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Primary Election Day in Duluth

We speak with Ellen Wiss, a member of the Voter Service Committee of the League of Women Voters in Duluth, who shares important information about tomorrow's primary election in Duluth, including who can vote, what seats are on the ballot, and when the polls open and close. She stresses the importance of voting tomorrow; previous primary elections have drawn as little as 10% of eligible Duluth voters, thus handing the decisions of who is on the general ballot in November to quite a small...

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Man on left playing banjo, woman on right playing guitar and singing into a microphone
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8/31 Live from Studio A: Robinson and Rohe

This Brooklyn-based duo features Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson, who co-write original songs influenced by folk traditions. They accompany their female/male harmonies with guitar, banjo, and accordion. The duo joined us in the studio on August 31, 2017. We found out a bit about their musical backgrounds and about writing and recording their debut album as a duo. Robinson & Rohe

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MN Reads: "Odd One Out" by Quinton Skinner

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Quinton Skinner, the author of Odd One Out , published in 2017 by Prospect Park Books. This novel, his third, starts with an abrupt awakening of three children in the night by their father who has found that their mother has deserted them. Their ensuing cross-country journey to find her reveals many more unanswered questions, some that take years to resolve. MN Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural...

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Join us in the Weber Music Hall on Wednesday, May 24th at 2pm for a celebration of the life and music of Bob Dylan on his 65th birthday. It's an afternoon of live music from Duluth's finest bands paying tribute to Bob.

Bands performing will include No Wait Wait, Jerree Small and more.

Friday, May 5th, 1pm.

Guitarist Goran Ivanovic was born in what was then Yugoslavia. He's now based in Chicago, but his music reflects his Balkan heritage as well as jazz and classical influences.

Friday, April 14th at 3pm.

Join us for a session with this Minneapolis roots-rock singer-songwriter. He plays later the same night at Fitger's Brewhouse.

Join us in the Weber Music Hall on the UMD campus on Wednesday, May 24th at 2pm for a celebration of the life and music of Bob Dylan on his 65th birthday. It's an afternoon of live music from Duluth's finest bands paying tribute to Bob. Everyone is welcome to join us for this free event.

Bands performing will include No Wait Wait, Jerree Small, Boy Girl Boy Girl, Hattie and the Black Frames, Wet Dog, Hobo Nephews, Rich Mattson, Sterling Waters, and more.

Friday, April 14th at 1pm.

Join us for an in-studio session with David Boone.

Joe performed in our studio on April 21st, 2006.


April 21st, 2006

This Minnesota guitar virtuoso had to re-train himself to play his instrument left-handed after suffering from a disease that affected his hand. He stopped by our studios to talk about this and other aspects of his career, and to play some tunes.


Friday, April 21st at 2pm.

Join us for a session with Erik Koskinen and Frankie Lee.

In our studios Friday, April 7th at 1pm.

Join us for a session with some of the local bands featured on "Duluth Does Dylan Revisited," a second compilation paying homage to our best-known native son.

Live from the Weber Music Hall on Friday, April 7th at 3pm. This session is open to the public, so join us for what promises to be a fun hour of music and conversation.

Tom Russell joins us for a preview of his show at the Sacred Heart Music Center.


KUMD Events

UMD Farmfest 2017 has exciting developments this year as they will host a performance by The Magic Smelt Puppet Master as well as more children's activities.


"Educating. Empowering. Inspiring."

John Prine playing guitar

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

Click Here to Get Your Tickets

More KUMD Events

Featured Live From Studio A

Rick Mclean will join us September 8th, 3017


KUMD Event Photos

Check out photos of Trampled By Turtles at Bayfront and more!