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9/19 Live from Studio A: Annie Humphrey and the Long Hairz Collective

This native of Northern Minnesota's Leech Lake Indian Reservation has a new album combining her environmental activism and her music. The release, The Beast and the Garden , features veteran musician Mark Shark of the late John Trudell's Bad Dog band among others. Humphrey joined us in the studio on September 19, 2017 with The Long Hairz Collective; they all perform on Friday, September 22 at the AICHO Galleries in Duluth. Annie Humphrey AICHO Galleries

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Minnesota's not prone to hurricanes like we've seen ravage Texas, Florida and parts south recently, but our cold winters bring their own dangers.

Like carbon monoxide poisoning.  10 to 20 deaths and over 50 hospitalizations happen every year thanks to gas stoves, furnaces, water heaters or any other kind of fuel-burning device that's not properly vented, maintained or installed.

And carbon monoxide detectors aren't just a good idea; they're the law.

9/15 Live From Studio A: The She Shells

Sep 15, 2017

Singer/songwriters Thea Ennen and Lisa Kane have teamed up to form this harmonizing, eclectic country folk duo. Based in the Twin Cities, they performed in Duluth on Friday, September 15 as part of the first ever FEmnFEST, an all female music festival happening all weekend. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio on on September 15, 2017.

The She Shells

FEmnFEST

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Larry Weber, educator, author and naturalist, talks about his observations in nature this week, including light from the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, and from glowworms who are feeding before they bed down for winter.  Despite the warm temps of late the fall foliage is showing some brilliant yellows and reds.  Larry has seen woolly bear caterpillars and an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly.  The fog yesterday also provided a brilliant showing of spider webs. 

FEmnFest

Abigail Mlinar and Brittany Lind, organizers of Duluth's newest festival FEmnFEST, joined Christine Dean to talk about what inspired this unapologetically feminist festival. They talked about why they felt it was needed and about the music and workshops that will be featured during this three-day event.

Find out more about the festival

© 2017 Gibson House Press / Courtney Yasmineh

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Courtney Yasmineh, the author of A Girl Called Sidney: The Coldest Place, published in 2017 by Gibson House Press. 

Daisey is a short-haired calico who is 6 years old. She came to Animal Allies from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home!  Daisey is a gorgeous and sweet lady who is hoping to find a calm home. She loves attention, especially when it involves a nice scratch under the chin or some long, smooth strokes. Daisey is affectionate and would make a great lap cat.

Woman playing guitar and singing in front of shelves of CD
Christine Dean for KUMD

Breanne Tepler has been performing in Duluth's music scene since 2010, most recently with her band the Front Porch Sinners, which includes her husband, Evan Tepler, on guitar. She stopped by our studios on September 14, 2017, with pedal steel player Johnny "Blaze" Peterson to perform and talk about her latest album, Wildflowers & Tumbleweeds. While her first two releases were marked by family tragedies, she told us this one is more lighthearted.

We speak with Dr. Liz Hill, a UMD Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, about the Sustainability Education Summit happening this Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dr. Tuomas Sopanen

Dora Jung may not be a name you know but as a famous Finnish artists and textile designer, Finnish -Americans in Minnesota's may recognize their roots in her work. 

We speak with Duluth City Councilor-at-Large Elissa Hansen.  She is the Chair of the Finance Committee and the writer of an award-winning grant that was submitted to the Knight Foundation for Imagine Canal Park. This award will be celebrated today with a free and open-to-the-public Community Launch Party from 4 to 7 p.m. in Canal Park.

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