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

For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Mary Murphy; MN Representative for Hometown for over 40 years.

 


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, Susana Pelayo-Woodward; Director of the Office of UMD Diversity & Inclusion.

 KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity.  Today we honor, Abigail Mlinar; founder of Duluth’s Feminist Action Collective.


Linda Gammell

For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Elizabeth Erickson & Patricia Olson; founders of WARM & Women’s Art Institute.


Radio Gallery: WTF!

Mar 7, 2017
Stacie Renné

What The ...Feminist! is a new exhibit opening this Wednesday in Duluth in honor of International Women's Day, an annual worldwide celebration of women and their contributions.

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, Myrtle Agnes Cain; One of the first four women elected to the MN legislature in 1923.

 


KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work has paved the way to equity.  Today we honor, Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal "Coya" Knutson; First MN woman elected to US congress.


 

Grassroots Feminism

Mar 2, 2017
Beth Bartlett

UMD Women Studies Professor Beth Bartlett sat down with former Women's Music Show host Sally Larson to talk about her book "Making Waves: Grassroots Feminism in Duluth and Superior."

"The Women's Music Show: women's voices and women's song" is a long running community-hosted program on KUMD every Sunday 1-5pm.

For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Nina Rothchild; founder Minnesota Women’s Consortium.


KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity. The Nineteenth Amendment; establishing a women’s right to vote in the US.


Your chances of  having an artful conversation this Saturday just got better.  Radio Gallery returns with the DAI Art Film Series, Saturday mornings at 10 at Zinema 2 and this weekends film, Pollock.  The life story of American painter Jackson Pollock is brought to life by Ed Harris in the 2000 release of Pollock. Joining us to talk about the film is host of the post screening discussion and College of St. Scholastica ​Film Studies Professor, Dr. Natahn Carroll. 

Still to come in the art film series:

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Wild rice is the Minnesota state grain and this week MN Sea Grant host Jesse Schomberg welcomes UMD professor John Pastor to share his recent research about sulfide effects on wild rice.  Listen for more about the details of his findings and the future use of his work with sulfate and sulfides.

Frida Kahlo

Although the consumption of art is a personal experience, talking about it with others really adds the flavor.  This spring the DAI Art Film Series returns to Zinema 2 with post film discussions in collaboration with the Duluth Art Institute and art professionals from the region. 

Paul LaJeunesse

St. Scholastica art professor and painter Paul LaJeunesse has a big project ahead.  He has been selected as the first Artist-in-Residence in a new, Lincoln Park Craft District residency program for March through June, 2017. With the exciting revitalization of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, this upcoming public art project will be fun to see unfold. 

A collection of new work is up at the Red Mug Coffeehouse of the work by painter Alexa Carson.  An art school and illustration graduate, she shares her passion for wildlife through painting.  Her current show is called "Usual Suspects" where she shares pieces that reflects the wildlife that you might encounter here in the Northland.  From bears to birds, Carson's work is light-hearted and primarily acrylic paint on canvas with some antique book collage as well.

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