Maija Jenson

Program Director

Program Director Maija Jenson invites you to share your programming comments or to get involved at the station. KUMD thrives on your involvement, through member support, volunteer efforts and community participation.  Maija joined the KUMD team in 2008.  She is the host of the weekly arts program "Radio Gallery" and is one of the many staff, student and volunteer djs that make KUMD your community connection. She brings a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 15 years of public radio experience from KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.   Maija was raised in northern Minnesota by activist artist hippies with no TV but lots of public radio including the CBC, MPR and KAXE.  Besides music, radio, teaching and art, Maija enjoys an active life in the great outdoors with her family.    

Ways to Connect

zeitgeistarts.com

Karin Kraemer who recently celebrated the opening of her new Lincoln Park location is showing her work at Zeitgeist Arts Café alongside colleague and tile maker Pat Joyelle. Kraemer paints in the Majolica tradition making for colorful and vibrant paintings and patterns often inspired by the natural world. The two have collaborated on the Duluth Grill Coffee mugs and Joyelle brings her painting to life on colorful tiles as well.

MN Sea Grant

david p whelan

Let KUMD be the soundtrack to your Thanksgiving Day.  We'll be sharing songs of the season, our annual broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" and music specials from Ralph Stanley, Tom Petty and more.

Ryan Tischer Photography

"Take a piece of the North Shore home" is the tagline for the newest downtown art gallery Tischer Photographic Gallery.  Ryan Tischer is a local photographer whose stunning landscape photography is in a league of its own. With a full art fair schedule and time spent shooting in the wilderness of Minnesota and beyond, it is exciting that Tischer is setting up shop in downtown Duluth. 

Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week Student Views spotlights hurricane relief efforts at UMD. Elly Johnson from UMD Honors shares their effort to support medical assistance going to Puerto Rico.

Mn Artists

If you are a Minnesota artist you have likely heard of mnartists.org, a long running local arts project of the Walker Arts Center. Mn Artists is an online community that spills over into the gallery. With the goal for artists to reach larger and more distant audiences, the online community not only offers web space to artists to share their work and profile, but works to connect artists, to inspire collaboration and to propel local art into the regional and national scene.

Peter Molenda and Ampers

Veteran's Voices returns to KUMD, weekdays at 7am on Northland Morning.  Tune in each morning in November to hear personal, first-hand accounts form Minnesota Vietnam Veterans. With episodes of "The Jungle," "The Boy Officer" and "Living with PTSD" Minnesota veterans recount the weight they carry from the Vietnam War. 

Deploi on The Local

Nov 2, 2017
Album Artwork

In addition to spinning the best in local and regional tunes on The Local, This week DJ Marv in the Mix shares his conversation with Deploi, a Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist who has collaborated with St. Paul band Down Lo. Members of that group will back him up at his show at the Red Herring Lounge on Thursday, November 2.

Patricia Canelake & Duluth Art Institute

Words can open up new ways of seeing, changing our ideas, creating new views. How many times has the posted writing at an exhibition revealed hidden layers and meanings?

This month there is a new show at the Duluth Art Institute combining poetry and art; not meant to explain but rather to compliment, amplify or share in the experience.  Faith King is a local writer and artist who has written Ekphrastic Poetry, an imaginitive artistic response to the visual, here in response to paintings, prints and drawings of local artists and some of her own work.  

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Student Views" connects you with the student experience at UMD, airing every other Monday on Northland Morning. This week host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Han Zhang - Public Relations Director for the UMD Chinese Student and Scholar Association to the studio. Listen for more about the organization's mission, events and importance on campus. 

UMD Student organizations

Maija Jenson

This week on The Sea Grant Files, host Jesse Schomberg talks about research that helps us understand climate change effects Lake Superior. Climate Change is not just about hot weather, but it is a part of what the research shows when it comes to less winter ice and more summer algae productivity; measurable indicators of change. 

MN Sea Grant

Imago Mundi/Luciano Benetton Collection

This weekend marks the official unveiling of the Sami contemporary art collection, Imago Mundi, with a full schedule of events in Italy.  The collection contains 140 art works shared through a hardcover catalogue, in a public online gallery and in future exhibitions. The Saminiature collection released this week is dedicated specifically to the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia as well as from North America.

Karin Kraemer

Longtime Twin Ports ceramic artist Karin Kraemer is celebrating the opening of a location for Duluth Pottery & Tile on Saturday, October 25.  Duluth Pottery, Superior Division has lived in the Old trade and Commerce Building in Superior along with the Spirit Room and The Red Mug Coffee House and Gallery for many years and is just settling into Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood at 1924 W. Superior Street.

Recorded at UMD at the Weber Music Hall in October 2017, KUMD shares The Trump Administration and the Future of Diplomacy, a lecture presented by "Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, and Dr. Paul Sharp, Professor and Head of UMD Political Science, Co-Editor of Palgrave's "Diplomacy and International Relations" series, and “Hague Journal of Diplomacy.”

Alworth International Lecture Series 

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