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

Together, women can change the world and this month we celebrate women in Minnesota who pave the way to equity, making a difference for women everywhere. For Women's History Month, join us in recognition of, Ila Borders; first woman pitcher in men’s Professional Baseball: Duluth Dukes.


 KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity.  Today we honor, Mabeth Hurd Paige; represented Minneapolis in the MN House 1923-43.

Together, women can change the world and this month we celebrate women in Minnesota who pave the way to equity, making a difference for women everywhere. For Women's History Month, join us in recognition of, Phillis Khan; longest running female legislator in Minnesota, retired.


For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Jean Regal; founder - AHC: Duluth Women's Mentoring Program at UMD.


Over the next few weeks I will be covering the senior art students in the UMD School of Fine Arts as they share their final exhibitions before graduation in the spring.  Currently in the Tweed Museum of Art is Nevada Littlewolf's "This is What Democracy Looks Like.

Opening Tuesday March 28th is a show of ceramic sculpture from artist Erica Kachinske in a show "called "Innermost,  about queer people and the space they take up."

Together, women can change the world and this month we celebrate women in Minnesota who pave the way to equity, making a difference for women everywhere. For Women's History Month, join us in recognition of, Nyango Melissa Nambangi; Minnesota African Women's Association.


  For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Anne Bertram; Executive Director of Theatre Unbound: Minneapolis.


 KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity.  Today we honor, Hannah Jensen Kempfer; one of the first women elected to MN Legislature.


For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Ilhan Omar; first Somali-American elected to office in the US: Minneapolis.


Together, women can change the world and this month we celebrate women in Minnesota who pave the way to equity, making a difference for women everywhere. For Women's History Month, join us in recognition of, Beth Bartlett; feminist, author & Women's Studies Professor at UMD.

 For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, League of Women Voters Duluth, keeping women engaged in politics.

KUMD is pleased to share a new, student produced program "Student Views: Life at UMD from a Different Perspective."  You can catch "Student Views" on KUMD every other Monday at 8 am on Northland Morning and you can subscribe to the podcast so you don't  miss a single episode.

This week on Student Views, host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Mueez Ahmed from the UMD Muslim Student Association.  Check it out!

This Sunday the international film festival "Building Bridges" kicks off at Zinema 2 in Duluth and it's free.  Hosted by the UMD department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the festival opens with classics like "The Cranes are Flying" about World War II but also includes contemporary film "American Dreams in China" from 2013.

Together, women can change the world and this month we celebrate women in Minnesota who pave the way to equity, making a difference for women everywhere. For Women's History Month, join us in recognition of, Evelyne Ruth Hall; Olympic Silver Medalist athlete from Minnesota, 1932.


 KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity.  Today we honor, Sue Metzger Hough; one of first women elected to the MN legislature in 1923.


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