The John G. Munson departing Duluth on March 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm. She came in for winter layup on January 20, 2015 and spent the last two months at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. She came out of the shipyard and went to the Canadian National (CN) dock in W
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4/1 Duluth's shipping season begins

On March 23, 2015 the Duluth shipping season started with the departure of the "John G. Munson." The Duluth Seaway Authority's Adele Yorde says last year's demand for iron ore doesn't exist to the same degree this year as last, but the Port Authority's general cargo port will be plenty busy with cargo for the wind farm, oil and gas industries.
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3/31 Women's History Month: Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke is Minnesota’s most famous and Environmental activist. She is also an American Indian activist and writer and public leader who has been nationally recognized for her contributions and work for over 20 years. An activist who leads with heart, evident in her current work through her organization “Honor the Earth” Winona LaDuke is a as a role model to us all.
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3/27 Live From Studio A: Undlin & Wolfe

Listen to our session from March 27, 2015 with this Minneapolis indie-folk duo who recently released their first EP.
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Dorian Beaulieu

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Dorian Beaulieu, the speaker at this week’s “Tweevenings.” This year the lively speaker series at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art, has revolved around their year long Ceramics exhibit.  “Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics” was locally curated, includes many local artists and honors the legacy and long roots of ceramic arts in Minnesota. This Tuesday Lake Superior College Professor and Ceramic Artist Dorian Beaulieu will be speaking at the Tweed at 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

Duluth Superintendent of Schools Bill Gronseth joined us to talk about the Think Kids Community Conversation starting this week.

Meetings of parents, neighbors, school administration and school board members will talk about what's going well and what could be done better in Duluth schools, how to address racism and what the recent in-depth demographic study means going forward.

Wrenshall pork farmer Matt Weik joins us to talk about how fatal viruses spread in farm animals, and how he feels humane and anti-biotic free practices create healthier populations.

3/30 KUMD Album Review: Heems

Mar 30, 2015

In 2010, Queens-based hip hop group Das Racist popped up on many a radar with the comical, absurdist single “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”. Many heard the track and dismissed the group as facetious MCs who lacked in the way of artistry. However, critics have hailed the three projects they released together as highlights of the early 2010s. After their breakup in 2012, one member, Himanshu Suri (AKA Heems) released two solo mixtapes that carried on the soul of the group.

Kendl Winter, currently homesteading in Olympia, Washington, and Palmer T. Lee, a Minneapolis native, weave two banjos and vocal harmonies into their own brand of rustic Americana. 

Annie Dugan issues an assignment to listeners: to read Linda Grover's "The Dance Boots" by the end of the month so you can take part in the Duluth Public Library/Duluth Art Institute's One Book, One Community events, including a book discussion and an exhibit of the pow-wow photographs of Ivy Vainio.  Annie Dugan is the curator of the Duluth Art Institute and she has the details:

Cut a stake off a tree or shrub, pound it into the ground and voila!  A new tree or shrub?  Sometimes, yes.  More information on "live stakes" from Carol Andrews, president of the Minnesota Arrowhead Chapter of Wild Ones.

Tony Tracy is the executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society - an organization unique in that they use theatre to explain, teach and engage people with history.  This winter's production is an adaptation of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.

Sarah Brokke
Lisa Johnson

Artist Sarah Brokke joined us to talk about turning 35, and how it became the genesis of  her Gratitude Project: a series of portraits of local artists who inspired her.

Connection, inspiration, being human and other gifts from the process - Sarah Brokke explains.

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Author, educator and naturalist Larry Weber wraps up March for us: it's been warmer than normal and we have only half the moisture we should have.  Returning this week: sandhill cranes, grackles, cormorants, silver maple blooms -- and ballooning baby spiders!

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