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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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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Brian McInnes talks with Obizaan [Lee Staples], a spiritual advisor for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Chato Gonzalez about their apprenticeship model of passing on language and traditional ways, and the vital importance of preserving that knowledge for future generations.

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The pending legality of medical marijuana in July means city administrators are facing something they've never faced before: setting up zoning regulations for the production and sale of it. Charles Froseth is the City Planning Director.

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Jill Pinkney Pastrana, dean of UMD's College of Education and Human Service Professions says things will be easier now ... but students and faculty have been studying in Cuba all along.

Shannon Miller is the UMD Women’s Ice-Hockey Coach. Coach Miller is a force, an inspiration and a winner.  Recognizing her passion, grit and heart and as an inspiration to all women in sports, we honor the great Ice-Hockey Coach Shannon Miller for Women's History Month on KUMD.

Betsy Bode of Animal Allies says puppies are irresistible - but there are a couple of things you should know.

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We’re talking about free speech, freedom of the press and why it matters here at home.  Our guests in the studio are Don Shelby, veteran broadcast journalist and investigative reporter;  Kearsten Wesner, professor of media law at UMD and former practicing attorney and Rick Lubbers, the editor of the Duluth News Tribune.

Two deaths, days apart, of Midewiwin  people have brought the conflict between secular practices and religious beliefs to the forefront.

Most people outside of tribal communities have never heard of Midewiwin, a religion that requires a body to be preserved intact for burial four days after death.

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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Brian McInnes talks with Obizaan [Lee Staples], a spiritual advisor for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Chato Gonzalez about ceremonial traditions - including funerals - and striving for better cross-cultural cooperation and understanding.

 

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Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay

“Black lives matter.” “Blue lives (meaning police officers) matter.”  Here in Duluth, we like to think all lives matter and in our comparatively small town, with a comparatively small number of people of color, we like to think that we don’t have the kinds of issues and tensions that you find in other places around the nation.

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, host Erik Redix has a conversation with Dan Jones about his life growing up in Ontario, his family, and the practices of traditional storytelling.

 

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Dan Jones is from the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation in Ontario and is an Anishinaabemowin ("Ojibwe language") teacher at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota.

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There will be plenty of time in 2015 to talk about the challenges in our community, but first, let's take some time to look at what went right in 2014.

From environmental issues, progress looking after the city's most vulnerable residents, to Duluth's splash after splash on national media, there's a lot going on to be excited about.

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Erik Redix has a conversation with Don Wedll, former Commissioner of Natural Resources for the Mille Lacs Band, about the landmark 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision that reaffirmed the off-reservation hunting and fishing rights of Ojibwe Bands in the region.

 

12/15 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Reaffirming Treaty Rights

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Readers know that Ebola makes for a terrifying threat in novels.  Whether the characters are endangered by it as a flesh-eating disease or the bad guys are plotting bioterrorism with it, most people are only familiar with the virus as a plot contrivance in a book.

Once Ebola stepped off the page, though, and became a global concern – or panic, if you will – conflicting information AND conflicting attitudes began to emerge.

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