Public Affairs

KUMD is proud to present the 2017 UMD Shark Tank happening Monday, April 24th from 4:00- 6:30pm at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on campus at The University of Minnesota, Duluth. The UMD Shark Tank Competition is a university-wide entrepreneurial competition where students have the opportunity to pitch a 3-minute business idea or product to a panel of Duluth Business Professionals. This event, which is open to all UMD students who have an innovative business idea, and will be held April 24. The top 3 winners will be awarded a cash prize to help fund their business.

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Local parents and the Duluth School District are in agreement that the shredded rubber mulch on local school playgrounds needs to go ... but, as always, money is an issue.

So Duluth Parents for Healthy Playgrounds decided an Earth Day event would be just the ticket.

Mentor Duluth

35 down ... 165 to go.

Mentor Duluth's March Into Mentoring campaign netted them four more mentors than their goal of 35.

And that's exciting news, since around 200 kids are on a waiting list for a mentor, where they've been for a few months to a few years.

And the organization, founded in 1938 as the "Fatherless Boys Association" when most boys' fathers were away serving in World War II, is still looking for men as mentors, noting that boys wait on average twice as long for mentors as girls.

Sam Moose is really excited about the re-opening of the new Four Winds addiction treatment center.

For one thing, the program's focus on traditional Native American teachings and traditions is the only one of it's kind in Minnesota.

For another, the band took over operation and management of the center March 1st after the state wanted to close it due to budget issues.

And Moose, the band's Commissioner of Health, isn't the only tribal member excited about the program.  The entire community is lining up to help, apply for jobs and volunteer.

KUMD is pleased to partner with the Alworth Institute for International Studies  to bring you Alworth International Lectures on KUMD. Recorded live at UMD, Alworth diplomat in residence, Thomas Hanson brings you Trump and China with a full history lesson in China and US relations and insights in to what our future holds. 

KUMD is saddened by the passing of Larry Smallwood [Amik], a longtime contributor to our program Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa.  We send our thoughts and condolences to his family, and to the many people in the community who benefited from his wisdom and guidance.  Amik grew up in Aazhoomoog, the Lake Lena District of Mille Lacs, and served as the director of language and culture for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.  He also taught Ojibwe language at many institutions, including UMD.

Forever Home 4/13

Apr 13, 2017

Smokey | Contented Critters

Smokey is a 2 year old male Rott mix. He really is a great boy who has learned so much since coming to us. He is a big boy who likes everyone and gets along well with other dogs. His big issue was wanting attention to much and with his size it was overwhelming. He has gotten so much better. He really wants a home of his own.

Stonewall | Animal Allies

University of Minnesota

Representative Erik Simonson says Minnesota lawmakers "are sending a strong message across Minnesota" that if you don't come from money, you can't afford to go to college.

The DFL lawmaker, who represented District 7B in northeastern Minnesota, speaks frankly about the numbers being talked about with regards to higher education funding, and the possibility of a veto.

Student Views: Zack Filipovich

Apr 10, 2017

This week on Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes UMD graduate and Duluth city councilor Zack Filipovich. Hear about his experiences at UMD, the importance of getting involved, his as work a city councilor and his program of improvement for Duluth.

Student Views airs every other Monday at 8a.m. on Northland Morning.
 

Subscribe to the podcast and check out past episodes on the KUMD program page.

Forever Home 4/6

Apr 6, 2017

Cookie | Animal Allies

Cookie is a black American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador mix who is 2 years old. He came to us as a transfer from a different shelter and is now looking for his new loving home! Cookie is a spunky young dog with boat loads of energy. He loves to run around although toys are not necessarily his thing.

Daisy | Animal Allies

The Affordable Health Care Act.  The American Health Care Act. Obamacare.  Trumpcare.  Repeal and replace.

Floating amidst that word cloud we hear "single-payer health care" more and more.

So we turned to an expert to learn just what that is.

Thank You Listener Members!

Apr 3, 2017

With your help, we reached our $40,000 in less than five days! Whether you support KUMD with an annual membership or give monthly as a sustaining member, all donations keep KUMD on the air for everyone to enjoy.

For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Erin Murphy; MN State Representative running for MN state governor.


 KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity.  Today we honor, Ethel Colmans; founder of Woodland Community Club & Duluth Women's Club.

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