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

Student Views: Zack Filipovich

Apr 10, 2017

This week on Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes UMD graduate and Duluth city councilor Zack Filipovich. Hear about his experiences at UMD, the importance of getting involved, his as work a city councilor and his program of improvement for Duluth.

Student Views airs every other Monday at 8a.m. on Northland Morning.
 

Subscribe to the podcast and check out past episodes on the KUMD program page.

Baylee Reinert, Tweed Museum of Art, Alan Light/Flickt

squamatologist/Flickr

Larry reminds us that April 9 of last year broke an overnight low temperature record, silver maples have gone bloomin' crazy, the lake effect is slowing the progress of spring the closer you get to it, and he's celebrating over twenty years of tracking frog and toad populations in northeastern Minnesota.

You can find out more about the Minnesota DNR's Frog and Toad Calling survey, plus find a number of helpful links right here.

When 2013 College of St. Scholastica grad Shane May was tapped to direct a play for his alma mater, he only knew a few things: it had to be Greek or Roman in origin, he wanted a tragedy, and he still wasn't sure what to make of the whole "Greek chorus" thing.

Forever Home 4/6

Apr 6, 2017

Cookie | Animal Allies

Cookie is a black American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador mix who is 2 years old. He came to us as a transfer from a different shelter and is now looking for his new loving home! Cookie is a spunky young dog with boat loads of energy. He loves to run around although toys are not necessarily his thing.

Daisy | Animal Allies

Scott Schumacher/Flickr

As Minnesotans gear up for the second of our two seasons (road construction), hikers, bikers, nature lovers and casual strollers prepare for the summer-long closing (any day now) of a five mile section of the Willard Munger State Trail between Grand Avenue and Becks Road in West Duluth.

As soon as spring road restrictions allow the DNR to move in the big equipment, they'll set to work repairing chunks of the trail still damaged from the 2012 floods.  In addition, there are some new trail standards that will require some improvements to the trail.

Minnesota Historical Society

Orders given, orders recieved, courts-martial ...

An almost 200 year old order book, compiled by Colonel Josiah Snelling's adjutant between 1826 and 1827, recorded details of the U.S. Army's 5th Infantry Regiment beginning a year after the frontier outpost Fort St. Anthony was renamed after its commander.

Minnesota DNR

Even if you don't understand a word your friend Jeremiah the bullfrog says, the DNR still wants you to listen to him.  

Actually, they're looking for volunteers all across the state to spend  a little time this weekend being "citizen scientists" and, just as with various bird counts through the year, listening for frog and toad calls and jotting down data. (And there are still some routes open up here in our neck of the woods)

This is the 21st year of the survey - and the statewide volunteers who make it possible.  And this year, there's even an app.

©Lisa Johnson

Morning people (and those thrust into wakefulness by birdsong) can avail themselves of a chance to bird with Laura Erickson a couple of times a week now through the end of May.

Laura is hosting Duluth Audubon Warbler Walks Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00am.

The Affordable Health Care Act.  The American Health Care Act. Obamacare.  Trumpcare.  Repeal and replace.

Floating amidst that word cloud we hear "single-payer health care" more and more.

So we turned to an expert to learn just what that is.

United States map showing locations where hummingbirds have been seen so far
Hummingbird.net

This morning, Laura Erickson drew our attention to this cool map - a Ruby-throated hummingbird ETA, of sorts.   You can find out more here:

And you can listen to Laura's show from this morning here:

Peter Prehn/Flickr

With a weekend forecast calling for sunshine and 60s, it's going to be hard for spring-starved Northlanders to stay out of their backyards.

Their wet, squishy backyards.

Tom Kasper says don't rake; prune instead.

Artist Anna Metcalfe and native pollinator and native plant enthusiast Dan Schutte explore the intersections between art, plants, pollinators and food in the second part of a three part series called Earth: Clay + Science.  This installment does actually include a pop-up picnic.  You can find more information here:

A chance viewing of the Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland's The Man Who Planted Trees five years ago  resulted in a performance of the show at UWS ... plus community partnerships to give tickets to the show and copies of the book to area schoolchildren.  

Another for-certain sign of spring is pledge drive time at KUMD -- and as always, we're offering a copy of Larry Weber's day by day look at the year, Backyard Almanac, for new and renewing members.

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