Backyard Almanac - the woods are greening from the bottom up

We're finally caught up on moisture for the month; yes, snow in April is "normal;" we'll have 14 hours of daylight come Sunday and the white pelicans have returned to the St. Louis River.

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4/14 Live From Studio A: Holidae

We welcomed this Minneapolis synth-pop duo to the studio on April 14, 2017. They performed the same night at the Rex as part of Ellipsis Presents: A Twin Cities Takeover, which also included Chris Koza and the Blind Shake.

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Local artists swarm to Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop stop

Melanie Bonney was determined to keep the focus, artistically speaking, on Earth Day at Siviis Gallery . And what could be more vital to the Earth - not to mention threatened - than bees? The result is a program by noted wildlife garden educator and photographer Pat Thomas, and a bee-stiary of apian art from the likes of Aaron Kloss, Adam Swanson, Rick Allen, Karin Kramer and more.

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Director Julie Ahasay talks about The Pavilion, her current show for Renegade Theater Company.

It's a story about do-overs: the ones you want, the ones you think you want ... and the ones you actually get.

KUMD is saddened by the passing of Larry Smallwood [Amik], a longtime contributor to our program Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa.  We send our thoughts and condolences to his family, and to the many people in the community who benefited from his wisdom and guidance.  Amik grew up in Aazhoomoog, the Lake Lena District of Mille Lacs, and served as the director of language and culture for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.  He also taught Ojibwe language at many institutions, including UMD.

The Basement Best Bets 4/13

Apr 13, 2017
Night Moves

Night Moves, Carnage the Executioner, Non Fic, and The Crunchy Bunch
Common Apparel's Grand Opening After Party features music fit for a good time. Rock, Hip Hop, and Dance music will be played for a night to remember
The Red Herring
Saturday, April 15th | 7:00 PM | 21+ | $15

The fun and funny Lorna Landvik joins us to talk about why she never reads her books again once she writes them, the characters who yammer in her head and why she believes "quirkiness will prevail."

Forever Home 4/13

Apr 13, 2017

Smokey | Contented Critters

Smokey is a 2 year old male Rott mix. He really is a great boy who has learned so much since coming to us. He is a big boy who likes everyone and gets along well with other dogs. His big issue was wanting attention to much and with his size it was overwhelming. He has gotten so much better. He really wants a home of his own.

Stonewall | Animal Allies

Lake Superior Art Glass

People around the world will be celebrating the 47th Earth Day on April 22, 2017 and here in Duluth this mantel is shared through the arts.  The Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop is a self guided tour through local galleries where you can meet local artists, take classes, watch demonstrations and buy art.

KUMD Album Review: Sorority Noise

Apr 12, 2017
Sorority Noise

Is emo, anthem rock still a thing? After this past year anything is possible, so why not make 2017 stand in as the new 2007? Sorority Noise comes back swinging with You’re Not As _____ As You Think, their latest release since their 2015 EP It Kindly Stopped for Me.

Ginger Juel may be a UMD alumna, but she's still pretty passionate about what goes on on campus.

She's like to see the U jettison the use of herbicides - even the current practice of "targeted application" - altogether.

University of Minnesota

Representative Erik Simonson says Minnesota lawmakers "are sending a strong message across Minnesota" that if you don't come from money, you can't afford to go to college.

The DFL lawmaker, who represented District 7B in northeastern Minnesota, speaks frankly about the numbers being talked about with regards to higher education funding, and the possibility of a veto.

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Featured Live From Studio A

Dance Attic joins us on Friday, April 28 at 2pm

Pile

KUMD Album Review: Pile

Pile | A Hairshirt of Purpose Pile, born in Boston straight from the mind of frontman Rick Maguire, has garnered some attention as one of the city’s newest indie rock bands on the rise. Their fifth release, A Hairshirt of Purpose , is the band’s first attempt at a cohesive album. Unlike the compilation of disjointed hits that made up previous attempts, Pile’s latest has a thin narrative shackling the songs together.

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