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

Credit: Rothamsted Research

Author, educator and naturalist Larry Weber wraps up March for us: it's been warmer than normal and we have only half the moisture we should have.  Returning this week: sandhill cranes, grackles, cormorants, silver maple blooms -- and ballooning baby spiders!

For Women’s History Month we honor indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Haley Bonar. With ties to Duluth and Minneapolis she has taken her talents to the world stage.  She has had success with a number of full-length studio albums and now plays often with her side project “Gramma’s Boyfriend.” Bonar is an inspiration to female musicians with a great future ahead of her. 

3/26/15 Forever Home

Mar 26, 2015

Chloe, Jasper, Gimli and the Beagle Gang are just some of the animals looking for their forever homes this week.

University of Minnesota Press

Author Mary Lethert Wingerd gives us a tantalizing glimpse of what Minnesota might have been had the bi-cultural society of Europeans and Indians fostered by the fur trade been allowed to survive.

KUMD continues "Talking Politics" with our state legislators.  Not every state has a two chambers, but Minnesota has a State House of Representatives and a State Senate. In our system, Duluth for all intents and purposes has one senator, Roger Reinert. 

Cheryl Reitan

Author and screenwriter Cheryl Reitan talks about the latest iteration of the book "Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi" she wrote with Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner.

Shaye Moris is the executive director of the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. She talks about their work keeping food out of the landfills and into hungry Northlanders.

care2.org

"To bee ... or not to bee.  That is the question ..."

Tom Kasper talks about dandelions - a weed in your yard but food for bees.

This month, KUMD is connecting you with your legislators as they enter into heavy debate in St. Paul on the 2015-16 Budget.  Some our Representatives have been at this longer than many, Mary Murphy, who has served our region for 39 years. 

 

Duluth Art Institute

Heidi Jenson is the guest at tomorrow night's Visual Culture Lecture Series at UMD, the Youth Art exhibit at the DAI continues for a few more days, and the Cat Video Festival is fast approaching.  Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute, reports.

Chris Monroe is a Duluth based illustrator, artist, and famous children’s book author. she is best known for her comic strip “Violet Days,” and her list of popular books include the “Monkey with a Toolbelt” series, “Sneaky Sheep” and her recent release Bug on a Bike. Monroe says, “I want to encourage people to tell stories and draw pictures, even if you think you can’t draw. It’s good for your brain.”

Author, naturalist and educator Larry Weber talks about this week's amazing northern lights and introduces us to the companion of his famous season Aut-Win: Win-Sprin!

Hermantown Hockey

After their sixth consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Hockey Final,  the Hermantown varsity boys team came home - as runners-up, again - but with a grace and good humor that many professional sportsmen could learn from.  We talk with their coach, Bruce Plante.

Merry Renn Vaughan is the director of the CSS theater program. She talks about the role of the audience in theatre.

MN Historical Society Press

Michelle Hensley is the author of  "All The Lights On: Reimagining Theater with Ten Thousand Things."  It's a book about a theater company that wanted to remove barriers between itself and the audience ... and meet the audience where they are - literally.

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