Shawna Weaver

Green Visions: nature makes us feel better

When we heard on Earthwise Radio this week that communing with nature makes us feel better , it probably wasn't a surprise. But the why might surprise you. Who woulda thunk that it's the structured, predictable nature of, well, nature that appeals to us?

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This Is Why Not: Finding Hope and Resilience in Troubled Times: put down the phone and listen

Do you have five people you can talk to? Really talk to? How do you find them - as a young person or an adult? And how can you become that person for someone else? Additional Resources: Crisis Hotlines:
218-723-0099 – Crisis line, Amberwing (Essentia Health)
1-800-634-8775 (toll free) – Minnesota crisis line, Human Development Center
218-749-2881 or 1-800-450-2273 (toll free) –...

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UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center

We've heard before how difficult it can be to get veterans to actually accept some of the services and support available to them.

The UWS Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Center says they're doing their best to make those connections known to veterans and to let them know there are people who "get it."

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HF 888 is headed to conference committee in the House of Representatives. A provision in the bill would prohibit the DNR from adopting rules that restrict the use of lead ammunition.

The "collateral damage" of lead shot has long been a topic of concern for KUMD's Laura Erickson, who joined us this morning to talk about it.

Homegrown Music Festival 2017: Day 2

May 2, 2017

Once upon a time, Homegrown Mondays meant strictly visual art, film, and spoken word. Retaining one’s hipster cred and getting a good night’s sleep were not mutually exclusive, as a working person could go out to enjoy a drink and a few poems and be home in bed by 10. Those days are long gone; this year saw the traditional arts programming paired with four music venues that were, for the most part, packed shoulder-to-shoulder throughout the evening.

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If winter storm warnings on May Day weren't bad enough ... the weather was still lousy for World Naked Gardening Day.

And yes, that's a thing.  You can look it up.

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UMD students, community members and Duluth business professionals got to enjoy all the high-stakes excitement and cash (sorta) of Shark Tank without the same cutthroat competition and a cross-country flight.

For the second year in a row, the UMD Shark Tank competition is giving business ideas a forum - ideas from students or the community - and awarding cash prizes.

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Homegrown isn't just about the music any more.  Over the years it's grown to encompass some cool art, too, not the least of which is the Homegrown Photo Show, and the crowd-sourced Photo Stupor Show.  The Duluth Art Institute combines disposable cameras with music-crazed, party-all-night Homegrown fans and then sits back to watch the magic happen.

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Americans are talking about the death penalty these days; Arkansas pledged to put eight death row prisoners to death in 11 days in an effort to use up one of the drugs used in lethal injection before it expired at the end of April. Court orders eventually blocked half of the scheduled executions, but four men – the last one late last Thursday night - were put to death.

Nathson Fields knows more about their experiences on death row than he’d like: in 1985, he was arrested and wrongly convicted of a double murder in Chicago.  UMD’s Criminology Club invited Fields to UMD to talk about his experiences last month.

Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe

It's Magic Smelt Party Time! Each spring brings the running of the smelt in Lake Superior and although smelting weather is the opposite of summer fun, Duluth has a party and the Run Smelt Run Parade all happening on May 14. 

Homegrown Music Festival 2017: Day 1

May 1, 2017

We're 19 years in to Duluth's annual celebration of local music, and we're happy to report that the scene appears to be as vital as ever.

All Ages Shows Homegrown 2017

May 1, 2017

Kristy Marie & the Birdiecrats, Carebears, Carebears, Yeah! and the Holy Hootenanners
Folk Americana, Potpourri, and Country Gospel bands partake in an event whose awesomeness cannot be seen by the naked eye; only by true local music lovers. Prepare yourself
Teatro Zuccone
Sunday, April 30th | 6:00 PM | All Ages | Free

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