local artists swarm to Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop stop

Melanie Bonney was determined to keep the focus, artistically speaking, on Earth Day at Siviis Gallery . And what could be more vital to the Earth - not to mention threatened - than bees? The result is a program by noted wildlife garden educator and photographer Pat Thomas, and a bee-stiary of apian art from the likes of Aaron Kloss, Adam Swanson, Rick Allen, Karin Kramer and more.

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The Basement's Best Bets 4/21

Apr 20, 2017
Black River Revue

Alan Sparhawk, Rick McLean, Gin Street, and Enter/Void
Northern Isolation III's fundraiser is certain to be a banger. The Folk Rock, Folk Punk, Post Punk, and Doom/Black Metal bands are determined to show you a good time
The Blind Pig
Friday, April 21st |10:00 PM | 18+ | $7

Forever Home 4/20

Apr 20, 2017

KUMD is a proud sponsor of MPIRG’s Bus/Bike/Walk event happening Thursday, April 27th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the UMD Kirby Bus Hub. Bus/Bike/Walk is an opportunity to celebrate and engage with campus and community organizations that promote equitable, active, and sustainable transportation. Last year’s event featured a bike-powered smoothie maker and plenty of smiles! Check out M-P- I-R-G at UMD on facebook for event info.

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KUMD is proud to present the 2017 UMD Shark Tank happening Monday, April 24th from 4:00- 6:30pm at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on campus at The University of Minnesota, Duluth. The UMD Shark Tank Competition is a university-wide entrepreneurial competition where students have the opportunity to pitch a 3-minute business idea or product to a panel of Duluth Business Professionals. This event, which is open to all UMD students who have an innovative business idea, and will be held April 24. The top 3 winners will be awarded a cash prize to help fund their business.

KUMD Album Review: Pile

Apr 19, 2017
Pile

Pile | A Hairshirt of Purpose

Pile, born in Boston straight from the mind of frontman Rick Maguire, has garnered some attention as one of the city’s newest indie rock bands on the rise. Their fifth release, A Hairshirt of Purpose, is the band’s first attempt at a cohesive album. Unlike the compilation of disjointed hits that made up previous attempts, Pile’s latest has a thin narrative shackling the songs together.

Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop happens this Saturday and the students at UMD will open their studios for demonstrations and activities all afternoon, Saturday April 22.  Campus events also include a reception and awards at the Annual Student Exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art. UMD Art + design students Gannon McDonald and Jenna Casura join us to share the highlights of Saturday's Open Studio celebration.

1pm-4pm: Open Studio
4-6pm: Annual Student Exhibition Reception
5pm: Annual Student Exhibition Awards Ceremony

Mentor Duluth

35 down ... 165 to go.

Mentor Duluth's March Into Mentoring campaign netted them four more mentors than their goal of 35.

And that's exciting news, since around 200 kids are on a waiting list for a mentor, where they've been for a few months to a few years.

And the organization, founded in 1938 as the "Fatherless Boys Association" when most boys' fathers were away serving in World War II, is still looking for men as mentors, noting that boys wait on average twice as long for mentors as girls.

Sam Moose is really excited about the re-opening of the new Four Winds addiction treatment center.

For one thing, the program's focus on traditional Native American teachings and traditions is the only one of it's kind in Minnesota.

For another, the band took over operation and management of the center March 1st after the state wanted to close it due to budget issues.

And Moose, the band's Commissioner of Health, isn't the only tribal member excited about the program.  The entire community is lining up to help, apply for jobs and volunteer.

KUMD is pleased to partner with the Alworth Institute for International Studies  to bring you Alworth International Lectures on KUMD. Recorded live at UMD, Alworth diplomat in residence, Thomas Hanson brings you Trump and China with a full history lesson in China and US relations and insights in to what our future holds. 

April's first half is running about six degrees warmer than usual ... the greening has begun ... and you can hear the early spring trio (chorus frogs, spring peepers and wood frogs) around the Northland.

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Featured Live From Studio A

Dance Attic joins us on Friday, April 28 at 2pm

Pile

KUMD Album Review: Pile

Pile | A Hairshirt of Purpose Pile, born in Boston straight from the mind of frontman Rick Maguire, has garnered some attention as one of the city’s newest indie rock bands on the rise. Their fifth release, A Hairshirt of Purpose , is the band’s first attempt at a cohesive album. Unlike the compilation of disjointed hits that made up previous attempts, Pile’s latest has a thin narrative shackling the songs together.

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