Public Affairs

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.

Forever Home, 12/28

Dec 28, 2017

  Pipsqueak is a tan and white American Staffordshire Terrier, 1 year and 6 months old. He came to Animal Allies as a stray. Pipsqueak is very high energy and super social. He is outgoing and playful, but also very cuddly.  He isn't interested in toys, rather people and hanging out with you all day! He will be neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated by the time of adoption.  Two free training sessions will be provided by Animal Allies.

Ecolibrium3

We have a conversation with Jodie Slick, the CEO of Ecolibrium3, about ways to examine our homes in the winter months.  We talk a lot about our green spaces outdoors, but many of our homes are not healthy, as they can be places where mold and dust build up. What does it mean to have a healthy home? A home energy audit can help find where these issues develop and, especially in the winter months, can reveal ways to make your home more energy efficient.

Every year at this time KUMD brings you a special series called Caring and Sharing.  We interview people from local non-profit organizations that are making a difference in the Northland -- what they give TO the community and what they need FROM us during this holiday season.  Our guest this morning on the Caring and Sharing Holiday series is Mary Schmitz, the Development Director of CHUM in Duluth.

This interview originally aired on November 28, 2017

Forever Home 12/20

Dec 22, 2017
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC)

The folks at the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center in Lame Deer, MT knew representatives from the movie Wind River would be coming to visit.

After all, they were shooting a new TV series, Yellowstone, nearby and had promised to help host a fundraiser.

Forever Home 12/14

Dec 14, 2017
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forever home animals

Archie

Archie is a 1 yr old male tri colored pointer mix. He was rescued from a euthanasia list on 4-1-17. He was so extremely frightened when he came. He is learning to trust and LOVES to play ball. He will fetch all day long.

Chelsey

Meet Chelsey! She is a 4 year old English Bulldog mix looking for a loving home!

Forever Home 12/7

Dec 7, 2017

Titan

Meet Titan. He is a young male lab mix. Titan is a good looking boy, who gets along with other dogs and loves people. He needs work on his manners. Mostly this guy needs a steady diet of exercise. He is just a very happy young pup.

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In just over a week, you could lose your access to some of your favorite streaming content on the internet or have to pay more for it ...

The FCC's vote on net neutrality next Thursday could lead to a definite chill on consumer's access to Netflix and other web content that, until now, has been available to everyone for the same price - and at the same speed.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

The boarding school era for Native American children in America began with the opening of the Carlisle School in 1879. It was considered a more "merciful" solution to what was then thought of as "the Indian problem." 

It continued until the passage of the Indian Child Welfare act in 1978, when Native parents finally gained the legal right to deny their children's placement in off-reservation schools.

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