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

Melissa Boyd

When Melissa Boyd started her Ojibwe language studies with elders, she discovered she was learning more than words.

For one thing, her studies were teaching her things about herself as an Anishinabe person; things that weren't included in public school or even tribal school curricula.

She believes that part of low Native graduation rates have to do with missing pieces of their education: students don't learn about themselves, their issues, their community, their strengths and their history.

What stands out about a person when they're gone?

Carol Lafavor died in 2011, but her legacy is that of a pioneer in the places where gender, sexuality, social justice, HIV/AIDS awareness and being Native intersect.

Forever Home 3/8

Mar 8, 2018

Razor Razor is an adult Lab/Chow mix Razor has been with us since 2013 after his owner died. He is a great dog, he just doesn't do so well with other animals. He is a hunter. He is a rodent destroyer. He loves kids and people and is very playful 
DaisyDaisy is a Muted Calico domestic shorthair cat. She is 12 years old and is looking for a new loving home! 

Lisa Johnson

Jessica Looman is feeling pretty good about the state of solar energy in Minnesota.

What's got the state commerce commissioner "walking on sunshine"?

Minnesota's solar capacity between 2015 and 2016 grew almost three times - to put that in perspective, the 476 megawatts added in 2017 is enough electricity to power 53,000 more homes.

Add to that declining prices, increased consumer demand and 57,000 clean energy jobs in the state, Minnesotans may be inclined to quote Timbuk 3 from back in the day: "The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades".

Many of the speakers at the Twin Ports 2018 Women's March wanted to see more inclusivity in the community and in organizing around issues of feminism and social justice.

  Trans Plus took them at their word, and the result is a joint panel discussion and community conversation tonight at the Prøve Collective.

Krishna Kumar/Flickr

Having Olympians in the studio this morning got us thinking: what's the deal with competitive gardening?

Master Gardener Tom Kasper explains.

©Lisa Johnson

Several of the most magical moments of the 2018 Winter Games were created by Minnesotans.

The US Women's Hockey team beating Canada in the final game.

This week on Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov shares the journey he began ago when he started this radio project on KUMD. The experience of bringing international student experiences to the air includes himself. Listen for more about Russian-born, UMD student, Pavel Arkhipenkov.

Duluth Art Institute

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.

More information about the Gallery Talk with Andy Sturdevant

More information about the WTF! 2018 exhibit

©Fathers Rise Together

A man phoned Devoted Dads/Fathers Rise Together yesterday at the end of his rope.

"I need more," he said, "because I'm losing my mind and no one is hearing me."

ChaQuanna McIntyre, the group's founder, gets it.

And whether you're a dad looking for camaraderie with other dads or support and help to build a better relationship with y0ur kids, this father-focused program is there.

More information is also available at 218-461-1722.

©Laura Erickson. Used with permission.

It's March, and things are startin'!

Clinton Nienhaus, head naturalist for the Friends of the Sax-Zim Bog says it's the intersection of a lot of different things, actually.

Love is in the air for ravens, crow, gray jays and others ... some waterfowl have begun returning to the area as well as some raptors ... and still other birds bid adieu to the Northland because - the weather is too nice?

UMD YOUmatter

Social media gets a bad rap when it comes to cyber-bullying or just making people feel bad about themselves when their lives don't seem to measure up.

But a group at UMD is doing what they can to turn that around, and use the pervasive power of Facebook, Twitter and the like to let people in the community know they're not alone.

UMD YOUmatter is on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

Back before John Shuster and Jessie Diggins won Olympic gold ... and even when people still thought Chad Salmela was a quiet, laid-back sports commentator, KUMD was bringing you live coverage from the Winter Games in Vancouver and Sochi.

Four years before Jessie Diggins would learn about it first hand at the 2018 Winter Games, she talked with KUMD's Mimmu Salmela about how it feels to win a medal "where you never have before."

Andy Miah/Flickr

Duluth native Robb Stauber, who served as the head coach of the gold medal winning US Women's Olympic Hockey Team in PyeongChang, is a former pro hockey player and UMD women's hockey goalie coach. In 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Stauber was the goalie coach for the U.S. Women's Olympic Team in Sochi.

In this interview from 2014, Stauber talks about preparation with KUMD's Mimmu Salmela.

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