Steve Downing has been a teacher, house painter, conflict mediator, musician, arts administrator, freelance writer, and has occasionally worked for money, too. He’s currently working as a contract consultant for Northern Community Radio. His home-base desk is adjacent to Scott Hall’s, where good ideas prosper with bad, and the skies are not cloudy all day.
This week we’re exploring not only the cities, with its bustle and relentless energy, but we’re also taking a few steps out to see what the country also has to offer, while also paying tribute to our inspirations.
Parker Lemke pays a visit to a historic farm in Elk River, Aaron Bolton rewrites the script on a subculture within our metro that is often misconceived and Nathan Gerdes reports on a modern musical icon. Abe Solberg brings you the Weekly Release Spotlight, “Salad Days” by Mac DeMarco.