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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Green Visions: "I decided I belong wherever I choose to be"

Bob Perkoski/dudleyedmondson.com
"Every single morning that people of color get up, they have to factor into their day's activities, 'What are white people going to think of the things that I'm going to be doing today?' I have to think about what I'm doing to do. And white people never have to think about what people of color are going to think of their activities. They never have to consider us when they get up in the morning. But we do. Every single day."

We're proud of living in a community that's the envy of everyone who loves the outdoors.

We're proud of our parks and our green spaces and our trails, and all the things that make the Northland a great place to hunt, fish, swim, bike, hike or just sit somewhere and take in the view.

But there is a segment of Duluthians who don't even want to try these activities.  Some have never been past Lake Street. And it's not because they they're worried about or afraid of nature; the only nature that's keeping them home is human nature.

And that's where Dudley Edmonson steps in to lend a hand.

You can find out more about Dudley Edmondson,  his environmental education work, and his book Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places on his website.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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