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Brave Art: "What makes you brave?"

About three years ago, someone at PAVSA (Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault) Youth Advisory Board asked a survivor of sexual exploitation and trafficking to describe themself in one word.

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2/13 Live From Studio A: Reina del Cid

This Twin Cities indie folk/rock artist recently released her third album, Rerun City . She and her longtime guitarist Toni Lindgren join us in the studio on Tuesday, February 13 at 2pm. They perform the following night at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen. Reina del Cid Papa Charlie's

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"Rock snot" - maybe the only amusing thing to come from the Mount Polley mine spill

Before 2014, Quesnel Lake in British Colombia was an untouched, crystal clear body of water. When the Mount Polley gold and copper mine, owned by Canadian company Imperial Metals, opened, residents had the promise in writing that nothing would be dumped into the lake.

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Menthol and flavored tobacco products will be restricted to adult-only shops beginning this spring.

Last night, the Duluth City Council voted 7-2 to impose the restricton.

The vote has been controversial with convenience stores in particular worried about the economic impact.

But Pat McKone of the American Lung Association says tobacco was identified as causing cancer as far back as 1964 ("It's the only product that when used as directed kills its customers," she says) and restrictions like this have clearly been on the horizon.

KUMD Album Review: Nightmare on Wax

Feb 12, 2018
Nightmare on Wax
Nightmare on Wax

Nightmare on Wax| Shape the Future

Years removed from his group’s conception in the late 1980s, Nightmare on Wax now consists solely of DJ E.A.S.E who dons the moniker and continues to compose some of his greatest music. 

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Today marks the 12th straight day of below-zero temperatures and 40 days of them so far this winter.

Despite that, the low angle of the sun means we have wrap-around sunrises and -sets, we're up to ten hours of daylight, and Larry Weber is leading a Critter Walk as part of the Sam-Zim Birding Festival!

Long Time KUMD Volunteer Host Passes Away

Feb 9, 2018

Today we share the sad news that John Bushey, host of the KUMD radio program Highway 61 Revisited, has passed away. This is a great loss to the community, the KUMD family and John's family and fans. We are so thankful for the 26 years John Bushey volunteered his expertise and passion for the music and life story of Bob Dylan through stories, guests and a deep library of recordings.

Minnesota author Cheryl Strayed used her hike (an expedition she was woefully unprepared for) on the Pacific Crest Trail to exorcise her personal demons. Another Minnesotan embarked on the same trip within a month of Wild's release for no other reason than turning 40 and wanting to.

Gail Francis on apowerful sense of optimism and feeling of being more connected to people and the country, how the context made all the difference and what she learned about helping others and allowing herself to be helped.

 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/9

Feb 8, 2018
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Zach Deputy with Ginstrings
Funk Soul Americana and Bluegrass/Folk bands. A night destined to stir up dancing fever
Red Herring
Thursday, February 8 | 9 PM | $12 | 21+ 

Karlyn Coleman celebrates her love of all things winter with a book guaranteed to make natives of the Land of 10,000 Lakes puff out their chests with pride -- and (as it turns out) horrify grade-school kids in Arizona!

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One of the responses to the #metoo movement has been a rush to implement sexual harassment training in the workplace.

But men already know that groping a co-worker is wrong, right? 

Or have we been giving them the wrong messages all along?

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Anders Osborne Ticket Giveaway

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Find the golden Frozen 45 and bring it back to the radio station to claim the reward!

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