Local and National Talk

Monday 6-9 p.m.

A rotating mix of local and regional public affairs programs airing Monday nights on KUMD.

COMING UP ON LOCAL AND NATIONAL TALK

March 6
6:00 Community Conversations: Women's March on Washington | 6:30 Counterspin | 7:00 Alternative Radio: Naomi Klein - The Violence of Climate Change | 8:00  Alternative Radio: Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Gender Equality

March 13
6:00 Making Contact | 6:30 Counterspin | 7:00 Duluth City Council

March 20
6:00 Ojibwe Stories | 6:30 Counterspin | 7:00 Alworth Lecture | 8:00 Alternative Radio

March 27
6:00 Making Contact | 6:30 Counterspin | 7:00 Duluth City Council

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What makes a man batter a woman, and how are we contributing to the spread of domestic violence in the way we raise boys in this society?

What's in a name? On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Larry Amik Smallwood talks about the importance of naming in Ojibwe culture, and also explores the significance of dreaming. Joining the conversation is Brian McInnes of Eni-gikendaasoyang - the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

9/16 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Naming

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You may have heard about the push for STEM learning in the schools - STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. And no wonder, since that's where more and more good jobs and salaries are - including right here in the Northland. But the number of graduates in these fields is decreasing and girls and women continue to be underrepresented.

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about the harvesting of wild rice, and the importance of wild rice in Ojibwe culture. Also, Gordon Jourdain gives a commentary about Ojibwe language and education.

8/19 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Wild Rice

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about ongoing changes in Ojibwe culture in areas such as music, dance and traditional regalia.

7/15 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Cultural Changes

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Community Conversations goes over the Duluth City Council meeting regarding sustainability

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about "gifts" -- special skills that people have and offer to the community, such as healing, medicines, naming, craftsmanship, hunting, and singing.

6/17 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Gifts

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Community Conversations takes a disturbing look at a problem more widespread in the Northland than anyone thought, with guests from PAVSA, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons. Sex trafficking - what it is, what it's NOT, and the conversations you should be having with your kids.

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who discusses (in both Ojibwe and English) about the awakening natural world around us, and the messages that nature gives us. Topics include net-fishing, deer hunting, blue jays, owls, maple-sugaring, and wild rice.

5/20 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Listening to Nature

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St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin; Duluth Superintendent of Schools Bill Gronseth; Craig Grau, retired political science professor at UMD; and Gunsmith Brent Gurtek of French River Muzzleloaders are our guests.

Host Erik Redix talks with Michael McNamara, Orla Kearns, and Louise Gibbons about the challenges of Gaelic language preservation in Ireland. Both internal cultural factors, and the strong prevalence of the English language in their midst parallel the challenges faced with a similar goal in the Ojibwe community.

4/15 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - The Irish Language

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Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Michael Sharland, senior research scientist Dr. Steve Waring and Dr. Angela Hauger, a clinical gero-psychologist at the College of St. Scholastica are our guests.

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features a story (in both Ojibwe and English) by Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about Ojibwe jingle dresses. Also, an interview with Ron Boshey, a great-great grandson of John Beargrease, who talks about the significance of the opening ceremony of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

3/18 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Jingle Dresses

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Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Jim Benning of Public Works, and Marianne Bohren of WLSSD join us for a conversation about Duluth's aging infrastructure, past, present and future.

A new program on KUMD, Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa brings you discussions of Ojibwe stories and culture. Our first episode features an Ojibwe story by and a conversation with Gordon Jourdain, a lead teacher at Enweyang: The Language Immersion Nest on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

2/18 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Gordon Jordain

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