Northland Morning Interviews

Sarah Brokke
Lisa Johnson

Artist Sarah Brokke joined us to talk about turning 35, and how it became the genesis of  her Gratitude Project: a series of portraits of local artists who inspired her.

Connection, inspiration, being human and other gifts from the process - Sarah Brokke explains.

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. 

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.

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.

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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:)

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.

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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.

UMD Orchestra/School of Fine Arts

Jill Pinkney Pastrana, dean of UMD's College of Education and Human Service Professions says things will be easier now ... but students and faculty have been studying in Cuba all along.

MPIRG - Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

Whitney Morgan heads the Environmental Task Force at UMD's MPIRG chapter (MN Public Interest Research Group) and she says the organization offers a lot of varied learning experiences.

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.

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