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3/3 Live from Studio A: Slamming Doors

Adam Herman fronts this Iron Range roots-rock band, who are releasing their second album, St. John's Dance . We caught up with the band and found out what they've been up to since their last visit when members joined us in the studio on March 3, 2017. They had a CD release show the next night at Pizza Luce in Duluth.

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Radio Theatre - Duluth is so cool we have rush lines, too

If you're hoping to get in to see the Duluth Playhouse's production of Disney's The Lion King JR. , well, Duluth has sold out shows just like the Big Cities ... and rush lines (or lists), too.

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Laboring away quietly in the basement of the Duluth Depot, the Underground is busy making theater.  In recent weeks,  we've featured productions like Green Day's American Idiot and Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore.  Now the 12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival returns with another crop of entries: all five minutes long or less and all family-friendly.  But this is not a quaint little local event; the festival features submissions from Asia, Europe, Israel and South America, not to mention states all over the US.

For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Ilhan Omar; first Somali-American elected to office in the US: Minneapolis.


©Lisa Johnson

We're seeing the "effect" in "lake effect" this week ... but late season snows make it tough on birds and animals, returning migrants and winter-long residents.

The Basement Best Bets 3/17

Mar 17, 2017

Big Wave Dave & the Ripples with Jaedyn James and The Hunger
Funk/Soul St. Patrick's Day Party
Rex Bar
Friday, March 17 | 10pm | 21+ | $10 (comes with free drink)

Dead Horses with Charlotte Montgomery
Americana/Folk
Red Herring Lounge
Friday, March 17 | 9pm | 21+ | $10

Bill Flannagan
Rock/Honky Tonk/Blues
RT Quinlan's Saloon
Friday, March 17 | 5:30pm | 21+ | Free

Cindy Woods

Ryan Frane agrees jazz is kind of like football or fine wine: you do enjoy it more when you learn a little more about it.

Together, women can change the world and this month we celebrate women in Minnesota who pave the way to equity, making a difference for women everywhere. For Women's History Month, join us in recognition of, Beth Bartlett; feminist, author & Women's Studies Professor at UMD.

Forever Home 3/15

Mar 16, 2017

Toby | Contented Critters

Toby is a Tricolored male hound mix. He is about 2 1/2 years old. Toby is a friendly guy with a lot of playful energy. He is happy and healthy and ready for a home to call his own.

Freddy | Animal Allies

USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center

There it sits at the end of the breakwater in Chequamegon Bay, much as it has since 1915: the Ashland Breakwater Lighthouse.

But it's more than a tidbit of history or a photo op these days; it's part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a USGS weather station and home to monitoring equipment for everything from currents to water quality to time-lapse photography.

 For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, League of Women Voters Duluth, keeping women engaged in politics.

KUMD is pleased to share a new, student produced program "Student Views: Life at UMD from a Different Perspective."  You can catch "Student Views" on KUMD every other Monday at 8 am on Northland Morning and you can subscribe to the podcast so you don't  miss a single episode.

This week on Student Views, host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Mueez Ahmed from the UMD Muslim Student Association.  Check it out!

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Featured Live From Studio A

Cascade Crescendo joins us on Wednesday, April 12 at 2pm

Rachael Kilgour

KUMD Album Review: Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour | Rabbit in the Road Minnesota native, Rachael Kilgour explores unmarked territory in her latest release Rabbit in the Road . Known for her lyrics on social issues, Kilgour puts her activism on hold and searches inward for cathartic release after a failed marriage.

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