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Backyard Almanac: An old record still stands

Naturalist, author and educator Larry Weber, always a keen observer of what is, acknowledges an important anniversary.

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6/19 Live from Studio A: Kyle Ollah

Listen to our sessions with this young Duluth musician, known for his unvarnished solo folk performances, his fiddle playing at traditional dances, his occasional collaborations with Charlie Parr, and his work with local band Yester. He'll release his first full-length solo album of American folk songs at Amazing Grace on Saturday, June 23. He joined us on June 19, 2018 to talk about the album and share some tunes. Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural...

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MN Reads: Michael Schumacher, The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Michael Schumacher, the author of The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul , published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently conducted spraying treatments of over 1000 acres in St. Louis County to control the invasive gypsy moth. 

We regularly weed and water our vegetable and flower gardens, and today Tom Kasper reminds us to also feed our plants, on a regular schedule.  Plant food is fertilizer, which you can find for sale, or in your own backyard compost pile.  Good options over commercial chemical fertilizers which give you an organic harvest include compost and fish and seaweed emulsions.  Listen for more tips on feeding your plants. 

Lake Superior Harvest Festival 9/8

Jun 25, 2018
Perfect Duluth Day

The Harvest Festival is an annual event put on by the Lake Superior Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association. This fun family festival will feature one of largest farmers’ markets in the region, along with live music, an energy fair, handmade crafts, nonprofit showcase, live demonstrations, educational exhibits and a food court. Entry and parking are free to the public.

Date: Saturday, September 8

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

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 This week, what do you do when nothing can be done?

Adam Swanson

This is an exciting week at the Wrenshall Barn with the Free Range Film Festival happening Friday and Saturday plus new shows from some Twin Ports favorites.

Painter, photographer and multi-media artist Erin Welch talks about leaps of faith, cribbage at the cabin and taking her show on the road.

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Summer officially arrived Thursday morning at 5:07am.

Here in the Northland, the sun came up at 5:14am.

Today, it came up at 5:15am.

Leave it to Larry Weber to point out the days are already starting to get longer.

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Glass artist Dan Neff talks about his new space, the live glassblowing demonstrations he'll be featuring, and why ... wait for it ... transparency is so important when it comes to glass art!

A collaborative project with author Brenda Child, artist Jonathan Thunder and language immersion teacher Gordon Jourdain produced a delightful tale (in English and Ojibwe) of dogs and dreams and dancing.

Forever Home 6/22

Jun 21, 2018
Contented Critter and Animal Allies

Chico

Chico is a handsome thirteen year old grey and white domestic short-hair. He came to us from a previous home and is now looking for his new loving home! He is a cat who loves to be around people and is reported to get along well with dogs.

Bear

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KUMD Live from Studio A Volume 1

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1 , a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

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Interview with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls

Tune in Thursday, July 19, at 12pm to hear KUMD's Maija Jenson chat with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls .

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