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

Shelby L Bell [via Flickr]

Naturalist, author and educator Larry Weber, always a keen observer of what is, acknowledges an important anniversary.  

©Lisa Johnson

 

Why has Jason Rice, a longtime fan of and two-time musher in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon stepped down from the Beargrease board ... and was he been spotted stalking Ryan Redington?

Seriously?

© 2018 University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Michael Schumacher, the author of The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul, published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.

Joel Kilgour of Forward Coalition visits KUMD to discuss information surrounding the group's upcoming meeting tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Duluth. 

Forever Home 7/11

Jul 12, 2018
Animal Allies and Contented Critters

Bear

Bear is a four year old male mixed breed. He is ready for a family to keep him forever and love him. Bear is availalbe for adoption at Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary. 

Drew

Drew is a male domestic short hair kitten looking for his new home. His foster parents described him as a little shy at first, but sweet once he knows you. Drew is available for adoption at Animal Allies Humane Society.

Energy Democracy: Germany's Energiewende/Facebook

Germany is well on its way to phasing out fossil fuels and nuclear energy and replacing them with renewables.

But in a stunning display of democracy (?), everyday people are driving this energy transition (called "Energiewende" which, literally translated, means "energy turn").

KUMD's Adam Reinhardt talked with co-author Craig Morris in Germany.

Carl Gawboy

Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg or four friends, a new show in The Depot Great Hall, has opened and is up through July 24.  Minnesota artists George Morrison, Joe Geshick and Carl Gawboy each took different artistic paths with their work but their journeys as leading Ojibwe artists in the 20th century brought them together. They welcome you on this journey with them, as the fourth friend.

KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with Greg Anderson, the Social Service Supervisor for St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services. 

Swallowtail Garden Seeds [via Flickr]

First: Water (Check! Plenty of rain lately). Second: Light (Yes, we've also had some good sun).

Chholing Taha

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.  This week:

Two openings at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday, Chholing Taha: Every Spirit Tells A Story, and Payton MacDonald: Sonic Divide.

©Lisa Johnson

This week,  what's in a name?

Superior Short/Facebook

The Superior Shorts series is billed as "short fiction on a theme read live on stage by local performers."

But, as usual in this town, some of the most fun is had after the show.

©Deb Holman/Street Outreach

If the only place you have to live is your car, that's bad enough.

But if that's illegal, and you're cited for it, how does that help?

Forever Home 7/6

Jul 5, 2018

Lucy 

Lucy is a three year old  brown and white American Staffordshire Terrier mix.  She came from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home! Lucy would love to find an active family who can match her high energy lifestyle. She enjoys running and playing all day long. This super smart girl also knows the commands for sit, shake, high-five, lay-down, and stay. She is available at Animal Allies Humane Society.

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