Northland Morning Interviews

It's a dark and stormy  ... lunch hour ... on this Friday of Grandma's Marathon weekend ... as of this writing, the first of possibly several severe thunderstorm warnings over the next few days has been issued for our area.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) specified that co-pays for birth control would be free.

Title X is a federal grant program to provide people with free family planning and health care services.

Gender Justice held an event in Duluth last night to give folks a chance to share their stories about what these policies mean to them, and to learn how these services - and their funding - are being threatened.

Lance Cyril Mountain

Prøve Gallery celebrates the new collective show "Chromascope" on Friday June 15, with works of over ten local and regional artists creating a visual panorama. 

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They'd love a nice place to stay while they're passing through the Northland, and a few good meals.  But you don't need an Airbnb listing; just a nice patch of milkweed. And any other questions you might have can be answered at the 3rd Annual Duluth Monarch Festival.

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Surprisingly, the opponents of earned sick and safe time  are not the ones you might expect.

NRRI

The pilot project that St. Louis County and the NRRI are working on is a win-win.

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A teacher and business woman who is a mentor and role model for young girls.  

Michele Beeksma recently gave a talk at the Duluth Depot titled, “Understanding Chippewa 1854 Treaty Rights in Northeast Minnesota, 1854 to the Present.” She discussed past events and individuals related to the 1854 Treaty and examined the legal and cultural viewpoints of how people are currently implementing their treaty rights.

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What if there was a way to identify which kids are most vulnerable to the siren songs of drugs and alcohol?

Norah Shapiro

"Time for Ihan," directed by Norah Shapiro comes to Duluth at 3p.m. on Saturday, at Zinema 2. This Minnesota-made documentary film captures the journey to elected office for Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American elected to state office in the United States. Director Shapiro will be in attendance for a post showing Q&A and joins us here on Radio Gallery.

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The gerrymander has been with us for literally, hundreds of years.

So what can slay the beast?  Legal scholars?  Political science?

Believe it or not: math.

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Duluth's Lakewalk is twenty years old, so the city  was planning to proceed with a "mini-master plan" in November of 2017 to look at an upgrade.

Of course, by the time November rolled around, the Lakewalk had been devastated by 15-foot waves and, in some spots, four feet of shoreline had been washed away.

Minnesota Senator John Marty says when you explain universal health care to people, they're in favor of it.

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It's no coincidence that the Duluth Dylan Festival is paying a bit more attention to the literary aspect of its favorite son's career, now that he's a Nobel laureate.

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KUMD's Northland Morning host, Lisa Johnson, writes:

'I saw a video a while back with a nine year old, dressed in some kind of Elizabethan costume, singing an aria.

'So I sent it to my friend Elias Mokole, an opera singer and voice instructor here at UMD.

'"It’s beautiful," he wrote back, "except that she’s ruining her voice."

'Seriously?'

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