Brown on the Air: ETHNICITY!

My essay for this week’s 91.7 KAXE edition of “Between You and Me” is about “my people.” The show’s topic is ethnicity. Guest host Linda Johnson will be taking stories from you, the listener, and playing great music. I’ll have some amusing observations about my strange blend of Iron Range nationalities. You can hear “Between… Read More →

Brown on the Air: RESORTING TO THIS!

I’ll be on the air with a new essay on 91.7 KAXE‘s Saturday morning program “Between You and Me,” this time joining the show’s theme of northern Minnesota resorts as they close up the summer season. My diatribe veers deeply into the fleeting nature of life, the aging process, the coming winter and, of course,… Read More →

Brown on the Air: ASK A STAG is BACK!

The topic for this Saturday morning’s edition of “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE is “advice.” What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? What’s your philosophy about giving advice? Have you ever written to an advice columnist? My contribution will be a reprisal of one of my favorite “Between You and Me” bits, an… Read More →

Brown on the Air: RADIO POTLUCK!

I’ll be on 91.7 KAXE – Northern Community Radio’s “Between You and Me” Saturday morning at 10 a.m. This is the call-in and music program highlighting the voices, stories and condition of the people of northern Minnesota. Contributors like me were asked to “bring something to the potluck” in honor of Saturday evening’s Green Cheese… Read More →

Brown on the Air: ROAD TRIPS!

91.7 KAXE‘s “Between You and Me” this Saturday morning explores the topic of road trips. I’ll be joining the discussion with a personal story about how road trips have both augmented and derailed my love life. Good times. “Between You and Me, a call-in and music program, highlights the voices of northern Minnesota and runs… Read More →

Brown on the Air: YOUTH SPORTS!

This week on “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE, guest host Julie Crabb engages the people of northern Minnesota in a conversation on youth sports. I join the program with a short commentary on my time as a sacrifice-only, middle relief right fielder in youth baseball. I think you’ll enjoy it. “Between You and… Read More →

Brown on the Air: SWAP MEET!

This week on “Between You and Me” guest host Maddi Frick lights up Saturday morning with talk of swap meets. Not coincidentally the annual Itasca County Swap Meet will be going on throughout the weekend at the fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. I’ll be joining the 91.7 KAXE call-in and music program with another of my… Read More →

Brown on the Air: OMENS!

This Saturday morning on 91.7 KAXE‘s “Between You and Me,” guest hosts Michael Goldberg and Gail Otteson explore the topic of omens with music, calls from listeners and the writing of several commentators such as myself. Omens can be good, but most folks tend to focus on “ominous” signs, or the bad. But not all… Read More →

Brown on the Air: BRUSH WITH FAME!

“Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE this Saturday morning calls for stories of your “brush with fame.” Guest host Julie Crabb will be taking calls, playing tunes and sharing material from contributors like me. My piece begins with the phrase “I am a quintessential B-list local celebrity.” It’s self-indulgent, sure, but I like to… Read More →

Brown on the Air: MORE FOOD!

This Saturday’s topic for the call-in and music program “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE is food. There are a few tried and true topics for this show; one of them is food. Food lets you talk about all the things that really matter behind the veil of a recipe, a smell or a… Read More →