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There's no need to fear - income tax help is here!

Caught between the conversion to filing taxes online and being unable to hire them done, folks without computers, confused by computers or just plain confused by their taxes have a variety of options for free help. More information on Community Action Duluth's Free Tax Site UMD's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) MN Department of Revenue's list of free tax preparation sites Tax help available at the Duluth Public Library Tax assistance available through the Arrowhead Economic...

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Teague Alexy and Erik Berry
Christine Dean for KUMD

3/14 Live from Studio A: Teague Alexy and Erik Berry

Teague Alexy's Irish immigrant grandparents inspired his love of Irish music, while one of mandolinist Erik Berry's pre-Trampled by Turtles bands was called Father McClanahan and His Irish Snake Stompers. The two found themselves comparing notes about Irish music for years before joining forces to perform and record in the genre. They released an album, Irish American , in late 2017. They joined us in the studio on March 14 to give us a preview of a run of shows they have scheduled for St....

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Mark Salmon [via Flickr]

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa – Positive Leadership Spreading Like Ripples in Water

Roxanne DeLille and Valerie Shangreaux discuss their work with The Community Leadership Programs at The Blandin Foundation, building leadership skills in rural and reservation communities throughout the state.

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Jennifer Szczyrbak

Local artist Jennifer Szczyrbak opens a show of new work at the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior with a reception on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm.  Szczyrbak’s show of paintings and sculpture opens alongside collage artist Martin Nelson.

The United Nation's World Water Day is coming up on March 22, 2018, a day to raise awareness of the finite nature of fresh water on earth.  MN Sea Grant suggests some ways you might celebrate this important day, this year with the theme, "Nature of Water." Listen for about how water and water shortages are affecting people worldwide and for ways you can raise your voice and a glass (of water) to celebrate World Water Day in your corner of the world.

  Minnesota Sea Grant


Remember being a little kid and kissing yourself in the mirror?

When did that stop - and why?

UMD's recent Kiss the Mirror event decided to tackle the issue head on.

(You can listen to the TED Talk that preceeded the program, Why Thinking You're Ugly Is Bad For You with Meaghan Ramsey here.)

Melissa Boyd

When Melissa Boyd started her Ojibwe language studies with elders, she discovered she was learning more than words.

For one thing, her studies were teaching her things about herself as an Anishinabe person; things that weren't included in public school or even tribal school curricula.

She believes that part of low Native graduation rates have to do with missing pieces of their education: students don't learn about themselves, their issues, their community, their strengths and their history.

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/8

Mar 8, 2018
Four women standing in front of Lake Superior under a cloudy sky
Wolfskull Creative

Superior Siren with Nat Harvie Trio and Prone*

Superior Siren's Midwest Tour Sendoff Event! Join us and jam out while we wish the local lovelies farewellBlushFriday, March 9 | 9 PM | $5 | 18+ 

What stands out about a person when they're gone?

Carol Lafavor died in 2011, but her legacy is that of a pioneer in the places where gender, sexuality, social justice, HIV/AIDS awareness and being Native intersect.

Forever Home 3/8

Mar 8, 2018

Razor Razor is an adult Lab/Chow mix Razor has been with us since 2013 after his owner died. He is a great dog, he just doesn't do so well with other animals. He is a hunter. He is a rodent destroyer. He loves kids and people and is very playful 
DaisyDaisy is a Muted Calico domestic shorthair cat. She is 12 years old and is looking for a new loving home! 

Lisa Johnson

Jessica Looman is feeling pretty good about the state of solar energy in Minnesota.

What's got the state commerce commissioner "walking on sunshine"?

Minnesota's solar capacity between 2015 and 2016 grew almost three times - to put that in perspective, the 476 megawatts added in 2017 is enough electricity to power 53,000 more homes.

Add to that declining prices, increased consumer demand and 57,000 clean energy jobs in the state, Minnesotans may be inclined to quote Timbuk 3 from back in the day: "The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades".

Many of the speakers at the Twin Ports 2018 Women's March wanted to see more inclusivity in the community and in organizing around issues of feminism and social justice.

  Trans Plus took them at their word, and the result is a joint panel discussion and community conversation tonight at the Prøve Collective.


QASU Drag Show Ticket Giveaway

Tune in Tuesday, March 20th through Thursday, March 22nd after 9pm to win!

Featured Live From Studio A

Nat Harvie Trio Joins Us Live, March 22 at 2pm


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