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

This week's warmup has spring things bustin' out all over, from frogs calling to dragonfly and spider web sightings, to new migrants, spring wildflowers and white pelicans hanging out on the St. Louis River before they head north.

©Nichole Modeen/The Duluth Playhouse

La Cage aux Folles (The Birdcage) raised a few eyebrows when it premiered on Broadway back in the '80s.  At that time, two men singing a love song to one another was unheard of on stage. 

Now, in the Northland?  Audiences are embracing this singable, danceable love story that asks, can I be myself and still be loveable?

Cloquet Area Fire District

Maybe you can forgive Cloquet High School student Christian Loeb for being just a little bit excited about his classmates seeing him "all bloodied up and fake bones coming out of me."

Especially since his classmates were freaked out after seeing him "injured" in a mock crash, designed to inspire that very reaction.

Forever Home 5/3

May 4, 2017

Buckshot | Contented Critters

Buckshot is a 1 year old male Lab/Pyr mix. He was surrendered by his owner. He is a really nice boy who was just to much puppy for his owner. He will be a great addition to any family. He just needs some training, but he is very smart and catches on quickly.

Yesha | Animal Allies

UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center

We've heard before how difficult it can be to get veterans to actually accept some of the services and support available to them.

The UWS Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Center says they're doing their best to make those connections known to veterans and to let them know there are people who "get it."

Raptor Education Group, Inc., Antigo, WI

HF 888 is headed to conference committee in the House of Representatives. A provision in the bill would prohibit the DNR from adopting rules that restrict the use of lead ammunition.

The "collateral damage" of lead shot has long been a topic of concern for KUMD's Laura Erickson, who joined us this morning to talk about it.

http://www.duluthmn.gov

The process to rename Lake Place Park Gichi 'ode Akiing (gih chee o DAY  ah king) or "Grand Heart Place" and  in so doing, recognize the Native community's long presence in what's now called Duluth continues.

Babette Sandman is the chair of the Duluth Indigenous Commission and she has big dreams for the project, including a naming ceremony that would bring all nations together, and opportunities for teachings and new beginnings.

Lisa Johnson

April is unpredictable, says Larry Weber.  It went along predictably enough, lulling us into a false sense of security and then, predictably, it became ... unpredictable.

Despite a gardening career that spans decades, author John Whitman says he thought he knew more than he did when he sat down to produce Fresh From The Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries and Herbs in Cold Climates.

Lisa Nolan/Flickr

Young and old. Wise and... not so wise.

There's a place for everyone at Pizza Luce on Thursday nights.

Cheyenne Vavrina has more.

Forever Home 4/26

Apr 27, 2017

Nala | Contented Critters

Nala is a 7 yr old female Lab/Heeler mix. When she came she was so shy around people. Well she has been with us since January and she has really come out of her shell. She is a laid back, affectionate, treat loving pooch. 

Xeno | Animal Allies

Bob McCloughan of Bearskin Lodge /Visit Cook County

There's a long tradition of neighbors helping neighbors in the wild areas of northern Minnesota ... so when a neighbor fell through the ice into Hungry Jack Lake, other neighbors moblized to help.

Tim Lee/Flickr

Many people come and go at karaoke at Sir Benedicts Tavern. But there is one face you'll see there every week. Cole White brings us the story.

Student Views: Azrin Awal

Apr 24, 2017

This week on Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes APAA (Asian Pacific American association) co-chair, member of MPIRG and social justice activist - Azrin Awal, talking on immigrant identities, Asian awareness week and social justice.


We're finally caught up on moisture for the month; yes, snow in April is "normal;" we'll have 14 hours of daylight come Sunday and the white pelicans have returned to the St. Louis River.

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