Brown on the Air: SAVING TIME!

Daylight savings time is upon us. Clocks spring forward this Sunday morning, ushering in the annual period of unnatural light adjustment indicative of modern life. All I know is that I’ve spent the last several weeks trying to explain how days get longer in the spring to my first grader and now when we go… Read More →

Brown on the Air: FAME and POLITICS

The topic of the Saturday morning talk and music show “Between You and Me” on KAXE will be “brush with fame.” Guest host John Bauer will be taking calls from people sharing their stories of meeting celebrities, athletes or other prominent public figures. I’ve produced a piece that details how my feelings have changed about… Read More →

Brown on the Air: OSCARS!

This week on 91.7 KAXE’s “Between You and Me” the topic veers into the pop culture apex that is Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony in Hollywood. My essay is just good clean wackiness merged with cultural observation. I have charted my seven-year plan to win an Oscar. Step One: acquire film skills. You can hear the… Read More →

Brown on the Air: PETS!

It’s fundraiser time at 91.7 KAXE – Northern Community Radio. I did a stint on the air yesterday afternoon and will be on with my weekly commentary for “Between You and Me” Saturday morning. That show’s topic is “Love Your Pet” and my essay talks about the natural oddity that is human-animal friendship. I talk… Read More →

"This woe-some news is of great providence"

I don’t always share the audio of my commentaries for the Saturday morning KAXE program “Between You and Me” here at the blog, but think you might enjoy this one. I wrote a radio sketch for the “accidental recipes” show last week, taking a look at the creation of a certain famous soap back in… Read More →


This week’s topic on “Between You and Me” is one of those classic ones: Accidental Recipes. That would be recipes improved by unexpected changes. And of course, they don’t have to be good. Maybe it was bad. By all means, call in. My contribution to the show is not about food, however. I talk about… Read More →

Brown on the Air: ENOUGH!

This week on “Between You and Me,” the unique Saturday morning conversation program on 91.7 KAXE, the topic is “enough.” The idea comes from an exhibit and program going on now in Itasca County called “Enough for All.” It’s a look at poverty. Poverty, eh? Well, I get a little tired of the same-old, same-old… Read More →

Brown on the Air: FITNESS!

The topic for this week’s “Between You and Me,” the Saturday morning call-in and talk special on 91.7 KAXE, is fitness. As with many, the new year has me thinking about my shape — round — and making plans to get things back under control. My essay this week, a reprisal of a previous humorous… Read More →

Christmas on the Air!

Saturday morning brings a special Christmas Eve morning episode of “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE. The call-in and music show will take calls, requests and stories about your favorite (or least favorite) Christmas music. Guest host Grant Frashier helms the program, which features the people of northern Minnesota, including a few regular essayists… Read More →

Brown on the Air: ICE!

I talked about ice earlier this week. Should be an interesting holiday week with 45 degree temps forecast for Sunday. You can enjoy what might be the denouement of the historically good ice conditions in northern Minnesota this Saturday with 91.7 KAXE’s “Between You and Me.” The call-in and music program will be detailing the… Read More →