Brown on the Air: TEACHERS!

91.7 KAXE’s Saturday morning call-in and music show “Between You and Me” this week inquires into the topic of inspiring teachers. Specifically, guest host Linda Johnson will be inviting you to share stories about your most inspirational teachers on the radio. My regular contribution explores notions about educational inspiration I had before I became a… Read More →

Brown on the Air: IMPORTANT THINGS

I’m back on Between You and Me this Saturday morning 10 to noon on 91.7 KAXE. The call-in and music program will be exploring the topic of “Important Things,” or “Things You Wouldn’t Downsize,” or something like that. The title is hard for me to remember. I started writing a thing about “Things” and then… Read More →

Brown on the Air: JOKES!

This week’s edition of “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE brings the semi-annual “jokes” show, with guest hosts Michael Goldberg, Gail Otteson and Frieda Hall. My weekly contribution explores a favorite of mine: puns. What I’ve produced is a 2 minute, nine second barrage of puns invoking topical news stories, sports and culture. It’s… Read More →

Brown on the Air: GOOD IDEA!

This Saturday morning’s “Between You and Me” on KAXE features a guest and a prompt: “Tell Me Your Good Idea.”Author Steven Johnson will be discussing his book “The Innovator’s Cookbook” with host Heidi Holtan, along with your calls and contributions from a cadre of commentators. My essay shares how good ideas so often follow a… Read More →

Brown on the Air: MOVIES!

This Saturday morning’s “Between You and Me” program on 91.7 KAXE explores the topic of movies with music, commentary and your calls. Guest hosts “Mom of Pop Culture” Julie Crabb and retired film professor Jack Nachbar will guide the discussion. My regular contribution explores what is still my favorite movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”… Read More →

Keep northern Minnesota radio lively & local

Today is the final day of the KAXE-Northern Community Radio fall fundraiser. KAXE is an independent public radio station that pays its own way for a programming mix that includes a little bit of NPR news and a lot of locally-produced, locally-generated content and music. This year KAXE and I produced the Great Northern Radio… Read More →

Brown on the Air: MAKING MUSIC!

This week’s Saturday-morning edition of “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE talks about making music. The show features a wide ranging approach to the topic with music, calls and commentary, including my usual short essay. We’ll be kicking off a week of residency by the Minnesota Orchestra in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  I talk about… Read More →

Brown on the Air: PERFECT DAY!

Tune in 10-noon this Saturday morning for the 91.7 KAXE call-in and music program “Between You and Me.” I’ll be offering up a new commentary along this episode’s theme of “My Perfect Day.” This is actually an impromptu speech prompt I give my public speaking students, so it surprised me that the answer was as… Read More →

Brown on the Air: COMIC BOOKS!

Saturday morning on 91.7 KAXE’s “Between You and Me” we’re talking comic books. I’ve contributed an original essay exploring a favorite cartoon and comic of mine from the late ’80s and early ’90s, a strange time for us as a people and me particularly. “Between You and Me” is a weekly music and call-in show… Read More →

Brown on the Air: INSOMNIA!

This week on 91.7 KAXE’s Saturday morning call-in and music show “Between You and Me,” guest hosts Gail Otteson and Michael Goldberg explore the program’s rotating topic of “Insomnia.” I’ll be on with my regular weekly commentary, an exploration of sleep and lack thereof as a parent of young children. It’s funny and cute, of… Read More →