Community Conversations: KUMD had you talking

As KUMD prepares to blow out 2017 with our 60th anniversary, we don't want to lose sight of all the things we did this year to get people talking. Thirty years of For The Birds. Expanded Homegrown Music Festival coverage. The local musician making national news. KUMD was where you turned when you wanted to hear what the loss of David Bowie, Prince or the other icons who said goodbye this year meant to music. We take a look back at how KUMD had you talking this year.
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12/2 Live From Studio A: The Pines

The Pines' David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, joined by Ramsey's brother Alex, returned to their Iowa roots to record their latest full-length disc, Above the Prairie, an intimate Americana collection released back in February. They recently followed it up with Pasture II, the second EP in their self-released series paying tribute to the American folk song tradition. We heard about both of those releases when the band joined us in the studio on December 2, 2016.
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Backyard Almanac - the triumphant return of Aut-win!

Larry offers a wrap-up of our warmer-and-wetter-than-usual November, bids adieu to the snowpack for now, and welcomes the rain: "Every walk has been a fungal find!"
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Forever Home 12/1

Dec 1, 2016

Mac | Contented Critters

Mac is a 2 year old male brindle Hound mix. He was scheduled to be euthanized in an over crowded shelter. He is a very outgoing friendly dog. Ready to start a new life with a family of his own.

Harold | Animal Allies

KUMD Album Review: The Shacks

Nov 30, 2016

The Shacks | The Shacks EP

Shannon Wise and Max Shrager walked into the studio in Queens, New York, on a whim one day in 2014 and left under a new name, The Shacks. The duo holds its own with Shrager’s musical skills that have been recognized since the tender age of 14 and Wise’s feathery voice to form their self-titled release, The Shacks EP.

Britt Rohrbaugh

Duluth is famous for its hiking and skiing trails, but the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance is trying to get the word out about its opportunities for horseback riding.

Only two things stand in their way at the moment: the repairs needed to the Ely Peak Loop on the Magney-Snively Trail ... and the gentle tendency of saddle clubs toward disorganization.

More information about their December event can be found here: 

John Frandy

The Sami Cultural Center of North America based here in Duluth has been invited to be a part of an international exhibition  Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, a project started by  Luciano Benetton.  The exhibition is collection of small works of art from over 60 countries including the work of Sami artists from Northern Europe and North America.  Director of the Sami Cultural Center of North America, Marlene Wisuri has been gathering  and selecting small works which will be on display here in Duluth December 6, before being shipped to Italy for to be included in the world-wide sh

Lisa Johnson

Low-income Duluthians took center stage at a unique candidate forum in October.  They shared their experiences and struggles with candidates for state and county offices and then asked the candidates - pointedly - for specific commitments and actions on several critical policy measures.

We'll be bringing you their stories and the reactions of the candidates to their requests in the weeks to come.

Here, Chelsey Shykes shared her story of trying to find dental care while a college student on medical assistance.

Lisa Johnson

Tom Kasper says you can still get out and do your winter pruning without danger of insects or disease affecting your trees or bushes ... don't forget the tree wrap against rabbits, deer and sun scald ... and spring  bulbs are really, really cheap!

Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild

The Duluth Fiber Handcrafter's Guild has already taken over a little corner of the Duluth Art Institute; their Fiber Studio is one of the nice perks the DAI makes available to artists in the area.  But Saturday's blow out will really give folks a sense of what they do.  And you might even get a notion to try your hand at it.

AICHO

We've learned in recent years that a variety of social and personal ills can be addressed by a couple of strategies: first, meet people where they are (and not where we think they should be) and second, get them into stable housing. 

AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization) has been handling the first two since 1993.  But it's only recently that they've added a third ingredient to the mix and it's having a profound impact: art.

Photo by Rob Wilson Photography

An update on Standing Rock from Minnesota Native News…The confrontation continues to escalate near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Near the front lines, police have been spraying dozens of people with rubber bullets, mace and water in below freezing temperatures.  Contributor Roy Taylor talks with a mother and son from Minneapolis about their participation and support.  Minnesota Native News will be sharing an update from Standing Rock again nest week.  

Minnesota Native News airs Monday's at 7am on Northland Morning and at 4pm Monday's during the World Cafe.

Lisa Johnson

We bid adieu to Aut-win, Larry's post-leaf-drop/pre-snow season ... and welcome the season of tracks.

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Featured Live From Studio A

Emily Haavik joins us on Friday, December 9 at 2pm

Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, December 15 at 2pm UMD Kirby Student Center RDC 335 Gooseberry Falls Room

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KUMD Event Photos

Check out photos of Trampled By Turtles at Bayfront and more!