Essays by Steve Downing

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice about topics related to Minnesota arts culture and history.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Arts, culture and history essays by Grand Rapids poet and writer Steve Downing recorded in the writer's own voice.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Steve Downing shares his theory about how the word “dig”, as in shovel, came to be synonymous with the word “like”, as in like.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:09
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Steve Downing laments on the many facets of the month of May.

  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:25
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Steve Downing shares his thoughts on poetry and wishes everyone a Happy National Poetry Month!

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:10
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Steve Downing shares his essay, covering a review of the dictionary and a recipe for blueberry-flavored venison meatloaf, all folded into the same ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Steve Downing shares his essay on the origins of Valentine's Day.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:33
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Steve Downing talks about his resolution to be more open to experiences, opportunities and surprises.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 04:29
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Steve Downing shares his thoughts on the holidays in Las Vegas.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:38
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Steve Downing talks about weather, travel and being a holiday curmudgeon.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:07
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Steve Downing shares an essay on the much-debated divide between urban and rural populations in Minnesota.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 03:54
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Steve Downing talks about his late in life hunting adventures.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing shares his thoughts after attending a class reunion for his summer-of-love high school class---the class of 1967-- in Grand Rapids.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing shares his essay on Northern Community Radio, the Mississippi River Fest and gophers.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 1