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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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Forever Home, June 14

Jun 14, 2018

Razor - Contented Critters
Razor is a male Chow-Lab mix. He has been with us since his owner died. He is a goofball. Loves all people, but doesn't feel the same about other dogs or rodents. He is playful and one of the staff favorites.

©Lisa Johnson

What do Minnesotans like in the summertime?

Lots of things.  Many involving lakes, dogs and ... beer.

So if something comes along that threatens those things ... well, them's fightin' words.

Lance Cyril Mountain

Prøve Gallery celebrates the new collective show "Chromascope" on Friday June 15, with works of over ten local and regional artists creating a visual panorama. 

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Tom Kasper says the rain and warm temperatures mean weeds are exploding this year (metaphorically speaking), and there are several options to choose from when it comes to getting rid of them.

Man standing on stage with hands raised in front of a row of guitars
used with permission

KUMD's Christine Dean had a chance to chat with this renowned folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller in this interview that aired June 9, 2018 on Folk Migrations. They talked about his most recent album, Ghost Light, which is McCutcheon's 39th release, as well as about his next project in honor of what would have been his friend and mentor Pete Seeger's 100th birthday. McCutcheon performs at Sound in Duluth on June 16 at 8pm.

©Ivy Vainio

This week,  a chance for kids and adults to walk in both their worlds completely.

Duluth Monarch Buddies/Facebook

They'd love a nice place to stay while they're passing through the Northland, and a few good meals.  But you don't need an Airbnb listing; just a nice patch of milkweed. And any other questions you might have can be answered at the 3rd Annual Duluth Monarch Festival.

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We've got daylight from 5:15am to 9:00pm this month, and from fireflies to songbirds to butterflies, dragon flies, frogs, wildflowers and trees, Mother Nature is taking advantage of every single second.

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Surprisingly, the opponents of earned sick and safe time  are not the ones you might expect.

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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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