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There is a new exhibit called Sinew at the Tweed Museum of Art bringing together the work of celebrated and accomplished female Native artists living and working in the Twin Cities.  The show was curated by Dyani White Hawk and includes the work of Carolyn Anderson, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Elizabeth Day, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, and Maggie Thompson.

We speak with Robert Lee, the artistic director for the Underground Theatre in Duluth about their new production, the What She Said One Act Festival, a celebration of new plays written by women playwrights from around the country, and directed by women of Duluth, Minnesota, highlighting women's voices.

Radio Theatre is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Grassroots Feminism

Mar 2, 2017
Beth Bartlett

UMD Women Studies Professor Beth Bartlett sat down with former Women's Music Show host Sally Larson to talk about her book "Making Waves: Grassroots Feminism in Duluth and Superior."

"The Women's Music Show: women's voices and women's song" is a long running community-hosted program on KUMD every Sunday 1-5pm.

"On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history." ~ Women's March

The UMD Commission for Women invites the campus to get or stay civically engaged by writing to their legislators over the lunch hour on February 1, in the Kirby Student Center.

Back in the day, the Duluth League of Women Voters had to stop printing their complete voter guide because it simply became too expensive.

Thanks to the magic of the internet, though, all 76 pages of it (or breakdowns by individual races) are available for folks to view or download here.

We don't think a lot about the people who founded the Mayo Clinic in Rochester; if we think about it at all, it's in a context of - perhaps literally - life and death.

 This episode of Bioneers shares emerging ideas of gender reconciliation a new movement for transformational healing. Visionaries Pat McCabe, Cynthia Brix, Will Keepin and Pele Rouge share evocative stories of personal growth and learning.  

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KUMD presents Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature, a summer series.  Women are leading change in caring for the environment and bringing forward the stories of people around the world. Osprey Orielle-Lake, Leila Salazar and Lynne Twist tell the stories of women leading the clean energy revolution in Africa, defending the Amazonian rainforest, and making peace in Liberia.  Women making a difference for all people on earth.

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. 

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.”

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.

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