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February 27, 2014
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KUMD to Feature Special Series on Women’s History Month: Kicks off with a show featuring actress Tina Fey

DULUTH, MN – KUMD 103.3 FM airs a special series celebrating Women's History Month, with daily segments honoring Minnesota's own leaders and trailblazers, March 3-31 every weekday morning at 7am and 11am.

Honorees include local women like Martha B. Alworth, Gladys Swanson, Anna Ringsred, and more. Each week’s upcoming honorees will be posted on the KUMD home page at All of the segments will be available on KUMD's Audio Archives page.

This month’s honorees are:

Mon., Mar. 3
Starhawk: Writer and earth activist
Tues., Mar. 4
Lee Roper-Batker : President and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Wed., Mar. 5
Dorothy Molter: The root beer lady of Northern Minnesota and last resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Thurs., Mar. 6
Eugenie Anderson: First women ambassador of the U.S.
Fri., Mar. 7
Patty Berg: Professional golfer and the founding member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association
Mon., Mar. 10
Kiki Carter: A musician and advocate of peace and justice
Tues., Mar. 11
Martha B. Alworth: World traveler and philanthropist, funder of the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice in Duluth
Wed., Mar. 12
Sakinah Ali Mujahid: Executive director of Sisters Need a Place - a shelter for displaced Minnesotan Muslim women and their children
Thurs., Mar. 13
Sally Wingreta: Resident actor at the Guthrie Theater for 30 years
Fri., Mar. 14
Sierra DeMulder: Two-time champion of the National Poetry Slam and slam poetry coach
Mon., Mar. 17
Jessie Diggins: A cross-country skier from Afton, Minn., competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games for Team USA
Tues., Mar. 18
Annie Dugan: Current curator of the Duluth Art Institute and co-organizer of the popular Free Range Film Festival
Wed., Mar. 19
Maud Hart Lovelace: Born in Mankato, Minn., author the popular Betsy-Tacy stories for children
Thurs., Mar. 20
Anna Ringsred: Olympian from Duluth, Minn. competing in speedskating at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Fri., Mar. 21
Megan Olivia Hall: 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Mon., Mar. 24
Kristine Greer: Founder off “Charlene’s Light” a foundation dedication to ovarian cancer awareness
Tues., Mar. 25
Jamie Millard: Executive director of the literary magazine Paper Darts
Wed., Mar. 26
Carol Bly: Fiction and nonfiction author and St. Paul writing teacher
Thurs. Mar. 27
Lorraine Borg: One of Minnesota’s first professional woman baseball player, playing for the Minneapolis Millerettes
Fri., Mar. 28
Gladys Swanson: A trailblazer of women’s athletics, director of physical education at Duluth’s College of St. Scholastica for 38 years
Mon., Mar. 31
Virginia McKnight Binger: Her leadership solidified the McKnight Foundation legacy of today

KUMD kicks off the Women’s History Month celebration Monday, March 3 at 7 pm with a two-hour NPR special "The Hidden World of Girls," featuring actress Tina Fey as the host. Fey takes listeners around the world into the secret life of girls with stories of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, and changed the tide -- from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah.

Listen to KUMD live at 103.3FM and online at

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