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

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Local parents and the Duluth School District are in agreement that the shredded rubber mulch on local school playgrounds needs to go ... but, as always, money is an issue.

So Duluth Parents for Healthy Playgrounds decided an Earth Day event would be just the ticket.

Mentor Duluth

35 down ... 165 to go.

Mentor Duluth's March Into Mentoring campaign netted them four more mentors than their goal of 35.

And that's exciting news, since around 200 kids are on a waiting list for a mentor, where they've been for a few months to a few years.

And the organization, founded in 1938 as the "Fatherless Boys Association" when most boys' fathers were away serving in World War II, is still looking for men as mentors, noting that boys wait on average twice as long for mentors as girls.

Sam Moose is really excited about the re-opening of the new Four Winds addiction treatment center.

For one thing, the program's focus on traditional Native American teachings and traditions is the only one of it's kind in Minnesota.

For another, the band took over operation and management of the center March 1st after the state wanted to close it due to budget issues.

And Moose, the band's Commissioner of Health, isn't the only tribal member excited about the program.  The entire community is lining up to help, apply for jobs and volunteer.

April's first half is running about six degrees warmer than usual ... the greening has begun ... and you can hear the early spring trio (chorus frogs, spring peepers and wood frogs) around the Northland.

©Andy Miller

Director Julie Ahasay talks about The Pavilion, her current show for Renegade Theater Company.

It's a story about do-overs: the ones you want, the ones you think you want ... and the ones you actually get.

The fun and funny Lorna Landvik joins us to talk about why she never reads her books again once she writes them, the characters who yammer in her head and why she believes "quirkiness will prevail."

Forever Home 4/13

Apr 13, 2017

Smokey | Contented Critters

Smokey is a 2 year old male Rott mix. He really is a great boy who has learned so much since coming to us. He is a big boy who likes everyone and gets along well with other dogs. His big issue was wanting attention to much and with his size it was overwhelming. He has gotten so much better. He really wants a home of his own.

Stonewall | Animal Allies

Ginger Juel may be a UMD alumna, but she's still pretty passionate about what goes on on campus.

She's like to see the U jettison the use of herbicides - even the current practice of "targeted application" - altogether.

University of Minnesota

Representative Erik Simonson says Minnesota lawmakers "are sending a strong message across Minnesota" that if you don't come from money, you can't afford to go to college.

The DFL lawmaker, who represented District 7B in northeastern Minnesota, speaks frankly about the numbers being talked about with regards to higher education funding, and the possibility of a veto.

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.

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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.

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