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Thank you to all our listener members who contributed to KUMD during our Spring Membership Drive! Whether you support KUMD with an annual membership or give monthly as a sustaining member, all donations keep KUMD on the air for everyone to enjoy. If you missed the drive, it’s not too late to click and join today! KUMD is handcrafted radio, Made in Duluth.
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Brett Groehler, photography director / University of Minnesota Duluth

4/23 UMD Wind Turbine

It's sits on a 65' pole but descends for maintenance. It's quiet, high-efficiency, generates electricity and several UMD students and staff are working to make sure it doesn't harm birds. UMD celebrated Earth Day in grand style with the unveiling of a wind turbine at the University's farm. It's a pilot project with new wind turbine technology and many diverse University departments all working together. UMD's Sustainability Director Mindy Granley explains.
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4/23 Live From Studio A: Dan Tedesco

Listen to our session with this Iowa singer/songwriter from April 23, 2015. He performed the same night at Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth.
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  Women's Words on April 26, 2015 features Dianna Hunter of Duluth reading from her story, "The Dead Cow and the Great Man" which received an award for creative nonfiction by Lake Superior Writers in 2014.

Chris Harwood talks with David Saffert of Rubber Chicken Theatre about their production of Tom Foolery, the Tom Lehrer revue playing this weekend at the Manion Theater in the Holden Fine Arts Center at UWS, and also muses about the life of a Twin Ports expat actor and musician who's been out in the world.  

4/23 Forever Home

Apr 23, 2015

Betsy Bode of Animal Allies joins us to talk about our featured pets ... but also the rewards of adopting special-needs animals.

KUMD Album Review: Matt and Kim

Apr 23, 2015

YOLO has never sounded so good! Matt and Kim have been busy reworking their flow into a brand new dance anthem album, New Glow. As a follow up to 2012’s Lightning, this junior album is a dancy take on their already pop-glow music form.

4/20 Where's Art with Annie Dugan

Apr 23, 2015
William Wilson

This week's cool, damp forecast makes it a good one for  making the art rounds.  In addition to the 25th Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop in Duluth,  Prøve Gallery has put together a Homegrown Hall of Fame exhibit with some of your favorite Homegrown celebrities illustrated as ...

Lead exposure  in children and pregnant women can cause serious health problems.  And even though lead paint was outlawed in 1978,  Duluth has old housing stock where most of the homes were built before that. Rachel Loeffler-Kemp -- Duluth League of Women Voters member and Program Coordinator with the American Lung Association, and she says there's an event coming up next week that should put parents' minds at ease.

Free Lead Testing Event Information:

When: Wednesday - April 29, 2015

Where: Myers-Wilkins Elementary School

There's a move afoot to do something kind of unusual in northeastern Minnesota: create a state game refuge on Butterball Lake in east-central St. Louis County.  The idea is to create a resting and feeding place for migratory waterfowl in the fall.  But it would only be closed to hunting and trapping between September 1 and November 25 every year.  Melissa Thompson is a Shallow Lakes Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and she tells us more. 

4/22 Radio Gallery: Christopher Atkins

Apr 21, 2015

With Open Studio and the Student Exhibition celebration just around the corner, Radio Gallery welcomes Christopher Atkins, the coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sam Michaels a designer at Studio on Fire.  They serving as jurors together selecting the works and awards for the UMD Student Exhibition at the Tweed Museum. They both spoke at UMD on Tuesday April 21, as part of the Visual Culture Lecture Series.

Visual Culture Lecture Series

Chrysanthemum's Story ...  Chrysanthemum is a beautiful muted calico girl who is 6 years old. She is a Manx breed of cat so she doesn't have a tail! She came to us from a previous home and is ready to find a new, loving home to call her own. If you're looking for a calm, friendly cat that likes lots of attention, look no further! Chrysanthemum has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.

Photo by La Tanya S. Autry, June 2012/Flickr

UMD's University for Seniors program is offering an eight week course called "Racism in Duluth."  The instructor, 24 year old Jordan Moses, is the UMD Director of African American Student Programs.  He talks about what he and his class, separated by race and about five decades, are learning from one another.

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John Bushey Benefit

April 26 | Clyde Iron Works

Featured Live From Studio A

Dan Tedesco joins us in the studio Thursday, April 23rd, at 2pm