Chancellor By Day, Just Another Actor By Night

UMD's Chancellor Dr. Lendley Black talks about why theater is the best training for his job now, learning lines after a twenty-year absence from acting, having students cover for him onstage and what being "mature and experienced" really means.
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Warehouse Eyes
Erin Welch

1/28 Live From Studio A: Warehouse Eyes

Listen to our session from January 27, 2015 with this Minneapolis synth-pop band that grew out of the duo of Jennie Lawless and Chris Williams. They played us a few tunes including "I Think I Can Live With It," "Without You or Me," and "Smoke" in preview of their show at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.
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Jereme Rauckman (modified)

Green Visions: Fat Biking

On January 17th, Spirit Mountain opened up their slopes to the trendy new sport known as "Fat Biking." The bikes feature wide-rimmed, extra-large tires that provide improved traction on snow, allowing bikes roll where previously they could not. Chris talks with Brandy Ream, Executive Director at Spirit Mountain about the new sport and how people are enjoying fat bikes on the trails, the slopes, and even as transportation on wintery city streets.
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KUMD Beargrease Reports

Follow the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on KUMD!

Featured Live From Studio A

The Skally Line joins us Live from Studio A Friday, February 5 at 1pm

KUMD Events

Cloud Cult
Cloud Cult

Join us as we celebrate Cloud Cult's latest release The Seeker with a special two set concert on Friday, March 11th at The Sports Garden in Duluth!

18+ // $20 
Doors 7:30

Hippo Campus
Hippo Campus

Join us as we welcome Twin Cities based indie rockers Hippo Campus back to Duluth on Friday, February 5th at Clyde Iron Works!

All Ages // $12
Doors 6:30PM // Music at 7:30PM
Special Guests TBA



Join us as we kick off the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon at the official race start on Sunday, January 31st in Two Harbors! We'll be there spinning local music from the 9am to meet the mushers and stick around for the race start at 11am. Stay tuned for Live Reports on the Trail daily from February 1-3 at 8am, 11am and 2pm.

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Shadow is a 9 year old male Lab mix. Shadow has been with us for almost 2 years. He was brought in because his owners got divorced. It is so unfortunate that he hasn't been adopted, because some family is really missing out on a great dog. He is playful, polite, healthy and loving to all.

Annie Dugan calls Carolyn Olson's work "hot spicy casserole on the coldest day of winter."

Olson has an exhibit opening tonight at the Zeitgeist.

Photo courtesy Binner Rahn

Musher Martha Schouweiler has won the mid-distance race for the second year in a row.

Frank Moe took second and the third place finish was being hotly contested at air time this morning.

Meanwhile, Duluth's Ann Stead won the rec race.

Thanks to our intrepid Trail Reporter, Binner Rahn, for keeping us up to speed!

Edward Johnson

Tony Tracy whiles away the long winter at the Douglas County Historical Society catching up on the maintenance and work from the busy summer ... but even in the depths of January, his thoughts are turning to summer and the new crop of characters he'll bring to life for the Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour.

©2011 Pupparazzi-Companion Animal Photography

We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of -60 below in Tower, MN this coming week!

Mary Casanova on collaboration, breaking the rules, and the power of blueberry pancakes.

Photos courtesy Bayfield Chamber of Commerce

High prey drive, pulls like crazy the minute you leash them up and has a lot to say - usually at the top of their lungs.

Housepets from hell?  Hardly - they're the sled dogs who have found a new home through Jim's Team Sled Dog Rescue in Bayfield, WI.

This week, we're featuring the usual crew of four-leggeds looking for their forever homes ... plus spotlighting a group of sled dogs that have finally found theirs!  You can listen to the story here:

Aaron Kloss

Aaron Kloss is a local painter who's work you may have seen before. He has a signature brush stroke that once you see, you will remember and recognize thereafter. With a pixelated, impressionistic style he captures the light through the trees in such a variety of ways, there is always something new in his work. Aaron Kloss paints the northwoods in acrylic on canvas and he joins us today on Radio Gallery. You can see the work of Aaron Kloss at Amity Coffee in Lakeside, on the fifth floor of St. Luke's Building 'A' and in many Duluth galleries. Listen here for his personal perspective.

UMD's MPIRG chapter and the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club want to get you talking to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

They don't think Minnesota Power's 25 year energy plan does enough to get rid of coal plants and replace them with clean, renewable energy, and they want people to make their opinions known before the PUC  rules on Minnesota Power's proposal.

The public comment period closes at the beginning of March.