Public Affairs

Winona LaDuke is Minnesota’s most famous and Environmental activist. She is also an American Indian activist and writer and public leader who has been nationally recognized for her contributions and work for over 20 years.  An activist who leads with heart, evident in her current work through her organization “Honor the Earth” Winona LaDuke is a as a role model to us all.

We honor Mary Asmus, Assistant City Attorney in the Duluth working for over 30 years as a prosecutor and community advocate, Mary is a leader in the fight against Domestic Violence.

For Women’s History Month we honor Tina Smith, the newly elected Lt. Governor of Minnesota, extending the 30 years history of women who’ve held this elected position. Smith has been a trusted and integral part of our executive leadership in Minnesota and we look forward to her work as Lieutenant Governor of our great state.

For Women’s History Month we honor indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Haley Bonar. With ties to Duluth and Minneapolis she has taken her talents to the world stage.  She has had success with a number of full-length studio albums and now plays often with her side project “Gramma’s Boyfriend.” Bonar is an inspiration to female musicians with a great future ahead of her. 

3/26/15 Forever Home

Mar 26, 2015

Chloe, Jasper, Gimli and the Beagle Gang are just some of the animals looking for their forever homes this week.

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. 

Cheryl Reitan

Author and screenwriter Cheryl Reitan talks about the latest iteration of the book "Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi" she wrote with Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner.

This month, KUMD is connecting you with your legislators as they enter into heavy debate in St. Paul on the 2015-16 Budget.  Some our Representatives have been at this longer than many, Mary Murphy, who has served our region for 39 years. 

 

Chris Monroe is a Duluth based illustrator, artist, and famous children’s book author. she is best known for her comic strip “Violet Days,” and her list of popular books include the “Monkey with a Toolbelt” series, “Sneaky Sheep” and her recent release Bug on a Bike. Monroe says, “I want to encourage people to tell stories and draw pictures, even if you think you can’t draw. It’s good for your brain.”

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.

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Leonore Baeumler of Duluth has worked as a social worker in Duluth with both juveniles the elderly. She is the namesake of UMD's Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, honoring of the lives and legacies of Mortrud Kaplan and her late husband Walter Baeumler. Leonore has lived a life of service improving the quality of life of the people around her for that we honor her this month.

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

Julie O'Leary, League member and longtime water quality advocate, talks about World Water Day observances in the Twin Ports.

Women's History Month

Mar 17, 2015

KUMD celebrates Women's History Month by honoring women who lead, inspire, and make empowering strides. Hear their stories all month long, weekdays at 7 & 11am

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