Public Affairs

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Today, Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Legislative Relations Committee Director Jacob Griffiths to discuss UMD lobbying efforts and plans for 2018. The LRC, is a Student Association sub-committee that "facilitates students to work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to pursue meaningful change pertaining to issues facing UMD students, such as higher education funding." ~ from the UMD Student Association website.

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Forever Home 1/18

Jan 18, 2018


Buzzy was left behind in a foreclosed house and brought to the shelter.  He is a short stocky, male mixed breed, guessed to be about 3-4 yrs. He gets along with older children, adults, and cats. He does well with other dogs (outside playing and greeting,) but not living with them. He definitely wants to be boss.


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Duluth's trampoline park has a lot of kids - and their parents - bouncing into the ER these days.

Forever Home 1/11

Jan 11, 2018


Meet Sammy. He is an adult Lab mix. Sammy is a very large and playful guy. He has been with us for sometime. He is ready for that family and attention he deserves. Sammy has been vet checked, vaccinated, and neutered.


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Dr. Andrew Thompson is really frustrated.

He knows flu shots aren't perfect; he knows they're only 40-60% effective and that makes them hard to promote.

But the alternative, he says, can be worse.

LSS Together for Youth

What pronouns to you prefer?

If you're a person of a certain age, you've probably never even considered that question.

And maybe that's part of the problem.

But there is a group in town that's serving as social support for young people who fall outside the "binary" classifications; young people who, as Kathy Hermes puts it, "dash from one safe space to the next," and they're offering us some of the best gifts of all if we can open our minds and hearts to receive them.

This interview originally aired on December 21, 2017.

Forever Home 1/4

Jan 4, 2018


Phantom is a young male border collie mix, rescued off the euthanasia list. Nice boy that gets along with everyone.


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The Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative isn't just about helping folks stay in their homes longer.

If families are the building blocks of a community, it makes sense to provide them with support and connectedness to other families.

2018 kicks off in grand style from the KUMD studios with this time-honored tradition from One Vegetable, One Community. See video of the announcement here.

Duluth Community Garden Program

Maybe the ultimate goal would be a community garden every ten blocks all through the city of Duluth.

But in the meantime, the Duluth Community Garden Program contents itself overseeing 20 gardens, 255 rentable plots, providing resources for gardeners from shovels to canning lessons, and bringing the community together through food and gardening.

This interview originally aired on December 5, 2017.