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

Two deaths, days apart, of Midewiwin  people have brought the conflict between secular practices and religious beliefs to the forefront.

Most people outside of tribal communities have never heard of Midewiwin, a religion that requires a body to be preserved intact for burial four days after death.

Author Cheryl Blackford was inspired by the sight of urban coyotes in her Twin Cities neighborhood to write this gorgeously illustrated children's book. Published by MN Historical Society Press.

Tim Bates is the associate director of Rec Sports on campus ... and he says the skiing is great at UMD's Bagley Nature Center.

Tom H. Swain's long career spanned the spheres of politics, education, and business.  But for decades, even long past retirement, he has also served on numerous nonprofit and civic boards. We talk with him about his memoir, and his life of hard work and dedicated service.  The book will be published in April by the University of Minnesota Press.

Pamela Fletcher talks about - and reads from - her contributions to the anthology "Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota." Published by MN Historical Society Press.

Author Karen Babine looks at the difference between location and place ... and finding the best version of yourself in this collection of essays.

Lori Evert is an author, her husband Per Breiehagen is a professional photographer and their daughter, Anja, stars in another magical photographic fairy tale.

Actor, playwright, director and UMD theater professor Tom Isbell, it turns out, is an author, too. He talks about his "dark side" and incorporating a lesson into his book that humanity just can't seem to master. Published by Harper Collins.

Master gardener Tom Kasper salutes the potato as the vegetable of the year, and gives a rundown of some important calendar events for 2015.

In her book, author and historian Brenda Child tells her own family's stories from the Red Lake Reservation and stories of a people trying to sustain their lifeways and their families during the World War I era and the Great Depression.

Author Lori Evert and her husband, nationally-recognized photographer Per Breiehagen, were captivated by their daughter, Anja, in some of the traditional Norwegian garb given her by her grandma.  The result is a magical fantasy called "The Christmas Wish."  Published by Random House.

 

Author Deb Larson talks about the experiences in her own family that shaped her story "One Frozen Lake," about a grandfather introducing his grandchild to the wonders of ice fishing.

Author Abe Sauer explains how reading the same book over and over and over to three kids can result in writing a new book out of desperation!

Author Andy Steiner talks about the idea of resilience ... and how the people she interviewed for her book demonstrate that we may have more than we think.

Author and erstwhile standup comedian Lorna Landvik talks about her (almost) autobiographical book, "Best To Laugh.

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