Northland Morning

Monday-Friday 6-9am

A mix of music to get you a great start on your day, plus fun features and interviews with a local perspective.

Weekly Schedule
6:08am | (M—F) 90 Second Naturalist
6:32am | Stardate
7:00am | (M) Minnesota Native News; (T—F) MN 90
7:08am | Earth Wise
7:32am | For the Birds with Laura Erickson
7:45am | (Th) Forever Home; (F) Radio Gallery
8:00am | Community Interviews; (F) Radio Theatre
8:20am | KUMD Features
>>(M) Where's Art?
>>(T) Tips for Hardy Gardeners | The Sea Grant Files
>>(W) Green Visions
>>(Th) MN Reads
>>(F) Backyard Almanac
8:40am | National Native News

Green Visions

5 hours ago
brando/Flickr

Duluth's infamously old housing stock combined with the recent spate of below-zero temperatures has prompted many folks to take a second look at weather-proofing ... and Ecolibrium3 in Duluth is one of the places that can help you do just that.

©Lisa Johnson

For 20 years, people who want to make a difference in their community have been learning the tools of grassroots organizing at the annual Citizens in Action workshop.

The non-partisan League of Women Voters and over 30 partner organizations come together every January to teach, inspire and network with local, regional and state lawmakers, and in so doing, help would-be community activists learn the ropes.

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Duluth's trampoline park has a lot of kids - and their parents - bouncing into the ER these days.

© Duluth Art Institute

Host Annie Dugan brings to our attention a few notable events this week:

On Wednesday, 1/17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Erika Fryklepak is holding an "Asana & Art: postures and creative exploration" class at Muggymoose Massage and Thai Bodywork in downtown Duluth,

Larry Weber joins us to talk about the winter issues that fascinate him, including something called "albedo." We also hear about how the January thaw affects the wildlife we see this time of year and how you can tell it's coyote mating season.

The ice ain't nice

Jan 12, 2018
Apostle Island National Lakeshore

There are a lot of things that are bad even though you can't tell by looking at them.

People, for example.  Novels. And ice. 

For example, the ice surrounding the mainland ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is abysmal.

In fact, it's so  irredeemably bad the only hope for opening the ice caves this year (they last opened in 2015)  is if a northeasterly wind blows it all out "to sea"?  "to lake"?  and new ice can form.

Bad ice is dangerous ice.  

Forever Home 1/11

Jan 11, 2018

Sammy

Meet Sammy. He is an adult Lab mix. Sammy is a very large and playful guy. He has been with us for sometime. He is ready for that family and attention he deserves. Sammy has been vet checked, vaccinated, and neutered.

Baby

Tom Woodward/Flickr

Dr. Andrew Thompson is really frustrated.

He knows flu shots aren't perfect; he knows they're only 40-60% effective and that makes them hard to promote.

But the alternative, he says, can be worse.

Andreas/Flickr

Seed catalogs as wish books - and then mulch, flamethrowers as weed control and the many varieties of kohlrabi as we celebrate the Vegetable of the Year and 2018 itself.

LSS Together for Youth

What pronouns to you prefer?

If you're a person of a certain age, you've probably never even considered that question.

And maybe that's part of the problem.

But there is a group in town that's serving as social support for young people who fall outside the "binary" classifications; young people who, as Kathy Hermes puts it, "dash from one safe space to the next," and they're offering us some of the best gifts of all if we can open our minds and hearts to receive them.

This interview originally aired on December 21, 2017.

Sharon Mollerus [via Flickr]

It has been so cold these past few weeks, it's enough to make one think that everything in nature has burrowed down deep for a long sleep. But if there is anyone in our community who can remind us to look around to see that is not the case, it is educator, author and naturalist Larry Weber, and he joins us every Friday for Backyard Almanac.

Art historian and host of Where's Art, Annie Dugan, takes the mic to interview Andreas Marks, the author of Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture.

Forever Home 1/4

Jan 4, 2018

Phantom

Phantom is a young male border collie mix, rescued off the euthanasia list. Nice boy that gets along with everyone.

Brutus

Kohei Kanno/Flickr

Annie Dugan counts down the best art experiences of 2017 (one you can still attend) and offers some tips for bringing art into the most mundane aspects of our everyday lives:

10) Karin Kraemer's new shop in Lincoln Park's craft district

9)  the opening of the Duluth Folk School

8) the breakthrough of local artist/pro wrestler Joe Klander

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