by mark newcome kartarik

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/16

Dulutsen: Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Superior Siren, Teague Alexy, and Erik Berry
Folk/Roots, Eerie Folk, and Bluegrass bands kick off Dulutsen right! Be there or be square
Papa Charlie's
Friday, March 16 | 8:30 PM | $14 | 21+

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Teague Alexy and Erik Berry
Christine Dean for KUMD

3/14 Live from Studio A: Teague Alexy and Erik Berry

Teague Alexy's Irish immigrant grandparents inspired his love of Irish music, while one of mandolinist Erik Berry's pre-Trampled by Turtles bands was called Father McClanahan and His Irish Snake Stompers. The two found themselves comparing notes about Irish music for years before joining forces to perform and record in the genre. They released an album, Irish American , in late 2017. They joined us in the studio on March 14 to give us a preview of a run of shows they have scheduled for St....

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Protect my Public Media Blog

In a time of few common experiences, public broadcasting not something "to treat lightly"

Federal funding for public broadcasting is again on the chopping block in the President's budget proposal.
Protect my Public Media is a national advocacy group; KUMD's Maija Jenson spoke with Christina Kuzmych, the general manager at Wyoming Public Media.

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©Rebecca Krinke. Used with permission.

Anyone who's ever fallen in love or had their heart broken can tell you exactly where it happened.  And what places they seek out or avoid as a result.  So it's no real surprise that Rebecca Krinke's "Emotional Cartography" project to explore the intersection of place and emotion resonated with so many people.

Last month Adam Swanson opened a new show called “Art and Science” at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in Duluth.

“Art and Science” expands on his common threads of humans, animals and their coexistence in the world.  This new body of work brings in ideas of energy, sustainability, machines and how humans have the ability to change their impact in the world.  Swanson said “The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.”

UMD Viz Lab/MMAD Lab

To paraphrase Coleridge: Water, water everywhere, / Nor any time to think.

Two weeks ago.  Quiet Wednesday night on the UMD campus. Almost 6pm.

Viz Lab/MMAD Lab (emerging visual technologies and techniques and Motion and Media Across Disciplines) director Lisa Fitzpatrick is still at work, helping a student pull a paper together.

Then, without warning ... water starts rushing into the lab - threatening a million or so dollars worth of equipment.

Scott Maxwell

Roxanne DeLille and Valerie Shangreaux share their experiences in community leadership: how they entered into leadership roles, who inspired and encouraged them, and the lessons they have learned.

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts/Flickr

The theme is "Creating Inclusive Communities."

Tomorrow's (2/21/18) UMD Summit on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity is an all day, 30-workshop conversation on "ways in which we can work together to create more equitable communities on campus and in the Twin Ports."

How to spice up your life with a little domestic drama surrounding the garden ... and what happens when your plants don't get adequate vet care before you adopt them.

Have a gardening question for Tom Kasper?  Drop him a line at and he'll be in touch!

Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week, Student Views welcomes Dave Herrera and Lizzy Easter from the UMD Peer Sexual Health Educators program talking about program goals, the development of this critical education at UMD and importance and growth of bystander intervention. They also share who at UMD will receive bystander intervention training and why it is so important.

UMD Peer Health Educators

Birch Trees
Joshua Mayer Flickr

With clear skies and sunlight this February, birch trees are creating tree wells, or tree circles, as Larry Weber calls them. Find out what else is in store the rest of February and join Larry tracking this Sunday, weather permitting of course. 

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

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Chance on Tap: Poetry Reading and Book Release with Kathleen Roberts and guests

Territory: Emerging Photographers 2017

The first music event at NorShor is just around the corner! This exciting local music showcase will feature Low and Dave Simonett with special guests Gaelynn Lea, Superior Siren, Coyote, Rick McLean, Benson Ramsey, Anna Tennis, Paul Lundgren, and Take It With You!

 Former Duluth mayor, Don Ness, will host this historic evening celebrating local music, community and the newly renovated NorShor Theatre.  


QASU Drag Show Ticket Giveaway

Tune in Tuesday, March 20th through Thursday, March 22nd after 9pm to win!


Daily Program Schedule