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

Alejandro

There has been a lot written about the Macron effect since he was elected as Prime Minister of France. Recorded in front of a live audience on Wednesday, March 14 at UMD, this weeks Alworth International lecture is Europe 2018: A New Deal in the Works: Is there a Macron Effect? presented by Mr.

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This weekend is the Annual UMD Student Exhibition, Reception & Award Ceremony in the Tweed Museum of Art.  Students in the University of Minnesota Art & Design Department are celebrating the Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop along with other Duluth Art venues with open studios and this student art exhibit.

Student Views: Music

Apr 16, 2018
Pavel Arkhipenkov

Student Views is a snapshot of life at UMD from a different perspective.  Alissa Hokr is our guest today at Student Views, talking about Vocal Jazz, being a member of a Lake Effect, in a band plus managing school and artistic work.

UMD Vocal Jazz

Empty Bowl

The 25th Annual Duluth Empty Bowl happens Tuesday, April 17 at The Historic Depot in downtown Duluth beginning at 10 a.m. This annual fundraiser supports Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in providing food for the hungry in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.  Nearly 46.5 million people in America face hunger. The idea behind Empty Bowl is that it reminds us of all the empty bowls in our country.

Maija Jenson

Listen to this weeks Sea Grant Files about how citizen scientists can learn the protocols, data gathering techniques and can contribute to community education and research collaborations.  2018 Citizen Science Day is happening Friday April 14. A great way to get started is to be a part of the Twin Ports City Nature Challenge, a photo gathering competition happening April 27-30.

Wyclef Jean

KUMD hosts, Vicki and Dave share their interview with international superstar, Wyclef Jean on "Caribbean Roots." Wyclef is bringing his Carnival Tour to Minnesota on Friday April 13, playing at The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis.​ Caribbean Roots is KUMD's reggae show bringing the island sound to you every Sunday  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on KUMD.

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The new Bent Paddle Taproom, prominently featuring local artists and artisans, is celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.  Bent Paddle Brewing Co. will be serving up their Duluth-made beer in the new expansive space located in the old Enger & Olson Furniture building at 1832 W. Michigan St., spitting distance from the brewery and old taproom.

MPCA

Have you heard about the Duluth Urban Area Streams and Watershed reports? There are two public meetings happening this week and it is a great opportunity to speak up about water in Duluth.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking public comment on two Duluth Urban Area Streams Watershed draft water quality reports. Opportunities for public comment close on April 18.

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On Sunday, March 25, the candidates vying for the 8th U.S. Congressional District seat came together at St. Scholastica in Duluth. Rick Nolan is not seeking re-election in 2018 and the field of candidates who want to represent Northern Minnesota in Washington DC has been growing. Today we hear from:

DFL Candidates

Kirsten Hagen Kennedy, mayor of North Branch

Michelle Lee, former Duluth news anchor

Jason Metsa, Minnesota state representative for District 6B

Leah Phifer, former FBI analyst from Two Harbors

Student Views: MPIRG

Apr 2, 2018
Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week on Student Views, Mary Franz from MPIRG, a student organization at UMD who was a sponsor of the recent 8th District Congressional candidate forum at St. Scholastica. Franz and host Pavel Arkhipenkov talk about political and MPIRG events and importance of student involvement.

 MPIRG at UMD

Anne Labovitz

Anne Labovitz has continued to share updates about her artistic saga that is "122 Conversations."  We look forward to the final exhibition coming to Duluth in the Fall of 2018, on view Sept 25 - Dec 31 at the Tweed Museum of Art in at UMD in Duluth. The project celebrates the combined 122 years of relationships with Duluth’s five sister cities international.

Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator for Minnesota Sea Grant, John Bilotta shares work and ideas to help manage storm water run off.  He shares how green infrastructure is not just adding green space, but is also about reducing non permeable surfaces like roofs, roads and alleyways. 

What can you do? Build a rain garden and listen to The Sea Grant Files on KUMD.

MN Sea Grant

Dana Fritz

The photographs of Professor Dana Fritz in the current Duluth Art Institute Exhibition "Terraria Gigantica: World Under Glass," peer into the complicated world of artificial environments. It is also the name of her recent book. From Biosphere 2, built in the '90s (yes, it still exists) to the worlds largest desert at the Henry Doorly Zoo, her images reflect both the incongruity and the educational and research benefits of these "human-created" natural worlds.  

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Today, Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Legislative Relations Committee Director Jacob Griffiths to discuss UMD lobbying efforts and plans for 2018. The LRC, is a Student Association sub-committee that "facilitates students to work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to pursue meaningful change pertaining to issues facing UMD students, such as higher education funding." ~ from the UMD Student Association website.

Student Association

Jennifer Szczyrbak

Local artist Jennifer Szczyrbak opens a show of new work at the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior with a reception on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm.  Szczyrbak’s show of paintings and sculpture opens alongside collage artist Martin Nelson.

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