Public Affairs

After public outcry at the graphic signs and harassment that greeted new UMD students on move-in day this fall, UMD leadership and current students have been busy gathering ideas to create meaningful change on campus. UMD student and host of KUMD's Student Views, Pavel Arkhipenkov returns to the air for a second season to share a conversation with UMD Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, Dr.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina taught a lot of folks about emergency preparedness and procedures.  And the next year, it changed the landscape of animal welfare in this country when it comes to emergency response to people and pets.

Now rescue agencies are required by law to rescue companion animals along with people, thanks to the passage of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act.

Feast and Forum

Oct 12, 2017

The Duluth Indigenous commission hosted a feast and forum to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Every second Monday of October is Indigenous Peoples day, this year they celebrated at Duluth city hall.

Celebrating accurate history and embracing Indigenous Peoples day was a goal of the commission. Indigenous people are strong through the times of many tragedies and are constantly healing. 

The Duluth justice city coalition is hosting a march to dismantle the legacy of racism and build a community of peace this Saturday, October 14. Kim Young talked to us today and gave us details about the march.

The hope is to demand change within the community. 

10/11 Forever Home

Oct 12, 2017

  Hermann

Hermann is a tabby orange and white Domestic Short Hair who is 7 years old. He came to us from a previous home and is now looking for his new loving family! Hermann is a sweet boy who loves to give kisses and cuddle. He would like nothing more than to lounge around all day long with his favorite people by his side. His previous owner says that he likes to play with toys and is very smart! He will be neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated by the time of adoption.

Christine Dean - Support Music in the Twin-Ports

Oct 11, 2017

KUMD Music Director, Christine Dean, shares how KUMD integrates local music into everyday programming. We support musicians with over sixty Live from Studio A sessions every year. Join Team 103.3 to help cultivate music in and around the Twin-Ports.

Lisa Johnson has been broadcasting for 39 years. She provides news about our community and for our community to create great local radio along with many other experienced volunteers and staff. Support radio and news that is grounded in the Northland.

Chris Harwood- Be A Part Of The Music

Oct 11, 2017

Become a member today and support the music that matters to you on KUMD. For over 60 years, 103.3 FM has brought together legendary, local, and underground music to create playlists that you will not hear on other frequencies.

#Join Team 103.3

Oct 11, 2017

Everything we do, from the eclectic music mix to community leader interviews, happens because you chose to support KUMD. Join Team 103.3 and help us create local, hand-crafted radio, together.

If you take your boring walk to the bus stop, the new notebooks and pencils and lined paper, and the drama over your date (or not) to the Homecoming Dance for granted - well, why shouldn't you?

Center of American Indian & Minority Health

Christian Coffman can't stop beaming, just thinking about the student who came into his class this summer admitting that many of the sciences were not his favorite subjects.

Coffman, a grad student in Chemistry at UMD was teaching some STEM courses this summer as part of the Center of Minority and Indian Health's Native Americans in Medicine program.

Forever Home 10/5

Oct 5, 2017
Adoptable Pets
Contented Critters and Animal Allies

Amy Rose | Animal Allies

Primary Color: Grey
Secondary Color: White
Weight: 5.5
Age: 1yrs 7mths 1wks

Chowder | Animal Allies 

Everyone is invited to the QASU Fall Drag Show at UMD Saturday night ...

It's performance art, it's history and culture ... and all you need to know is that it's a riotously good time.

(Oh, and have a supply of dollar bills, which you will HAND people.  No tucking money into folks' clothes; just HAND it to them like a nice person.)

Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary

KUMD's Forever Home feature has been on the air since the summer of 2010, and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary in Makinen has been a part of it since the beginning.

We're saddened to learn of the passing of Faye Peters this past spring.  Faye and her late husband Walter started Contented Critters at their home in Makinen over thirty years ago.

We will miss Faye's warmth, humor and her unmistakable Kentucky accent when she pronounced a featured pet "a good dawg."  And we can only imagine the flood of animals there to greet her when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Life House's new expansion is a ten-bed teen emergency shelter called The Loft.

The lack of affordable housing in Duluth plus misinformation - or no information - about why kids end up on the streets means there is still a gap between the number of kids with nowhere to go every night in Duluth  (100 on average) and the number of beds available.

Lack of affordable housing ... and a lack of imagination?  Life House director Maude Dornfeld says most people "can't imagine not loving their kids."

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