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

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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Animal Allies Humane Society

Pat Castellano is the Humane Educator at Animal Allies and she talks about why it's so important - if your dog or cat won't carry a wallet - to make sure they have a license and ID tag on their collars.

(Oh, and you can find out more about Max here:)

Leonore Baeumler of Duluth has worked as a social worker in Duluth with both juveniles the elderly. She is the namesake of UMD's Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, honoring of the lives and legacies of Mortrud Kaplan and her late husband Walter Baeumler. Leonore has lived a life of service improving the quality of life of the people around her for that we honor her this month.

This month, KUMD is connecting you with your legislators as they enter into heavy debate in St. Paul on the 2015-16 Budget. With Minnesota the State Legislature in full swing, we are checking in with those who represent Duluth and the surrounding area.  Listen as KUMD is "Talking Politics" with Representative Erik Simonson: District 7B on Northland Morning.

Erik Simonson

Kim LaBo of the Healthy Legacy Coalition talks about a bill before the Minnesota Legislature that would make sure the public has information about any children's product that might contain toxic chemicals. 

Julie O'Leary, League member and longtime water quality advocate, talks about World Water Day observances in the Twin Ports.

3/18/15 Electric Buses

Mar 18, 2015
Proterra

A recent federal grant to the Duluth Transit Authority will bring some new improvements to the DTA fleet.  Two words: electric buses.  DTA Director Jim Heilig explains.

Women's History Month

Mar 17, 2015

KUMD celebrates Women's History Month by honoring women who lead, inspire, and make empowering strides. Hear their stories all month long, weekdays at 7 & 11am

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The pending legality of medical marijuana in July means city administrators are facing something they've never faced before: setting up zoning regulations for the production and sale of it. Charles Froseth is the City Planning Director.

Outdoor enthusiast Bryan French on maple syrup - and another bizarre place to find edible sap.

Kate Horvath's cast and crew just opened "Shrek: The Musical" last night, and she talks about the essential ingredient of the audience in a successful show.

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