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

Alison Aune

Elizabeth Kuth's artist talk this week on sustaining art over the course of a lifetime ...

A free Feminist Femmage Cultural Goddess workshop with Alison Aune on Friday ...

Laboring away quietly in the basement of the Duluth Depot, the Underground is busy making theater.  In recent weeks,  we've featured productions like Green Day's American Idiot and Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore.  Now the 12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival returns with another crop of entries: all five minutes long or less and all family-friendly.  But this is not a quaint little local event; the festival features submissions from Asia, Europe, Israel and South America, not to mention states all over the US.

©Lisa Johnson

We're seeing the "effect" in "lake effect" this week ... but late season snows make it tough on birds and animals, returning migrants and winter-long residents.

The wave of grassroots feminist organizing that built beginning in the late '70s had its origin in some unlikely places.

Women who immigrated to America from Finland - some of whom came alone - had had the right to vote since 1906, and they got right to work organizing and publishing a feminist newspaper.

The Anishinaabe had a long woman-centric tradition until the advent of the boarding schools, where women were honored in the society.

And then there's the lake and the wilderness. "It draws certain kinds of people," says author Beth Bartlett.  "It's restorative."

Cindy Woods

Ryan Frane agrees jazz is kind of like football or fine wine: you do enjoy it more when you learn a little more about it.

Forever Home 3/15

Mar 16, 2017

Toby | Contented Critters

Toby is a Tricolored male hound mix. He is about 2 1/2 years old. Toby is a friendly guy with a lot of playful energy. He is happy and healthy and ready for a home to call his own.

Freddy | Animal Allies

USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center

There it sits at the end of the breakwater in Chequamegon Bay, much as it has since 1915: the Ashland Breakwater Lighthouse.

But it's more than a tidbit of history or a photo op these days; it's part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a USGS weather station and home to monitoring equipment for everything from currents to water quality to time-lapse photography.

KUMD is pleased to share a new, student produced program "Student Views: Life at UMD from a Different Perspective."  You can catch "Student Views" on KUMD every other Monday at 8 am on Northland Morning and you can subscribe to the podcast so you don't  miss a single episode.

This week on Student Views, host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Mueez Ahmed from the UMD Muslim Student Association.  Check it out!

Sam Quackenbush

Can there be too much enthusiasm for public transportation? 

The Duluth Transit Authority is currently grappling with that situation.

Bill Shipley bids adieu to his guest-host spot on Where's Art with a shout-out to KUMD for arts reporting ... a nod to Sir Howard Hodgkin who died March 9 ... and a book recommendation: Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth by A.O. Scott.

Fyn Kynd Photography [via Flickr]

Larry Weber talks about the return of the cold temperatures - not really as unseasonable as people may think - as well as the return of many migrating birds, and other signs that, regardless of the cold snap, spring will be here soon.

The UMD School of Fine Arts Dean Bill Payne talks with us about the Theatre Department's current production of teh Scott McPherson play Marvin's Room, a comedy of family connections.  Payne, the show's director, shares with us that the way it deals with the theme of caring for a bedridden parent are very relatable to a wide audience, as dealing with illness and loss are universally experience

Emily Bestler Books

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Mindy Mejia, the author the novel Everything You Want Me to Be, published by Emily Bestler Books in 2017.  

The 24-Hour Plays

Mar 9, 2017

The formula: 6 playwrights, 6 directors, 24 actors, and 1 musical guest create six new short plays in the course of a single day — and perform them in front of a live audience that night. The result: The 24 Hour Plays.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

With the abnormally warm temperatures in the region over the last couple months, ice safety is a paramount concern, as ice is much thinner than usual for this time of year.

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