Public Affairs

KUMD is turning 60, and to celebrate, we are gathering on-air DJs of the past a present and their bands to perform at The Red Herring Lounge on Friday, June 9th. This concert will precede our 60th Anniversary Celebration happening on Saturday, June 10th.

The show starts at 8:00pm and will feature performances by Rick McLean, Woodblind, Tender Ness, and Superior Siren.

We are wrapping up our 60th Anniversary Celebration in style by partnering with Teague Alexy as he releases his new album: Circuit Sessions with a CD release party at The Red Herring Lounge on Saturday, June 10th at 8pm.

Eaux Claires

For the second year, we are partnering with Eaux Claires Music Festival to bring you to the celebration. Congratulations to our ticket winners who received festival passes in return for their pledge of support at KUMD.org.

KUMD will be covering Eaux Claires Music Festival with live updates on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram

Lisa Johnson

Six months ago, a group of Duluthians brought their concerns to local political candidates, asking them to take specific steps to address their issues.

Part of the Local Solutions to Poverty Candidate Forum included the commitment to a follow-up Accountability Session this spring.

In this first part of a three part report, we hear about  efforts to reform GRH (Group Residential Housing) and implement the Landlord Incentive Program. 

Neil Parekh/SEIU Healthcare 775NW/Flickr

There's concern in Indian country, too, about what will replace the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

Dr. Mary Owen of UMD's Center for American Indian and Minority Health says the Indian Health Service is already critically underfunded ... and for people who are already experiencing a high rate of poverty, private insurance may be priced out of reach for them.

KUMD is a Proud Sponsor of Lake Ave Live

May 15, 2017

Each year, during the weekend of Grandma's Marathon, Lake Avenue brings us an event full of local-alternative music that brings visitors and locals together to enjoy Duluth music. This year, along with the stacked line-up, you'll find a Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Beer Garden, food trucks, and 2 outdoor micro-distillery cocktail lounges. The lineups for each night are:

Friday, June 16th:

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring quiet a diverse lineup. A few artists to mention include City and Colour, Feist, Brandie Carlile, who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.
Date: July 6-9
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

Tickets

We are partnering with First Avenue to bring you this exciting lineup of Minnesota musicians to Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, July 8. Gates open at 4:30 pm with music starting at 5:00 pm. The show also includes exciting opening acts: Remo Drive and J.S. Ondara. This an all-ages show!

Ticket purchasing information can be found at first-avenue.com.

The Night for the Natives fundraiser concerts happening on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 will benefit the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). The NAJA's primary goal is, to strengthen communication efforts both among Native people and between Native Americans and the general public.

Forever Home 5/11

May 11, 2017

Charolette | Contented Critters

Charolette. She is a 2 year old female Am Staff. Charolette has a lot of personality. She is very friendly with people, does not care for other dogs. She is a very happy and playful girl just waiting for a family (or person) to call her own.

Morris | Animal Allies

Cole White

This week, we’re featuring some entries in the Audio Story Challenge at UMD.

Here’s how it works.

  • Journalism students had to tell a story in two to three-and-a-half minutes.
  • The story has to include the sound of air or water
  • it has to include a mention of food
  • it has to include the voices of two people whose ages are at least 20 years apart.
  • it has to be a true story.

53 veterans graduated last Saturday from UMD. One of them was UMD Journalism student Cole White, who brought us this piece.

Student Views: Mike Kenyanya

May 8, 2017
Pavel Arkhipenkov

Newly-elected UMD student-body president Mike Kenyanya joins Pavel this week to talk about a proposed measure (by a University of Minnesota alum) to make student service fees optional.


Cloquet Area Fire District

Maybe you can forgive Cloquet High School student Christian Loeb for being just a little bit excited about his classmates seeing him "all bloodied up and fake bones coming out of me."

Especially since his classmates were freaked out after seeing him "injured" in a mock crash, designed to inspire that very reaction.

Forever Home 5/3

May 4, 2017

Buckshot | Contented Critters

Buckshot is a 1 year old male Lab/Pyr mix. He was surrendered by his owner. He is a really nice boy who was just to much puppy for his owner. He will be a great addition to any family. He just needs some training, but he is very smart and catches on quickly.

Yesha | Animal Allies

UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center

We've heard before how difficult it can be to get veterans to actually accept some of the services and support available to them.

The UWS Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Center says they're doing their best to make those connections known to veterans and to let them know there are people who "get it."

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