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Backyard Almanac - Bogs Aplenty, Birds Aloft, Berries Abundant, and Big Astronomical Activity.

Naturalist Larry Weber observes that so many things are happening in nature this week, from the mushrooms down low to the ground all the way up to the Perseids and the upcoming solar eclipse. The rainfall totals for August (and the summer) are above normal. The hawks and ospreys will soon be on the move over Duluth, many insects are maturing, and the blackberries are ripening too.

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8/11 Live from Studio A: Mike Michel

This Minneapolis musician fronted The Bill Mike Band and has collaborated with Haley Bonar and Carnage, among others. In 2013 he developed tinnitus and hyperacusis (extreme sound sensitivity), which threatened to end his ability to make music. After several years of seeking effective treatments, Michel has found relief from a combination of medication and mindfulness techniques. His latest album On the Mend , is his first studio album in seven years and his first all-acoustic album. We talked...

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MN Reads: "Wintering," by Peter Geye

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Peter Geye, the author of Wintering , published in 2016 by Vintage Books. This novel, his third, revolves around the lives of Harry Eide, who has gone missing in the woods of Northern Minnesota, his son Gustav Eide, and their friend Berit Lovig. MN Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Listen to our session with this Wisconsin group, headed by singer/keyboardist Liz Woodworth, recorded in our studios on March 10th, 2006.

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In our studios Friday, March 10th at 1pm.

Colleen Myhre plays at Fitgers Brewhouse and Jenny Dalton opens for Dorothy Scott at Beaner's Central later the same night.

This reknowned South African group joined us for a special session live from the Weber Music Hall on March 6th, 2006.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: www.ladysmithblackmambazo.com
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Features music from Marcia Ball, Greg Brown, Paul Thorn, and more.

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Features music from Crash Test Dummies, Adrian Legg, Tom Russell, and more.

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Listen to our session with Chicago musician Andrew Bird from the Weber Music Hall on Feb. 24th, 2006.

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Features music from Rory Block, Claudia Schmidt, David Wilcox, and more.

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Features music from Harper, Mary Cutrufello, Ol' Yeller, and more.

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Features music from Dar Williams, John Gorka, Jorma Kaukonen and more.

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Peter Mayer, Stuart Davis, Low, and more.

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John Prine Giveaway

KUMD Events

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"Educating. Empowering. Inspiring."

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KUMD is proud to present John Prine at the DECC Auditorium on Saturday, September 9 at 8pm. Join us in celebrating KUMD's lasting legacy by welcoming this prolific singer-songwriter back to Duluth.

Date: Satuday, September 9
Time: 7pm Doors / 8pm Music
Place: Decc Symphony Hall / 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN

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Northern Isolation is a DIY experimental music festival based in Duluth supporting music and art of all kinds from punk to electronic, metal to anything that challenges the status quo. Led by longtime KUMD student DJ Dean Berlinerblau of Loud Noise, Northern Isolation serves as a vehicle of free speech and expression. 

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The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League joined us on August 11, 2017.

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